The ‘CNN of Virology’

"ViroXchange" — a new bilingual French and English media service, which receives funding from major pharmaceutical companies — "will provide ‘independent’ reporting on the latest medical breakthroughs for healthcare professionals."

From the New York Daily News:

The digital service, unveiled at an annual HIV/AIDS conference held here in Montreal, will mainly produce online videos, said Guy-Charles Pelletier, CEO of the Neuhauz company and architect of the project. A team of reporters will cover the 10 major scientific conferences each year, interviewing specialists on camera about the latest studies and advances in HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C research, he said.

Read This… Not That 4/9/12

Read This:

*John Donnelly’s review of a new book on the West’s role in the global HIV epidemic [Washington Post]

*Defense Department: Foreign countries’ espionage efforts on college campuses increased eightfold in 2010 [Bloomberg]

*Six women describe their lives in Afghanistan — one of the world’s most dangerous countries for women [The Atlantic]

*Saudi Arabian Princess explains what she’d like to change about her country [BBC] 

Not That:

*Why people are hating on Obama’s nominee to lead the World Bank - if you’ve been following the Jim Yong Kim nomination, this Wall Street Journal piece probably won’t reveal anything you don’t already know