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Medical Breakthrough Prompts Reflection for People Living with HIV

For only the second time since the AIDS epidemic began, a patient is in long-term remission from H.I.V.

The anonymous “London patient” appears to have been infection-free for the past year and a half, after receiving a bone marrow transplant for cancer. This comes nearly 12-years after the first patient -- Timothy Ray Brown -- went into remission by the same method.

Joining The Takeaway to discuss this breakthrough and what it means for AIDS research going forward is Dr. Timothy J. Henrich, an AIDS specialist at the University of California, San Francisco.

Also joining the show to give their perspectives on this news are two people living with HIV, David Gebel, administrative assistant for WNYC Studios and The Takeaway, and Michael, a chef based in New York City. Michael asked The Takeaway not to use his full name.

Music used in this episode was composed and produced by j. cowit.

Medical Breakthrough Prompts Reflection for People Living with HIV

P-Hacking, Quackery, Growing Greater Grains. Mar 2, 2018, Part 2

P-Hacking, Quackery, Growing Greater Grains. Mar 2, 2018, Part 2

Is the Doctor In? Fighting to Access the American Healthcare System

Nov. 23, 2017: What does access to healthcare mean in a country where coverage isn't guaranteed? In this special Thanksgiving Day podcast, The Takeaway explores healthcare access in America — what does it mean, who has it, and what does it cost?

Is the Doctor In? Fighting to Access the American Healthcare System
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Bioethics in Islam

Abortion. Right to die. Stem cell research. Modern bioethical issues confront an ancient religion.
Bioethics in Islam

Mother Russia, Race and Football, Becoming a Titan

December 12, 2016:

1. Mother Moscow? C.I.A. Concludes Russia Tampered With Election to Help Trump (5 min)

2. Imagining the World With Privatized Medicare (7 min)

3. Turkey's International Relationships Falter (4 min)

4. Could You Patent the Sun? (4 min)

5. The Burden of the Black Quarterback (7 min)

6. Tools of Titans: Tapping the Best Strategies for Success (7 min)

Mother Russia, Race and Football, Becoming a Titan