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New HIV vaccine trial first to target dendritic cells

When HIV was first discovered to cause AIDS in 1981, prominent scientists expected to have an effective vaccine within a couple of years. Three decades later, the disease has killed more than 25 million people and defied ...

Jul 05, 2010
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Researchers find new path to antibiotics in dirt

(PhysOrg.com) -- A teaspoon of dirt contains an estimated 10,000 species of bacteria, but it’s only one percent of these microbial bugs — the ones that can be grown easily in a lab — that have brought us antibiotics, ...

Nov 07, 2008
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HIV uses autophagy for its own means

Not satisfied with simply thwarting its host's defensive maneuvers, HIV actually twists one to its advantage, based on new findings from Kyei et al. in the July 27, 2009 issue of the Journal of Cell Biology. Vojo D ...

Jul 27, 2009
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What makes an axon an axon?

Inside every axon is a dendrite waiting to get out. Hedstrom et al. converted mature axons into dendrites by banishing a protein crucial for neuron development. The results suggest that this transformation could occur after ...

Nov 10, 2008
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