Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 239 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 27-Aug-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 28-Aug-2003
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First relapsing fever outbreak in Montana identified
A 2002 outbreak of tick-borne relapsing fever in Montana--the first confirmation of relapsing fever in the state--has led to the discovery of a bacterium and species of tick not known previously to exist in Montana.  more

Cloak and dagger: Human proteins cloak retroviruses and help them sneak into cells
Three Johns Hopkins researchers propose, for the first time, that HIV and other retroviruses can use a Trojan horse style of infection, taking advantage of a cloak of human proteins to sneak into cells.  more


New technology allows doctors to go wireless
Wireless technology may put doctors who don't rely on desktop computers and paper charts in a better position to treat their patients.  more

New scoring system helps identify atrial fibrillation patients at risk for stroke
A study published in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) suggests new guidelines for determining a patient's risk of having a stroke or dying after being newly diagnosed with atrial fibrillation more

Less invasive kidney transplant technique leads to more donations
In keeping with a national trend, surgeons at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital say a new, less invasive approach to removing a kidney from a living donor is prompting more people to give one of their kidneys to someone in need of a transplant.  more

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