HIV and AIDS are conditions that are compromising the health of individuals across the globe. The immense suffering caused by this disease is a result of the gradual degeneration of the immune system, making it harder for the body to fight infections.
IMRIC’s research with the University of Manitoba is researching HIV/AIDS and the development of a natural resistance to this and other infectious diseases so that one day the spread of this disease can be stopped in its tracks.
Dr. Frank Plummer's team at the University of Manitoba and Prof. Ofer Mandelboim's team at IMRIC have completed their first year of collaborative research. Researchers from both Winnipeg and Jerusalem travelled to Kenya, and their work in the field showed that NK cells do play a role in building resistance to infectious diseases such as HIV.