Cancer drug works in HIV...
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Researchers have used a drug used against cancer to activate hibernating HIV virus, which is then released from infected cells and turns into a sitting duck target. The Danish scientists used Romidepsin, a drug used to treat rare lymphomas, to kick the virus out of the cells. HIV is known to hibernate in so-called "reservoirs" in the body, and reemerge to infect patients. "We have now shown that we can activate a hibernating virus with Romidepsin and that the activated virus moves

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Google Play Store refresh begins rolling out with Material Design
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is due to roll-out a refresh to its Play Store within the next few days. The update puts greater focus on large images and introduces elements of the new Material Design style due for . Our latest update is rolling out right now! We're excited to share a sneak peek of what you'll get in the coming days — Google Play (@GooglePlay) Many of the page features have been...
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Lords leader Baroness Stowell rejects Tory 'top-up' salary
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Baroness Stowell was made leader of the House of Lords in last week's reshuffle The new leader of the House of Lords, Baroness Stowell, has rejected an offer from the Conservative Party to pay part of her salary, saying it would amount to a conflict of interest. Her appointment last week in a cabinet reshuffle sparked a row about pay equality and the status of the Lords. She is being...
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Suspect in Texas police shooting 'presumed dead'
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CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN Associated Press= LA JOYA, Texas (AP) — A man suspected of shooting two South Texas police officers during a standoff is "presumed dead" after officers raided the house Tuesday night in which he had barricaded himself, authorities said. The 29-year-old capital murder suspect had been spraying bullets toward officers outside the house in the Rio...
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William Close likes his...
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Music Music festival set to rock Masterton CBD Weird Al's weirdly succesful week in music The devils you should know Lorde and lyrics The guitar riff of a lifetime Window into modern recording New Zealand's answer to Pharrell Williams Oh, the places a Neil Finn show will go! Anika Moa sings way to national awards Neil Finn is heading on tour String player William Close is one musician who likes to think big. Very big. Close plays his own invention, the earth harp, which uses ca

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Airlines ban flights to Israel
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0 Comments The move came as aviation authorities responded to the shock of seeing a civilian jetliner shot down over Ukraine, while Israel declared that Ben-Gurion Airport was safe and said there was no reason to "hand terror a prize" by halting flights. The rare flight ban came as Israel grappled with news that a soldier went missing after an attack in the Gaza Strip, raising the...
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18,000 Apple employees could get bite of profits with class...
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Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications A lawsuit against Apple by disgruntled employees has just been granted class action status, potentially creating a payday for staff who say the firm held back their wages and stopped them from taking rest breaks. The lawsuit (PDF), originally filed in 2011 by former Apple retail and corporate staff, claims that managers routinely forced them to work...
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PRECIOUS-Safe-haven bids keep gold above $1,300; physical...
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* Gold steady after overnight losses but holds above $1,300 * Tensions over Ukraine, Gaza strip continue to support * Sluggish physical demand a cause of worry- analyst (Adds analyst's comments, physical demand) By A. Ananthalakshmi SINGAPORE, July 23 (Reuters) - Gold held steady on Wednesday in Asia after dipping overnight, and looked likely to hold above $1,300 an ounce in the near...
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New York residents speculate...
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A white flag flies on the Brooklyn Bridge, in Brooklyn, New York . Photograph: Andrew Gombert/EPA The white flag was run up on Brooklyn Bridge in New York on Tuesday. It was not clear whether it was a sign of surrender by Manhattan to Brooklyn, by Brooklyn to Manhattan, or a peace deal between warring hipsters. Whatever the reason, the New York police department swung into action and closed part of the bridge to deal with the matter. Why are there white flags on top of the Brooklyn Bridge? pic.t

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Property firm boss lets fly at Beales after board eviction
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The colourful, Ukip-supporting chairman of a company has accused department store group Beales of setting "some type of record" for foolish behaviour. The public spat between Beales, which opened its first store in Bournemouth in 1881, and Andrew Perloff contrasts sharply with the usual prosaic stock market company announcements. Perloff's property group Panther Securities...
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Royal Mail share price falls as Amazon parcel rethink hurts...
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Amazon's move to scrap free delivery on orders below £10 has hit profits at , sending its shares down to their lowest level since the 's controversial flotation last October. In a trading update ahead of its first annual on Thursday, the 500-year-old institution warned that the performance of its crucial parcels business had been weaker than expected. The shares, floated...
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Turkey arrests more than 50 police officers in graft probe: TV
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Turkish authorities on Tuesday, arrested 55 senior police officers in a criminal probe over alleged corruption and abuse of office, the latest apparent crackdown on opponents of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of presidential polls, television reports said. Forty serving and former top police officers were arrested in Istanbul, including the former head of the anti-terror unit of...
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