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First infant functionally cured of HIV

By Maja Bosanac
5 March 2013

hiv-infected-t-cellA group of researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and the University of Mississippi Medical Center, recently revealed the first “functional cure” for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in an HIV-infected infant. The finding represents a proof that infants can be cured of HIV and may help to eliminate… »


Human genome’s 3D structure has fractal properties

By Damir Beciri
One Comment11 October 2009

3d-human-genome-dnafoldingScientists have deciphered the three-dimensional structure of the human genome, paving the way for new insights into genomic function and expanding our understanding of how cellular DNA folds at scales that dwarf the double helix. They used a new technology called Hi-C in order to answer the thorny question of how each of our cells… »