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New strain discovered for the first time in almost 20 years

Researchers have identified a new strain of HIV, the first to be discovered in nearly 20 years. In a study published Wednesday in the peer-review Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, a group of researchers at Abbott Laboratories, the University of Missouri, and the Presbyterian Mission Agency confirmed the first new strain of HIV since guidelines for classification of HIV …

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Treatment For Meth Addiction? Some Clinicians Try Naltrexone: Shots

Melinda McDowell sought treatment for her addiction to meth. She started taking the medication naltrexone and has been sober for over a year now.                                                                            Andrea Dukakis / CPR News                                       hide caption toggle caption Andrea Dukakis / CPR News               Melinda McDowell sought treatment for her addiction to meth. She started taking the medication naltrexone …

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Sorry, But Indoor Potted Plants Actually Improve Air Quality

In 1989, NASA conducted its famous Clean Air Study to see whether common houseplants might purify indoor air by removing toxins in addition to absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. It worked, and while plants are still capable of absorbing harmful toxins in the air, new research suggests that potted plants' ability to improve air quality in the home or …

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Allegheny Health Network drops long-standing UPMC surgeon to help guide $ 300 million in cancer care investment

Highmark & ​​# 39; s Allegheny Health Network has utilized a long-time UPMC cancer surgeon to help guide its $ 300 million plus cancer cancer investments in western Pennsylvania. Dr. David L. Bartlett, an internationally renowned cancer physician who has been affiliated with UPMC since 2001, has accepted the position of chair of the AHN Cancer Institute, AHN officials announced …

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Researchers discover the first new HIV strain in nearly two decades

For the first time in 19 years, a team of researchers has discovered a new strain of HIV. The strain is part of the Group M version of HIV-1, the same family of virus subtypes to blame for the global HIV pandemic, according to Abbott Laboratories, which conducted the research with the University of Missouri, Kansas City. The results were …

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Researchers discover new HIV strain for the first time in nearly two decades

An image of a scanning electron microscope (SEM) digitally stained shows a single red-colored H9 T cell infected by many mustard-colored HIV particles. (Credit: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) A scanning electron microscope (SEM) image that has been digitally stained shows a single, red-colored H9 T cell infected by many mustard-colored HIV particles. (Credit: US Centers for Disease …

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