HIV & AIDS

The geographic origin of AIDS is now known

A study published in Science magazine reveals for the first time where, when and how the world's AIDS pandemic originated. Thanks to a statistical analysis of all the genetic data available on the human immunodeficiency virus ...

Oncology & Cancer

Immunotherapy is new revolution in cancer fight

Immunotherapy has made great strides against cancers like melanoma that were once believed incurable, though scientists still do not understand why it works well in some cases but not others.

Health

Research backlog at NIH due to shutdown

(HealthDay)—It will take some time before research programs return to normal at the U.S. National Institutes of Health after the end of the federal government shutdown, officials say.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hand-held device cheaply, quickly diagnosis malaria

A Case Western Reserve University student-led startup aimed at saving lives through faster, better and cheaper malaria diagnosis won the 2013 LaunchTown Entrepreneurship Business Idea Competition at the University of Akron ...

Medical research

Japan study raises hopes of cure for baldness

Japanese researchers have successfully grown hair on hairless mice by implanting follicles created from stem cells, they announced Wednesday, sparking new hopes of a cure for baldness.

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