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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

Pollution Controls May Be Working Better Than Anticipated
2013-03-12 05:32:35

Ground-level ozone may be falling even faster than popular prediction models have been reporting, according to new research conducted by environmental experts at Rice University in Houston, Texas.

First-Ever HIV Cure Found For Mississippi Baby
2013-03-04 08:16:15

AIDS research has come a long way since the disease was first clinically discovered in 1981 and officially named by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 1982. And although many hurdles had been overcome in the prevention and treatment of the world’s deadliest sexually-transmitted infection (STI) over the past thirty years, no real cure had ever been found.


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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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pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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