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October 01, 2014
Ebola epidemic battering Liberian economy: minister
Geneva (AFP) Sept 30, 2014
Liberia's Ebola crisis is battering the economy of a nation that has spent the past decade recovering from 14 years of civil war, its minister of commerce said Tuesday. "The road ahead is not very clear, as our entire development agenda is at risk," said Axel Addy, who was in Geneva for a UN meeting. "All that we've achieved is at risk should this epidemic continue," he told reporters. Liberia has been hit the hardest by the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola, which has killed more than 3,000 peop ... read more
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Venezuela asks citizens to swap guns for grants, meds
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. ... 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


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


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
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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

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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
UAE asks U.S. for $900M rocket artillery deal

'Terror backers' can't defeat jihadists: Syria's Assad

Polish weekend warriors up in arms over Russian threat

Japan envoy invited to N. Korea over Cold War kidnappings: Abe

Body cameras join cops on the beat in US

Iran rejects Israel PM accusations on nuclear threat

Modi makes White House debut


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

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
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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

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
24/7 News Coverage
Instant speciation, biodiversity, and the root of our existence

Nitrogen fingerprint in biomolecules could be from early sun

New mechanism reveals how molecules become trapped in ice

Shape up quickly - applies to fish too

Genetic Operating System Facilitated Evolution of Bilateral Animals

600-year-old canoe helps explain migration from East Polynesia to New Zealand

UN urges peaceful resolution to Hong Kong protests


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

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
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Fukushima operator, Sellafield to compare nuclear notes

Blades of grass inspire advance in organic solar cells

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Solar-Powered Sun Flyer Trainer Makes Progress

How to make stronger, 'greener' cement

OPDE gain approval for new 10.8 MWp Solar Farm in UK

How to make a 'perfect' solar absorber


New approaches for Ebola virus therapeutics


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'

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