HIV-positive mothers need to give drugs to their newborns immediately. But many give birth at home, far from hospitals. A Duke biomedical engineering class has developed the ideal solution.
Daily Fast Feed Roundup
Good morning Tumblr! Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know today:
- Photos of the block-long lines for cronuts are an unsettling reminder of the NYC’s often-forgotten class/wealth divides.
- Motorola unveiled a patriotic ad for its new Moto X smartphone just in time for Independence Day.
- The death-toll is rising as Egyptian President Morsi refuses to step down. The Egyptian military has now forcibly taken over the state television network.
- Despite the $630,000 of tax-payer money a State Department bureau spent on Facebook “likes,” its social media promotions have been a flop.
- Two patients have been able to stop taking HIV drugs after bone marrow transplants seem to have cleared the virus from their bodies.
- Former Nirvana guitarist Jason Everman may represents some of the most amazing pivots ever
- Yahoo has purchased the movie-making app Qwiki. It is relocating the Qwiki team to NYC, where they will “reimagine the Yahoo storytelling experience.”
- Apple has poached Yves Saint Laurent CEO Paul Deneve as VP for special products… is this another sign of their move towards wearable tech?
- A Chinese firm is suing Apple over its iOS personal assistant software Siri, which the it claims was a copy of its Xiao i Robot.
- Michael Bloomberg announced yesterday that NYC is now at the “forefront of the digital revolution” with its new .nyc domain.
- On July 18 government agencies and a who’s who of Wall Street, including Citibank, Bank of America, and Homeland Security will host cyber war games in preparation for digital megathreats.
- An interesting stat from the first official Reddit survey: 11% of those without a high school diploma use Reddit.
Have a great day!
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An experimental gene therapy program in Pennsylvania has helped numerous patients fight leukemia by using a disabled form of HIV to reprogram their bodies.