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July 21, 2017
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Building the Safe Genes Toolkit



Washington DC (SPX) Jul 20, 2017
DARPA created the Safe Genes program to gain a fundamental understanding of how gene editing technologies function; devise means to safely, responsibly, and predictably harness them for beneficial ends; and address potential health and security concerns related to their accidental or intentional misuse. Today, DARPA announced awards to seven teams that will pursue that mission, led by: The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard; Harvard Medical School; Massachusetts General Hospital; Massachusetts Ins ... read more

EPIDEMICS
Paris spotlight on latest in AIDS science
Paris (AFP) July 21, 2017
Some 6,000 HIV experts gather in Paris from Sunday to report advances in AIDS science as fading hopes of finding a cure push research into new fields. ... more
EPIDEMICS
As tide turns, AIDS claimed 1 million lives in 2016: UN
Paris (AFP) July 20, 2017
AIDS claimed a million lives in 2016, almost half the 2005 toll that marked the peak of the deadly epidemic, said a UN report Thursday proclaiming "the scales have tipped". ... more
EPIDEMICS
Purdue researcher: We shouldn't eliminate mosquitoes
Washington (UPI) Jul 11, 2017
Mosquitoes are despised for their itch-inducing bites and role in spreading disease. But at least one researcher doesn't want to see them eradicated entirely. ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Squeezing innovation out of the NASA Twins study
Houston TX (SPX) Jul 12, 2017
Just like early explorers, NASA Twins Study investigators are venturing into new territory. Conducting human omics research on twin astronauts as part of the One Year Mission that took place aboard ... more
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EPIDEMICS
Scientists piece together extinct horsepox virus, raising biosecurity concerns
Washington (UPI) Jul 11, 2017
Lab scientists in Canada at the University of Alberta have synthesized horsepox, an extinct relative of the smallpox virus, using segments of mail-order DNA. The feat has raised biosecurity concerns, as well as questions about the costs and benefits of risky research. ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Houston team one step closer to growing capillaries
Houston TX (SPX) Jul 12, 2017
In their work toward 3-D printing transplantable tissues and organs, bioengineers and scientists from Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine have demonstrated a key step on the path to gener ... more
TIME AND SPACE
A future without fakes thanks to quantum technology
Lancaster UK (SPX) Jul 10, 2017
Counterfeit products are a huge problem - from medicines to car parts, fake technology costs lives. Every year, imports of counterfeited and pirated goods around the world cost nearly US $0.5 ... more
CHIP TECH
Three-dimensional chip combines computing and data storage
Boston MA (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
As embedded intelligence is finding its way into ever more areas of our lives, fields ranging from autonomous driving to personalized medicine are generating huge amounts of data. But just as the fl ... more
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Veterans Receive DARPA's LUKE Arm
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
At a ceremony in New York today, two veterans living with arm amputations became the first recipients of a new generation of prosthetic limb that promises them unprecedented, near-natural arm and ha ... more
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China invites foreign cancer experts to treat Liu Xiaobo
Shenyang, China (AFP) July 5, 2017
The Chinese hospital caring for cancer-stricken Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo has decided to invite US, German and other foreign experts to treat him in China following international pressure to let him go abroad. ... more


EU edges toward agreed policy on hormone disrupting chemicals

EPIDEMICS
Sri Lanka deploys troops to tackle dengue crisis
Colombo (AFP) July 2, 2017
Sri Lanka deployed hundreds of soldiers to destroy mosquito breeding grounds as the country battles the spread of deadly dengue fever that has killed a record 215 people this year, officials said Sunday. ... more
BIO FUEL
Cheap, energy-efficient and clean reaction to make chemical feedstock
Seoul, South Korea (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
They are all around you! Most plastics, conductive polymers, and even medicines derive from molecules with a double bond between two carbon atoms, C=C. These molecules are called olefins and a ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Scientist Reveals Health Challenges That Flight to Mars Poses for Humans
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 28, 2017
Thais Russomano, the first female doctor in Latin America specializing in space medicine and the founder and director of the InnovaSpace and MicroG research centers for space biology, revealed in an ... more
EPIDEMICS
Painless patch could replace flu jab: study
Paris (AFP) June 27, 2017
Vaccines delivered via a painless, throw-away patch could one day eliminate the need for needle-and-syringe flu injections, researchers said Wednesday after completing a preliminary trial. ... more



Separated by war, Iraqi children wait for parents
Debaga, Iraq (AFP) July 18, 2017
Adel, 15, hasn't seen his parents for the past nine months, but that was the price to pay to escape the brutal rule of Islamic State group jihadists in his northern Iraqi hometown. "I miss my family, nine months is too long," said the teenager, among hundreds of youngsters separated from their parents because of IS and the months-long battle that has expelled the jihadists from Mosul, the ma ... more
Leogane, Haiti (AFP) July 18, 2017
Haiti's army reborn 20 years after it was demobilized
Oxford UK (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
The last survivors on Earth
Washington (AFP) July 12, 2017
Civilian deaths soar in Iraq, Syria: monitoring group
Russia, China to Set Up Pilot Zone to Test National Navigation Systems
Moscow (Sputnik) Jul 21, 2017
Russia and China are set to establish a pilot zone to test the Russian GLONASS and Chinese BeiDou satellite navigation systems on passenger and freight transportation routes going through Kraskino - Hunchun and Poltavka - Dongning checkpoints on the border in Russia's Primorsky Territory, the Russian Transport Ministry said. The issue was discussed during a meeting of a bilateral working g ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
IAI, Honeywell Aerospace team for GPS anti-jam system
New Delhi (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
India Plans to Roll Out National GPS Next Year
Washington (UPI) Jul 7, 2017
Orbital Alliance Techsystems receives contract for GPS artillery
Artifacts suggest humans arrived in Australia earlier than thought
Seattle WA (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
When and how the first humans made their way to Australia has been an evolving story. While it is accepted that humans appeared in Africa some 200,000 years ago, scientists in recent years have placed the approximate date of human settlement in Australia further and further back in time, as part of ongoing questions about the timing, the routes and the means of migration out of Africa. ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 18, 2017
Father's presence encourages sibling bonding among baboons
Aspen, United States (AFP) July 19, 2017
Startup touts neuro-stimulation as 'medicine for the brain'
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 11, 2017
Towards a High-Resolution, Implantable Neural Interface
Star chefs in Mexico to defend biodiversity
Mexico City (AFP) July 19, 2017
Star chefs from around the world gathered in Mexico City's ancient floating gardens for a symposium on saving the world's threatened biodiversity, a bleak subject they peppered with breaks to savor the local cuisine. Joan Roca of Spain, Michel Bras of France and Gaston Acurio of Peru were among the big-name chefs who took part in the event Tuesday at Xochimilco, a UNESCO World Heritage Site ... more
Niamey (AFP) July 13, 2017
Villagers in Niger 'massacre' 27 hippos
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
Bacteria passed from mom to offspring is most beneficial, study shows
Washington (UPI) Jul 14, 2017
To avoid getting eaten, spiders walk like ants
Paris spotlight on latest in AIDS science
Paris (AFP) July 21, 2017
Some 6,000 HIV experts gather in Paris from Sunday to report advances in AIDS science as fading hopes of finding a cure push research into new fields. In their 36-year battle, researchers have always come up short against the virus' guerrilla tactics - hiding out in human cells and playing dead only to reemerge and attack as soon as treatment is stopped. Today's research is about findin ... more
Paris (AFP) July 20, 2017
As tide turns, AIDS claimed 1 million lives in 2016: UN
Washington (UPI) Jul 11, 2017
Purdue researcher: We shouldn't eliminate mosquitoes
Washington (UPI) Jul 11, 2017
Scientists piece together extinct horsepox virus, raising biosecurity concerns
Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo's ashes buried at sea
Shenyang, China (AFP) July 15, 2017
The ashes of China's late Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo were buried at sea on Saturday, depriving his supporters of a place to pay tribute to the pro-democracy dissident. Officials showed a video in which his wife, Liu Xia, and relatives lowered a white round urn into the water off the northeastern coastal city of Dalian, two days after the democracy advocate died of liver cancer aged 61 while i ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) July 14, 2017
Anti-Beijing Hong Kong lawmakers disqualified from parliament
Shenyang, China (AFP) July 14, 2017
China hits back at criticism over Nobel laureate's death
Shenyang, China (AFP) July 14, 2017
China under pressure to free dissident's widow
Integrated Air and Missile Defense 2017 - Sept 27-29 - Washington DC
US lists China among worst human trafficking offenders
Washington (AFP) June 28, 2017
President Donald Trump's administration hit China Tuesday over its rights record, placing the country alongside Sudan and North Korea on a list of the world's worst human trafficking offenders. The State Department downgraded China in its annual "Trafficking in Persons Report," saying Beijing is doing little to combat the phenomenon or protect its victims. It pointed to ethnic Uighurs, ... more
Bangkok (AFP) June 1, 2017
Golden Triangle narco-gangs churning out new highs, UN warns
Bogota (AFP) May 4, 2017
UN counter-drug official kidnapped in Colombia: officials
New Delhi (AFP) April 9, 2017
Indian, Chinese navies rescue ship hijacked by Somali pirates
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Chinese ships heading for joint exercises with Russia in the Baltic Sea
Washington (UPI) Jul 19, 2017
A Chinese naval group is steaming to the Baltic Sea to engage in exercises with the Russian Navy as part of the "Joint Sea" series of maneuvers running from July 24 to 27. The People's Liberation Army Navy ships were shadowed by Great Britain's Royal Navy as the vessels transited the English Channel. The task force was greeted in the North Sea by NATO warships, including the Norwegian M ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 20, 2017
NATO, Jordan mark establishment of new cybersecurity team
New Delhi (AFP) July 20, 2017
India says it has international backing in border dispute with China
New Delhi (AFP) July 19, 2017
China 'aggressive' in border row, says India diplomat
First look at gravitational dance that drives stellar formation
Hull UK (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Swirling motions in clouds of cold, dense gas have given, for the first time, an active insight into how gravity creates the compact cores from which stars form in the interstellar medium. The results will be presented, Thursday 6 July, by Gwen Williams at the National Astronomy Meeting at the University of Hull. Williams, of Cardiff University, explains: "We've known for some time that du ... more
Warwick UK (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Telescope for detecting optical signals from gravitational waves launched
Hannover, Germany (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
LISA Gravitational-Wave Observatory Selected as ESA L3 Mission
Potsdam, Germany (SPX) Jun 29, 2017
Hints of Extra Dimensions in Gravitational Waves
China orders tech firms to ramp up censorship
Beijing (AFP) July 20, 2017
China has ordered the country's biggest technology firms to immediately "rectify" violations and shut accounts that publish "bad information", in the latest move by authorities to tighten policing of the web. The Cyberspace Administration of China said it held a meeting this week with representatives from domestic tech giants Baidu, Sohu, Tencent, Netease and Phoenix to inform them of multip ... more
Paris (AFP) July 17, 2017
Major cyber-attack as costly as Hurricane Sandy: Lloyd's
Beijing (AFP) July 17, 2017
'Oh, bother': Chinese censors can't bear Winnie the Pooh
New Delhi (Sputnik) Jul 18, 2017
Cyber and Space Defense Units to Enter Operation in India
After the battle: Mosul looks to rise from the ashes
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) July 19, 2017
The battle over, it's now time to start rebuilding Iraq's second city, parts of which were literally flattened during the offensive against holed up jihadists of the Islamic State group. But before this can happen, the chaotic mess caused by the conflict that devastated Mosul must be cleared away. Standing outside his damaged house in the west of the city, Manaf Yunes looked on as a work ... more
Arbil, Iraq (AFP) July 21, 2017
Mosul's Christians face dilemma after Islamic State
United Nations, United States (AFP) July 17, 2017
Iraqis accused of siding with IS targeted for revenge: UN
Hasan Sham, Iraq (AFP) July 15, 2017
Return to Mosul a distant dream for many displaced
Afghan forces retake district in Helmand from Taliban: US
Washington (AFP) July 17, 2017
Afghan security forces supported by US air power have retaken the center of volatile Nawa district from the Taliban in southern Helmand province, US officials said Monday. Backed by strikes from F-16 fighters and AH-64 Apache attack helicopters, Afghan troops began the two-day operation Saturday near the city of Lashkar Gar, which is the capital of Helmand. Officials said the operation t ... more
Washington (AFP) July 14, 2017
Leader of Afghan IS branch killed in US raid: Pentagon
Washington (AFP) July 5, 2017
US soldier killed in Afghanistan's Helmand
New York (AFP) July 6, 2017
Egypt arrests dozens of Chinese Uighur students: HRW
China backs hundreds of global coal power projects
Beijing (AFP) July 5, 2017
Chinese companies are planning or constructing hundreds of coal-fired power projects around the world, data show, even as Beijing talks up its commitment to fighting climate change. The report by German environmental lobby group Urgewald comes as China seeks to fill a vacuum left by the United States following President Donald Trump's decision to exit the Paris climate agreement. Urgewal ... more
Sydney (AFP) June 26, 2017
Rio prefers Yancoal to Glencore in Australia coal sale
Sydney (AFP) June 26, 2017
Glencore makes new bid for Rio's Australia coal assets
Sydney (AFP) June 20, 2017
Rio backs Yancoal over Glencore for Australia coal minesw
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Kenyan cattle herders defend 'necessary' land invasions
Crocodile Jaw Bridge, Kenya (AFP) July 20, 2017
Close by a narrow, rickety bridge in Kenya's central Laikipia highlands two herders sit on blistering hot rock next to the muddy trickle of the Ewaso Nyiro river to explain why they routinely break the law, invading private land to graze their cattle. "The reason we go there is not to grab the land, we go for pasture, nothing else," says Lemerigi Letimalo, a 28-year-old Samburu herder in a M ... more
Los Angeles (AFP) July 13, 2017
Disneyland China falls a-fowl of huge turkey leg demand
Sede Boqer, Israel (SPX) Jul 13, 2017
Using treated graywater for irrigation is better for arid environments
Los Angeles (AFP) July 12, 2017
Disneyland China falls a-fowl of huge turkey leg demand
Ancient, massive asteroid impact could explain Martian geological mysteries
Boulder CO (SPX) Jul 20, 2017
The origin and nature of Mars is mysterious. It has geologically distinct hemispheres, with smooth lowlands in the north and cratered, high-elevation terrain in the south. The red planet also has two small oddly-shaped oblong moons and a composition that sets it apart from that of the Earth. New research by University of Colorado Boulder professor Stephen Mojzsis outlines a likely cause fo ... more
Tucson, AZ (SPX) Jul 10, 2017
Pitted Materials in Craters Could Indicate Buried Ice on Asteroids
Orlando FL (SPX) Jul 06, 2017
Bizarro comet challenging researchers
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
NASA'S First Asteroid Deflection Mission Enters Next Design Phase


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