Volume 8 Issue 147
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 27-May-2006 
Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 28-May-2006

Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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FSU research produces images of AIDS virus that may shape vaccine

As the world marks the 25th year since the first diagnosed case of AIDS, groundbreaking research by scientists at Florida State University has produced remarkable three-dimensional images of the virus and the protein spikes on its surface that allow it to bind and fuse with human immune cells. more  

Technique speeds up detecting, treating wound bacteria

For Dr. Sydney Finegold, research is like reading a really good mystery or detective story. "But it is real life and one can see the results in one's own patients," he said. "So, one can have great fun while accomplishing worthwhile things." more

Penn researchers start new clinical trial to examine ways to improve treatment of uterine fibroids

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine are working on ways to improve the results of a non-surgical method to treat fibroids. They are examining the overall effectiveness of different agents used to destroy uterine fibroids - a discovery that could lead to more answers about the durability of a procedure called Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE). more  

Researchers discover HIV-1 originated in wild chimpanzees

An international team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), has discovered a crucial missing link in the search for the origin of HIV-1, the virus responsible for human AIDS. That missing link is the natural reservoir of the virus, which the team has found in wild-living chimpanzees in southern Cameroon. more

Penn State research shows withdrawal drug offers relief for Crohn's sufferers 

A Penn State College of Medicine pilot study suggests that a drug used to ease symptoms of alcohol and drug addiction may also bring relief to people with Crohn's disease, a chronic inflammatory disorder of the intestine that affects an estimated 500,000 Americans. more

Scientists predict how to detect a fourth dimension of space  

Scientists at Duke and Rutgers universities have developed a mathematical framework they say will enable astronomers to test a new five-dimensional theory of gravity that competes with Einstein's General Theory of Relativity. more

If all drivers were polite, they would get where they're going faster

A new study from the University of Michigan found that traffic metering systems that incorporate new algorithms for merging could reduce the seriousness of traffic slowdowns that originate near freeway on-ramps. more

 

Envelope Spikes on Surface of HIV-1 virus. Photo: Courtesy of Kenneth Roux