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Experimental HIV Prevention Injections are 100% Effective in Monkeys

Experimental HIV Prevention Injections are 100% Effective in Monkeys

Image via Shutterstock New studies conducted on monkeys show that an antiretroviral injection called GSK744 could provide protection against HIV infection in humans. Two separate studies found that

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Luke Jerram Sculpts World’s Most Deadly Viruses into Beautiful Glass Art

Luke Jerram Sculpts World’s Most Deadly Viruses into Beautiful Glass Art

Frustrated by the constant, inaccurate representations of viruses in textbooks and the media, Jerram was inspired to create his transparent and colorless Glass Microbiology series in 2004. To recreate

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Edible Electronics Made from Cuttlefish Ink Could Help Spawn a New Age of Medical Devices

Edible Electronics Made from Cuttlefish Ink Could Help Spawn a New Age of Medical Devices

Watch any nature special or visit an aquarium, and chances are you will be amazed by the intelligence, adaptability, and beauty of the cuttlefish. Part of the class Cephalopoda, these amazing molluscs are

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Study Finds that Nanoparticles Loaded with Bee Venom Can Kill HIV

Study Finds that Nanoparticles Loaded with Bee Venom Can Kill HIV

Photo via Shutterstock A cure for HIV has eluded scientists since the virus was first discovered in the early 1980s, but researchers at Washington University believe that bee venom could provide a

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HIV-Infected Child from Mississippi is Cured, Scientists Say

HIV-Infected Child from Mississippi is Cured, Scientists Say

Photo via Shutterstock A young girl from Mississippi who was infected with HIV has been cured of the disease, scientists reported at a conference over the weekend. After the disease was detected in

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Painless Sugar-Covered Vaccine Bandaid Could Replace Needles, Doesn’t Need Refrigeration

Painless Sugar-Covered Vaccine Bandaid Could Replace Needles, Doesn’t Need Refrigeration

King's College London has wonderful news for anyone who is frightened of needles. Scientists at the university have developed a disc covered with a painless microneedle array made of sugar that dissolves

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$1 Pocket-Sized Blood Lab Can Accurately Detect HIV

$1 Pocket-Sized Blood Lab Can Accurately Detect HIV

A credit card-sized plastic chip created by researchers at Columbia University could radically increase the availability of diagnostic tests able to identify HIV and syphillis in the developing world. The

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iPod-Sized HIV Detector to Bring Affordable Testing to Rural Communities

iPod-Sized HIV Detector to Bring Affordable Testing to Rural Communities

Right now it's difficult, if not impossible, to quickly detect HIV in patients living in impoverished countries. That may all change soon, though -- researchers at a California outfit called the Palo Alto

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