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The Los Angeles Times reports that two new studies published in Science have identified and imaged a trimeric protein thought to be related to the protein receptor on the surface of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Until now, "virologists have faced an enemy they could not stabilize and could not fully...
The New York Times reports that the number of cases of malaria in the United States has reached a 40-year high. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that most these cases were contracted overseas and that 70% of cases occurred in people who had visited Africa. They also report that only 5...
The New York Times reports that the FDA has issued a report warning of contamination in imported spices. About 12% of spices brought into the United States contain contamination in the form of "insect parts, rodent hairs and other things." The FDA also found that "nearly 7 percent of spice imports examined...