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HIV remission achieved through stem cell transplantation

HIV remission achieved through stem cell transplantation

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Updates from :  the Hindu : At present, this is possible only if people living with HIV also have some form of cancer In a significant development, a person with HIV infection has been reported to be experiencing remission for the last 18 months after antiretroviral therapy (ART) was stopped following stem-cell transplantation in London. Remission is when HIV RNA (ribonucleic acid) is undetectable in blood. ART is used for treating HIV. The person with HIV was diagnosed with advanced Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a form of cancer, in 2012. To treat the cancer, stem cells which give rise to blood cells were transplanted from a donor who had two mutant copies of a co-receptor for HIV infection. This exercise was carried out in London. The co-receptor (CCR5) is used by the HIV virus to gain
A market in Assam where rat earns top price

A market in Assam where rat earns top price

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Updates from :  The Hindu : A kg sells for about ₹200, as much as chicken and pork Freshly-caught rat is at the top of the holiday menu for crowds flocking to a market in Assam that specialises in rodents from local fields. Destined to be boiled, skinned and then cooked in a spicy gravy, rat is more popular than chicken and pork with customers at the Sunday market in Kumarikata village, along the Indo-Bhutan border, some 90 km from Guwahati. Rat has become a valuable source of income for the poor Adivasi tribal people who struggle to make ends meet working in Assam’s famed tea gardens. In the winter months when tea picking slumbers, the Adivasis go to rice paddies to trap rats for the market. A kg of rat meat, which is considered a delicacy, sells for about ₹200 rupees — a
Malaria cases fell by 24% between 2016 and 2017 in India: WHO

Malaria cases fell by 24% between 2016 and 2017 in India: WHO

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Updates from : Scroll.in : New Delhi: The World Health Organisation's World Malaria Report 2018 released on Tuesday noted that India has registered a 24% fall in the cases when compared to figures from 2016. The report states that there has been a substantial decline in the number of malaria cases in Odisha which has helped the country fare better this year. The 'highly malarious' state has 40% of all malaria-related cases reported in the country. The report also said that WHO would conduct special campaigns in countries most affected by malaria - Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania, and India. It said that while 3.5 million cases were reported in these 10 African countries last year, India showed
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