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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 reveals that these nanoparticles enter cells by taking advantage of a route normally used in vesicle-vesicle fusion, a crucial process that allows signal transmission between neurons. In Nature Communications, the researchers describe in detail the mechanism by which these nanoparticles are able to fuse with ... read more
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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

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

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


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
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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

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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
AF satellites to contribute to space neighborhood watch

China conducts land-based missile interception test

Lockheed Martin Selected For USAF Satellite Hosted Payload Initiative

Nano-sized Chip Sniffs Out Explosives Far Better than Trained Dogs

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Russia delivering weapons to Iraq: report

Russia firing across border on Ukraine troops: US


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

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
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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
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Water, water - not everywhere: Mapping water trends for African maize

The microbes make the sake brewery

Leaf-mining insects destroyed with the dinosaurs, others quickly appeared

Rising temperatures hinder Indian wheat production

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New perspective on agricultural plastic, debris burning, and air quality

The geography of the global electronic waste e-waste burden


HIV epidemic 'smaller' than UN estimates: report
Anti-AIDS drugs have helped save 19 million years of human life since 1996, said an analysis Tuesday which also slashed UN estimates for HIV deaths and disease by a quarter. ... more

AIDS: Anger flares at homophobic laws
Campaigners at the world AIDS conference are taking aim at countries with anti-gay laws, accusing them of creating conditions that let HIV spread like poison. ... more

AIDS: Circumcision campaign lifted by new evidence
A campaign to encourage circumcision among men in sub-Saharan Africa to help protect them against the AIDS virus was backed by new research on Monday showing that men who have had the operation are unlikely to engage in unprotected sex. ... more

Physicists reveal random nature of metastasis
The spreading of a cancerous tumour from one part of the body to another may occur through pure chance instead of key genetic mutations, a new study has shown. Physicists from the University of Dun ... more

BYU professor helping to eradicate fatal sleeping sickness
A BYU ecologist is playing a role in the effort to curb a deadly disease affecting developing nations across equatorial Africa. Steven L. Peck, a BYU professor of biology, has lent his expertise in ... more


UN leader vows to help Haiti fight cholera epidemic
UN chief Ban Ki-moon visited Haiti on Monday, vowing to help the country end a cholera epidemic that has killed more than 8,500 people since 2010 and that some blame on UN peacekeepers. ... more

People with HIV living longer, study
HIV-positive people in the world's rich countries now live nearly as long as those who don't carry the AIDS-causing virus, as drugs have cut the overall death rate in half, researchers said Friday. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
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Fukushima Accident Underscores Need to Act on Nuclear Plant Hazards

SPN Partners With Komeri For 12MW Solar System Atop 14 Facilities

'Comb on a chip' powers new NIST/Caltech atomic clock design

Unleashing the power of quantum dot triplets

Organic zeolites

The birth of topological spintronics


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

Latvia orders pig cull to stem African swine fever

New device helps paraplegic bypass spinal cord, move hand with brain

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