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November 25, 2014
Wireless electronic implants stop staph, then dissolve
Medford MA (SPX) Nov 26, 2014
Researchers at Tufts University, in collaboration with a team at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, have demonstrated a resorbable electronic implant that eliminated bacterial infection in mice by delivering heat to infected tissue when triggered by a remote wireless signal. The silk and magnesium devices then harmlessly dissolved in the test animals. The technique had previously been demonstrated only in vitro. The research is published online in the Proceedings of the National Acade ... read more
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Intelligence agency shares unclassified data in fight against Ebola
A U.S. intelligence agency has launched a public website to provide unclassified geospatial intelligence data to aid in the battle against Ebola in Africa. ... more

Apple teams with (RED) to fight AIDS
Apple on Monday teamed with the (RED) campaign founded by U2 singer Bono to raise money to fight AIDS. ... more

World Bank's Kim: end of Ebola epidemic 'not near'
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim warned Friday that the Ebola epidemic is "not close to being over" after a new front opened against the deadly disease in Mali. ... more


Scientists worry bed bugs could spread Chagas disease
Bed bugs are every urbanite's worst nightmare, but from a public health perspective, they're considered rather harmless. Unlike rats or mosquitos, there's no evidence they carry or spread deadly diseases like malaria, yellow fever or dengue. But new research suggests the night-time bloodsucker can transmit the parasite that causes Chagas, a disease endemic to South America. ... more


New Technique Allows Ultrasound To Penetrate Bone, Metal
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique that allows ultrasound to penetrate bone or metal, using customized structures that offset the distortion usually caused b ... more
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World Bank proposes global epidemic fund in wake of Ebola
World Bank chief Jim Yong Kim warned Tuesday that the Ebola outbreak in west Africa could trigger famine, and called for the creation of an international emergency fund for epidemics. ... more

80 million bacteria sealed with a kiss
As many as 80 million bacteria are transferred during a 10 second kiss, according to research published in the open access journal Microbiome. The study also found that partners who kiss each other ... more
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China ships pay first post-Japan summit visit to disputed isles

Russia studies construction of its own orbital station

Stealthy spy software snooping for years: Symantec

China Military Advance in South China Sea to Test US Outreach

Ukraine's NATO hopes still a long way off

Iran won't be brought to knees on nuclear issue: Khamenei

France delays warship delivery to Russia 'until further notice'


UN warns over threat of AIDS rebound
South African actress Charlize Theron threw her weight Tuesday behind an urgent new UN campaign to end AIDS as a global health threat by 2030. ... more

Better Cryopreservation could boost world blood supplies
Engineers at Oregon State University have identified a method to rapidly prepare frozen red blood cells for transfusions, which may offer an important new way to manage the world's blood supply. ... more

Advances in electron microscopy reveal secrets of HIV
UC Davis researchers are getting a new look at the workings of HIV and other viruses thanks to new techniques in electron microscopy developed on campus. The envelope (or Env) protein of HIV is a ke ... more
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'Contagious' bird flu outbreaks on Dutch, British farms
Dutch officials were on Monday checking poultry farms for a highly infectious strain of bird flu following outbreaks of similar strains of the virus in Britain and Germany. ... more

Chinese medics in Liberia to beef up Ebola fight
A large team of Chinese health workers arrived in Liberia to boost the Ebola fight as a US-based doctor infected in Sierra Leone was described as being "extremely ill". ... more
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Chinese medics in Liberia to beef up Ebola fight
A large team of Chinese health workers arrived in Liberia to boost the Ebola fight as a US-based doctor infected in Sierra Leone was described as being "extremely ill". ... more

Single-dose, needle-free Ebola vaccine protects macaques
Scientists have demonstrated for the first time that a single-dose, needleless Ebola vaccine given to primates through their noses and lungs protected them against infection for at least 21 weeks. ... more

Ebola a stark reminder of link between humans, animals, environment
For many, global public health seems like an abstract and distant problem - until the Ebola virus is diagnosed among people in our midst. Though no one would call the Ebola pandemic a good thing, it ... more

Creating Bright X-Ray Pulses in the Laser Lab
X-rays are widely used in medicine and in materials science. To take a picture of a broken bone, it is enough to create a continuous flux of X-ray photons, but in order to study time-dependent pheno ... more

Results of microbiome studies may be 'contaminated'
A growing number of studies have been looking into the significance and role of the microbiome in human health and disease, and new research suggests the results of some of those studies might be unreliable and flawed, tainted by laboratory contamination. ... more

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US scales back troop plans for Ebola fight in Liberia
The US military has scaled back plans for its mission in Liberia to fight the Ebola outbreak, and will deploy a maximum of 3,000 troops instead of 4,000, a commander said Wednesday. ... more

Ebola spread boosts British 'Plague Inc' online game
The Ebola epidemic has led to a boom in downloads for the online game "Plague Inc", prompting its British developer to launch a charity initiative and offer it as a teaching tool. ... more
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