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November 2, 2016 9:59 am

Israeli Scientists May Have Found Cure for AIDS

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Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot, Israel. Photo: en.friendsofkaplan.org.il.

Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot, Israel. Photo: en.friendsofkaplan.org.il.

JNS.org – Israeli scientists may have found a cure for AIDS in an experimental new drug, according to reports in the Hebrew press.

The drug, called Gammora, was developed at Jerusalem’s Hebrew University and is currently being tested at the Neve Or AIDS Treatment and Research Center at the Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot. When Gammora was injected into test tubes containing blood samples from AIDS patients and HIV carriers undergoing treatment at the Kaplan facility, researchers found the virus was eliminated by up to 97 percent after an eight-day period.

The drug’s active ingredient, peptide, causes infected cells to disintegrate and was developed by Professor Abraham Loyter, of Hebrew U’s biological chemistry department, and Assaf Friedler, who runs a lab at the university’s Institute of Chemistry.

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“In our approach, we eliminate the [HIV] cells, so there’s no chance that the virus will return one day because there are no cells — or there will be no cells — containing the virus,” Loyter said, according to reports.

The Israeli start-up Zion Pharmaceuticals is developing the medication, which has a long way to go before approval, company officials said.

AIDS treatments currently on the market can curb the growth of the virus, but do not break down the disease itself.

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  • Jane Tracy

    To bad they can’t find the gene that makes homo sapiens violent. As it is life isn’t worth living, because almost all of the resources of the speices is sent making the lives of others miserable.

  • Ted Crawford

    …and The Great I AM gives mankind another gift through His beloved people. But as great as this gift is, it’s still not The Greatest Gift Of All!

  • David

    >which has a long way to go before approval

    Unfortunately so many people don’t have a long time to wait for the approval. Someone should Dallas-buyers-club it.

  • Reb_Yaakov

    It is wrong to give people false hope, especially when you’re dealing with a drug that has only been tested in vitro.

    “Peptide” simply means a fragment of a protein; it is not the name of a specific chemical.

    Now if they put Gamorra together with Sodom, all the HIV-carrying cells would die, but so would all the people. Same old story — they cured the disease but the patient died.

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