Saturday, 12 July 2014

This weeks (Bio) science headlines

             Mississippi Baby' now has detectable HIV
An unfortunate set back to finding a cure to HIV. A baby thought to have been cured of HIV has levels of the virus detected two years after the seemingly being cured and not taking antiretroviral therapy.

           The 1% of scientific publishing
Not exactly breaking news but don’t feel so bad anymore if those papers are getting rejected. Turns out that less than 1% of researchers manage to publish a paper every year.

      Cooling protects oxygen-deprived infants
In March this year animated suspension made headlines where gunshot victims will be cooled down in an emergencies to increase their chances of survival. Similarly, researchers at Kings College London have shown that cooling down babies at risk of brain damage lessens risk of long-term disability.

      CDC Botched Handling of Deadly Flu Virus
First dengue vaccine 'shows promise'       
Reported cases of dengue fever have been on the rise so news of the vaccine looking promising couldn't have come at a better time.
   Blood test breakthrough in search for Alzheimer's cure
      Scientists at King College London have identified a set of 10 proteins in the blood which can predict the onset of Alzheimer’s from a blood test.

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