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September 24, 2010

Nonstick coating of a protein found in semen reduces HIV infection

EurekAlert: "A non-stick coating for a substance found in semen dramatically lowers the rate of infection of immune cells by HIV a new study has found.

"The new material is a potential ingredient for microbicides designed to reduce transmission of HIV, a team from the University of Rochester Medical Center and the University of California, San Diego reports in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry."