Tagged: AIDS

TOSP Episode 13: December 5th 2011 - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Dec 07, 2011

[Original post on the Sciblogs The Official Sciblogs Podcast site] Another week, another collection of brilliant stuff to talk about. This week, Elf and aimee talk about groups.  Well, mostly groups, but also weta, astronomy, learning and why we don’t have a cure for AIDS.  As for groups – we look into how StarCraft 2 [...] … Read More

What Drives Denialism? The Simple Answer - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Oct 27, 2011

Denialism is a term used to describe those who reject propositions that are well supported by evidence. Examples include those who vehemently deny that anthropogenic global warming is occurring, that HIV causes AIDS and those who claim that smoking does not cause lung cancer and that vaccines do not work. Much has been written about the techniques used by those promoting denialist … Read More

Science under Attack - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Jan 29, 2011

Bryan Walker’s post on the new BBC documentary, “Science under Attack”, was so interesting I sat down and watched all 6 parts on youtube. While I would recommend watching them all, I found part 5 quite interesting for a number of reasons. Part 5 includes Sir Paul Nurse talking to a somewhat belligerent James Delingpole, the journalist … Read More

Thicker Than Water - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Dec 02, 2009

The gay rights group Rainbow Wellington is taking the New Zealand Blood Service to the Human Rights Commission over the restrictions on sexually active homosexual men giving blood. Frankly, I think this is a stupid waste of the scarce resources of the New Zealand Blood Service, who can ill afford HRC lawyers. It is an [...] Related posts: … Read More

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Oct 10, 2009

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome sufferers the world over will be very happy that there is now reliable evidence that the  virus XMRV is a likely cause of CFS. XMRV is a retrovirus found in rats, which has previously been implicated in certain type of aggressive prostate cancer. This study ably demonstrates that 67% of CFS sufferers carry the [...] … Read More

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