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The modified CRISPR gene editing tool could improve the therapies for HIV and sickle cell disease

Credit: CC0 Public Domain City of Hope researchers may have found a way to sharpen the fastest, cheapest and most accurate gene editing technology, CRISPR-Cas9, to more successfully cut out unwanted genetic information. This improved cutting ability could someday accelerate potential therapies for HIV, sickle cell disease and possibly other immune diseases. "Our CRISPR-Cas9 design may be the difference between …

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Rep. Ocasio-Cortez criticizes Gilead for HIV drug prices

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DN.Y., did not hold back on Thursday when she interviewed the company's managing director, who briefed Truvada on the high cost of the HIV prevention drug with pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP. "The list price in the US is almost $ 2,000, so why is it $ 8 in Australia?" Ocasio-Cortez asked the CEO of Gilead Sciences, Daniel …

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AOC puts pharma CEO at full speed due to high cost of HIV drug Truvada

Photo: Patrick Semansky (AP) C-SPAN is considered boring, but as New Yorker Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she makes it her personal Highlight role, and she definitely deserves to hold a big-pharma head to account for the price of an HIV drug yesterday. First, the stage: Truvada is a PrEP drug that can prevent patients who become infected with HIV if …

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Beyonce honors gay uncle who died of HIV at the GLAAD Awards

Beyonce and Jay Z, shown here in December, were honored Thursday night at the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles. (Photo: Raven Varona / Parkwood / PictureGro, Raven Varona / Parkwood / PictureGro) LOS ANGELES – Beyonce became emotional on Thursday when she and her husband Jay Z were honored as allies of the LGBTQ community. "We're here to promote …

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Trump Judicial Selection addresses writings on HIV, gays at hearing for affirmation

fourteenth March 2019, 1:45 AM GMT By Brian Oxenhandler After waiting several months to ask Kenneth Lee, President Donald Trump's nominee for the Ninth US Appeals Court, Senate Democrats The Justice Committee did not spend any time on Wednesday talking to Lee about decades-old writings on race, HIV, and LGBTQ. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Member of the commission's committee, said …

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Kylie Jenner, Game of Thrones, HIV and Gun Regulations: Tuesday's news

President Donald Trump speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in Washington. (Photo: Evan Vucci, AP) Hey, short listers. There's a lot of news today, so let's dive in. It's Ashley Shaffer with Tuesday's top stories. But first, ever forgot something in an Uber? You're not alone. People have left behind 8-week-old chihuahua, a …

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Conchita Wurst reveals HIV diagnosis

2014 Eurovision Song Contest Victor Conchita Wurst has revealed that she is HIV-positive and has been "for many years" The 29-year-old singer stepped on Instagram, because an ex-boyfriend with the information "threatened to go public". Conchita posted the news on Instagram, and although the message is not in English, it has been translated. "I will not give anyone the right …

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Porter Adventist Hospital puts most operations on hold «CBS Denver

(Credit: CBS) DENVER (CBS4) – Porter Adventist Hospital voluntarily discontinued most operations on Thursday and Friday in the latest development in the study of patient risk of surgical infections. The first investigation focuses on people who have had orthopedic or spinal surgery over a period of 18 months and may be at risk for hepatitis B, hepatitis C or HIV. …

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Earlier surgical patients in a hospital in Denver may be exposed to an HIV-risk, hepatitis, state warns

A sterilization breach at Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver has been reported to endanger HIV, Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C infection, according to a Colorado Department of Health communication Orthopedic Oral Surgery Spinal surgery between 21 July 2016 and 20 February, the publication said. "The procedure for cleaning surgical instruments after orthopedic and spinal surgery has proven to be inadequate, …

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