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October 21, 2016
Brand-new cochlear implant technology born from frictional electricity
Seoul, South Korea (SPX) Oct 21, 2016
DGIST Professor Hongsoo Choi(Department of Robotics Engineering) and his research team developed the world's first artificial basilar membrane that mimics the cochlear function by application of the genetic principle of frictional electricity. The artificial basilar membrane is the crucial to overcome the limits of existing cochlear implant technology. The technology was co-developed by Professor Choi and Professor Jonghoon Chang(Ajou University Hospital). The team made the triboelectric-based art ... read more

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Haiti sees 800 new cholera cases after hurricane
Haiti recorded nearly 800 cases of cholera the week after it was ravaged by Hurricane Matthew, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday, as health officials grapple to contain the disease. ... more

A promising step toward controlling Zika virus and dengue fever
Five UCLA researchers were part of an international team that has used X-rays to reveal the structure of a molecule that is toxic to disease-carrying mosquitoes. The findings move the scientific wor ... more

Indian capital's zoo closes over bird flu scare
New Delhi zoo has temporarily closed after two birds died of bird flu, its curator said Wednesday, a month after India declared itself free of the disease. ... more


Devils' milk could fight superbugs: Australia scientists
Mother's milk from the marsupials known as Tasmanian devils could help the global fight against increasingly deadly "superbugs" which resist antibiotics, Australian researchers said Tuesday. ... more


DARPA Helps Paralyzed Man Feel Again Using a Brain-Controlled Robotic Arm
A DARPA-funded research team has demonstrated for the first time in a human a technology that allows an individual to experience the sensation of touch directly in the brain through a neural interfa ... more

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UN worried over attacks on aid convoys in hurricane-hit Haiti
The United Nations is concerned at the rise in looting and attacks targeting emergency aid deliveries in hurricane-ravaged Haiti, a UN official told AFP on Sunday. ... more

New smart textile is the muscle behind next generation devices
Researchers have for the first time, developed a smart textile from carbon nanotube and spandex fibres that can both sense and move in response to a stimulus like a muscle or joint. Lead resea ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
DARPA to transfer Space Surveillance Telescope to US Air Force

Northrop Grumman gets $35 million MQ-25 drone support contract

Iraqi forces moving 'faster than expected' on Mosul: Iraq PM

Iraq forces make gains against IS near Mosul

Philippines' Duterte, in China, announces 'separation' from US

Pentagon chief vows 'overwhelming' response to any N.Korea nuke use

Textron's Scorpion jet completes first weapons exercise


Tuberculosis epidemic larger than previously thought
The tuberculosis epidemic is larger than previously thought, infecting 10.4 million people last year, while research into vaccines and cures is "severely underfunded," the World Health Organization warned on Thursday. ... more

WHO to send 1 mln cholera vaccine doses to hurricane-hit Haiti
The World Health Organization said Tuesday it would send a million cholera vaccine doses to Haiti, which has seen cases of the disease surge since it was ravaged by Hurricane Matthew last week. ... more

Sensor material could enable more sensitive readings of biological signals
Scientists have created a material that could make reading biological signals, from heartbeats to brainwaves, much more sensitive. Organic electrochemical transistors (OECTs) are designed to measure ... more
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After hurricane, Haiti confronts cholera outbreak
A week after being devastated by a hurricane, Haiti faces a growing cholera outbreak that threatens to turn its disaster even more deadly. ... more

Samsung's bio-drug unit to raise $2 bn in upcoming IPO
Samsung's drug-manufacturing unit plans to raise as much as $2.0 billion in November with what looks set to be South Korea's third-largest initial public offering (IPO). ... more
24/7 News Coverage
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Monkeys are seen making stone flakes so humans are 'not unique' after all

Salty snow could affect air pollution in the Arctic

Consequences from Antarctica climate change

Reducing ammonia pollution from cattle

New 13-year study tracks effects of changing ocean temperature on phytoplankton

Risk analysis for common ground on climate loss and damage


Scientists discover mechanisms of shape-shifting sea cucumbers
Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered for the first time how marine animals called sea cucumbers can rapidly change the stiffness of their body, which could provide ... more

Deakin builds world-first robotic surgical system with sense of touch
A world-first Deakin University innovation will give surgeons the sense of touch while they drive a robot to conduct keyhole surgery via a computer. The HeroSurg robot is a major breakthrough to cur ... more

X-ray free-electron laser is aiding the fight against Zika-carrying mosquitoes
The toxin BinAB is currently used to combat malaria, West Nile virus and viral encephalitis. The toxin features insecticidal protein crystals, which are deadly when ingested by mosquito larvae. ... more

To produce biopharmaceuticals on demand, just add water
Researchers at MIT and other institutions have created tiny freeze-dried pellets that include all of the molecular machinery needed to translate DNA into proteins, which could form the basis for on- ... more

All global trade banned in endangered pangolins
The shy, scale-covered pangolin is to receive the highest level of protection against illegal trade to try to save it from extinction, after a vote Wednesday by delegates at a global conference. ... more


Aerial pesticide 'key driver' of Zika's end in Miami: US
The use of a controversial pesticide, sprayed from overhead on a Miami neighborhood, was a "key driver" in ending the local spread of the Zika virus there, US health officials said Friday. ... more

One Billion Base Pairs Sequenced on the Space Station
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Quantum computers: 10-fold boost in stability achieved

360-degree electronic holographic display

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Study explains strength gap between graphene, carbon fiber

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New Research Collaboration Explores Microbiome of the Space Station


UN mobilizes to stop super-bugs


Bill Gates: Disease fight is tough but progress is 'incredible'


Global Fund collects almost $13 bn to fight AIDS, malaria and TB


Antarctica Provides ICE to Study Behavior Effects in Astronauts


Cold plasma will heal non-healing wounds


Brain-sensing technology enables typing at 12 words per minute


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Setting a Safe Course for Gene Editing Research


Engineers battle superbugs with star-shaped 'peptide polymers'

Life-altering science moves fast, sparking debate

Millions of US bees die from spray to fight Zika mosquitoes

New chemistry technique simplifies drug-making

Reconstructing the 6th century plague from a victim

First DNA Sequencing in Space a Game Changer

Hong Kong reports first case of Zika virus

Thyroid cancer 'epidemic' down to overdiagnosis: study

Scientists explain why Russian tuberculosis is the most infectious

Common cold viruses originated in camels

Legions of nanorobots target cancerous tumors with precision

Using plasma technology to improve bone healing

Heart disease epidemic will rise in China: study

Miami residents fret over pesticide used to fight Zika

Warmer climate could lower dengue risk

Brain-machine interfaces trigger partial neurological recovery in chronic paraplegics

Scientists warn anthrax just one threat as Russian permafrost melts

Study pushes back the origin of HIV-related retroviruses to 60 million years ago

From Sci Fi to reality: Unlocking the secret to growing new limbs

NASA releases 'Omics: Advancing personalized medicine from space to Earth'

S. Leone, Liberia risk Ebola-like outbreaks from poor sanitation

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