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Fresh Off the Net: Possible cure for HIV, The wrong Lester, Father’s surprise, Stranger 8-bit Things


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The Daily Catch - published on 10/04/16

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A British Man May Have Been Cured Of HIV – (

UK researchers may be on the edge of scientific discovery. 5 universities have announced a joint project to test a new method of HIV treatment to 50 patients, the first of which has already shown no signs of infection after treatment:

The new pioneering treatment involves three steps. The first is using current anti-retroviral drugs to prevent T-cells – the cells of the immune system that are infected by HIV – from spewing out millions more copies of the virus, and in effect keeping it boxed into the cells. Next, they infect the patients with a virus that boosts the immune system, giving it the enhanced ability to find and destroy the still-infected T-cells. Finally, they gave the patient a second drug known as vorinostat that activates the dormant T-cells, forcing them to express HIV-associated proteins and flagging them up to the enhanced immune system which can then destroy them. This technique has been called the “kick and kill” strategy.
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Trump Supporters Spent The Debate Tweeting At Jon Lester Because They Thought He Was Moderator Lester Holt – (

During the debate last week apparently there were many Trump supporters who were tweeting their ire to Jon Lester, pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, thinking he was Lester Holt.

Jon Lester is expected to be the Cubs’ Game 1 starter when the NLDS kicks off at Wrigley on Friday against either the Mets or Giants. That’s Jon Lester. Not NBC anchor Lester Holt, who is old and who scouts say has 55 command at best, barely fourth-starter potential. Just so we’re clear. Last week, presidential debate moderator Holt drew the ire of some Trump supporters by asking questions of Donald Trump about his insane statements and policies, and by attempting to keep him on track. The next morning those Trumplings ran to Twitter and tweeted at the first “Lester” they could find.

Marine Dressed In An Eagle Costume Surprises His Daughter After 7-Month Deployment – (

Destiny Passmore was anxiously awaiting her father’s return from his service when the school brought everyone outside for an assembly. She thought she was just taking part in the event, but little did she know the event was all for her:

The event at Tournament Hills Elementary School in Beaumont, California, started when the principal explained its significance to the children. “Fifteen years ago Sunday, our country was attacked,” she said. “You were not alive during this time, but your parents were, and so were all of your teachers. We remember this day well and it brought a lot of sadness to this country.” She then told the students that lots of parents were currently deployed across the world and while most of the kids got to see their moms and dads every day, not all were so lucky. One of those students was Destiny. Her father, Gunnery Sergeant Demetrius Passmore, had been deployed with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit on the USS Boxer for the last seven months and wasn’t expected home for a while.


Stranger Things – 8 Bit Cinema
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This was too cute. Apparently this Youtube channel takes many famous titles and builds a brief video using 8-bit (Early video game) animation.

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