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“In a breakthrough that could potentially lead to a cure for HIV infection, scientists have discovered a way to remove the virus from infected cells, a study released Thursday said.

The scientists engineered an enzyme which attacks the DNA of the HIV virus and cuts it out of the infected cell, according to the study published in Science magazine.”

Click Here to read the article on the potential cure for HIV

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Eric from Rosa Loves is over in Indonesia right now to give the boat they bought for Made with the money they raised. Check out some pictures and the blog post right here

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“The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has joined with Google in an unprecedented online mapping initiative. Crisis in Darfur enables more than 200 million Google Earth users worldwide to visualize and better understand the genocide currently unfolding in Darfur, Sudan. The Museum has assembled content—photographs, data, and eyewitness testimony—from a number of sources that are brought together for the first time in Google Earth.”

Please click on to the site to read more and see a video demonstration of what it looks like.

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“A close adviser to Sudanese President Omar al-Beshir tasked with handling the Darfur crisis was killed in a road crash on Wednesday.

Majzub al-Khalifa was in charge of negotiating a peace accord to try to end the conflict in Darfur and held several cabinet posts before becoming one of Beshir’s closest advisers.”

The article can be found here.

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Hopeless / Sub City records has announced that they’ve now surpassed one million dollars in charity donations.

“Hopeless launched the Sub City imprint in 1999, with its first charitable recipient the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Since then the organization has raised funds for more than 50 non-profit organizations. In particular the label donated over $100,000 to south central LA drop-in center A Place Called Home from the sales of Thrice’s 2002 breakthrough The Illusion of Safety. The annual Take Action Tour, most recently supporting the Kristin Brooks Hope Center (1-800-SUICIDE and 1-877-YOUTHLINE), have cumulated in three press conferences on Capital Hill. There the label has raised awareness on mental health issues and suicide prevention for young Americans.”

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Name: Andrew Jonathan

Band: NORTHERN ROOM

What’s your story for being in a band? How did you come to have a career in music?

My dad was in a cover band in high school. They were called Purple Haze, yes, a direct rip from Jimi! After he stopped playing he kept his guitars for many years after. I was rummaging through our basement one Saturday afternoon when I was sixteen and found his Vox 12-string electric guitar. I was immediately drawn in. That same week my parents bought me The Beatles “White Album”. I was changed forever.

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Here’s a video for World Refugee Day

Want to see what Google is going to help the environment? Check it out here

“In October 2006, Google announced a commitment to solar energy production and launched the largest solar panel installation to date on a corporate campus in the United States…This installation is projected to produce enough electricity for approximately 1,000 California homes or 30% of Google’s peak electricity demand in our solar powered buildings at our Mountain View, CA headquarters.”

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