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In an effort to better combat the infamous human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have developed a solution that carries quite a sting. Utilizing a toxin found in bee venom, they have developed a nanoparticle that is quite effective at destroying the virus.
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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recently began construction on a new facility that will be used for research on brain injuries, according to Vice President for Facilities Planning and Development Ray Lafrenaye and a Chapelboro.com news article. The facility will be named the Comprehensive Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center and is being constructed in the former University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Border’s bookstore building on Fordham Boulevard. The center is planning on opening for operations in the next few months.
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In the game of life, cheating doesn’t pay off. Laws, karma, and conscience all work towards keeping things just and fair. However, in the world of bacteria, these rules don’t seem to apply. Researchers from the Washington University at St. Louis have reported a strain of amoeba that favors selfishness over fairness, and doesn’t seem to even pay a price for it.