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Research On Cells' "Power Centers" Sheds Light On AIDS Treatments

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Researchers Henry Weiner, a professor of biochemistry at Purdue University, Steven Zollo of the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Lauren Wood of the National Cancer Institute, noted the similarity between HIV-AIDS treatment side effects and naturally occurring diseases. Certain HIV-AIDS treatment side effects, such as fat loss and insulin resistance, clinically resemble diseases of the mitochondria, the "power centers" in cells, that affect the functioning of other parts of the cell.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Companies that create HIV-AIDS drugs now have key information that could assist in making new medications with fewer side effects.


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