By Gordon Cucullu
We now have many times been instructed that the U.S. penitentiary at Guantanamo Bay - identified to the general public as Gitmo - is a scene of medieval horrors the place blameless farmers and goatherds swept up in Afghanistan and Iraq were sequestered, tortured and abused for years on finish with out entry to felony tips or easy clinical prone. Gordon Cucullu, a retired military Colonel, was once so appalled via those studies that he determined to make a chain of visits to Gitmo to work out for himself. He visited each nook of the camp and interviewed dozens of group of workers from guards and interrogators to chefs and nurses. The ensuing e-book is a transparent and cautious description of a well-run army deploy showing a excessive measure of dedication and professionalism at each point. whereas it's surely the case that a few prisoners have been handled harshly within the early days, while the rapidly outfitted camp was once flooded with battlefield captures and fears ran excessive of one other 9/11-style assault, Cucullu believes that those excesses have been quick corrected and remedy and oversight workouts instituted that exceed the factors of any maximum-security criminal on the earth.
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THE UNCOATING In order for HIV to use its genetic material (RNA) for reproduction, the protective coating surrounding the RNA strand must be dissolved. Not much is known about this step, but one thing is certain — without this step, conversion of HIV RNA to DNA can’t take place, and replication is halted. REVERSE TRANSCRIPTION Once in the cell, the single-stranded HIV RNA must be converted to double-stranded DNA. This takes place with the help of the enzyme reverse 36 Living with HIV transcriptase.
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