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Vacuum dust could carry harmful bacteria

Bacteria and mould found in the dust created by vacuums could lead to health problems in people with allergies, infants and…
Advances are being made towards a HIV cure but with 34 million affected worldwide there’s still a lot of work to be done to help manage it. Wikimedia Commons/C Goldsmith

HIV cure: scientific reality or media hype?

Until a few years ago there was no talk of curing HIV. Research focused on making anti-HIV drugs better, trying to find a vaccine or understanding why they didn’t seem to be working. Another area was public…

T-cells reject organ transplants

Immune system cells, called T-cells, fight foreign tissue which often results in the rejection of transplanted organs, researchers…

Childhood virus raises asthma risk

Researchers have learnt that a common childhood virus disables the immunity infants naturally receive from breast milk, resulting…

Immune system could help treat cancer

Patients may be able to fight cancer in the future using their body’s own immune system. Scientists have engineered a protein…

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