Monday, September 30, 2013

Samoa in the News: "With love from the people of Samoa"

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

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