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September 27, 2016
Aerial pesticide 'key driver' of Zika's end in Miami: US
Miami (AFP) Sept 23, 2016
The use of a controversial pesticide, sprayed from overhead on a Miami neighborhood, was a "key driver" in ending the local spread of the Zika virus there, US health officials said Friday. Aerial spraying with naled, which is banned in the European Union, and with a larvicide called Bti provided a "one-two punch" that helped wipe out Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami, said Tom Frieden, chief of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Wynwood was ground zero ... read more

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UN mobilizes to stop super-bugs
The United Nations on Wednesday launched a global effort to fight so-called super-bugs that resist antibiotics, warning of a mounting death toll without more research. ... more

One Billion Base Pairs Sequenced on the Space Station
Aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Kate Rubins checks a sample for air bubbles prior to loading it in the biomolecule sequencer. When Rubins' expedition began, zero base pairs of ... more

Bill Gates: Disease fight is tough but progress is 'incredible'
Through his foundation, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates is the top nongovernmental donor to the Global Fund against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, with plans to give $600 million between 2017-2019. ... more


Global Fund collects almost $13 bn to fight AIDS, malaria and TB
Donors pledged nearly $13 billion on Saturday in the fight to eradicate AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria by 2030, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced at an international conference. ... more


Antarctica Provides ICE to Study Behavior Effects in Astronauts
A trip to the Red Planet begins long in advance of liftoff. NASA's journey to Mars includes preparing astronauts to cope with several months of isolation, confinement, and in an extreme environment ... more

Transition from Operations to Decommissioning by Preparing a Safe, Cost-Effective Shut Down and Waste Management Strategy

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Cold plasma will heal non-healing wounds
Russian scientists at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), the Joint Institute for High Temperatures of the Russian Academy of Sciences (JIHT RAS), and Gamaleya Research Centre of ... more

Brain-sensing technology enables typing at 12 words per minute
It does not take an infinite number of monkeys to type a passage of Shakespeare. Instead, it takes a single monkey equipped with brain-sensing technology - and a cheat sheet. That technology, ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
SES unveils new tactical surveillance and communications solution

DigitalGlobe's Global Enhanced GEOINT Delivery Program Renewed

Turkey arrests top journalist day after release

U.S. Navy approves Triton drone for production

Lockheed's PAC-3 missile destroys ballistic missile targets in test

UV Lens for Smart Ballistics System

UN court to decide Marshall Islands case against 3 nuclear powers


World must ready for global microcephaly 'epidemic': study
The world should prepare for a "global epidemic" of microcephaly, a condition which restricts head growth in foetuses, as the Zika virus takes root in new countries, researchers said Friday. ... more

Setting a Safe Course for Gene Editing Research
A new DARPA program could help unlock the potential of advanced gene editing technologies by developing a set of tools to address potential risks of this rapidly advancing field. The Safe Genes prog ... more

Engineers battle superbugs with star-shaped 'peptide polymers'
Engineers in Australia have discovered a new way to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The new antibacterial weaponry is called peptide polymers. ... more
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Life-altering science moves fast, sparking debate
Scientific techniques that can wipe out invasive species or alter mosquitoes' ability to carry disease are pushing ahead, raising concerns about the ethics of permanently changing the natural world, experts say. ... more

Millions of US bees die from spray to fight Zika mosquitoes
Beekeeper Juanita Stanley woke up stunned Monday morning when she realized the familiar buzz at her South Carolina apiary had gone silent. ... more
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Alberta taking a step away from coal

First test of driverless minibus in Paris Saturday

Hyperloop pushes dream of low-cost futuristic transport

Nearly 30 mn diesel cars on EU roads over emissions limit: study

Melting Greenland ice threatens to expose Cold War waste

Earth's climate past points to overheated future: study

Ancient arthropod ancestor had mouth like penis worm


New chemistry technique simplifies drug-making
A team of researchers in China and the United States have found an easier way to turn chemicals into drugs. ... more

Reconstructing the 6th century plague from a victim
Before the infamous Black Death, the first great plague epidemic was the Justinian plague, which, over the course of two centuries, wiped out up to an estimated 50 million (15 percent) of the world' ... more

First DNA Sequencing in Space a Game Changer
For the first time ever, DNA was successfully sequenced in microgravity as part of the Biomolecule Sequencer experiment performed by NASA astronaut Kate Rubins this weekend aboard the International ... more

Hong Kong reports first case of Zika virus
Hong Kong authorities reported the city's first Zika virus infection Thursday, which they described as an imported case of the disease blamed for birth defects. ... more

Thyroid cancer 'epidemic' down to overdiagnosis: study
A reported epidemic of thyroid cancer in rich countries is in fact mainly due to overdiagnosis driven by new technologies, the UN's cancer research agency said Thursday. ... more


Scientists explain why Russian tuberculosis is the most infectious
Researchers from the Federal Research and Clinical Centre of Physical-Chemical Medicine, and staff from MIPT's Systems Biology Laboratory, the Research Institute of Phthisiopulmonology and the St. P ... more

Common cold viruses originated in camels
There are four globally endemic human coronaviruses which, together with the better known rhinoviruses, are responsible for causing common colds. Usually, infections with these viruses are harmless ... more
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Legions of nanorobots target cancerous tumors with precision


Using plasma technology to improve bone healing


Heart disease epidemic will rise in China: study


Miami residents fret over pesticide used to fight Zika


Warmer climate could lower dengue risk


Brain-machine interfaces trigger partial neurological recovery in chronic paraplegics


Scientists warn anthrax just one threat as Russian permafrost melts


Study pushes back the origin of HIV-related retroviruses to 60 million years ago


From Sci Fi to reality: Unlocking the secret to growing new limbs


NASA releases 'Omics: Advancing personalized medicine from space to Earth'

S. Leone, Liberia risk Ebola-like outbreaks from poor sanitation

NASA releases Twins Study video update ahead of National Twins Days

"Neural Dust" enables wireless recording of nerve activity

US finds GMO mosquitoes won't harm environment

21 infected in far north Russia anthrax outbreak

Portable device produces biologic drugs on demand

'Elephantiasis' virus may boost AIDS risk: study

Apollo astronauts experiencing higher rates of cardiovascular-related deaths

Mitigating health risks of long duration spaceflight

Boy dies, dozens hospitalised in far northern Russian anthrax outbreak

Panama prison for 5 over toxic cough syrup that killed hundreds

New remote-controlled microrobots for medical operations

Avoiding stumbles, from spacewalks to sidewalks

Could the deadly mosquito-borne yellow fever virus cause a Zika-like epidemic in the Americas?

Colombia declares its Zika epidemic over

'Sugar daddies' and 'blessers': A threat to AIDS fight

Parasites hitch ride down Silk Road

Ecologists identify potential new sources of Ebola and other filoviruses

Zika epidemic should fizzle out within 3 yrs: study

Early HIV vaccine results lead to major trial: researchers

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