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Vaginal gel shows effectiveness in preventing HIV in women

A vaginal microbicide can cut HIV infection rates by 39 percent in women, researchers announced Monday. And female study participants who inserted the gel as directed reduced their chances of contracting HIV by more than half (54 percent)...

July 19, 2010 — Katherine Harmon

Bite me: New malaria-proof mosquito developed

An estimated one million people die each year from malaria, a parasitic infection transmitted by mosquitoes. Current control strategies involve blasting the bugs with insecticides, or using drugs to kill the parasite once it infects humans...

July 15, 2010 — Nicholette Zeliadt

DNA Drugs Come of Age

After years of false starts, a new generation of DNA vaccines and medicines for HIV, influenza and other stubborn illnesses is now in clinical trials

July 14, 2010 — Matthew P. Morrow and David B. Weiner
Personalized Medicine in the Genomic Era

Personalized Medicine in the Genomic Era

When the human genome draft was announced 10 years ago, many researchers and policymakers anticipated using the newly sequenced code to develop a wealth of diagnostic and treatment capabilities...

June 24, 2010
Mouse Disease Needs Gene plus Viral Infection

Mouse Disease Needs Gene plus Viral Infection

Mice with a genetic predisposition to get a Crohn's-like disease were kept healthy until exposed to a virus that apparently triggers the condition. Karen Hopkin reports

June 24, 2010
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