Archives for January, 2013

Everyone has been wanting to know about this news item: Scientists say vaccine temporarily brakes HIV Therapeutic HIV Vaccine Shows Promise Huge Breakthrough In HIV Research Brings Us Closer To A Vaccine This is the actual paper: A Dendritic Cell–Based Vaccine Elicits T Cell Responses Associated with Control of HIV-1 Replication They did something super…

Antarctic Adventures

If you havent heard, Richard Dawkins is cruising around Antarctica right now– Theyve upgraded internet abilities since I went, so he has been able to upload some Tweets and some photographs to flicker: I want to go back so goddamn badly, seeing these pics makes me sad.  Its like seeing an ex youre still in…

Building a better GMO virus for Hemophilia B

When youre trying to cure a genetic disease with a genetically modified virus, you dont have to get a perfect score. You dont have to cure everyone in the trial. You dont even really have to cure them– Just make their lives a little easier, making it so that they can skip a few invasive…