A European cargo vessel has set off for the last such mission carrying supplies to the International Space Station. German astronaut Alexander Gerst can look forward to some home cooking, and some coffee, in the payload.
Until recently, the deadly Ebola epidemic in West Africa was far away from Germany. Now, infected patients may come to Hamburg for treatment. But specialists are prepared and hope to gain new insights into the virus.
Celebrating a new treatment for malaria is one thing. Celebrating a new way to infect people with the parasite is another. But researchers say injecting volunteers with malaria yields better results.
The liver is vital for removing toxic elements from the human body. But what happens when this irreplaceable organ is infected with hepatitis C - a life-threatening disease that affects 150 million people in the world?
The AIDS-Conference in Melbourne has shown that from a medical standpoint, AIDS can be eradicated in less than 50 years. But it isn't possible without protecting and educating high-risk groups, writes Fabian Schmidt.
Why should a study on HIV and hepatitis C co-infection go to waste? Peers say it's irrelevant.
Must-know facts about HIV, the deadly virus that causes AIDS. Compiled by DW's science desk.
On Tuesday (08.07.2014), a powerful tropical storm caused destruction in Japan's Okinawa Prefecture. DW's science desk explains the difference between a typhoon, cyclone, hurricane and tornado.
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Scientists often think the health benefits of vaccines are obvious. But they are not. Disease prevention advocate, Mitchell Warren, says social media will help - if we can harness it.
Antivirus and mobile security firm Avast! says it's unveiled major holes in Google's Android operating system after extracting masses of personal data from phones that had been factory restored.
In just a few months, hundreds of thousands of people in the Caribbean have been infected by the chikungunya virus. It has spread to the United States and Europe via travelers returning home.
Music technology is forever evolving. From vintage synthesizers to the latest apps, artists often say they are influenced by innovative gear, software, and environments that shape the music they make.
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