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British man might be first in the world to be cured of HIV after new treatment

Posted in Medicine on 4th Oct, 2016
by Alex Muller

The patient was the first of 50 people to complete a trial of the ambitious treatment which launches a two-stage kick and kill attack on the virus.

Zika: Two billion at risk in Africa and Asia, study says

Posted in Science on 5th Sep, 2016
by Alex Muller

More than two billion people could be at risk from Zika virus outbreaks in parts of Africa and Asia.

Zika infection may affect adult brain cells

Posted in Medicine on 21st Aug, 2016
by Alex Muller

Populations of cells that serve to replace lost or damaged neurons throughout adulthood, and are also thought to be critical to learning and memory.

Zika epidemic will end in three years, study suggests

Posted in Science on 17th Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

They said this mirrored the pattern of other epidemics, such as chikungunia, a virus similar to Zika.

Viral hepatitis 'kills as many as Aids or TB'

Posted in Science on 8th Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

Viral hepatitis is one of the leading killers across the globe, with a death toll that matches Aids or tuberculosis, research in the Lancet suggests.