Archive: 29/04/2011

How HIV changes and reproduces

Years ago, identical twin baby boys received a blood transfusion tainted with HIV. Today, one twin is relatively healthy with a near-normal immune system, but his brother is five years behind on the growth chart and has developed ...

Apr 29, 2011
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2,784 vaccinations later

The two thousand, seven hundred and eighty-fourth baby has been vaccinated today in South Africa as part of a clinical trial of a new vaccine against tuberculosis. The new TB vaccine is the most advanced in development anywhere ...

Apr 29, 2011
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A flash of insight

Imagine never having seen a car before and trying to determine what makes the vehicle run. That’s how Christof Grewer begins to explain his research on tiny proteins in the brain.

Apr 29, 2011
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Race to the top: Decoding metastasis

(Medical Xpress) -- One of cancer's greatest and most insidious threats is metastasis – the three-dimensional migratory invasion of cancer cells from primary tumors to a distant part of the body. The challenge of defeating ...

Apr 29, 2011
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