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  • Blog Post: HLA-C: An Underappreciated Force in HIV Control

    Although medical science has made great progress in managing HIV infection through modern drugs, 1.7 million people die of AIDS each year, with a disproportionate number of deaths in developing countries. Even access to life saving drugs cannot cure the disease: patients require lifelong drug maintenance...
  • Blog Post: On World AIDS Day, HIV Research Provides a Ray of Hope

    The first documented case of HIV was in 1981. Today, HIV is viewed as a treatable, chronic disease by many in developed nations where treatments are readily available. Yet HIV continues to devastate, claiming the lives of 1.8 million people annually—about 5,000 deaths per day. Those fortunate enough...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Biology Foundation Available for Free Download

    On July 10, in Boston, the External Research division of Microsoft Research will introduce the Microsoft Biology Initiative , resources designed to help biological scientists and programmers conduct research more efficiently and affordably. These include the first post-beta release of the Microsoft Biology...
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