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December 07, 2016
Overwhelming evidence of malaria's existence 2,000 years ago
Hamilton, Canada (SPX) Dec 07, 2016
An analysis of 2,000-year-old human remains from several regions across the Italian peninsula has confirmed the presence of malaria during the Roman Empire, addressing a longstanding debate about its pervasiveness in this ancient civilization. The answer is in mitochondrial genomic evidence of malaria, coaxed from the teeth of bodies buried in three Italian cemeteries, dating back to the Imperial period of the 1st to 3rd centuries Common Era. The genomic data is important, say researchers, because ... read more

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Archaeologists find 14th century Black Death 'plague pit' in England
Archaeologists have discovered a rare "plague pit" in Lincolnshire. The mass grave contains 48 skeletons, just a few dozen of the thousands of Europeans claimed by the outbreak of Black Death during the 14th century. The pit was found near the site of an ancient monastery hospital at Thornton Abbey. ... more

UN chief Ban apologizes to Haitian people over cholera epidemic
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday apologized for the first time to the people of Haiti for the role played by the world body's peacekeepers in sparking a devastating cholera epidemic in the country. ... more

Researchers develop novel wound-healing technology
A WSU research team has successfully used a mild electric current to take on and beat drug-resistant bacterial infections, a technology that may eventually be used to treat chronic wound infections. ... more


S.Africa launches major new trial of AIDS vaccine
South Africa on Wednesday launched a major clinical trial of an experimental vaccine against the AIDS virus, which scientists hope could be the "final nail in the coffin" for the disease. ... more


Philip Morris looking towards cigarette phase-out
Tobacco giant Philip Morris is aiming to stop selling conventional cigarettes and replace them with a less harmful product, its chief executive said Wednesday. ... more

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Astronaut vision may be impaired by spinal fluid changes: study
Astronauts may experience blurry vision and impaired eyesight after long spaceflights due to changes in spinal fluid that occur while in microgravity, researchers said Monday. ... more

Study finds cause of visual impairment in astronauts
A visual problem affecting astronauts who serve on lengthy missions in space is related to volume changes in the clear fluid that is found around the brain and spinal cord, according to new research ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US commitment to NATO 'unwavering' despite Trump: Kerry

Sanctions renewal shows US still 'enemy': Iran's Rouhani

Trump says new Air Force One too costly: 'Cancel order!'

'Rookie' Trump must fall into line: China media

Japan PM Abe won't apologise at Pearl Harbor: government

Turning point as social media tackles online 'terror'

2 million Israelis exposed to rocket fire, says report


Almost half of HIV infections worldwide undetected: WHO
The World Health Organization warned on Tuesday that nearly half of all people with HIV around the globe do not know they are infected, and called for broader access to at-home testing kits. ... more

One in seven with HIV in Europe unaware of infection: study
One in seven people with HIV in Europe is unaware of their infection, the EU and World Health Organization reported Tuesday as 2015 marked another record year for new HIV cases in the region. ... more

S.Africa launches major new trial of AIDS vaccine
South Africa on Wednesday begins a major clinical trial of an experimental vaccine against the AIDS virus, which scientists hope could be the "final nail in the coffin" for the disease. ... more
ISIS OBC Bundle Deal 6th Annual Modular Construction Summit for Oil and Gas Agenda - December 7-9 - Houston Develop commercial strategies for the global deployment of SMRs and Advanced Reactors

Death toll rises in Australia 'thunderstorm asthma'
The death toll from Australia's "thunderstorm asthma" episode has risen to six and three others are in critical condition, authorities said Sunday, as they assessed the fallout from the unprecedented event. ... more

El Nino conditions in the Pacific precedes dengue fever epidemics
Researchers have found a strong association between El Nino-Southern Oscillation conditions in the Pacific to observed weather and dengue epidemics in Sri Lanka. According to a study published in th ... more
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Information theory offers new way to read ice cores

Overwhelming evidence of malaria's existence 2,000 years ago

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Illinois researchers discover hot hydrogen atoms in Earth's upper atmosphere

Secrets of the paleo diet

Longest-living animal gives up ocean climate secrets

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Worrying traces of resistant bacteria in air
Polluted city air has now been identified as a possible means of transmission for resistant bacteria. Researchers in Gothenburg have shown that air samples from Beijing contain DNA from genes that m ... more

New class of drugs holds promise for combating antibiotic resistance
A new class of drugs that combat antibiotic resistance has been discovered by a University of Oklahoma researcher and team. In the study supported by the National Institutes of Health, laboratory ex ... more

Researchers discover new antibiotics by sifting through the human microbiome
Most antibiotics in use today are based on natural molecules produced by bacteria - and given the rise of antibiotic resistance, there's an urgent need to find more of them. Yet coaxing bacteria to ... more

Rift Valley Fever epidemic kills at least 32 in Niger
At least 32 people have died since late August in an epidemic of Rift Valley fever in the western Niger region of Tahoua, the country's health ministry said Thursday. ... more

HIV treatment soars, but young African women suffer: UN
The number of HIV-infected people taking anti-retroviral medicine has doubled in just five years, the UN said Monday, while highlighting high infection rates among young African women. ... more


Biologists give bacteria thermostat controls
A new helper in the fight against cancer and other diseases of the gut may be genetically altered bacteria that release medicines to tumors or the gut. Now, a new study performed using mice demonstr ... more

Tiny super magnets could be the future of drug delivery
Microscopic crystals could soon be zipping drugs around your body, taking them to diseased organs. In the past, this was thought to be impossible - the crystals, which have special magnetic properti ... more
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Netherlands steps up measures to fight bird flu


Vietnam destroys huge ivory, rhino horn cache


Analog series-based scaffolds: a new definition that may aid medicinal chemistry


Ebola adapted to better infect humans during 2013-2016 epidemic


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Restoring the sense of touch in amputees using natural signals of the nervous system


For the first time, brain surface stimulation provides 'touch' feedback to direct movement

How nanoscience will improve our health and lives in the coming years

Watching the brain in action

Quantum leap in the reliability of mass spectrometry-based proteomics

Feeling the Rhythm

3D-printed organ-on-a-chip with integrated sensors

Driving mosquito evolution to fight malaria

Not 'patient zero': the origins of US AIDS epidemic

Tobacco plants engineered to manufacture high yields of malaria drug

In a first, brain computer interface helps paralyzed man feel again

Brand-new cochlear implant technology born from frictional electricity

Haiti sees 800 new cholera cases after hurricane

A promising step toward controlling Zika virus and dengue fever

DARPA Helps Paralyzed Man Feel Again Using a Brain-Controlled Robotic Arm

Indian capital's zoo closes over bird flu scare

Devils' milk could fight superbugs: Australia scientists

UN worried over attacks on aid convoys in hurricane-hit Haiti

New smart textile is the muscle behind next generation devices

Tuberculosis epidemic larger than previously thought

WHO to send 1 mln cholera vaccine doses to hurricane-hit Haiti

Sensor material could enable more sensitive readings of biological signals

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