Radical New DNA Treatment Could Protect Against Every Strain of HIV
To get an idea of just how vulnerable the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) makes people, some cursory research should provide enough detail to understand how devastating it can be. Those carrying HIV are at serious risk of being infected with Tuberculosis (the leading cause of ...read more
Advancements in Genomics Will Make Cancer Treatable 'In a Generation'
In a fascinating interview with biogeneticist Eric S. Lander, the Atlantic's James Fallows asks how far we are away from using Genomics (DNA sequencing and the study of genomes) to cure fatal afflictions and chronic diseases. Lander's answer is breathtaking: Remember in the ...read more
Cure For HIV Imminent?
The Telegraph broke this last week, raising hope for millions around the world diagnosed with HIV: Danish scientists are hoping for results that will show that “finding a mass-distributable and affordable cure to HIV is possible”. They are conducting a clinical trial to test a ...read more
An 'Almost' Cure: Baby Treated for HIV Shows No Signs of Infection
The Daily Banter Headline Grab from AP: A baby born with the virus that causes AIDS appears to have been cured, scientists announced Sunday, describing the case of a child from Mississippi who's now 2 1/2 and has been off medication for about a year with no signs of ...read more
Remembering Fear: Andrew Sullivan on 'How to Survive a Plague'
Andrew Sullivan's post about 'How to Survive a Plague', a new film on the gay civil rights movement and AIDS epidemic is an absolute must read. Key quote: If you want to understand the gay civil rights movement in the last twenty years, you need to see this film. None of it ...read more
...And the Hits Just Keep on Coming
By Chez Pazienza: You know, at some point I want this little debate over "Marijuana the Amazing Wonder Drug®" to be over, I really do; the thing's been going on in one form or another for about two months now. But I guess I can't complain that I cross-posted the original Daily ...read more