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Statue of Che Guevara and child
Edward McSweegan
Posted Jan 26

When martial law ended in Poland in 1986 and the US government decided to renew diplomatic relations with Warsaw, the first thing they did was sign a new science and technology agreement.  When Washington decided to enga

Trouble in Paradise
Matthew Konfirst
Posted Jan 17

I’m currently a Peace Corps Volunteer serving with my wife in a small village along the Atlantic coast of Guyana in South America.

Map of HTLV-1 hot spots
Edward McSweegan
Posted Jan 06

Before there was HIV there was HTLV, the Human T-cell Lymphotropic Virus. In 1983, Robert Gallo and Luc Montagneir independently discovered the viral agent responsible for AIDS and called the newly discovered virus HTLV-3 and LAV, respectively.

American flag with stethoscope
Lynn Adams
Posted Dec 30

Women are not only dying at a higher rate in the U.S. than in peer countries, but within the U.S., women are dying at an alarming rate compared to men.

Benjamin Wang
Posted Dec 19

Over the past year, the scientific community has renewed its call to attention regarding the challenges of reproducing experimental results.

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