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New research published on nature.com shows promising evidence for a future vaccine for HIV.  In the study, monkeys were given a vaccine developed from the cytomegalovirus (CMV).  Later, they were infected with the Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV) which is a more deadly form of HIV found in monkeys.  The vaccineContinue Reading

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One Down’s Syndrome man has overcome the odds to become a champion weightlifter. Not just in special Olympics competitions – Jon Stoklosa regularly beats the best of his non-disabled opponents!When he was 12-years-old Jon started lifting weights in the basement with his brothers. A year later he was benching 185Continue Reading

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Ever feeling blue and think, “God, I wish I could hug a llama right about now”? Well you can! Therapy llamas and alpacas are being used all across the country to buoy the spirits of the elderly and ill, bringing their fuzzy adorableness right to your door for some therapeuticContinue Reading