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Scientists have engineered a new molecule they say can block infection with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

Researchers from the Scripps Research Institute say they've found a new way to prevent HIV from infecting cells, even if it's present in the body.

The study was published online today in the journal Nature. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with lead author Michael Farzan.


  • Michael Farzan, professor of infectious disease at the Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, Florida.

This segment aired on February 18, 2015.

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