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The key to preventing HIV progression may lie in the gut

Restoring and improving gut health may be key to slowing HIV progression to AIDS, according to a new study by University of Pittsburgh infectious diseases scientists published today in the journal JCI Insight.


Investigating why we lose fat and muscle during infection

Although infections can present with many different symptoms, one common symptom is the loss of fat and muscle, a process called wasting. Salk scientists wanted to know whether wasting was beneficial in fighting infections.

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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Deadly dust: Engineered stone is making California workers sick

Workers making artificial-stone slabs for the most popular type of countertops sold in the United States are developing a potentially deadly, irreversible lung disease from tiny particles of toxic dust, researchers from UC ...

Oncology & Cancer

Cellular 'fingerprint' may offer early warning of cancer risk

For nearly every disease, age is a major risk factor, and cancer is no exception. Between the ages of 25 and 65, an individual's risk of developing cancer skyrockets by 4,000%. A new study explores a "fingerprint" in cells ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study links cadmium levels in women's urine to endometriosis

Women with a history of endometriosis had higher concentrations of cadmium in their urine compared to those without that diagnosis, according to a Michigan State University study that suggests the toxic metal could be linked ...