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Vaccine primes T-cells for SIV

By | May 14, 2011

A new vaccine that uses a persistent virus vector controlled SIV in 50 percent of tested monkeys

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Power Failure

By | May 1, 2011

Does mitochondrial dysfunction lie at the heart of common, complex diseases like cancer and autism?

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Wrestling with Recurrent Infections

By | May 1, 2011

Clostridium difficile is evolving more robust toxicity, repeatedly attacking its victims, and driving the search for alternative therapies to fight the infection.

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New Blood for Gene Therapy

By | May 1, 2011

A promising gene therapy trial, derailed by cancerous side effects in a young patient, is set to reboot with the help of next generation gene-transfer vectors.

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Opinion: The decline of physiology

By | April 19, 2011

Medical schools in the UK are teaching physiology courses primarily focused on clinical applications with much curtailed practical laboratory training to the detriment of medical education

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Imagining a Cure

By | April 11, 2011

For cancer patients, close is not good enough.

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The Heart of the Matter

By | April 1, 2011

Are miRNAs useful for tracking and treating cardiovascular disease?

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Model Liver

By | April 1, 2011

Editor's choice in physiology

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Taking Aim at Melanoma

By | April 1, 2011

Understanding oncogenesis at the molecular level offers the prospect of tailoring treatments much more precisely for patients with advanced cases of this deadliest of skin cancers.

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Ancient Anatomy, circa 1687

By | April 1, 2011

Seventeenth-century Tibet witnessed a blossoming of medical knowledge, including a set of 79 paintings, known as tangkas, that interweaved practical medical knowledge with Buddhist traditions and local lore.

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