including the nation’s first sea-based launch, which will take place in the
Yellow Sea, according to plans of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp.
Jin Xin, deputy project manager of Long March 11, said a sea-based mission would have a lower risk of
creating problems for populated areas or airliners than land-based launches, and also have great
er flexibility in the launch site and lower costs for satellites orbiting above regions near the equator.A cancer patient wit
h HIV may have been cleared of the virus after receiving a bone marrow transplant from an HIV-resistant donor, thought to be th
e second such case after a bone marrow transplant, according to research published in the journal Nature on Tuesday.
The patient, whose identity was not disclosed, stopped taking antiretroviral drugs 16 mont
hs after the transplant, and the virus has not been detected during an additional 18 months, according to the study.
In the research, led by Ravindra Gupta, an infectious diseases physician at the Universit
y of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, the patient received bone marrow stem cells from a donor with a rare
genetic mutation known as “CCR5 delta 32”, which produces immunity to HIV infection, according to Nature.