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When HIV-1 first emerged in the 20th century, researchers thought it was a new virus, but they have since figured out it is an ancient organism. In fact, a research published in the journal, PLOS Pathogens, is suggesting that it could be millions of years old. This might explain the elusive nature of the virus and its ability to adapt and overcome many of the assaults researchers have thrown at it. With more than 34 million people infected with the virus, it is still a condition that affects a large number of people around the world. Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the University of Texas at Austin are engineering key cells of the immune system to give the body the ability to withstand an HIV infection.
The use, storage and disposal of health records are major components of the health care system in the United States. With laws like HIPAA enacted to protect those records and allow for their use at the physician level, it's clear that such services are valuable. That's also the case over in Japan, where MMRGlobal earlier today revealed the approval of a patent through the Japan Patent Office allowing for a new way to protect and dispense health records.
BlueCross BlueShield has teamed up with healthcare IT company TriZetto to offer incentives and rewards to its members for healthy behaviors.
Samsung is widely known for its consumer electronics; its televisions, Blu-ray and DVD players, home theater systems, and of course, its mobile devices, are all well-known and widely respected. But there's a lot more to Samsung than just hardware for the home, as evidenced by Samsung Electronics America's recent purchase of NeuroLogica out of Danvers, Massachusetts.
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