Infectious diseases

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I woke this morning to BBC reporting that the six Bulgarian nurses and doctor charged erroneously with transmitting HIV to over 400 Libyan children have been released and are safely home in Bulgaria. Orac and Revere here at ScienceBlogs covered the upholding of death sentences against the six that opened the procedural door to their…

The 2 May issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute has an interesting news article on the advancing use of arsenic trioxide against a variety of human malignanices, mostly cancers of the blood. The medical uses of arsenic reach back more than 2,000 years, but only recently has Western medicine embraced its surprising…

Actually, sharks do get cancer but a 15-year-old book by William Lane led people to think otherwise, launching investigation of shark cartilage as a source of antiangiogenic, anticancer compounds. While there is one promising shark cartilage extract (Neovastat) in clinical trials for multiple myeloma, most oral preparations on health food store shelves aren’t stabilized and…

Tara at Aetiology just posted a few minutes ago that today’s New England Journal of Medicine has published a free-access, Perspective article on the case of the Tripoli Six, who awaiting their 19 December sentencing.

So, as a Sb newbie, I’m just figuring out the scheduling around here and saw that tomorrow’s new ‘Ask A ScienceBlogger’ question has already been posted. Hence, I figured I should probably answer last week’s question: Assuming that time and money were not obstacles, what area of scientific research, outside of your own discipline, would…