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December 20, 2014
Shame in China as village votes to expel HIV-positive boy
Beijing (AFP) Dec 18, 2014
The plight of a Chinese boy with the HIV virus, reportedly pushed to leave his home by 200 villagers who signed a petition, sparked intense online soul-searching in the country on Thursday. The case has highlighted the stigma attached to HIV in China, where many sufferers face widespread discrimination. The boy's guardian, his grandfather, was among those in the southwestern Sichuan province who signed an agreement to expel the eight-year-old to "protect villagers' health", the Global Times repo ... read more
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Cambodia orders probe into mass HIV infection
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday ordered a probe into an apparent mass HIV infection believed to have been spread by contaminated needles, as the number of suspected cases passed 100. ... more

Cause of malaria drug resistance in SE Asia identified
Growing resistance to malaria drugs in Southeast Asia is caused by a single mutated gene inside the disease-causing Plasmodium falciparum parasite, according to a study led by David Fidock, PhD, pro ... more

ElectRx Has the Nerve to Envision Revolutionary Therapies for Self-Healing
Many chronic inflammatory diseases and mental health conditions affecting military Service members and veterans involve abnormal activity in the peripheral nervous system, which plays a key role in ... more


Iraqi man who lost five sons to AIDS in weary fight for justice
First one of his sons died, then another and another. By 1996, Khalid al-Jabor had lost five children to AIDS, all victims of contaminated blood allegedly exported to Iraq by a French firm now owned by drug giant Sanofi. ... more


US officials see progress in China trade talks
The United States and China wrapped up high-level trade talks Thursday in Chicago, with US officials hailing progress in a range of areas including medicines, intellectual property rights and agriculture. ... more
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Live images from inside materials
X-rays are a tried and tested way to investigate components and materials. Researchers are now developing an X-ray detector capable of delivering particularly high-quality 3D images in real time. Th ... more

Cambodia village reports mass HIV/AIDS infection
Cambodian health authorities on Tuesday said more than 80 people - including children and the elderly - who tested positive for HIV/AIDS in a single remote village may have been infected by contaminated needles. ... more
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Plunging oil price to reset global defence budgets: IHS

UK Politicians Keeping 'Options Open' Over Trident Renewal

US Ballistic Missile Defense Needs More Testing

Russia Not to Deploy Units of Strategic Missile Forces in Crimea

India Considering Leasing Second Russian Nuclear Submarine

Challenging Russia, Ukraine moves to drop neutral status

US air strikes kill several IS leaders in Iraq: Pentagon


Ebola virus may replicate in an exotic way
University of Utah researchers ran biochemical analysis and computer simulations of a livestock virus to discover a likely and exotic mechanism to explain the replication of related viruses such as ... more

Building a Worldwide Genetic Library BRIC-by-BRIC
A house is only as good as its foundation. Built solid and strong, the resulting structure should last for decades. NASA is laying a strong foundation of life science research with results from a re ... more

Superbugs could kill 'more than cancer' by 2050
A new report commissioned by U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron says antimicrobial resistant bacteria, or superbugs, will kill more people than cancer by 2050. ... more
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Paul Allen donates $100 million for research on the human cell
Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen donated $100 million to study the human cell in an effort to better understand human building blocks and their diseases. ... more

Prepare for severe flu season: US health chiefs
This year's flu season could be especially severe, US health authorities warned Thursday, adding that genetic mutations mean the vaccine won't be as effective against some of the most prevalent flu strains. ... more
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Glacier beds can get slipperier at higher sliding speeds

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The impact of long duration spaceflights on brain function
Space is one of the most demanding and unforgiving environments. Human exploration of space requires astronauts to maintain consistently high levels of cognitive performance to ensure mission safety ... more

Hawking's speech software goes open source for disabled
The system that helps Stephen Hawking communicate with the outside world will be made available online from January in a move that could help millions of motor neurone disease sufferers, scientists said Tuesday. ... more

Bird flu found at two farms in Canada
Authorities in Canada said Tuesday they put two poultry farms in British Columbia under quarantine after they tested positive for bird flu. ... more

New Dutch cull ordered after bird flu confirmed as H5N8
Dutch authorities on Monday ordered the cull of 50,000 poultry after a bird flu outbreak on a nearby farm was confirmed as the highly pathogenic H5N8 strain. ... more

Uganda 'HIV nurse' to be released from jail
A court in Uganda on Friday upheld the conviction for criminal negligence of a HIV-infected nurse who inserted a needle into a two-year-old child after pricking herself, but ordered she be given early release from prison. ... more

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Teens turn to text messages for AIDS advice in Zambia
The questions teenagers ask about HIV are brutally honest, anonymous - and sent in 160 characters or less over mobile phone text messages. ... more

WHO warning as China says nearly 500,000 living with HIV
The World Health Organization issued a call to action to China Monday over HIV/AIDS as government figures said nearly half a million people are living with the disease or its precursor, with hundreds of thousands more thought to be undiagnosed. ... more
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Oil spill closes Enbridge line in Saskatchewan

Earth's most abundant mineral finally has a name

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WTO appeals panel sides with China in US anti-dumping duties row

Nature fires back at EIA shale gas critique

Apple co-founder Wozniak skeptical on smartwatches, Google Glass


Teenagers, children missing out in AIDS fight: US


Canada sending medics to West Africa to fight Ebola


Ultrafast, low-cost DNA sequencing moves a step closer to reality


Water-borne disease plagues IS-held city in Iraq


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Most US HIV cases not under control: study


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New method to determine antibiotic resistance fast

World Bank's Kim: end of Ebola epidemic 'not near'

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