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Foreign trained medical students disappointed

As usual in life, there is a kind of truth that scathes the ear. It is provocative, daring and probably acerbic but still deserves to be said and heard. The age old question of “is Ghana a country to die for?” is one that is lingering on the lips and minds of many private medical students in the Russian federation, Belarus and Ukraine. It is tongue – lashing but these concerns are genuine looking at the treatment that is being meted out to these students concerning their shipping allowance. For…

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NIH Scientists Discover How HIV Kills Immune Cells; Findings Have Implications for HIV Treatment

WHAT: Untreated HIV infection destroys a person’s immune system by killing infection-fighting cells, but precisely when and how HIV wreaks this destruction has been a mystery until now. New research by scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, reveals how HIV triggers a signal telling an infected immune cell to die. This finding has implications for preserving the immune systems of HIV-infected individuals. HIV replicates inside infection-fighting human immune cells called CD4+ T cells through complex processes that include inserting…

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Genetic studies lead to clinical trial of new treatment for type 1 diabetes

New treatment could reduce insulin injections to just once or twice a week. A clinical trial is underway for a potential new treatment for type 1 diabetes that could eventually mean patients are able to reduce insulin treatment from several times a day to only once or twice a week. The new treatment is a direct result of research to understand the genetics of the disease. Type 1 diabetes is the most common severe chronic autoimmune disease worldwide and the incidence of the disease is rising rapidly. It causes the…

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