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Personality predicts trial adherence

 
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Study examines autism increase

 
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Potential treatment for adults with fragile X syndrome

 
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Smoking linked to most male cancer deaths

 
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HIV cell-to-cell spread explained

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For the first time, UC Davis and Mount Sinai School of Medicine scientists have captured video footage showing the transfer of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from an infected T-cell to an uninfected one through an adhesive structure called a virological synapse. The researchers say their breakthrough finding, which appeared in Science, may lead to new HIV treatments and revive efforts to develop a vaccine. The video images were produced using advanced, live-cell video imaging microscopy at the UC Davis Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology under the direction of chief scientist Thomas Huser, one of the study's authors.

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