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October 24, 2014
$100 mn Ebola pledge from Microsoft co-founder Allen
Washington (AFP) Oct 23, 2014
Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen said Thursday he was boosting his donations to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to $100 million. Allen, who has made earlier donations to the health effort, said his latest pledge would include funding the development and manufacture of two medevac containment units to allow the US State Department to evacuate medical professionals from hard-hit West Africa. Allen will also donate to the World Health Organization "to increase its capacit ... read more
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At least four months to contain Ebola: Red Cross chief
The Ebola epidemic will take at least four months to contain even if all necessary steps are taken, the global head of the Red Cross said Wednesday, warning of "the price for inaction". ... more

Scientific breakthrough will help design the antibiotics of the future
Scientists have used computer simulations to show how bacteria are able to destroy antibiotics - a breakthrough which will help develop drugs which can effectively tackle infections in the future. R ... more

Ashoka Mukpo could be released within week
Doctors in Nebraska confirmed that Ebola patient Ashoka Mukpo continues to improve, nearly three weeks after he was diagnosed with the deadly disease. ... more


Cells of soda drinkers age faster
Soda has already been demonized by health officials for its role in encouraging obesity. But a new study suggests consumption of the sugary drinks may promote disease rates independent of obesity-related health problems. The reason: sugar-sweetened soft drinks encourage cells to age faster and replicate less. ... more


Amphibians being wiped out by emerging viruses
Scientists tracing the real-time impact of viruses in the wild have found that entire amphibian communities are being killed off by closely related viruses introduced to mountainous areas of norther ... more
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'Pioneers': the Spanish medics fighting Ebola in Europe
Doctor Lago was with her kids, Doctor Fernandez was at Pilates class and Doctors Arsuaga and De la Calle were eating chocolate ice cream, when the call came about Ebola. ... more

'Every nation' must help in fight against Ebola: Liberia
Liberia's president has made an impassioned plea for all nations to commit to the fight against Ebola ahead of a meeting by EU foreign ministers Monday, under pressure to scale up their response to the escalating epidemic. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Aerostat surveillance system being evaluated by CBP

Intelsat General To Study Commercialization of USAF Satellites

Russian Bank Offers 5 Billion Rubles for GLONASS

ESA spaceplane progressing towards Vega launch

BAE Systems Australia producing more missile decoy systems

Turkish cruise missile tipped for F-35

US-led strikes kill more than 500 militants in Syria


Brain surgery through the cheek
For those most severely affected, treating epilepsy means drilling through the skull deep into the brain to destroy the small area where the seizures originate - invasive, dangerous and with a long ... more

Academies call for consequences from the Ebola virus epidemic
The Ebola virus is spreading rapidly and to an unexpected extent. The outbreak does not follow the patterns experienced in the past and the virus shows a new disease dynamic in regions, where it has ... more

Drexel study questions 21-day quarantine period for Ebola
As medical personnel and public health officials are responding to the first reported cases of Ebola Virus in the United States, many of the safety and treatment procedures for treating the virus an ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


Stanford team invents sensor that uses radio waves to detect subtle changes in pressure
Stanford engineers have invented a wireless pressure sensor that has already been used to measure brain pressure in lab mice with brain injuries. The underlying technology has such broad potential t ... more

Mind-controlled prosthetic arms that work in daily life are now a reality
For the first time, robotic prostheses controlled via implanted neuromuscular interfaces have become a clinical reality. A novel osseointegrated (bone-anchored) implant system gives patients new opp ... more
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Cause of aging remains elusive

Mature forests store nitrogen in soil

Brisbane Sugarbag bees launch all-conquering raids

Recently discovered microbe is key player in climate change

New Insights on Carbonic Acid in Water

Some scientists share better than others

Global consumption driving tropical deforestation


Nuclear help for faster Ebola diagnosis
The UN nuclear agency said Tuesday that it will provide specialised equipment to West African countries hit by the Ebola outbreak to help faster diagnosis. ... more

All that glitters is... slimy? Gold nanoparticles measure the stickiness of snot
Some people might consider mucus an icky bodily secretion best left wrapped in a tissue, but to a group of researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, snot is an endlessly fasc ... more

Preliminary Ebola tests come back positive for Dallas healthcare worker
A second Ebola case has been diagnosed in the United States, as preliminary tests for the deadly disease have come back positive for a healthcare worker in Dallas who cared for Liberian Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan. ... more

The mathematics behind the Ebola epidemic
Researchers in the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering at ETH Zurich have calculated new benchmark figures to precisely describe the Ebola epidemic in West Africa from a mathematical pe ... more

Amputees discern familiar sensations across prosthetic hand
Even before he lost his right hand to an industrial accident 4 years ago, Igor Spetic had family open his medicine bottles. Cotton balls give him goose bumps. Now, blindfolded during an experiment, ... more

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Smallest world record has 'endless possibilities' for bio-nanotechnology
Scientists from the University of Leeds have taken a crucial step forward in bio-nanotechnology, a field that uses biology to develop new tools for science, technology and medicine. The new study, p ... more

NASA To Study Deep Space Behavioral Health and Performance Issues
NASA's Human Research Program (HRP) will fund three proposals to help investigate questions about behavioral health and performance on future deep space exploration missions. Research like this may ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
What a Star Wars laser bullet really looks like

Cheaper silicon means cheaper solar cells

Electronics industry gets 2 ways to snoop on self-organizing molecules

Cooling with molecules

Strengthening thin-film bonds with ultrafast data collection

Special UO microscope captures defects in nanotubes

Quantum holograms as atomic scale memory keepsake


Microgravity Bone Research A Half Century Later


A universal Ebola drug target


Computers make powerful allies in fight against AIDS


New 'lab-on-a-chip' could revolutionize early diagnosis of cancer


Easy recipe to make bone and cartilage


Low concentrations of heavy metals contributes to antibiotic resistance


EU well armed to prevent an Ebola epidemic: experts


Britain sends 750 military personnel to combat Ebola


Hi-tech images point to chinks in HIV's armour


Health T-shirts and a mind-reading bar unveiled in Japan

US troops in Africa could stay a year in Ebola mission

West Africa finetunes multi-national force to fight Boko Haram

Trio win Nobel medicine prize for brain's 'GPS'

Running the Race to Cure Cancer From Space

'Smart' bandage emits phosphorescent glow for healing below

A Heartbeat Away? Hybrid "Patch" Could Replace Transplants

1,400 US troops soon headed to Liberia for Ebola mission

New tool assesses skill development in robotic microsurgery, reports Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

New material steals oxygen from air

'Vaccinated' mosquitos released in Rio to combat dengue

Indonesia makes first arrests of manta ray traders

China to open first high security bio laboratory

Ebola epidemic battering Liberian economy: minister

Sierra Leone quarantines one million ahead of UN Ebola talks

UN confronts deadly Ebola epidemic

Guyana, China sign five-year health pact

Venezuela asks citizens to swap guns for grants, meds

Nanotubes help healing hearts keep the beat

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