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AIDS Researcher Finds Promising Results for SARS Treatment

David Ho, a medical researcher best known for helping to create a "cocktail" treatment for AIDS patients, says there are promising results from tests on the SARS virus. Ho says the SARS virus, which has killed at least 500 and infected more than 7,000 worldwide, may attack people's cells in a manner similar to the AIDS virus. Hear NPR's Joe Palca.

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Joe Palca is a science correspondent for NPR. Since joining NPR in 1992, Palca has covered a range of science topics — everything from biomedical research to astronomy. He is currently focused on the eponymous series, "Joe's Big Idea." Stories in the series explore the minds and motivations of scientists and inventors. Palca is also the founder of NPR Scicommers – A science communication collective.