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Molecules with potential against HIV produced by scientsts
As the HIV/AIDS epidemic approaches its fourth decade, each year brings promising news of pioneering research to alleviate the scourge. Now scientists report a rapid method to access new molecules that could inhibit the virus that causes AIDS.
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Scientists a step closer to drug treatment for hepatitis B
A major new insight into how hepatitis B virus works could pave the way for new drug treatments for the infection which is the major cause of liver cancer worldwide, report scientists.
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Scientists Have Reversed Age-Related Blindness by Deliberately Infecting Eyes With a Virus
A small and preliminary clinical trial has found that injecting a common cold-like virus into the eyes of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) patients - one of the leading causes of blindness in the US - can halt and even reverse the progression of the disease.
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New CRISPR tool can detect tiny amounts of viruses

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New CRISPR tool can detect tiny amounts of viruses
Far to the right side of the decimal point—beyond milli, micro, nano, pico, and femto—lives the atto, the metric prefix representing 10-18. Slap it in front of a unit of concentration, such as molar, and it means that something exists in an extraordinarily small amount—think one part per quintillion. That’s the realm of SHERLOCK, a new diagnostic system that can detect attomolar levels of viruses in a sample and also distinguish Zika from its close relative, dengue. This exquisitely sensitiv...
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When Gluten Is The Villain, Could A Common Virus Be The Trigger?
A new study raises a novel idea about what might trigger celiac disease, a condition that makes patients unable to tolerate foods containing gluten.
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