Pitt-led Team Describes Molecular Detail of HIV’s Inner Coat, Pointing the Way to New Therapies | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it

PITTSBURGH, May 29, 2013 – A team led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has described for the first time the 4-million-atom structure of the HIV’s capsid, or protein shell. The findings, highlighted on the cover of the May 30 issue of Nature, could lead to new ways of fending off an often-changing virus that has been very hard to conquer.