Tuesday, December 27, 2011

HIV trial is breakthrough during 2011

 	An Indonesian volunteer lights candles during a ceremony to mark World AIDS Day in Jakarta

An Indonesian volunteer lights candles during a ceremony to mark World AIDS Day in Jakarta

A landmark clinical trial that showed HIV drugs can be as effective as condoms in preventing transmission of the virus that causes AIDS was declared Science magazine's breakthrough of the year on Thursday.

Other top achievements of 2011 included a Japanese spacecraft's return to Earth with dust from an asteroid, progress toward a malaria vaccine and discoveries about modern humans' gene links to cavemen.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science, has published in the journal Science magazine's December 23 issue of top 10 acheiments in the year 2011.


 

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