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HIV Infection and Response: T-lymphocyte Infection and Response

What is HIV?

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) belongs to the family of viruses known as retroviruses.

How does the immune system recognize HIV infected cells? 494 more words

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G Protein Coupled Receptors: The Most Frequent Target of Pharmaceutical Agents

The G-protein-coupled receptor (GPCR), or 7-transmembrane (7-TM) receptor, superfamily is one of the largest groups of related genes in the entire genome with more than 300 members. 424 more words

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Why Is There a Flu Vaccine Shortage?

Flu season is just around the corner. The first cases of the flu are showing up in the Northern Hemisphere. In fact around 20 million people get the flu each year. 419 more words

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Wild Atlantic Salmon Stocks Declining: Fish Farms are Causing Depletion of Wild Fish Stocks

Crowded condition of farmed fish encourages parasitic sea lice.

Parasites attack young wild salmon as they return to the sea and are threatening the sustainability of wild stocks. 429 more words

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The UCL 3MT competition winner!

Every year the UCL organizes a competition dedicated to doctoral candidates who have to recap their work into a three minutes presentation to a non-specialist audience called UCL 3MT. 113 more words

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Genealogical Surname Studies and the Home DNA Test

While DNA tests are certainly useful for paternity testing, there are many other applications, including some that can be quite helpful from the point of view of genealogy and family heritage research. 619 more words

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Harmonious Bacterial-Intestinal Relations

The inner surfaces of our intestines are covered with bacteria. In fact most of our feces is composed of microbes (10 trillion organisms per gram). These microbes are very valuable to the health of our gastrointestinal tract. 351 more words

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