Table of Contents: May 2006


Stars with SARS.

Image Credit: Tammy Wong
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I began working on this series of images in 2003. They began as an initial response to the striking images I had been seeing in news media and in advertising, both of which often appeared in the same publication. I began collecting images that caught my eye, and then began to turn photocopies of those images, along with drawings, into collages. My aim with this series was to create a series of works that one immediately responds to visually. At the time, I wanted to capture the chaos that was being reported through photojournalists' images, and the relationship these images had with those images advertising luxury that were presented alongside them. The closer I examined this relationship, the more ironic it became. As a citizen of the developed world, I felt saddened by the fact that while we sit in our comfortable homes filled with the latest technologies, we are entertained by the tragedies our news services report to us. In developing this series, the works became about how our personal interior spaces have become invaded by both of these types of images, to the point where one feels unable to escape.

This particular piece of the series was made at the height of the SARS epidemic, and features an appropriation of an image taken during the funeral of a very popular performer in Hong Kong, who committed suicide at that time. Simultaneously, Australia was getting involved with the war in Iraq and that period of time seemed very confusing. I became very interested in what was happening with SARS because I had recently been living in Beijing, China, and was quite concerned about my friends who were over there, and felt quite personally affected by the situation.




Modelling Malaria Control

Nicholas J White

Nonhuman Primate Models for SARS

Bart L Haagmans, Albert D. M. E Osterhaus

Health in Action

Policy Forums

Lessons on Ethical Decision Making from the Bioscience Industry

Jocelyn E Mackie, Andrew D Taylor, David L Finegold, Abdallah S Daar, Peter A Singer

Research in Translation

Best Practice

Research Articles

Epidemiology of HPV 16 and Cervical Cancer in Finland and the Potential Impact of Vaccination: Mathematical Modelling Analyses

Ruanne V Barnabas, Päivi Laukkanen, Pentti Koskela, Osmo Kontula, Matti Lehtinen, Geoff P Garnett

The Effect of α +-Thalassaemia on the Incidence of Malaria and Other Diseases in Children Living on the Coast of Kenya

Sammy Wambua, Tabitha W Mwangi, Moses Kortok, Sophie M Uyoga, Alex W Macharia, Jedidah K Mwacharo, David J Weatherall, Robert W Snow, Kevin Marsh, Thomas N Williams

Seasonal Childhood Anaemia in West Africa Is Associated with the Haptoglobin 2-2 Genotype

Sarah H Atkinson, Kirk Rockett, Giorgio Sirugo, Philip A Bejon, Anthony Fulford, Maria A O'Connell, Robin Bailey, Dominic P Kwiatkowski, Andrew M Prentice

Unresponsiveness to Glucantime Treatment in Iranian Cutaneous Leishmaniasis due to Drug-Resistant Leishmania tropica Parasites

Ramtin Hadighi, Mehdi Mohebali, Patrick Boucher, Homa Hajjaran, Ali Khamesipour, Marc Ouellette

Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome Caused by Streptococcus suis Serotype 2

Jiaqi Tang, Changjun Wang, Youjun Feng, Weizhong Yang, Huaidong Song, Zhihai Chen, Hongjie Yu, Xiuzhen Pan, Xiaojun Zhou, Huaru Wang, Bo Wu, Haili Wang, Huamei Zhao, Ying Lin, Jianhua Yue, Zhenqiang Wu, Xiaowei He, Feng Gao, Abdul Hamid Khan, Jian Wang, Guo-Ping Zhao, Yu Wang, Xiaoning Wang, Zhu Chen, George F Gao

Cynomolgus Macaque as an Animal Model for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

James V Lawler, Timothy P Endy, Lisa E Hensley, Aura Garrison, Elizabeth A Fritz, May Lesar, Ralph S Baric, David A Kulesh, David A Norwood, Leonard P Wasieloski, Melanie P Ulrich, Tom R Slezak, Elizabeth Vitalis, John W Huggins, Peter B Jahrling, Jason Paragas

Differential Effects of HOXB4 on Nonhuman Primate Short- and Long-Term Repopulating Cells

Xiao-Bing Zhang, Brian C Beard, Katherine Beebe, Barry Storer, R. Keith Humphries, Hans-Peter Kiem


Authors' Reply

Daniel Herrera, Alessandro Ieraci

Increasing the Participation: Another Factor

Ahmad A Sabri, Mohammad Ahad Qayyum

Mistrust among Minorities and the Trustworthiness of Medicine

Matthew K Wynia, Vanessa Northington Gamble

Authors' Reply

David Wendler, Ezekiel J Emanuel


Correction: Author's Reply

Karmela Krleža-Jerić

Correction: Large-Scale Evidence for the Effect of the COLIA1 Sp1 Polymorphism on Osteoporosis Outcomes: The GENOMOS Study

Stuart H Ralston, André G Uitterlinden, Maria Luisa Brandi, Susana Balcells, Bente L Langdahl, Paul Lips, Roman Lorenc, Barbara Obermayer-Pietsch, Serena Scollen, Mariona Bustamante, Lise Bjerre Husted, Alisoun H Carey, Adolfo Diez-Perez, Alison M Dunning, Alberto Falchetti, Elzbieta Karczmarewicz, Marcin Kruk, Johannes P. T. M van Leeuwen, Joyce B. J van Meurs, Jon Mangion, Fiona E. A McGuigan, Leonardo Mellibovsky, Francesca del Monte, Huibert A. P Pols, Jonathan Reeve, David M Reid, Wilfried Renner, Fernando Rivadeneira, Natasja M van Schoor, Rachael E Sherlock, John P. A Ioannidis

Correction: Randomized, Controlled Intervention Trial of Male Circumcision for Reduction of HIV Infection Risk: The ANRS 1265 Trial

Bertran Auvert, Dirk Taljaard, Emmanuel Lagarde, Joëlle Sobngwi-Tambekou, Rémi Sitta, Adrian Puren