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September 30, 2014
Venezuela asks citizens to swap guns for grants, meds
Caracas (AFP) Sept 29, 2014
Seeking to slash the world's second-highest murder rate, Venezuela launched a gun swap program Monday asking citizens to exchange firearms for scholarships, medicine, free surgery or construction materials. The South American country's 30 million people own 15 million guns, both legal and illegal, according to a government estimate. That has fueled violent crime and an annual homicide rate that has reached 53 per 100,000 inhabitants, the second-highest in the world after Honduras, according to t ... read more
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Guyana, China sign five-year health pact
China on Saturday agreed to train Guyanese doctors in medical specialities, as part of a five-year deal with the South American country. ... more

Sierra Leone quarantines one million ahead of UN Ebola talks
Sierra Leone began a quarantine of more than one million people Thursday in the largest open-ended lockdown in the Ebola outbreak, as world leaders met to discuss the crisis at the United Nations. ... more

UN confronts deadly Ebola epidemic
World leaders gathered at the United Nations heard dire warnings and desperate pleas for assistance Thursday as the deadly Ebola virus forced Sierra Leone to quarantine a million people. ... more


Nanotubes help healing hearts keep the beat
Carbon nanotubes serve as bridges that allow electrical signals to pass unhindered through new pediatric heart-defect patches invented at Rice University and Texas Children's Hospital. A team led by ... more


UTSA microbiologists discover regulatory thermometer that controls cholera
Karl Klose, professor of biology and a researcher in UTSA's South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, has teamed up with researchers at Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany to understand ho ... more
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Sierra Leone's three-day Ebola shutdown ends
Millions of Sierra Leoneans emerged from their homes on Monday after a three-day nationwide lockdown during which scores of dead bodies and new cases of Ebola infections were uncovered. ... more

Space: The final frontier ... open to the public
Historically, spaceflight has been reserved for the very healthy. Astronauts are selected for their ability to meet the highest physical and psychological standards to prepare them for any unknown c ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
N. Korea moving 'further away' from denuclearisation: US envoy

IS jihadists close in on key Syria border town

German push onto world stage hit by defence failures

Sweden orders submarine overhaul

Israel PM warns Iran greater threat than IS jihadists

Afghanistan to sign US troop deal Tuesday

Former Exelis business unit makes debut as independent company


Drugmaker GSK says fined $490 mn in China graft probe
A Chinese court on Friday fined British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline 3.0 billion yuan ($490 million) following a nearly year-long bribery probe, the company said. ... more

Liberia's women, children bear brunt of Ebola epidemic
Exhausted and unable to process her loss, Olivia Clark turns away in silence as her dead baby is disinfected and loaded onto a truck by a team of Ebola specialists. ... more

Coercion could worsen Ebola epidemic, say experts
Coercive measures to stem the deadly Ebola epidemic in West Africa, such as confining people to their homes, could backfire badly, experts say. ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


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
24/7 News Coverage
Ancient genome from southern Africa throws light on our origins

Tooth serves as evidence of 220 million-year-old attack

Greenland Ice Sheet more vulnerable than previously thought

If trees could talk

Chemists Observe Key Reaction To Produce 'Atmosphere's Detergent'

Predicting landslides with light

Skin pigment renders sun's UV radiation harmless using projectiles


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

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

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

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


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
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Smart, eco-friendly new battery to solve problems

Kremlin ready to act if trilateral energy proposal collapses

Future mega cities will need solar roof energy

How things coil

Police Department Generates Power from Q CELLS Solar Modules

New Technology May Lead to Prolonged Power in Mobile Devices

Blue LED breakthrough for efficient electronics


US to send field hospital to Ebola-hit Liberia


Maggot therapy to make a comeback in Kenyan hospitals


Google bio firm in $1.5 bn alliance against aging ills


Russian Scientists Develop Patent Technology for Unique Flu Vaccine


A new way to diagnose malaria


Obama warns stopping Ebola 'will not be easy'


Leading Ebola researcher says there's an effective treatment for Ebola

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