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border=0 width=140 height=164 id="_x0000_i1028" src="https://www.kintera.com/AccountTempFiles/account106289/images/201004dickersonworm.jpg"></span></a></span><span style='font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'>A live female <em><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>O volvulus</span></em> worm  the nematode that causes river blindness </span><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"'><o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> <td width=10 style='width:7.5pt;padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'></td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:1;mso-yfti-lastrow:yes;height:3.75pt'> <td colspan=2 style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in;height:3.75pt'></td> </tr> </table> <p class=MsoNormal><strong><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family: "Verdana","sans-serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; color:#396EB2'>Tomorrow's transplant techniques  learned from parasites?</span></strong><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family: 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Although his research is still in the early stages, <a href="http://www.kintera.org/TR.asp?a=htINI5PQJkKUIfI&amp;s=kkI3K9NQIjKPJ4PPIsE&amp;m=twL4JhPVJeJ7F"><strong><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:#396EB2'>it has the potential to revolutionize not just tropical medicine, but the entire Western medical field.</span></strong></a><br> <br> <a href="http://www.kintera.org/TR.asp?a=kwKTJeM2InJ1JpL&amp;s=kkI3K9NQIjKPJ4PPIsE&amp;m=twL4JhPVJeJ7F"><strong><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:#396EB2'>Read More </span></strong></a> </span><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"'><o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:5;height:15.0pt'> <td style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in;height:15.0pt'></td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:6'> <td style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"'><img border=0 width=394 height=22 id="_x0000_i1029" src="https://www.kintera.com/AccountTempFiles/account106289/images/divider.jpg" alt=Divider><o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:7;height:7.5pt'> <td style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in;height:7.5pt'></td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:8'> <td style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'> <p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#396EB2'>Milestones in Medical Science </span></b><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"'><o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:9;height:7.5pt'> <td style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in;height:7.5pt'></td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:10'> <td style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'> <table class=MsoNormalTable border=0 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 align=right style='mso-cellspacing:0in;mso-yfti-tbllook:1184; mso-table-lspace:2.25pt;mso-table-rspace:2.25pt;mso-table-anchor-vertical: paragraph;mso-table-anchor-horizontal:column;mso-table-left:right; mso-table-top:middle;mso-padding-alt:0in 0in 0in 0in'> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:0;mso-yfti-firstrow:yes'> <td width=10 style='width:7.5pt;padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'></td> <td width=122 style='width:91.5pt;padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"'><a href="http://www.kintera.org/TR.asp?a=dpIFKTNAKgIOL5K&amp;s=kkI3K9NQIjKPJ4PPIsE&amp;m=twL4JhPVJeJ7F"><span style='text-decoration:none;text-underline:none'><img border=0 width=122 height=158 id="_x0000_i1030" src="https://www.kintera.com/AccountTempFiles/account106289/images/201004lograsso.jpg"></span></a></span><span style='font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'>Professor<br> Phil LoGrasso </span><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"'><o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:1;mso-yfti-lastrow:yes;height:3.75pt'> <td colspan=2 style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in;height:3.75pt'></td> </tr> </table> <p class=MsoNormal><strong><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family: "Verdana","sans-serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; color:#396EB2'>In the brain, it's all a question of balance</span></strong><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman";color:#396EB2'><br> <br> In the late 19th century, German scientist Paul Ehrlich was studying bacteria by injecting dye into people's bloodstream and watching as the color spread through the organs, when he noticed something funny  the dye never made its way to the brain. <br> <br> That was scientists' first inkling of the blood-brain barrier, which carefully restricts which molecules can make their way into the brain. 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Olson discusses the breakthrough research </span><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"'><o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> <td width=10 style='width:7.5pt;padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'></td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:1;mso-yfti-lastrow:yes;height:3.75pt'> <td colspan=2 style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in;height:3.75pt'></td> </tr> </table> <p class=MsoNormal><strong><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family: "Verdana","sans-serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; color:#396EB2'>Idle computer time powers important AIDS discovery</span></strong><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman";color:#396EB2'><br> <br> The fight against HIV and AIDS has moved forward by leaps and bounds. Prevention efforts are limiting the number of new HIV infections, and drug cocktails are adding years to patients' lives. But the virus's characteristic ability to mutate threatens even some of the most promising drugs' effectiveness. <br> <br> That's why Scripps Research investigators are focusing their efforts  and the computational power of 1.5 million computers around the globe  in search of a powerful new class of drugs. <a href="http://www.kintera.org/TR.asp?a=fhKJIZOILiIWKfJ&amp;s=kkI3K9NQIjKPJ4PPIsE&amp;m=twL4JhPVJeJ7F"><strong><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:#396EB2'>Take a few minutes to watch a video of scientists talking about this new opportunity to personally contribute to HIV research, and you may just end up signing your own computer up!</span></strong></a><br> <br> <a href="http://www.kintera.org/TR.asp?a=bdJBLNMsFfJGIUK&amp;s=kkI3K9NQIjKPJ4PPIsE&amp;m=twL4JhPVJeJ7F"><strong><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:#396EB2'>Read More </span></strong></a> </span><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"'><o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:17;mso-yfti-lastrow:yes;height:7.5pt'> <td style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in;height:7.5pt'></td> </tr> </table> </div> </td> <td width=10 style='width:7.5pt;padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'></td> <!-- RIGHT SIDE CONTENT --> <td valign=top style='background:#CCD9EB;padding:0in 0in 0in 0in; background-image:initial;background-attachment:initial;background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial'> <div align=center> <table class=MsoNormalTable border=0 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 style='mso-cellspacing:0in;background:#396EB2;mso-yfti-tbllook:1184; mso-padding-alt:0in 0in 0in 0in;background-image:initial;background-attachment: initial;background-origin: initial;background-clip: initial'> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:0;mso-yfti-firstrow:yes;height:3.75pt'> <td style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in;height:3.75pt;background-image:initial; background-attachment:initial;background-origin: initial;background-clip: initial'></td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:1'> <td style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'> <table class=MsoNormalTable border=0 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 align=left style='mso-cellspacing:0in;mso-yfti-tbllook:1184; mso-table-lspace:2.25pt;mso-table-rspace:2.25pt;mso-table-anchor-vertical: paragraph;mso-table-anchor-horizontal:column;mso-table-left:left; mso-padding-alt:0in 0in 0in 0in'> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:0;mso-yfti-firstrow:yes;mso-yfti-lastrow: yes'> <td width=10 style='width:7.5pt;padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'></td> <td style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:white'>Facts &amp; Figures </span><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"'><o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:2;height:.75pt'> <td style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in;height:.75pt'></td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:3'> <td style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'> <div align=center> <table class=MsoNormalTable border=0 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 style='mso-cellspacing:0in;background:#CCD9EB;mso-yfti-tbllook:1184; mso-padding-alt:0in 0in 0in 0in;background-image:initial;background-attachment: initial;background-origin: initial;background-clip: initial'> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:0;mso-yfti-firstrow:yes;height:3.75pt'> <td style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in;height:3.75pt'></td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:1;mso-yfti-lastrow:yes'> <td style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'> <div align=center> <table class=MsoNormalTable border=0 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 style='mso-cellspacing:0in;background:#CCD9EB;mso-yfti-tbllook:1184; mso-padding-alt:0in 0in 0in 0in;background-image:initial;background-attachment: initial;background-origin: initial;background-clip: initial'> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:0;mso-yfti-firstrow:yes'> <td width=10 style='width:7.5pt;padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'></td> <td style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#396EB2'>As many as one in four kidney transplant recipients experience acute rejection within 60 days of the transplant. 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