Daily Telegraph: This is the first detailed glimpse of one of the most deadly organisms on the planet, one that has killed about 25 million people and now infects another 40 million people, of which about three million will die this year alone.
Despite having known for more than two decades that human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is responsible for Aids, clear images of the virus have been elusive. Many articles use a computer generated image, or direct images – fuzzy blobs and dots – taken by an electron microscope. The problem is that the virus is astonishingly variable in size and shape and it has not been possible to get a good image until now, revealing it has an unusual lopsided heart, shaped like a coffin.
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