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Media Reports Remember HIV/AIDS Researchers, Advocates Killed In MH17 Crash

News outlets report on the HIV/AIDS researchers and advocates who died in the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. ABC News: Missile That Downed MH 17 ‘Ripped a Hole Through the Heart’ of AIDS Community “…The day after Malaysia Airlines flight MH 17 was shot down in Ukraine, members of…

Two Bone Marrow Transplant Patients Said To Be Cleared Of HIV

Bloomberg Businessweek: HIV Said Cleared in Two Bone Marrow Transplant Patients “Two cancer patients who were also infected with HIV went through bone marrow transplants and may no longer have the AIDS-causing virus, according to Australian doctors…” (Matsuyama/Bennett, 7/18).

The Lancet Remains Dedicated To Publishing Best HIV/AIDS Research

The Lancet: HIV: science and stigma “Today’s issue of The Lancet is dedicated to HIV to coincide with the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia (July 20-25, 2014). This year, the biennial meeting — the biggest global gathering of HIV scientists, health care workers, and activists –…

Blogs Discuss Key Topics To Be Discussed At AIDS 2014

Blogs discuss what to expect at the 20th International AIDS Conference, AIDS 2014, which is taking place in Melbourne, Australia, this week. blog: NIH’s Dr. Carl Dieffenbach Looks Ahead to Key Topics to be Explored at AIDS 2014 Miguel Gomez, director of and senior communications adviser at the…

International AIDS Community Mourns Loss Of Researchers, Activists In Flight MH17 Crash

News outlets report on the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17), which was carrying 298 passengers and crew, including reportedly up to 100 people bound for the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia. Associated Press: From nun to AIDS expert; crash kills hundreds “International passengers from all walks of…

Several Studies On Malaria Show Potential New Ways To Prevent Infection

News outlets discuss recently published research on malaria. New York Times: A Call to Fight Malaria One Mosquito at a Time by Altering DNA “…In papers published Thursday in the journals Science and eLife, scientists and policy experts propose fighting malaria in a new way: by genetically engineering the mosquitoes…

Dengue Vaccine Reaches Phase III Clinical Trail, But Some Experts Question Efficacy

Deutsche Welle: Experts see flaws in promising dengue fever vaccine candidate “The most advanced vaccine candidate against dengue fever could prevent many deaths, its developers say. But some experts warn that the substance could even make things worse rather than effectively treat it. … Sanofi Pasteur’s vaccine protects quite well…

Study, Commentary Examine Methadone Therapy Use In Sub-Saharan Africa

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Opioid substitution therapy successful, and critical, in first mainland sub-Saharan Africa program Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses an article and commentary published in Clinical Infectious Diseases that address…

Development, Impact Measurement Essential To Effective Innovation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: When Impact Matters More Than Invention Rebekah Scheuerle, a Gates Scholar and doctoral candidate in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at the University of Cambridge, discusses the importance of translating innovative ideas “into feasible, life-changing products” and measuring impact (7/9).