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Super Microchip can Diagnose Infections in Minutes

Super Microchip can Diagnose Infections in Minutes

The new Microchip (Credit: University of Toronto) Researchers from the University of Toronto developed an electronic chip that can analyze blood samples and for signs of infectious bacteria with record-breaking speed. Current lab tests that can identify specific life-threatening bacterial ...

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Key Protein Contains Chronic Infection

Key Protein Contains Chronic Infection

A research team from UCLA, led by Prof. David Brooks has discovered the reason why the immune system can fight off some infections and surrenders to others. This discovery, say the scientists, may help them develop drugs that fight chronic ...

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Are Two Strains of HIV Needed to Cause AIDS?

Using a computer model, American scientists hypothesize that two strains of HIV are needed in order to cause AIDS. One strain is the fit strain, which is able to spread many copies of itself, and the other is the unfit ...

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What Helps HIV Penetrate White Blood Cells?

What Helps HIV Penetrate White Blood Cells?

The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is the cause for the AIDS disease. The virus attacks the T-cells in our blood, an important component of our immune system. The virus penetrates the host by fusing its membrane with the host’s membrane. ...

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