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2013-07-17 10:03:38

The global burden of sickle cell anemia (SCA), a hereditary blood disorder, is increasing, with almost half a million babies estimated to be born with the condition in 2050, according to a study published in this week's PLOS Medicine. The study, conducted by Frédéric Piel and colleagues from the University of Oxford and Imperial College in the United Kingdom, and the KEMRI/Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kenya, suggests that implementing basic health interventions...

2013-07-15 23:00:05

Crowdfunding Campaign to Feature Kite™ Mosquito Patch – a Small, Wearable Patch Using Patent-Pending Compounds Providing Up to 48 Hours of Protection Against Mosquitoes Riverside, California (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 ieCrowd, a crowd-powered platform designed to transform innovations into solutions to global challenges, today announced details of the Kite™ Mosquito Patch, a significant advancement in the global fight against mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria, West Nile Virus and...

HIV Treatment Should Be Started Earlier: WHO
2013-07-01 05:28:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online By administering AIDS drugs to patients with HIV closer to their initial diagnoses, doctors could save three million additional lives over the next 12 years, World Health Organization (WHO) officials said on Sunday. In new guidelines designed to help control and ultimately reduce the spread of the immunodeficiency virus, the UN health agency said as many as 80 percent of all HIV-positive men and women - an estimated 26 million...


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2011-01-26 14:08:59

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), a lentivirus, causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) which is a condition in humans were the immune system begins to fail, leading to life-threatening opportunistic infections. Infection is transferred through bodily fluids where HIV is present as both free virus particles and within infected immune cells. The four most common routes of infection are unsafe sex, contaminated needles, breast milk, and transmission from an infected mother to her...

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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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