South African president Thabo Mbeki.

South African president Thabo Mbeki, famous for questioning the hyperlink between HIV and AIDS, has dismissed Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge, medical minister who seemed to be making a real difference to the country’s fight AIDS. After that particular brand of denialism, Madlala-Routledge’s tenure was particularly welcome, november as We wrote last. After her arrival, South Africa announced a thorough prevention plan and openly acknowledged the gravity of its epidemic. It’s a shame that the president has therefore undone the small progress the country had made quickly. No more beetroot and garlic, please!Dopamine deficiency is connected with Parkinson's disease. Experts seeking genetic elements that increase people's risk for developing Parkinson's have got determined that there might be a close relationship between Gaucher and Parkinson's because of a GCase gene. Mutation of this gene, which leads to decreased GCase activity in the brain, has been discovered to be a genetic risk aspect for Parkinson's, although nearly all patients with Parkinson's usually do not carry mutations in the Gaucher gene.