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 for which there is presently no cure?
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.
In India, an outbreak of encephalitis has killed more than 150 people. Health officials fear the death toll could rise further. Here's what you should know about the disease and its viral causes.
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.
A group of engineers in India have designed an electric bra as a rape defense system. The lingerie - capable of causing severe burns - is called Society Harnessing Equipment (SHE).
The most advanced vaccine candidate against dengue fever could prevent many deaths, its developers say. But some experts warn that the substance could even make things worse rather than effectively treat it.
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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.
How can emergency shelters provide refugees with more than just a tent? A German designer has developed a shelter system that offers a flexible space and a more dignified home under canvas.
What do you do when an injured person is down in a dangerous area and humans can't go in to rescue them? In Warsaw, at the biannual military robot competition M-ELROB, robots got to grips with humans.
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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