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Who Found the Cure to Malaria?

Malaria is endemic to tropical regions and is usually acquired from being bitten by the female Anopheles mosquito. In the early part of the twentieth century, there were no treatments for the disease. But did you know that the cure for Malaria was developed in the early seventies? A Chinese pharmaceutical chemist, Tu Youyou, discovered …

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How Did “The Golden Girls” Teach Us About AIDS?

The Golden Girls sitcom was created by Susan Harris and originally aired on NBC. The show ran for seven seasons in a span of seven years. While the show focused on the lives of four older women living in Miami, they also tackled real-life issues. Did you know about the episode on AIDS? Betty White’s …

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How Did British Forces Use Smallpox to Their Advantage?

The Invasion of Quebec was the first military initiative by the Continental Army during the American Revolution. The goal during this time was to gain military control of the British Province of Quebec, which is now part of modern-day Canada. They wanted the French-speaking Canadians to join the revolution as well. But did you know …

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You were more likely to get a job if you had smallpox scars in the 18th century. The scars proved that you already had smallpox and could not pass it on to your employers.

Series H – Horrible Preview clip Further details Topics – The panel are shown a creature and are asked where it lives. It lives on the tongue of a fish. The tongue-eating louse lives on the tongue of the African blacktail fish. It latches onto the tongue, sucks the blood out to such an extent …

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Meet Continuum, a magazine devoted to proving HIV/AIDS is hoax. It ceased publishing after all of its core members died of HIV complications.

Continuum (magazine) Continuum was a magazine published by an activist group of the same name who denied the existence of HIV/AIDS. Favoring pseudoscientific content, the magazine addressed issues related to HIV/AIDS, AIDS denialism, alternative medicine, and themes of interest to the LGBT community. It ran from December 1992 until February 2001 and ceased publication because …

Meet Continuum, a magazine devoted to proving HIV/AIDS is hoax. It ceased publishing after all of its core members died of HIV complications. Read More »

In 1985, Wong-Staal became the first person to clone HIV and to generate a genetic mapping of the virus which would be used for the research and design of treatments for AIDS.

Flossie Wong-Staal KEYWORDS: Yee Ching Wong, Flossie Wong-Staal, AIDS, HIV SHE THOUGHT IT Flossie Wong-Staal is a Chinese-American scientist who holds a bachelor’s degree in Bacteriology (1968) and a PhD in Molecular Biology (1972) both from the University of California in Los Angeles. Her professional career in a laboratory started in the early 1970s when …

In 1985, Wong-Staal became the first person to clone HIV and to generate a genetic mapping of the virus which would be used for the research and design of treatments for AIDS. Read More »

Meet Continuum, a pseudoscientific magazine that denied the existence of HIV/AIDS. It ran from 1992 until 2001 and ceased publication because the editors had died of AIDS-defining clinical conditions.

Continuum (magazine) Continuum was a magazine published by an activist group of the same name who denied the existence of HIV/AIDS. Favoring pseudoscientific content, the magazine addressed issues related to HIV/AIDS, AIDS denialism, alternative medicine, and themes of interest to the LGBT community. It ran from December 1992 until February 2001 and ceased publication because …

Meet Continuum, a pseudoscientific magazine that denied the existence of HIV/AIDS. It ran from 1992 until 2001 and ceased publication because the editors had died of AIDS-defining clinical conditions. Read More »