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Massachusetts has first human EEE case in 6 years; 9 communities at critical risk – WCVB Boston

A human case of Eastern equine encephalitis has been confirmed in Massachusetts, the first in the state in six years, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.The DPH said laboratory testing confirmed the EEE virus infection in a man older than 60 from southern Plymouth County. State health officials did not indicate which community […]

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Huawei boss would be ‘first to protest’ China retaliation to US ban – The Verge

Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei has been doing a round of interviews this past week, responding to his company’s placement on a US ban list. In speaking with Bloomberg, he’s made the assertion that he neither expects nor hopes for a retaliation from the Chinese government against the Trump administration’s ban. A resolute Zhengfei […]

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In Its Race to Be First, Samsung Screwed Itself – Gizmodo
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In Its Race to Be First, Samsung Screwed Itself – Gizmodo

Photo: Sam Rutherford (Gizmodo) The Samsung Galaxy Fold may be an incredible step forward in phone engineering, but it is unfinished. That became clear when, earlier this week, Samsung announced it was delaying the release of the phone. What was available to reviewers, analysts, influencers, and select partners was essentially a beta device—with those same […]

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This is the first photo of a black hole – CNN
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This is the first photo of a black hole – CNN

(CNN)In April 2017, scientists used a global network of telescopes to see and capture the first-ever picture of a black hole, according to an announcement by researchers at the National Science Foundation Wednesday morning. They captured an image of the supermassive black hole and its shadow at the center of a galaxy known as M87. […]

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First living HIV-positive donor provides kidney for transplant in medical breakthrough – The Washington Post
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First living HIV-positive donor provides kidney for transplant in medical breakthrough – The Washington Post

Surgeons at the Johns Hopkins Hospital have transplanted a kidney from a living HIV-positive donor to an HIV-positive recipient, a medical breakthrough they hope will expand the pool of available organs and help change perceptions of HIV. The donor, 35-year-old Nina Martinez, and the recipient, who chose to remain anonymous, are recovering in the hospital […]

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Decade after first person was cured of HIV, second patient is in long-term remission – New Zealand Herald
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Decade after first person was cured of HIV, second patient is in long-term remission – New Zealand Herald

A London man has been in remission from HIV for a year and a half, without drugs, after receiving a stem cell transplant of virus-resistant cells – raising the prospect that he has become the second person to ever be cured of the disease. The “London patient” case, cautiously reported in the journal Nature as […]

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