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TFOT 2013 Round-Up: Year in Review

TFOT 2013 Round-Up: Year in Review

Although some tech enthusiasts considered 2013 to be a “blah” year for technology, we have found that it was a year that drastically improved existing technologies while laying the groundwork for even better ones to emerge in the future. While ...

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AIDS Vaccine Passed Phase 1 Clinical Trial in Humans

AIDS Vaccine Passed Phase 1 Clinical Trial in Humans

Dr. Chil-Yong Kang who developed theSAV001-H vaccine (Credit: Paul Mayne/Western University) Are we finally going to see a successful vaccination against HIV/AIDS? a recent early clinical trial of a new drug by a company called Sumagen had shown some early ...

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New Virus Defense Mechanism

New Virus Defense Mechanism

Researchers at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut have discovered a new way that viruses reproduce and survive in hostile environments. Viruses use many different mechanisms to trick human cells into multiplying viruses and propagating them throughout biological systems. The ...

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HIV-Blocking Gel

HIV-Blocking Gel

Researchers at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and Duke University in Durham, North Carolina are developing a polymer gel capable of blocking the HIV virus. The gel meshes with semen to create a shield that blocks the ...

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Understanding Receptors to Cure AIDS

Scientists from Cornell University have gained new insight into how receptors on cell surfaces turn off signals from their environment. Their results may have a great influence on the understanding of cancer, AIDS, neurodegenerative disorders, and other illnesses.   Prof. ...

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Early Transfusion Fights Cancer

A research team from Tel Aviv University in Israel, led by Professor Shamgar Ben-Eliyahu, discovered that a transfusion of blood soon after it’s donated can help fight several types of cancer. This discovery may revolutionize the practice of transfusions in ...

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2008 in Science, Medicine and Space

From a possible cure for Aids to a new discovery of quasiparticles, 2008 brought with it important scientific and medical advances as well as great disappointments such as the unexpected malfunction of the Large Hadron Collider, which postponed the multi ...

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A Cure for AIDS?

A shocking development on the battle with AIDS front: a patient from Berlin has been AIDS free for two years after having a bone marrow transplant to cure his leukaemia. This lucky recovery may shed further light on AIDS and ...

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A Genetic Link to Fight HIV

A Genetic Link to Fight HIV

Scientists from the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology (GIVI) and the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) have identified a gene that may influence the production of antibodies that neutralize HIV. This discovery is likely to lead ...

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2008 Nobel Prize in Medicine

2008 Nobel Prize in Medicine

The Nobel Assembly at Karolinka Institute is awarding the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to Harald zur Hausen of the German Cancer Research Centre in Heidelberg, Germany, Francoise Barre-Sinoussi of the Virology Department of the Institut Pasteur in ...

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