Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Great News

An amazing story. A potential HIV vaccine from Canada!!!

Researchers at the University of Western Ontario have been given a green light to test a vaccine for HIV AIDS on humans.

The approval from the Food and Drug Administration will lead to further tests, that if successful could see a vaccine on the market in about five years.

Dr. Chil-Yong Kang and a team at the university funded by Sumagen Canada said approval by the American agency was crucial and a clinical trial on 40 HIV-positive volunteers will begin next month.

That phase will last a year after which 600 -negative volunteers will see how the vaccine impacts their immune system.

A final phase, taking about three years will involve about 6,000 HIV-negative volunteers.

1 comment:

Dollops said...

A twofer if I may.
1. Canadians should neither toss their toques in the air nor hang their heads when one of our institutions does something memorable. Since it is humanity that gains or loses we should treat everyone's momentous deeds with exactly the same amount of pride or shame.
2. Nature (courtesy of God) exacts consequences for all choices, good and bad. When we mitigate those consequences we invite another of nature's laws, that of unintended outcomes, to kick in. Sodomy and promiscuity were placed on the "bad choice" list long before there were research labs capable of tinkering with outcomes and I wonder why scarce resources were spent on kicking the inevitable consequences a little farther down the road.

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