Llamas, alpacas could hold secret to fighting HIV/AIDS

Researchers recently discovered that antibodies produced by llamas in response to HIV have the capacity to neutralize over 95% of HIV strains. Alpacas produce similarly potent antibodies, the researchers say. Although the findings are preliminary and more work is needed, the findings suggest another possible way to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS, which kills some 2 million people annually. CNBC/Global Post (2/23)

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