APES might come to the rescue Oour AfDS-infected planet. After a pro-
longed period of deliberations, the us
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
has given the green signal to a revolutionary experiment that might lead to
the discovery of a cure for this deadly disease.
The process involves injecting
baboon bone marrow cells into an AIDS
patient to see if they can help rebuild his
ravaged immune system. The theory is
that baboon stem cells (which are part of
the bone marrow cells) might help
repopulate a human being's blood with immune cells.
Of course, the experiment involves
serious risks. A FDA advisory committee
has warned that the recipient candidate
might die if diseases that baboons carry
spread within his body.
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