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Glow-in-the-dark cats against AIDS, other diseases

Glow-in-the-dark cats against AIDS, other diseases

Mayo Clinic researchers have developed a genome-based immunization strategy to fight feline AIDS and illuminate ways to combat human HIV/AIDS and other diseases. The goal is to create cats with intrinsic immunity to the feline AIDS virus.

 

HIV scare that led to porn industry shutdown a false alarm

The weeklong production moratorium on the porn industry has been lifted after an adult film performer whose HIV positive test prompted the shutdown was retested with negative results, according to a porn industry trade group.

 

5 patients get HIV-infected organs in Taiwan error

One of Taiwan's best regarded hospitals said HIV-infected organs were mistakenly transplanted into five patients after a hospital staffer misheard the donor's test results by telephone....

 

Pills prevent HIV in straight men and women

Pills prevent HIV in straight men and women

Two new studies found that daily pills prevented infection with the AIDS virus in heterosexual men and women in Africa, bringing new hope for someday offering a medical shield against HIV infection....

 

30 years after first AIDS cases, hope for a cure

Sunday marks 30 years since the first AIDS cases were reported in the United States. And this anniversary brings fresh hope for something many had come to think was impossible: finding a cure....

 

'Duh' science: Why researchers spend so much time proving the obvious

Alcohol increases reaction time; obese men have lower odds of getting married. A waste of research money? Not necessarily, scientists say. Medical researchers have unlocked the human genome, wiped out smallpox and made great strides in the fight against AIDS.

 

Aids vaccine 'works in monkeys'

Aids vaccine 'works in monkeys'

A new vaccine can protect macaques against the monkey equivalent of HIV and could provide a fresh approach to an HIV vaccine, a study suggests.

 

Baby in HIV test over breast milk

Baby in HIV test over breast milk

A baby was tested for HIV after she was twice given breast milk from strangers by a south-east London hospital.

 

Rare transplant may have cured man of AIDS

Rare transplant may have cured man of AIDS

A very unusual blood transplant appears to have cured an American man living in Berlin of infection with the AIDS virus, but doctors say the approach is not practical for wide use.

 

HIV cases and AIDS deaths drop

New HIV infections have decreased by almost 20 percent in the past decade, and AIDS-related deaths are down by about one-sixth in five years, according to a new United Nations report released Tuesday.

 

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