HIV prevention efforts should focus on providing services for male circumcision and reducing multiple sexual partnerships, public health researchers concluded in a report published in the journal Science. The report reassesses the efficacy of several HIV prevention methods including condom use, HIV testing, vaccines, and abstinence promotion.
A protein derived from algae restores light sensitivity in mice lacking photoreceptors, Nature News reported. Scientists hope that this technique can one day be used to treat blindness in humans.
Chemotherapy drugs are usually named to evoke a sense of “lightness” and “quickness,” which may make them appear “more tolerable,” Dartmouth linguistics professor Lewis Glinert reports in his research paper, “Chemotherapy as language: Sound symbolism in cancer medication names.” The paper was published in April in the journal Social Science … Continue reading
Researchers at the National Oceanography Centre at the University of Southampton, England, have found that coccolithophores, a microscopic marine organism once thought to be the key to solving global warming, may actually have little effect on carbon dioxide levels, the journal Nature reported.