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BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 01 March 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:446

Gates joins forces with Canada on HIV research: Canada's federal government will supply $C111m (£50m; €73m; $96m) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation an additional $C28m to establish a new research facility to accelerate development of a vaccine against HIV. The announcement was made amid speculation in Canada's media about a federal election.

Deaths from cirrhosis rise in Britain: Mortality from liver cirrhosis is still increasing in Britain despite a steady decline in most countries worldwide since the 1970s. A study in the Journal of Hepatology (doi: 10.1016/j.jhep.2007.01.025) says that from 1980 …

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