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Mathematical Model Developed to Understand Cancer Evolution

The concept of survival of the fittest most often applies to the competition that occurs within and between animal species, but evolutionary pressures can be found elsewhere–even in a cancerous tumor. Reporting in the journal PLOS ONE, Qian and Akçay suggest that incorporating evolutionary and ecological theory into cancer biology may help guide more effective treatment plans.

New Insights into Hepatitis B Virus

Researchers at the University of Delaware, working with colleagues at Indiana University, have gained new insights into the virus that causes hepatitis B — a life-threatening and incurable infection that afflicts more than 250 million people worldwide.

Effective Treatement In General Anesthesia For Various Surgeries Is Hypnosedation

A new study shows that hypnosedation is a valuable alternative to conventional general anaesthesia. Hypnosedation is a technique which combines hypnosis, conscious sedation, and local anaesthesia to block pain. It has previously been shown to decrease the need for medication, reduce adverse effects, and to accelerate postoperative rehabilitation when compared to general anaesthesia in which the patient is rendered unconscious.

HIV Vaccine Elicits Neutralization of HIV Strains

An experimental vaccine regimen based on the structure of a vulnerable site on HIV elicited antibodies in mice, guinea pigs and monkeys that neutralize dozens of HIV strains from around the world. The findings were reported today in the journal Nature Medicine by researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, and their colleagues.