Cell biologist Tom Hobman and his research team discovered a connection between how HIV and SARS-CoV-2 attack human cells, which suggests existing cancer drugs may be useful in fighting both viruses. (Photo: Laughing Dog Photography)

Discovery of mechanism behind HIV infections could also hold key to COVID-19: U of A researchers

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A newly discovered mechanism at work in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) patients may also lead to new treatments for COVID-19, according to a team of researchers at the University of Alberta.

The recently published paper in the journal of the American Society for Microbiology, mBio, reveals how HIV attacks peroxisomes, organelles found in all cells that help regulate the immune system, lipid metabolism and cardiovascular health, brain development and nerve function….

https://www.folio.ca/discovery-of-mechanism-behind-hiv-infections-could-also-hold-key-to-covid-19-u-of-a-researchers/

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