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The global failure to push PrEP is hindering the fight against HIV

24 days ago   |   New Scientist

The UN set a target of 3 million people on the HIV prevention drug PrEP by 2020 - but lingering prejudice and sheer ignorance of its existence mean we're nowhere near
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Opinion: He Jiankui is going to jail. Would the U.S. criminally prosecute a rogue gene-editing researcher?

26 days ago   |   STAT

On Monday, 13 months after He Jiankui announced that he had created the world's first gene-edited babies, the Chinese scientist was sentenced to three years in prison and fined...
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Opinion: Antibiotic resistance nearly killed me. That's why I'm raising awareness of it

26 days ago   |   STAT

There are many reasons why people write about the looming threat of antibiotic resistance. Academics do it to share their research. Politicians and public health experts do it...
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What will 2020 bring for medicine and science? We asked 16 leaders for predictions

27 days ago   |   STAT

Last year, when we asked science and health care soothsayers to peek ahead to 2019, they told us that methamphetamine use would rise , tumor organoids would near clinical use...
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Frankenstein scientist who created HIV-proof babies is jailed

Frankenstein scientist who created HIV-proof babies is jailed

27 days ago   |   Daily Express   |   3 articles

A SCIENTIST dubbed “China's Dr Frankenstein”, who created the world's first babies specially ”gene-edited” to prevent HIV infection, has been jailed for three years after being...
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The most mind-blowing human health discoveries of 2019

The most mind-blowing human health discoveries of 2019

1 month ago   |   Business Insider

In 2019, science and health experts learned more about the best ways to eat , how immune cells can be programmed to fight cancer, and why vaping might be more dangerous than we...
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STAT Plus: U.S. Patent Office removes lawyer from high-profile case involving a Gilead HIV medicine

1 month ago   |   STAT   |   2 articles

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has removed a senior legal adviser from a high-profile case after she tweeted contentious remarks about the right of AIDS activists to...
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STAT Plus: Activists say a patent office lawyer's tweets showed ‘bias' in favor of Gilead in HIV drug case

1 month ago   |   STAT

One day after AIDS activists petitioned the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last week to reject a request by Gilead Sciences for a patent extension on an HIV drug, a senior...
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Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez say company seeking HIV patent extension 'deceitful and immoral'

1 month ago   |   The Guardian

Trump urged to block company from holding back drug from market Opinion: Defeating HIV is more about politics than science Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are...
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Activists seek to block a Gilead patent extension on a lucrative HIV drug

1 month ago   |   STAT

In an unusual move, an advocacy group asked federal authorities to reject a request by Gilead Sciences for a three-year patent extension on an HIV drug because the company...
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Solar Orbiter launch delayed to Feb. 7

Solar Orbiter launch delayed to Feb. 7

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Why Unlearning Matters? How to Unlearn?

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Coronavirus news: Flu a bigger threat than new virus, experts warn

Coronavirus news: Flu a bigger threat than new virus, experts warn

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Lt started innocently enough. Late last week, TikTok user cryinginthecar logged onto the popular video app and shared an eyebrow-raising scientific finding with her followers... Read more ...

Life after death is REAL if infinite universes exist, physicist claims

Life after death is REAL if infinite universes exist, physicist claims

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Donald Trump heaps praise on SpaceX's Elon Musk - 'he does good at rockets'

Donald Trump heaps praise on SpaceX's Elon Musk - 'he does good at rockets'

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