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2012-05-31 11:52:07

After being infected with simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) in a laboratory study, rhesus macaques that had more of a certain type of immune cell in their gut than others had much lower levels of the virus in their blood, and for six months after infection were better able to control the virus.

2012-05-24 23:17:22

Chronic pain, by definition, is difficult to manage, but a new study by UCSF scientists shows how a cell therapy might one day be used not only to quell some common types of persistent and difficult-to-treat pain, but also to cure the conditions that give rise to them.

Arthritis Drug Powerful Against Human Dysentery
2012-05-22 07:38:01

Every year, 50 million people throughout the world contract amebiasis through contaminated food or water. With this shocking statistic, it is considered the third leading cause of illness and the fourth leading cause of death due to protozoan infection on a global basis.

2012-05-15 09:29:18

What is the connection, if any, between sudden cardiac death and people with HIV/AIDS?

2012-05-14 15:25:41

Major depressive episodes can be prevented, and to help ensure that they are, the health care system should provide routine access to depression-prevention interventions, just as patients receive standard vaccines.

2012-05-04 12:28:07

A popular smoking cessation medication has been under a cloud of suspicion ever since the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) published a study in July 2011 reporting "risk of serious adverse cardiovascular events associated with varenicline."

2012-05-03 15:51:04

The smoking cessation drug varenicline significantly reduced alcohol consumption in a group of heavy-drinking smokers.

Rats Recall Past To Make Daily Decisions
2012-05-03 12:50:35

UCSF study offers path for studying learning, decision-making, PTSD

2012-05-02 20:54:25

A pioneering approach to imaging breast cancer in mice has revealed new clues about why the human immune system often fails to attack tumors and keep cancer in check.


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donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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