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For second time ever a patient has been cured of HIV, scientists report

The New York Times reports that a team of scientists plan to announce tomorrow that a patient in London has been effectively cured of HIV.The cure reportedly was the result of a bone-marrow transplant that came with a genetic mutation that naturally blocks HIV from spreading throughout the body.This approach isn't quite practical to implement on a large scale, but the knowledge gained from it will likely help scientists develop more scalable approaches. None In 2007, Timothy Ray Brown became the...
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Putin Wants His Own Internet

For almost two weeks, tens of thousands of mainly Muslim Russians were prevented from accessing social media sites and sharing videos through their smartphones. Unlike China, where control of the internet is uniquely centralized, Russia doesn’t yet have an easy way to quarantine negative news, so it had to force commercial carriers to curtail local services one by one. Russia’s censorship deficit relative to China is about to narrow.
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Vietnam calls for 'drastic measures' to fight African swine fever

Vietnam's prime minister has called for "drastic measures" to fight the spread of African swine fever in the Southeast Asian country, state media reported on Tuesday. The highly contagious disease, which is incurable in pigs but harmless to humans, has spread rapidly across neighboring China since August, and has been found in seven areas in Vietnam, the state-run Vietnam News Service reported. "We should combat the epidemic as if we are fighting against the enemy," Phuc said in a meeting with...
Tags: Science, China, Vietnam, Southeast Asian, Phuc, Vietnam News Service


Immunogen Ovarian Cancer Drug Fails in Phase III, Stock Sinks

Immunogen's (IMGN) ovarian cancer candidate, mirvetuximab soravtansine fails to meet primary endpoint in a phase III monotherapy study. Shares of the company decline almost 47%.
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'London patient': second case ever of HIV remission

A second person is in sustained remission from HIV-1, the virus that causes AIDS, after ceasing treatment and is likely cured, researchers were set to announce at a medical conference Tuesday. Ten years after the first confirmed case of an HIV-infected person being rid of the deadly disease, a man known only as the "London patient" has shown no sign of the virus for nearly 19 months, they reported in the journal Nature. Both patients had received bone marrow transplants to treat blood cancers,...
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Report: The NSA's Domestic Metadata Collection System Is Not Being Used and May Be Discontinued

The National Security Agency has “quietly shut down” the mass surveillance program it implemented after the September 11, 2001 terror attacks to analyze metadata on domestic calls and text messages, the New York Times reported on Monday, citing an episode of the Lawfare podcast with “senior Republican congressional…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Nsa, Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Surveillance, Terrorism, New York Times, Espionage, National Security Agency, Patriot Act, Mass Surveillance, Metadata


7 Early Symptoms People With Parkinson's Disease Noticed First

People with Parkinson's disease reveal the symptoms they noticed that first indicated something was wrong.
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Having a stroke in your 50s, like Luke Perry, is ‘actually quite common’

Here's what you need to know about the different types of stroke, how you can protect yourself and how to quickly identify the signs of a stroke.
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Second man seems to be free of AIDS virus after transplant

SEATTLE (AP) — Researchers say a London man appears to be free of the AIDS virus after a stem cell transplant. It's the second such success including "Berlin patient" Timothy Ray Brown.
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Cave of relics found under Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza

The massive cave is a "scientific treasure," Mexican archaeologist Guillermo de Anda told a news conference. The cave was found about two kilometers (1.2 miles) from the Temple of Kukulcan, the giant stepped pyramid that dominates the center of Chichen Itza. It sits about 24 meters (80 feet) underground, and contains multiple chambers connected by narrow passages -- often so narrow that researchers had to crawl or drag themselves through them, De Anda said.
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Brazil's Vale fired inspection firm that failed to certify dam: prosecutors

After the thumbs down from inspection firm Tractebel, a subsidiary of France's Engie, Vale said it would no longer ask the auditor to perform regular inspections of the dam. It cited "divergences in the criteria utilized to evaluate geotechnological safety," prosecutors said, citing unnamed witnesses' testimony. Instead, Vale relied on Germany's TÜV SÜD , which signed off on the dam that burst and killed hundreds in January, despite evidence from its own readings that the structure was "way be...
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Google's Project Zero Team Releases Details on 'High-Severity' macOS Bug

Google’s bug-zapping Project Zero team has uncovered what it said was a “high-severity” flaw in the macOS kernel, Wired reported on Monday, and revealed the details on March 1 following the expiration of a 90-day period for Apple to patch the exploit.Read more...
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Batshit QAnon Book Is Currently One of the Highest Ranked Politics Books on Amazon

A book promoting the batshit insane QAnon conspiracy theory is currently ranked in the top 75 most popular books on Amazon, according to a report by NBC. Amazon also promoted the book on their books division home page, where it was listed under the algorithmically generated category “Hot new releases.”Read more...
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Decade-Long Study Shows No Link Between Measles Vaccine And Autism

A major new study offers yet more evidence that the vaccine that protectsagainst measles does not increase children's risk of autism
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Kathy Bates Was ‘Facing Diabetes’ Before 60-Lb. Weight Loss: I 'Didn’t Want to Live with That’

Kathy Bates Was ‘Facing Diabetes’ Before 60-Lb. Weight Loss
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These Cameras Can Spot Shoplifters Even Before They Steal

Vaak, a Japanese startup, has developed artificial intelligence software that hunts for potential shoplifters, using footage from security cameras for fidgeting, restlessness and other potentially suspicious body language. While AI is usually envisioned as a smart personal assistant or self-driving car, it turns out the technology is pretty good at spotting nefarious behavior. Vaak made headlines last year when it helped to nab a shoplifter at a convenience store in Yokohama.
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The AI Cameras That Can Spot Shoplifters Even Before They Steal

Vaak, a Japanese startup, has developed artificial intelligence software that hunts for potential shoplifters, using footage from security cameras for fidgeting, restlessness and other potentially suspicious body language. While AI is usually envisioned as a smart personal assistant or self-driving car, it turns out the technology is pretty good at spotting nefarious behavior. Vaak made headlines last year when it helped to nab a shoplifter at a convenience store in Yokohama.
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China’s Music Scene Is Booming, But Labels Risk Getting Left Behind

Diablo is one of a growing number of artists striking direct deals with Chinese streaming services, upending decades of record-industry orthodoxy. Musicians are supposed to sign with a record label because the company has offices and connections all over the world.
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MIT's MiniCheetah Robot Flips People (and Itself) Out

MIT's MiniCheetah Robot Flips People (and Itself) Out
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Why 'ji32k7au4a83' Is a Remarkably Common Password

For too many people, moving the digits around in some variation of Patriots69Lover is their idea of a strong password. So you might expect something complicated like” “ji32k7au4a83” would be a great password. But according to the data breach repository Have I Been Pwned (HIBP), it shows up more often than one might…Read more...
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Tests on London patient offer hope of HIV 'cure'

Man becomes second person in world to be cleared of virus after stem cell donationA man in Britain has become the second known adult worldwide to be cleared of HIV after he received a bone marrow transplant from a virus-resistant donor, his doctors said.Almost three years after receiving bone marrow stem cells from a donor with a rare genetic mutation that resists HIV infection – and more than 18 months after he came off antiretroviral drugs – highly sensitive tests still show no trace of the ma...
Tags: Health, Science, London, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Britain, Aids and HIV


London patient becomes second adult to be cleared of HIV

Tests show no trace of man’s previous infection after stem cells donation A man in Britain has become the second known adult worldwide to be cleared of HIV after he received a bone marrow transplant from a virus-resistant donor, his doctors said.Almost three years after receiving bone marrow stem cells from a donor with a rare genetic mutation that resists HIV infection – and more than 18 months after he came off antiretroviral drugs – highly sensitive tests still show no trace of the man’s prev...
Tags: Health, Science, London, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Britain, Aids and HIV


London patient becomes second man to be cleared of Aids virus

Tests show no trace of the man’s previous HIV infection after stem cells donation A man in Britain has become the second known adult worldwide to be cleared of the virus after he received a bone marrow transplant from an HIV-resistant donor, his doctors said.Almost three years after receiving bone marrow stem cells from a donor with a rare genetic mutation that resists HIV infection – and more than 18 months after he came off antiretroviral drugs – highly sensitive tests still show no trace of t...
Tags: Health, Science, London, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Britain, Aids and HIV


Salesforce Slides After Disappointing Revenue Forecast

Salesforce’s guidance suggests the top seller of cloud-based customer-relations software, now a public company for almost 15 years, may not be able to continue to expand at its previous rapid rate. The projected revenue increase of 22 percent in the current quarter would be the smallest year-over-year gain since at least 2010. “Investors like to see an acceleration,’’ said Pat Walravens, an analyst at JMP Securities.
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Second HIV remission patient ignites cure hope

For just the second time ever a HIV patient is in sustained remission from the virus in what was hailed by experts Tuesday as proof that the AIDS-causing condition could one day be curable. Both patients underwent bone marrow transplants to treat blood cancers, receiving stem cells from donors with a genetic mutation present in less than one percent of Europeans that prevents HIV from taking hold. After 10 years of not being able to replicate (the first case), people were wondering if this was...
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First TV campaign to urge women to undergo cervical smear tests as screening uptake hits record low

Health officials are to launch the first television campaign urging women to go for cervical smear tests amid warnings too many are “needlessly dying” after failing to get checked. Uptake of screening is now at a record low, with almost one in three women eligible for tests failing to do so, latest records show. The lowest uptake is among women in their late 20s, with almost four in ten failing to have smears, the figures show. Two women every day in England die from cervical cancer and more tha...
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Plan to protect Colorado River still isn't done. Now what?

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Another federal deadline passed Monday for seven states in the U.S. West to wrap up work on a plan to ensure the drought-stricken Colorado River can deliver water to the 40 million people and farms that depend on it.
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Drug-Company Patents vs. the Public Good: Should the NIH Break This Medication Patent?

Drug-Company Patents vs. the Public Good: Should the NIH Break This Medication Patent?
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Plan to protect Colorado River still isn’t done. Now what?

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Another federal deadline has passed for seven states in the U.S. West to finish a plan to protect the drought-stricken Colorado River. The river delivers water to 40 million people in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. The states have been crafting drought contingency plans for years. But […]
Tags: Business, Science, News, Ap, Nation, Wyoming, Colorado River, FLAGSTAFF Ariz, Colorado River The river, Arizona California Colorado Nevada New Mexico Utah


Steven Spielberg Doesn't Get to Complain About Netflix Movies Qualifying for Oscars in a Post-Ready Player One World

Steven Spielberg has made many truly incredible movies in the past. He is, rightfully, one of the most lauded filmmakers ever. But as someone who had the distinct hell of watching Ready Player One on a flight recently, maybe we should consider that times have changed, and not everything he has to say is important.Read more...
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