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Sperm may play leading role in spreading HIV

Sperm, and not just the fluid it bathes in, can transmit HIV to macrophages, T cells, and dendritic cells (DCs), report a team led by Ana Ceballos at the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina. By infecting DCs, which carry ...

dateOct 26, 2009 in HIV & AIDS
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Putting the squeeze on sperm DNA

(PhysOrg.com) -- In the quest for speed, olympic swimmers shave themselves or squeeze into high-tech super-suits. In the body, sperm are the only cells that swim and, as speed is crucial to fertility, have developed their ...

dateSep 30, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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Researchers make stem cells from developing sperm

The promise of stem cell therapy may lie in uncovering how adult cells revert back into a primordial, stem cell state, whose fate is yet to be determined. Now, cell scientists at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine ...

dateAug 06, 2009 in Biotechnology
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