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July 31, 2014
A short run every day could help you live longer
Ames, Iowa (UPI) Jul 30, 2013
You don't have train for a marathon to get a little fitter and ward off the Grim Reaper. According to a new study by researchers at Iowa State University, running just five to ten minutes a day can significantly reduce the chance of heart attack. In analyzing health data from more than 55,000 adults spanning 15 years - including information on their exercise habits - researchers were able to conclude that runners were 45 percent less likely to die from heart disease or stroke than non-runners ... read more
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Hong Kong makes Ebola 'contingency' measures
Hong Kong said Wednesday it was quarantining all people from Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia who were showing Ebola-like symptoms on arrival in the city, as fears grow worldwide about the spread of the deadly virus. ... more

Building the Foundation for Future Synthetic Biology Applications with BRICS
The development of increasingly sophisticated techniques and tools to sequence, synthesize and manipulate genetic material has led to the rapidly maturing discipline of synthetic biology. To date, w ... more

Ebola can spread like 'forest fire,' US warns
The deadly Ebola virus can spread like a forest fire, US health authorities said Monday, urging travelers to West Africa to take extra precautions amid the largest outbreak in history. ... more


Nanoparticle "Alarm Clock" Awakens Immune Systems Put To Sleep By Cancer
Researchers at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center are exploring ways to wake up the immune system so it recognizes and attacks invading cancer cells. Tumors protect themselves by tricki ... more


Mobile tech reshaping the health sector
Your smartphone is not only your best friend, it's also become your personal trainer, coach, medical lab and maybe even your doctor. ... more
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Geckos at risk as Russia loses control of satellite
Several geckos are at risk of a rude return to earth after Russia lost control of a research satellite testing the effect of weightlessness on the small lizards' sex lives. ... more

Australian injecting room upholds fight against AIDS epidemic
Nestled among the bars and strip clubs of Sydney's Kings Cross is a service which not only saves lives, but continues the pragmatic approach which prevented a HIV epidemic among drug-users in Australia. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US Air Force fires nine in nuclear missile cheating scandal

Ukraine says 100,000 Russian troops near border

US defense chief heads to China, Japan next week

UN Security Council condemns NKorea missile launch

Negotiator 'confident' over Pakistan Taliban ceasefire

Israel's Peres to meet UN nuclear watchdog chief

Rockwell Collins, Avionics Services in manufacturing deal


More than glitter
A special class of tiny gold particles can easily slip through cell membranes, making them good candidates to deliver drugs directly to target cells. A new study from MIT materials scientists reveal ... more

South Africa targets screening whole population for AIDS
South Africa's government plans to extend AIDS tests to the country's entire population and speed up antiretroviral treatment of those who test positive for the virus, the health minister said Wednesday. ... more

Poland suffers first cases of African swine fever in pigs
Poland on Wednesday confirmed its first cases of deadly swine fever in domestic pigs, as the World Trade Organisation reviewed a Russian embargo on EU pork imports imposed over the disease. ... more
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Brazil to release millions of GM-mosquitos to fight dengue
Next week, the biotech company Oxitec, based in Abingdon, England, will begin raising millions of genetically modified mosquitos at a new factory in Campinas, Brazil. The objective: curb the spread of dengue fever. ... more

Town 'sealed off' after man dies of plague in China
A Chinese town has been sealed off and 151 people placed in quarantine since last week after a man died of bubonic plague, state media said Tuesday. ... more
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VIMS model now capable of street-level storm-tide predictions

Diversity in UK gardens aiding fight to save threatened bumblebees

New Technique Sheds Light on Human Neural Networks

Pocket diagnosis

Famous paintings help study the Earth's past atmosphere

Salamanders shrinking due to climate change

Loblolly pine's immense genome conquered


AIDS cure: Study sees advance for 'kick and kill' strategy
The elusive quest for an HIV cure received a boost at the world AIDS conference Tuesday as scientists said they had forced the virus out of a hiding place where it had lurked after being suppressed by drugs. ... more

Latvia extends emergency zone for African swine fever
Latvia on Tuesday declared a state of emergency in a second area of this Baltic EU state as efforts continued to contain an outbreak of deadly African swine fever in its pig population. ... more

New report shows MERS virus may be airborne
MERS, the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, may be transmitted by air, a paper published Tuesday in the scientific journal mBio suggests. ... more

Bubble wrap serves as sheet of tiny test tubes in resource-limited regions
Popping the blisters on the bubble wrap might be the most enjoyable thing about moving. But now, scientists propose a more productive way to reuse the popular packing material - as a sheet of small, ... more

Medical advances turn science fiction into science fact
Exoskeletons helping the paralysed to walk, tiny maggot-inspired devices gnawing at brain tumours, machines working tirelessly as hospital helpers: in many respects, the future of medicine is already here. ... more


Study finds promise toward treating HIV and hep C
A new hepatitis C drug has shown early promise in patients whose infection with both HIV and hepatitis C has made them traditionally difficult to treat, said a study Saturday. ... more

Search for AIDS cure pushes ahead despite setbacks
Scientists on Saturday vowed to press ahead with their quest for a cure for AIDS, despite losing a veteran colleague and suffering a setback in research. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Record quantum entanglement of multiple dimensions

Scientists Track 3D Nanoscale Changes in Rechargeable Battery Material During Operation

Controlling electron spins by light

New way to filter light

Scientists watch nanoparticles grow

Engineered bacteria produce biofuel alternative for high-energy rocket fuel

Big Data keeps complex production running smoothly


HIV epidemic 'smaller' than UN estimates: report


AIDS: Anger flares at homophobic laws


AIDS: Circumcision campaign lifted by new evidence


Physicists reveal random nature of metastasis


BYU professor helping to eradicate fatal sleeping sickness


UN leader vows to help Haiti fight cholera epidemic


People with HIV living longer, study


AIDS could be wiped out by 2030: UN


Setback for cure overshadows AIDS council of war


US health chief admits 'pattern' of safety failures

AIDS deaths up in Russia, against global trend

Does tissue decelerate therapeutic heavy ion beams

Sierra Leone Ebola Suggest Presence In West Africa By 2006

US govt lab reveals series of dangerous mix-ups

WHO urges gay men to consider preventive drugs for HIV

Africa to suffer deadliest ever year for rhino poaching

New simple setup for X-ray phase contrast

UN has 'moral responsibility' to tackle Haiti cholera: Ban

No extra mutations in modified stem cells

France warns of epidemic after chikungunya deaths in Antilles, Guiana

'Nanojuice' could improve how doctors examine the gut

New UN force on climate impacts on health

Switzerland halts pork imports over swine fever fears

Seeing your true colors: Standards for hyperspectral imaging

W. African Ebola epidemic 'likely to last months': UN

US-based scientist makes potent version of H1N1 flu

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