May 1, 2013
Could scientists be close to a cure for a disease that has killed more than 25 million people since 1981?
Researchers at Denmark's Aarhus University Hospital believe they are "within months" of a breakthrough that could lead to an affordable cure for the millions of people living with the disease.
The scientists' technique involves flushing the HIV from "reservoirs" in human DNA to the surface of cells. With the help of a separate vaccine, the human body would then be able to kill the virus with its own immune system.
“I am almost certain that we will be successful in releasing the reservoirs of HIV," said Aarhus University research team member Dr Ole Søgaard, who remained optimistic but cautious about the potential results.
“The challenge will be getting the patients’ immune system to recognise the virus and destroy it. This depends on the strength and sensitivity of individual immune systems," he added.
So far, the technique has only been successful on human cells in a laboratory, but 15 patients with HIV are currently participating in trials funded by $2 million from the Danish Research Council.
The welcome news is part of a recent string of successes in HIV/AIDS research. In January, Australian scientists said they had discovered a strategy that could make the virus "self-destruct." In March, U.S. researchers at Johns Hopkins "functionally cured" a baby with HIV by pumping the infant with antivirals immediately after birth.
Lil Wayne was hospitalized again for a seizure ...
Sources close to Wayne tell us ... the rapper was taken to Cedars-Sinai in L.A. late Tuesday night by his bodyguards. We're told he suffered a single seizure and was treated and released early this morning.
As we first reported, 30-year-old Lil Wayne spent a week at Cedars back in March after suffering multiple severe seizures that nearly killed him. He spent 6 days in ICU.
Wayne subsequently went on the radio and explained he's an epileptic, and has been suffering from seizures since he was a kid.
Apr 30, 2013
Actor Jackie Long comes back to his old neighborhood and caught up with some old friends and local crack heads as he walks to the local liquor store with AktiveNLA.
Apr 18, 2013
From Ethan Avery's debut project "Love Triangle" (Me, Money & Her) Ethan Avery teams with Joe Moses & Raw Smoov for this smash hit single "Upside Down"..... Co-produced by Aktive N LA
Apr 17, 2013
Cashmere Agency takes you behind the scenes of the "No Guns Allowed" video shoot. This song has a dope message and what better timing with these crazy bombings. Album in stores 4-23-13 but you can pre-order the album "Reincarnated" today on iTunes.
This was shot & edited by Aktive N LA's very own @Jo_AktiveNLA
Apr 15, 2013
Apr 14, 2013
Authorities say Kevin Hart has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after his car nearly collided with a tanker truck.
Apr 11, 2013
Olivia Pope works fast. Hours after Jay-Z released his new song “Open Letter”, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney addressed the recording. He says that Hov followed proper protocol and didn’t communicate with President Obama in reference to his visit to Cuba.
Reebok goes on: “While we do not believe that Rick Ross condones sexual assault, we are very disappointed he has yet to display an understanding of the seriousness of this issue or an appropriate level of remorse.”
Full Story: TMZ
I guess freedom of speach will get your ass dropped!