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March 28, 2015
Superbugs could kill a million Chinese a year: economist
Beijing (AFP) March 26, 2015
China faces a million deaths a year from antibiotic-resistant superbugs and a loss of $20 trillion by 2050, an economist and former top Goldman Sachs executive said Thursday. Beijing should "take ownership" of anti-microbial resistance (AMR) when it hosts the G20 summit next year, said Jim O'Neill, the leader of a British government-commissioned review on the subject. "Here is an issue that doesn't distinguish between religion, colour, race," he said. "Whether you're Sunni or Shiite, you're goin ... read more
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Researchers Receive Grant to Send Worms into Space
It is common knowledge that the longer humans spend in space, the longer it takes them to regain muscle strength upon their return to earth. The biggest question is, why. With the help of Caenorhabd ... more

How rocket science may improve kidney dialysis
A team of researchers in the United Kingdom has found a way to redesign an artificial connection between an artery and vein, known as an Arterio-Venous Fistulae, which surgeons form in the arms of p ... more

Regeneration in a hostile environment
Damage to the spinal cord rarely heals because the injured nerve cells fail to regenerate. The regrowth of their long nerve fibers is hindered by scar tissue and molecular processes inside the nerve ... more


Gates calls for 'germ games' instead of war games
Bill Gates opened a mock Ebola field hospital at the prestigious TED Conference on Wednesday as part of a call to be battle-ready for a deadly global epidemic. ... more


From cancer-battling bacteria to life on Mars at TED
Brilliant minds wrapped around heady notions ranging from injecting medicine by laser to cherishing life on Earth while seeking a future in the stars as the TED conference began Monday. ... more
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French graft trial over Iraq 'Oil for Food' programme
Fourteen companies, including Renault Trucks and Legrand, went on trial Wednesday, accused of siphoning off cash to Saddam Hussein's Iraqi regime during the "oil for food" programme. ... more

WHO chief wants tobacco firms pushed 'out of business'
World Health Organization chief Margaret Chan urged global action on Wednesday to drive tobacco companies "out of business" and hailed progress in tackling smoking in many countries. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
China hits out at Japan over defence spending worries

Japan launches replacement spy satellite

Saudi strikes Yemen rebels as Iran warns of 'dangerous step'

Taiwan protesters scuffle with police over China flight route

UK data hub will maximize benefits of Europe's EO program

US and UAE Ink Bilateral Space Cooperation

US 'hijacking' victory in Iraq's Tikrit: militia groups


Design and build of synthetic DNA goes back to 'BASIC'
A new technique for creating artificial DNA that is faster, more accurate and more flexible than existing methods has been developed by scientists at Imperial College London. The new system - called ... more

3-D printer for small molecules opens access to customized chemistry
Howard Hughes Medical Institute scientists have simplified the chemical synthesis of small molecules, eliminating a major bottleneck that limits the exploration of a class of compounds offering trem ... more

A 'warhead' molecule to hunt down deadly bacteria
Targeting deadly, drug-resistant bacteria poses a serious challenge to researchers looking for antibiotics that can kill pathogens without causing collateral damage in human cells. A team of Boston ... more
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Human Brain Project has a Change of Heart
The board of directors of the Human Brain Project [HBP] is currently mulling over a set of reform proposals that were submitted by a review panel with a view to reorganizing it; criticism has swirle ... more

Injectable UW polymer could keep soldiers from bleeding to death
Most military battlefield casualties die before reaching a surgical hospital. Of those soldiers who might potentially survive, most die from uncontrolled bleeding. In some cases, there's not much me ... more
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A mile deep, ocean fish facing health impacts from human pollution

Global water use may outstrip supply by mid-century

Rethinking wetland restoration: Smaller wetlands more valuable than previously thought

Carbon nanotube fibers make superior links to brain

Snowflakes become square with a little help from graphene

Japan Plans 250-Mile Chain of Sea Walls to Fend Off Tsunamis

New membranes deliver clean water more efficiently


Ultrasound technology shows promise as Alzheimer's treatment
Researchers at the University of Queensland say they've developed a non-invasive Alzheimer's treatment technique using ultrasound technology. Scientists claim a blast of sonic waves is able to break up the brain plaques implicated in Alzheimer's disease and reverse memory loss. ... more

Swine flu outbreak in India raises concern
Since December, an outbreak of swine flu in India has killed more than 1,200 people, and a new MIT study suggests that the strain has acquired mutations that make it more dangerous than previously c ... more

US to Deploy Chemical Brigade to Liberia to Combat Ebola
The United States will deploy its Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear brigade's headquarters to Liberia to further combat the Ebola epidemic, the US Defense Department announced in a pres ... more

British Ebola patient flown home from S. Leone
A female British military healthcare worker who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone arrived home Thursday for treatment in a London hospital isolation unit. ... more

Experts sound warning over flu dangers in China, India
Scientists sounded warnings Wednesday over H7N9 bird flu in China and the H1N1 strain of swine flu in India that have jointly claimed more than 1,700 lives. ... more

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Briton diagnosed with Ebola in Sierra Leone: London
A female British healthcare worker has been diagnosed with Ebola in Sierra Leone, authorities in London said Wednesday, and a military plane has been sent to evacuate her if needed. ... more

3D printed organs offer ultra-realistic practice models
An incision from the surgeon's scalpel sends liquid oozing over the surface of a the lung, but on this occasion it doesn't matter if something goes wrong - the doctor can simply create another model with a 3D printer. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
The key to the long-term storage of DOC in the deep ocean

New transitory form of silica observed

Landmark study proves that magnets can control heat and sound

Twisted light increases efficiency of quantum cryptography systems

Additives to biodegrade plastics don't work

An explanation for the Fermi-Pasta-Ulam system problem

New technology converts packing peanuts to battery components


More study needed to clarify impact of cellulose nanocrystals on health


Interdependence explained


Apple to tap iPhone users for medical research


China on brink of heart disease 'epidemic': study


Scanner targets HIV boltholes in boost for cure


Dengue deaths on rise in Sao Paulo


Subtracting Gravity from Alzheimer's


Democratizing synthetic biology


Pens filled with high-tech inks for do-it-yourself sensors


The hidden burden of dengue fever in West Africa

Origins of AIDS virus strains traced to gorillas

Ubisoft game aims to be what the doctor ordered

Zombie outbreak? Statistical mechanics reveal the ideal hideout

Cholera epidemic kills 41 in Mozambique

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