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Becoming "hard of hearing" is a standard but unfortunate part of aging: A syndrome called age-related hearing loss affects about 40 percent of people over 65 in the United States, and will afflict an estimated 28 million Americans by 2030.
Viruses such as HIV and influenza take safe harbor in cells, where they cannot be recognized directly by the immune system. The immune response relies on infected cells announcing the presence of the virus by studding their exterior with fragments of the virus lurking within.
The ability to empathize with others is partially determined by genes, according to new research on mice from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU).
At an institution like UW–Madison, good research programs ebb and flow, the vagaries of funding and the involvement of the people who drive them. But sometimes ramping down a program of research presents special problems that require extraordinary actions for closure. Such was the dilemma for Chuck Snowdon, a professor of psychology who for decades has studied the behavior of the cottontop tamarin, an endangered New World primate.