U of L researchers investigating tobacco's effect on HIV
Researchers from the University of Louisville are leading an international effort to find out. The team plans to utilize tobacco plants to develop a gel with a specific protein that will prevent the transmission of HIV.
The project is being funded by a five-year, $14.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.
The director of the James Graham Brown Cancer Center says they wanted to get involved because cancer can be a result of every major disease that we know about, and HIV infection is no exception.
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