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January 28, 2015
Diaper compound may expand power of microscopes
Bethesda MD (SPX) Jan 28, 2015
Pour, mix, set, add water and voila: highly detailed images of the inside of cells. A study, partially funded by the National Institutes of Health, showed that a modified form of the superabsorbent chemical used in disposable diapers can expand brain structures to four and a half times their original size. The process called expansion microscopy will allow scientists to take super-resolution pictures of healthy and diseased tissue throughout the body using common microscopes. "For centuries, a sci ... read more
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Bird flu confirmed in Canadian patient after China trip
The first human case of H7N9 bird flu in North America has been confirmed in a Canadian woman who recently returned from a trip to China, health officials said Monday. ... more

Australian boy, 4, gets 'world first' artificial pancreas
A four-year-old Australian boy has been fitted with an artificial pancreas in what researchers said was a world first treatment for managing type 1 diabetes. ... more

Microcapsules have potential to repair damage caused by osteoarthritis
A new 'microcapsule' treatment delivery method developed by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) could reduce inflammation in cartilage affected by osteoarthritis and reverse damage ... more


Synthetic amino acid offer biotech solutions to global problems
Scientists from Yale have devised a way to ensure genetically modified organisms (GMOs) can be safely confined in the environment, overcoming a major obstacle to widespread use of GMOs in agricultur ... more


Major limitations found with nanotubes in blood facing medical devices
Scientists in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Trinity College Dublin, have made an important discovery about the safety issues of using carbon nanotubes as biomaterials which c ... more
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No new polio cases in Syria reported for a year: WHO
Syria has gone a year without a reported polio case, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, after a massive immunisation campaign triggered by the disease's appearance in the war-torn country. ... more

Nigeria reports H5N1 bird flu in five states
Nigeria on Wednesday confirmed that five states have been hit with the H5N1 strain of bird flu, resulting in the deaths of tens of thousands of poultry but no human cases. ... more
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Pakistan opposes new India-US nuclear deal

Obama wraps India visit with pleas on religion, climate

Raytheon acquires remote sensing, UAS tech company

Payout for Fiji veterans of British atomic tests

US Congress eases pressure for new Iran sanctions

China to hold military parade to 'frighten Japan': report

Scores of foreign fighters among Kobane dead: US


Wearable sensor clears path to long-term EKG, EMG monitoring
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new, wearable sensor that uses silver nanowires to monitor electrophysiological signals, such as electrocardiography (EKG) or electr ... more

Two Nigerian cities hit by bird flu: authorities
Thousands of chickens have been culled in southern Nigeria after the discovery of bird flu in some poultry farms, the local health authorities said on Tuesday. ... more

Schools reopening as W.Africa turns page on Ebola epidemic
Children on Monday trickled back to school in Guinea, where the Ebola epidemic broke out in December 2013, as west Africa cautiously began turning the page on the deadly outbreak. ... more
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Pythagoras theorem shows when a patient has turned a corner
A medical researcher at the University of Warwick has found the 2,500 year-old Pythagoras theorem could be the most effective way to identify the point at which a patient's health begins to improve. ... more

AIDS crisis brewing in Crimea and east Ukraine says UN
A lethal health crisis is brewing in Russian-annexed Crimea and war-torn eastern Ukraine, where injecting drug users have lost access to therapy to wean them off heroin, the UN's AIDS envoy said Wednesday. ... more
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'No chance' of beating climate change without India: Obama

New York defends storm shutdown

Glow-in-the-dark algae turns Hong Kong harbor blue

Madagascar storm death toll climbs to 68

Scientists map brains of the blind to solve mysteries of specialization

Diaper compound may expand power of microscopes

With pollinator declines, millions at risk of malnutrition


Two die of bird flu in China
Two people have died of the H7N9 strain of avian flu in China's eastern province of Fujian, state media said Saturday, quoting local health officials. ... more

China diagnosed 104,000 new HIV/AIDs cases in 2014
China diagnosed 104,000 new cases of HIV/AIDS in 2014, media reported Friday, highlighting growth in infections in the country despite a comparatively low overall rate. ... more

UN Ebola czar says epidemic has 'passed the tipping point'
The Ebola crisis has "passed the tipping point" and there is now a reasonable chance the deadly outbreak could end quickly, the UN special envoy said Thursday. ... more

Flu shot just 23 percent effective: US
This US winter season's flu vaccine has been just 23 percent effective at preventing doctor visits for people of all ages, according to health authorities' early estimates out Thursday. ... more

How to predict responses to disease
Sometimes the response to the outbreak of a disease can make things worse - such as when people panic and flee, potentially spreading the disease to new areas. The ability to anticipate when such o ... more

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DNA 'glue' could someday be used to build tissues, organs
DNA molecules provide the "source code" for life in humans, plants, animals and some microbes. But now researchers report an initial study showing that the strands can also act as a glue to hold tog ... more

Prolonged weightlessness moves blood from bottom to top of body
Struggling with high blood pressure? A lengthy stay in space may be just what the doctor ordered. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
World nuke energy center shifts to Asia

Fukushima Water Cleanup Misses Targets, Completion Delayed Until May

Breakthrough promises secure communications and faster computers

Environmental Group Welcomes French Energy Minister's Nuclear Plans

Silver nanowires demonstrate unexpected self-healing mechanism

New pathway to valleytronics

Making functionalized nanocarbons


Hybrid 'super mosquito' resistant to insecticide-treated bed nets


Newly discovered antibiotic kills pathogens without resistance


US okays Roche test to identify HIV, hepatitis viruses


Flexible, biocompatible implant slips into the spinal cord


Sierra Leone now has means to control Ebola epidemic


Five years after quake, cholera epidemic haunts Haiti


At least 26 US kids die of flu in 'bad' season: officials


Scientists discover hybrid insecticide-resistant mosquito in Mali


Contaminated equipment behind Cambodia HIV outbreak


DigitalGlobe products used in fight against Ebola

Researchers develop soil-derived antibiotic

New clues in quest for HIV cure: researchers

'Flying carpet' uses graphene to deliver one-two punch

Nanotech guides cancer surgery; also kills remaining malignant cells

DNA origami could lead to nano 'transformers' for biomedical applications

One Pakistani's dogged fight against rats

Predicting superbugs' countermoves to new drugs

3-D culture system for pancreatic cancer could change therapeutic approaches

'AIDS demolition team' report roils China netizens

Cancer often due to bad luck, not genes or environment

China bird flu death reported as 2014 toll rises

Egypt reports 10th bird flu death this year

Genomes of healthy newborns to be sequenced as part of new study

Hong Kong raises bird flu alert level as woman critical

Scientists zero in on how lung cancer spreads

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