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HIV, the AIDS virus (yellow), infecting a human cell

This human T cell (blue) is under attack by HIV (yellow), the virus that causes AIDS. The virus specifically targets T cells, which play a critical role in the body's immune response against invaders like bacteria and viruses. Image courtesy of Seth Pincus, Elizabeth Fischer and Austin Athman, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health. Part of the exhibit Life:Magnified by ASCB and NIGMS. www.nigms.nih.gov/Education/life-magnified/Pages/default....

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Taken on June 16, 2014