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September 19, 2014
Coercion could worsen Ebola epidemic, say experts
Paris (AFP) Sept 18, 2014
Coercive measures to stem the deadly Ebola epidemic in West Africa, such as confining people to their homes, could backfire badly, experts say. The Sierra Leone government has told the entire population of six million to stay at home, except for essential business, for 72 hours from Friday. The plan, unveiled on September 10, aims to break the chain of transmission. It will ostensibly see 20,000 volunteers going door-to-door to remove bodies from homes, and bringing people who are ill to tre ... read more
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Asia's rising tobacco epidemic
Smoke-filled bars and packed cancer wards reflect decades of neglect of no-smoking policies in Asia, where both high- and low-income countries are belatedly waking up to a growing tobacco-related health epidemic. ... more

Material mimicking shark skin combats hospital superbugs
A shark skin-like material called Sharklet can be used to combat superbugs in hospitals, according to a new study. ... more

Obama sends 3,000 troops to W.Africa to 'turn tide' on Ebola
US President Barack Obama will try to "turn the tide" on the Ebola epidemic Tuesday by ordering 3,000 US military personnel to west Africa to curtail its spread as China also dispatched more experts to the region. ... more


China ups its medics in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone to 174
China will send more medics to Ebola-hit Sierra Leone to help boost laboratory testing for the virus, raising the total number of Chinese medical experts there to 174, the UN said Tuesday. ... more


In US, calls mount for major scale-up to Ebola crisis
The world response to the deadly Ebola crisis in West Africa needs a major scale-up that should include military flights for delivering supplies, US lawmakers and leading doctors said Thursday. ... more
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New defence mechanism against viruses discovered
Researchers have discovered that a known quality control mechanism in human, animal and plant cells is active against viruses. They think it might represent one of the oldest defence mechanisms agai ... more

Evolutionary tools improve prospects for sustainable development
Solving societal challenges in food security, emerging diseases and biodiversity loss will require evolutionary thinking in order to be effective in the long run. Inattention to this will only ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Iran slams US as 'obsessed' with sanctions as talks resume

Ukraine says Russia masses troops on Ukraine border

Space control Airmen ensure constant communication

Russian Aerospace Defense Forces Again Dismiss Satellite Explosion Rumors

Founding Day of Air and Missile Defense Command of Aerospace Defense Forces

Twin crises could shape Obama's twilight years in office

Obama and US lawmakers turn up heat on IS


The Search for Ebola Immune Response Targets
The effort to develop therapeutics and a vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) requires a complex understanding of the microorganism and its relationship within the host, especially t ... more

New approaches for Ebola virus therapeutics
Researchers from the University of Liverpool, in collaboration with Public Health England, have investigated new ways to identify drugs that could be used to treat Ebola virus infection. They ... more

US to send field hospital to Ebola-hit Liberia
The US military will send a field hospital to Liberia for medical staff fighting the Ebola virus, the Pentagon said Monday, as part of an expanded effort to stem the epidemic. ... more
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Maggot therapy to make a comeback in Kenyan hospitals
Infected wounds and rotting flesh aren't so great for humans, but for maggots, it's a smorgasbord, and hungry maggots just got some good news out of Kenya. Hospitals in the East African country are reintroducing maggot therapy to help rid wounds of dead tissue and reduce the use of expensive antibiotics. ... more

Google bio firm in $1.5 bn alliance against aging ills
Google backed life sciences firm Calico and bio-pharmaceutical titan AbbVie on Wednesday announced an alliance to invest $1.5 billion to find ways to battle age-related diseases. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
New branch added to European family tree

Study finds Great Barrier Reef is an effective wave absorber

Coral growth rate plummets in 30-year comparison

Nature of war: Chimpanzees inherently violent

New research decodes virus-host interactions in ocean dead zones

Sharks more abundant on healthy coral reefs

Saltmarsh recovery looks good, falls short


Russian Scientists Develop Patent Technology for Unique Flu Vaccine
Russian scientists from the Microgen company have developed and patented new technology used in the creation of a split-virus vaccine. This type of vaccine produces a chemical disruption in the infl ... more

A new way to diagnose malaria
Over the past several decades, malaria diagnosis has changed very little. After taking a blood sample from a patient, a technician smears the blood across a glass slide, stains it with a special dye ... more

Obama warns stopping Ebola 'will not be easy'
US President Barack Obama told West Africans on Tuesday that Ebola could be beaten but cautioned that it would not be easy to stem the spread of the deadly disease. ... more

Leading Ebola researcher says there's an effective treatment for Ebola
A leading U.S. Ebola researcher from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has gone on record stating that a blend of three monoclonal antibodies can completely protect monkeys against ... more

Google tests using drones to deliver goods
Google on Thursday said it is testing using drones to deliver items bought online, putting its own spin on similar efforts by Internet retail titan ... more


Ebola epidemic decimating health workers in Guinea
Working at breakneck speed, the nurses rush between departments at Guinea's largest hospital, wearing gloves they have bought at their own expense to protect themselves against the Ebola virus. ... more

Therapy for Sudan strain of Ebola may help contain some outbreaks
Ebola is a rare, but deadly disease that exists as five strains, none of which have approved therapies. One of the most lethal strains is the Sudan ebolavirus (SUDV). Although not the strain c ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
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Making quantum dots glow brighter

UCI team is first to capture motion of single molecule in real time

Border stand-off overshadows China leader's India trip

Finnish Greens quit government in nuclear row

Asia's billionaires see fastest wealth growth: report


Sorting cells with sound waves


DARPA Developing Novel Therapies Customized to Individual Patients


Regional crisis talks as Ebola death toll tops 1,500


Traders warn of Chinese exodus from Ebola-hit Sierra Leone


Boron Facilitates Stem Cell Growth and Development in Corn


What can fourteenth century Venice teach us about Ebola?


Climate change poses growing health threat: UN


Decision support system makes malaria diagnostics more effective


UN vows central role in fighting 'exceptional' Ebola epidemic


Unusual discovery leads to fascinating tuberculosis theory

Study shows emergency room nurses share special traits

Seals, sea lions help bring tuberculosis from Africa to Americas

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