Integration of Treatment for TB and HIV Patients Deemed Crucial

Previous debates of whether tuberculosis (TB)-HIV patients should receive treatment for both diseases simultaneously have been resolved. A clinical trial study recently published in the February 25th issue of The New England Journal of Medicine shows that mortality was significantly reduced in co-infected TB and HIV patients when they were treated for both diseases simultaneously. Medical physicians and researchers from participating institutions, including Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and University of KwaZulu-Natal, collaborated on a research study to find that treatment for HIV should be initiated during TB treatment therapy.

Regeneration of Insulin-Producing Cells in the Pancreas: A New Hope for Diabetic Treatment

A recent study on diabetic mice showed that the pancreas can recreate insulin-producing cells through a cell conversion process. This process, as the scientists discovered, can effectively treat Type I diabetes. Researchers from the University of Geneva, Switzerland report this exciting result in the April 4 issue of Nature.

How Will Your Chapter End?

The thick black volcanic sands churn and ebb, infesting the pristine air with its pungent sulfur stench. In the distance an explosion blinds the dark earth, blasting sand, metal shards and endless dreams into the heavens. A mortar has exploded. In the distance a man falls. Lunging right when he should have gone left, sprinting when he should have slowed, he is pierced by a projectile with no mercy or soul. A chapter is closed, a book has ended. The man - John Basilone. The place - Iwo Jima 1945.

The Effect of Extracts of Piper guineense Seeds on Insect Pest Damage to Cowpea Plants

The Effect of Extracts of Piper guineense Seeds on Insect Pest Damage to Cowpea Plants

This study examined the effects of foliar applications of three aqueous extracts and one solvent extract of Piper guineense seeds on the vegetative stage of Vigna unguiculata seedlings grown in situ in order to determine the efficacy of P. guineense as a crop insecticide. Measurements of height, leaf length and width, and leaf counts were used to assess growth.