• The Dangers of Excluding Women From HIV Prevention Drug Tests

    Women were well-represented in studies of Truvada for PrEP. (The drug had been in use since 2004 as a form of treatment for people who already have HIV infections.) With between 20 and 52 percent cisgender women, the successful PrEP trials were strong enough to establish its effectiveness and enable its broad approval.

    And in May, promising results emerged from a clinical trial for a long-lasting injectable form of PrEP that also works by blocking an enzyme the virus needs to replicate. Cabotegravir is made by ViiV, a pharmaceutical company that is majority-owned by GlaxoSmithKline. An independent panel of experts overseeing the cabotegravir study, known as a data and safety monitoring board, ended the trial early after it showed the injectable was at least as protective as Truvada for men and transgender women. (In fact, there were 12 new HIV infections in the cabotegravir group versus 38 in the

  • Rising SEA brings together game creators through a four-month jam to produce beautiful, harmonious games

    In a collaboration among Southeast Asian game creators across Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Malaysia, Rising SEA soars from the efforts.

    The multi-country initiative brought together creative minds from various disciplines to collaborate and jam together to produce eight games, all focusing on the theme “woven.”

    “In Southeast Asian, history is woven into fabrics to celebrate , tell stories, and share our cultural heritage and identity,” the project’s itch.io page description reads. “Creators from across SEA will weave their talents, skill, pride, and feelings into a produced, curated and released EP (Extended Play).”

    The project was brought together by Freeplay, a long-running independent games festival based in Australia celebrating fringe artists and game makers, and highlighting grassroots developers and art games.

    Try out the games that have been made!

    While most of the games are free and available to download, you can also support the developers by naming your own

  • Apple pulls podcast apps in China after government pressure

    Apple has removed Pocket Casts, the popular iOS and Android podcast client, from the App Store in China. The Cyberspace Administration of China has determined that it can be used to access content deemed illegal in the country, and has demanded that Apple remove the app as a result. It’s the second major podcast app to be removed from China’s App Store this month.

    “We believe podcasting is and should remain an open medium, free of government censorship,” Pocket Casts says in a statement posted to Twitter. “As such we won’t be censoring podcast content at their request. We understand this means that it’s unlikely that our iOS App will be available in China, but feel it’s a necessary step to take for any company that values the open distribution model that makes podcasting special.”

    Pocket Casts tells The Verge

  • Technologies Privacy & Phrases Google

    Biotechnology applies the ideas of biochemistry and biology to the research and manipulation of residing organisms for industrial, medical, agricultural and environmental functions. One such vital improvement is the Internet – which allows us to communicate in real time, head to head” with people around the world. It also permits us to use our brains (in some cases literally) to make things happen on the other facet of the planet (NEST and different IoT devices allow us to make use of remote management actions from an awesome distance. Much more excessive circumstances allow paraplegic individuals to use their brain waves or eye movements to speak). Within the medical discipline, biotechnology helps develop new medicines, new therapies, and can be used to make use of normal genes to target or replace faulty genes or boost immunity.

    All students should usually be capable to full their programme of research without incurring further …