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Body's anti-HIV 'training manual' offers vaccine hopes

<b>The body's own "training manual" for attacking HIV has been recorded by US scientists and it is hoped it can be used to design vaccines.</b><p>HIV mutates in order to survive the onslaught of a patient's immune system.<p>However, some patients develop highly effective antibodies that can neutralise huge …

Immunotherapy

Exhaled breath is unique fingerprint

<b>Compounds present in exhaled breath can act as a "fingerprint" for individuals, scientists say.</b><p>These "metabolites" represent the waste products of the body's chemistry - but their uniqueness had never been shown.<p>A study in PLOS ONE suggests they could be as useful to medical diagnosis as those …

Carbon Dioxide

Male baldness 'indicates heart risk'

Heart experts say men who have lost their hair 'should not be alarmed'<p><b>Men going thin on top may be more likely to have heart problems than their friends with a full head of hair, according to researchers in Japan.</b><p>Their study of nearly 37,000 people, published in the online journal BMJ Open, said …

Holistic Medicine

Apple vs Samsung war moves to retail as Best Buy plans to open 1,400 ‘Samsung Experience Shops’

When we heard late last month that Samsung planned to open Apple-style ‘store-in-store’ locations within Best Buy retail stores it was still only rumor. Today Samsung and Best Buy have made things official for its plans to roll out 1,400 “Samsung Experience Shops” in Best Buy retail stores across …

The Size Of The Milky Way Galaxy, Shown To Scale

But don't you wish you lived in "The Tadpole"?<p>Think the Milky Way is big? It's puny compared to M87, an elliptical galaxy 980,000 light years in diameter. The Milky Way is only 100,000 light years in diameter. Let's not even get into Hercules A, which is 1.5 million light years across.<p>Astronomer …

The secret to exam success: puppy love

Students at a Scottish university have begun "puppy patting" sessions in an effort to improve their exam grades.<p>Undergraduates at Aberdeen University will be able to avoid the pressures of study in a special "puppy room".<p>The sessions, part of the exam welfare initiative by the university's …

Pets

Zequals: the new symbol that will make us all better at sums

Here's a calculation for you: 33.8 x 854.29. Do it in your head. Now.<p>OK it's a crazy suggestion, anyone but a calculating genius would have to<br>resort …