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University Scientists Successfully Eliminate HIV Virus In Human Cells

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In 2012, an estimated 2.3 million individuals worldwide were newly infected with HIV, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Many have prayed to see the day a cure is found – and those prayers may soon be answered.Researchers at Temple University in Philadelphia have found a way to destroy HIV and AIDs by operating on the DNA system. Professor and Chair of the Department of Neuroscience, Dr. Kamel Khalili, spoke with CBS about how they did it:

“Basically converting infected cells to un-infected cells and that is very important because the current therapy can not eliminate the virus from cells…we have a cure for HIV elimination. We have a system to eliminate HIV from the cells in the laboratory.”

According to CBS Local, it’s now just a matter of bringing the system of elimination discovery to life with clinical trials on animals and eventually humans.

According to Dr. Khalili, there is not a specific period that the discovery will make its way to clinical trials, however many people are tuned in to see what will happen next and if the HIV and AIDs epidemic has finally come to an end.

Derrick Asare is an Editor for Xbitgh. He love Music, going to the movies, making friends, web designer, computer science major.

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STATEMENT: Ghana Online Writers Association Suspends Publications On Sarkodie – Until Further Notice

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Following lobbying efforts by the GhanaOnline Arts Writers Association (GOAWA) against indiscipline in the industry, especially towards the media, GOAWA announces the publication of stories from the camp of BET award winner and Duncwills Entertainment rapper, Sarkodie – until further notice.

The decision is precipitated by the rapper’s recent expression of ungratefulness towards the media and the passage of some comments which we deem as an insult to our profession and us as practitioners.

Efforts are being coordinated with similar Associations/Movements with the common goal of opposing the act of indiscipline in the music industry in Ghana. This is not to claim that the media is untouchable or is a ‘saintly’ institution – we also do get it wrong sometimes and thus welcome constructive criticisms.

However, Sarkodie’s comments in his song titled ‘Free Press’ smacks of gross ungratefulness. In our efforts to put Ghana on the world map in terms of art and culture through our writings online, we also need to make sure we help shape and keep a well disciplined and focused arts industry.

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