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2012-05-29 09:02:10

Scientists have identified a new HIV-suppressing protein in the blood of people infected with the virus. In laboratory studies, the protein, called CXCL4 or PF-4, binds to HIV such that it cannot attach to or enter a human cell.

2012-04-03 09:22:40

Neutrophil granulocytes comprise important defenses for the immune system.

2012-03-30 07:43:43

The thymus plays a key role in the body's immune response.

2012-01-09 06:29:41

Give it time, time heals all wounds, these words of wisdom are true when it comes to healing. As healing progresses, the need to grow new blood vessels is critical to providing nutrients and oxygen; however, it takes time to grow these necessary blood vessels.

2012-01-03 14:05:15

Wound healing requires complex interactions between cells resident at the damaged site and infiltrating immune cells.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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