|Traditional Samoan healer scraping mamala bark|
Great news from the race to find an AIDS cure, stemming from the work of Mormon ethnobotanist and former missionary in Samoa, Dr. Paul Alan Cox, whose book, Nafanua: Saving the Samoan Rain Forest, describes, among other things, his efforts to study traditional Samoan medicine in the hope to cure cancer.
Instead, he may have found a cure for AIDS. Read the book, you'll thank me for the recommendation.
Image credit: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=luring-hiv-from-hiding