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Scientists announced that a trial drug against the AIDS vaccine has yielded encouraging results and has advanced to the next phase of the pre-approval trial process (AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)

Candidate AIDS vaccine passes key early test

By Agence France-Presse The near 40-year quest for an AIDS vaccine received a hopeful boost Saturday when scientists announced that a trial drug triggered an immune…



"We typically think about PFASs (which can be found in food wrappers) in terms of rare health problems like cancer, but it appears they are also playing a role in obesity, a major health problem facing millions around the globe," said a study author. (Getty/AFP/File / Jessica Kourkounis / MANILA BULLETIN)

Environmental chemicals may boost body weight: study

By Agence France-Presse Chemicals used in food wrappers, non-stick pan coatings and clothing may boost body weight by interfering with metabolism, especially in women, US…

A research team noticed a sharp increase in the amount of bacteria sticking to airway cells after e-cigarette exposure; Such adhesion has previously been shown to increase susceptibility to disease. (AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)

Vaping may boost pneumonia risk: study

By Agence France-Presse Vaping may help pneumonia-causing bacteria stick to cells lining the airways, likely boosting disease risk, researchers said Thursday. A study published in…

In a trial involving mice, researchers found gene-editing can be harnessed to simply change how genes are expressed, and jumpstart the healing process in certain diseases. (AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)

Gene editing advance reverses disease in mice

By Agence France-Presse A step forward in the gene-editing technique known as CRISPR/Cas9 suggests some diseases like diabetes and muscular dystrophy may be reversible, according…