• Risk-free Down Syndrome Test Available Soon

    Risk-free Down Syndrome Test Available Soon0

    Good news for future parents: within two years a new improved blood test will be available, which can tell you whether your unborn child has Down syndrome. The test is supposed to be easy to use, cheap and risk-free. Currently, Down syndrome can only be detected using two fairly invasive procedures: ‘amniocentesis’ and ‘chorionic villus

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  • Vaccine Protects Macaques from Monkey AIDS

    Vaccine Protects Macaques from Monkey AIDS0

    A new vaccine contains genes stitched into the cytomegalovirus (CMV), a genetically modified and almost harmless version of SIV; the ‘monkey version’ of HIV. The modified virus produces antibodies, which protects the monkeys from getting infected with SIV.  During an experiment, 24 macaques were vaccinated with the modified virus. One year later, 12 of them were

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  • Books – The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

    Books – The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer0

    Think of cancer as person. A hostile complex and very persistent individual. According to oncologist Sid Mukherjee, this is the best approach to understand the history of cancer. Recently, Mukerjee wrote cancer’s biography. From the first chemotherapy developed from textile dyes to the possibilities emerging from our understanding of cancer cells, Mukherjee leaves no stone

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