Vidyya Medical News Service
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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

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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

 


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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

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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

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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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