Carol Tucker

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The HIV-Prevention Pill Really Works

Doctors have made leaps and bounds with curing patients of HIV, but today, an equally-groundbreaking study has proven that emerging preventative …

HIV and ‘hot spring’ virus hijack same protein

There’s a surprising connection between HIV, Ebola, and viruses that infect organisms called archaea that grow in volcanic hot springs.<p>The viruses …

Biology

Breast cancer screening not shown to reduce deaths, say researchers

Breast cancer screening programmes have yet to show a reduction in the number of women who die from the disease, researchers say. A study suggests there is no evidence that screening women for breast cancer has an effect on mortality.<p>There has been fierce debate about the value of screening …

For the first time, scientists can identify your emotions based on brain activity

The mind reading trick, done before with objects, is now plumbing the depths of human feeling<p>The field of neuroscience has been animated recently by the use of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or fMRI. When a person lies in an fMRI machine, scientists can see their brain activity in real …

In controversial vote, American Medical Association declares obesity 'a disease'

The largest association of doctors in the US has voted to change its definition of obesity, in a move that could catalyze major changes in insurance coverage, research funding, and public perception of the condition.<p>In a vote held yesterday by the American Medical Association (AMA) at their annual …