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Instant Egghead - Why is HIV So Hard to Kill?

HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, has killed close to 30 million people since the epidemic emerged in the early 1980s. Scientific American editor Christine Gorman explains why HIV is so difficult for the body to fight and for doctors to treat...

June 6, 2012

The Origin of Wine

Imbibing the liquid of fermented fruit may have had its start in medicinal traditions

August 20, 2009 — Brendan Borrell

What is Sarcoidosis?

Could the mysterious disease that plagued comedian Bernie Mac for 25 years have played a role in his death?

August 12, 2008 — Nikhil Swaminathan

Adoptive Immunotherapy for Cancer

Also called cell-transfer therapy, it is one of a new class of approaches being developed to strengthen the innate ability of the immune system to fight cancer

May 1, 1990 — Steven A. Rosenberg

A Very Personal Problem

Now personalized genetic medicine offers tests to avoid dangerous drug reactions—yet doctors are reluctant to use them

— Dina Fine Maron

Engineering an Oncology Work-Around

Instead of making immune-compromised cancer patients suffer long and potentially dangerous waits in the emergency room, Richard Dean, PhD, envisioned and championed a better solution.

Telomeres, Telomerase and Cancer

An unusual enzyme called telomerase acts on parts of chromosomes known as telomeres. The enzyme has recently been found in many human tumors and is being eyed as a new target for cancer therapy...

— Carol W. Greider and Elizabeth H. Blackburn

Heroes of Cancer Care

Advancing cancer care requires more than just science. It’s a collective effort driven by passionate individuals and organizations quietly working to make a difference for those living with and affected by cancer...

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