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Title Catalyst: HIV/Ancient Writing
Published Australia : ABC, 2013
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Summary HIV Will the 21st century be remembered for the eradication of HIV? It's possible. Talk of a cure began shortly after the epidemic broke out in 1981, but at that stage it was just talk. Since then AIDS has claimed over 35 million lives making it one of the worst pandemics in human history. In 2007 hope was rekindled when a revolutionary treatment amazingly cured one man of HIV. Armed with proof it can be done, an elite team of medical detectives is now on the case pursuing the holy grail of HIV research - a cure. Dr Maryanne Demasi travels to the USA to meet scientists making medical history and shakes hands with the first man to be cured of HIV.ANCIENT WRITINGUp until very recently, the only way for experts to examine the hidden writing on sealed ancient tablets was to destroy the protective outer shell. But now, thanks to advances in medical imaging, scientists using 3D scanning technology can get a clear picture of what's inside these highly valuable ancient artifacts without making a scratch. This novel technology is also being used to bring history within our grasp. 3D printing replicas of the relics allow students and scholars to actually handle history. Dr Graham Phillips reveals these ancient secrets
Event Broadcast 2013-10-03 at 20:00:00
Notes Classification: NC
Subject AIDS (Disease) -- Research.
AIDS (Disease) -- Treatment.
Clay tablets.
HIV infections -- Prevention.
Written communication -- Technique.
Mesopotamian civilizations.
United States.
Form Streaming video
Author Demasi, Maryanne, host
Phillips, Graham, host
Brown, Timothy Ray, contributor
Cannon, Paula, contributor
Gonzaga, Grace, contributor
Hutter, Gero, contributor
McKenzie-Clarke, Jaye, contributor
O'Brien, Stephen, contributor
Parkhill, Nicolas, contributor
Sharp, Matt, contributor
Siddall, Luis, contributor