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Why Is No One On the First Treatment To Prevent H.I.V.?

Source: The New Yorker.com In November, 2010, the New England Journal of Medicine published the results of a three-year clinical trial, funded by the National Institutes of Health, announcing the arrival of a treatment that could reduce the risk of contracting H.I.V. by more than...
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Scientists take big step towards universal flu vaccine

A team at Imperial College London say they have made a “blueprint” for a universal flu vaccine. Influenza is able to change the proteins that protrude from the surface of the virus as readily as people change outfits. However, the material on the inside is common to...
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Autism Project Looks to Early Detection

Source: New York Times In a small room similar to a doctor’s office, Marlaina Dreher broke into applause as her 5-year-old son, Brandon, grabbed a red plastic spoon filled with puréed lasagna and fed himself. “Good job taking a bite, buddy,” she said, joining in...
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Experimental drug cures 70 percent of patients with hepatitis C

From: RawStory.com An experimental drug combination cured 70 percent of patients with hepatitis C in early trials, offering hope of a simpler remedy for the chronic liver disease, US researchers said Tuesday. The phase II trial described in the Journal of the American Medical...
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Mastectomy Scar Pioneer Undergoes Pioneering Reconstructive Surgery

Source: CBS News …Even in the age of social media, few would release a stunningly revealing self-portrait for ALL THE WORLD TO SEE. But twenty years ago, one courageous woman believed she had a very good reason to do just that. Martha Teichner reports. On Sunday, August 15,...
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