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2013-03-25 10:35:50

An international study, involving researchers from Griffith University's Eskitis Institute, has discovered a molecule which could form the basis of powerful new anti-malaria drugs.

More Cellphones Than Toilets In The World
2013-03-24 06:16:04

More people worldwide own a cellphone than have access to toilets or latrines, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson revealed as part of what the global governing body has deemed “a call for urgent action to end the crisis of 2.5 billion people without basic sanitation.”

2013-03-21 16:13:24

Scientists at Oregon Health & Science University and the Portland VA Medical Center have developed a drug that may represent one of the world's best hopes for treating and preventing malaria — a disease that kills more than one million people each year.

2013-03-17 23:03:07

Clean Water Systems & Stores Inc has developed a new line of advanced modular ground water treatment systems and expanded its services for its customers in Latin America resulting in wider


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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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Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.