- “Science can and will transform Africa. But to get there, we must train critical numbers of excellent scientists in all corners of Africa.” A new alliance will help African researchers get grants and develop research capacity.
- Researchers and agencies around the world are trying to come up with vaccines to protect against food-borne pathogens.
- The results are in from a new clinical trial testing an antibody therapy for HIV – and they look promising.
- Everyone knows that radiation is bad for you. Now, however, some scientists are beginning to argue that low does of ionizing radiation may actually provide health benefits, although the evidence is not clear-cut.
- Why do we get allergies? Carl Zimmer interviews an immunologist who theorizes that allergies are a consequence of our bodies’ defenses against noxious chemicals.
- A new fluorescent dye has been developed that only binds to cancer cells; it’s being used in surgeries so that doctors can be sure they’ve removed all of the tumor.
- Southeastern Indiana’s HIV outbreak, recently declared a public health emergency, has now topped 100 cases.
- Governor Bruce Rauner has eliminated several public health grants being used for programs in areas such as smoking cessation and HIV/AIDS awareness.
- An NU study indicates that children who survive cancer often have chronic health problems related to their cancer treatments.
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