Antibody helps keep man's HIV at bay for 10 months

Antibody helps keep man's HIV at bay for 10 months

An experimental therapy has held back one man’s HIV infection for 10 months, doctors have reported. He was one of 18 people in a small trial testing injections of “broadly neutralising antibodies” – the natural weapons of the immune system. They delayed the resurgence of the virus in other participants by around two weeks. The findings are being presented at the ninth International Aids Society Conference on HIV Science in Paris. The human body is…

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Cuthbert try helps Wales to comfortable win over Tonga

Cuthbert try helps Wales to comfortable win over Tonga

Tonga v Wales Tonga (3) 6 Pens: Takulua 2 Wales (8) 24 Tries: Cuthbert, Penalty try Pens: S Davies 4 Wales won for the first time at Eden Park as they eased past Tonga in the first Test of their summer tour. Wing Alex Cuthbert went over early, gathering his own kick to score after Gareth Anscombe’s initial break, while the Wales pack earned a penalty try. Sam Davies added four penalties but the fly-half…

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Don't look back in anger: Music helps Manchester remember, and forget

Don't look back in anger: Music helps Manchester remember, and forget

Five days after the Manchester attack, 50,000 people turned out for one of the city’s biggest concerts of the year. It was a chance for music fans to unite and remember the victims – but also to get lost in music for a while. There were a few signs that The Courteeners’ show at Old Trafford cricket ground on Saturday was not an ordinary gig. There were the armed police outside the ground, the flags…

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Podolski stunner helps Germany beat England

Podolski stunner helps Germany beat England

Gareth Southgate suffered his first defeat in charge of England as Lukas Podolski’s spectacular second-half winner provided a fitting farewell to his Germany career in Dortmund. Southgate had been undefeated in four games as interim manager following Sam Allardyce’s abrupt departure from the England post after one match – and he will feel this loss in his first match in permanent control was harsh on his side after a creditable performance against the World Cup…

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Apple: iPhone 7 helps US giant return to growth

Apple: iPhone 7 helps US giant return to growth

Apple reported its highest ever quarterly revenue, as the iPhone 7 helped it return to a growth in sales in the final three months of 2016. In its first full quarter since the iPhone 7’s release, Apple reported net sales of $ 78.4bn (£62.3bn), up 3% on the same period a year ago. Chief executive Tim Cook said Apple had sold “more iPhones than ever before”. It had also set new records for revenues from…

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Comedian Ed Byrne helps injured walker in Cairngorms

Comedian Ed Byrne helps injured walker in Cairngorms

Comedian Ed Byrne has helped an injured hillwalker in the Cairngorms. Byrne was at the end of a two-day walking trip with adventure and outdoor writer Phoebe Smith when they came across Josh Bratchley on Tuesday. Mr Bratchley twisted a knee when his right leg went through a snow drift on his way to the remote Corrour Bothy. Byrne gave him his walking poles and accompanied him to another bothy. Mr Bratchley, an experienced mountaineer,…

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