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October 23, 2016
Tobacco plants engineered to manufacture high yields of malaria drug
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 24, 2016
In 2015, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded in part for the discovery of artemisinin, a plant-derived compound that's proven to be a lifesaver in treating malaria. Yet many people who need the drug are not able to access it, in part because it's difficult to grow the plant that is the compound's source. Now, research has shown that tobacco plants can be engineered to manufacture the drug at therapeutic levels. The study appears October 20 in Molecular Plant. "Artemisinin t ... read more

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Brand-new cochlear implant technology born from frictional electricity
DGIST Professor Hongsoo Choi(Department of Robotics Engineering) and his research team developed the world's first artificial basilar membrane that mimics the cochlear function by application of the ... more

Haiti sees 800 new cholera cases after hurricane
Haiti recorded nearly 800 cases of cholera the week after it was ravaged by Hurricane Matthew, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday, as health officials grapple to contain the disease. ... more

A promising step toward controlling Zika virus and dengue fever
Five UCLA researchers were part of an international team that has used X-rays to reveal the structure of a molecule that is toxic to disease-carrying mosquitoes. The findings move the scientific wor ... more


DARPA Helps Paralyzed Man Feel Again Using a Brain-Controlled Robotic Arm
A DARPA-funded research team has demonstrated for the first time in a human a technology that allows an individual to experience the sensation of touch directly in the brain through a neural interfa ... more


Indian capital's zoo closes over bird flu scare
New Delhi zoo has temporarily closed after two birds died of bird flu, its curator said Wednesday, a month after India declared itself free of the disease. ... more

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Devils' milk could fight superbugs: Australia scientists
Mother's milk from the marsupials known as Tasmanian devils could help the global fight against increasingly deadly "superbugs" which resist antibiotics, Australian researchers said Tuesday. ... more

UN worried over attacks on aid convoys in hurricane-hit Haiti
The United Nations is concerned at the rise in looting and attacks targeting emergency aid deliveries in hurricane-ravaged Haiti, a UN official told AFP on Sunday. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US warns of 'overwhelming' response if N.Korea uses nukes

China slams 'provocative' US sail-by in South China Sea

China, Philippines agree to dialogue over Sea disputes

Russia puzzled by talk of US troop rotation in Norway

Airbus DS contracts with Intelsat General for European Defence Communications

Philippines' Duterte says will not sever US ties

Iraq forces press Mosul assault, hunt Kirkuk attackers


New smart textile is the muscle behind next generation devices
Researchers have for the first time, developed a smart textile from carbon nanotube and spandex fibres that can both sense and move in response to a stimulus like a muscle or joint. Lead resea ... more

Tuberculosis epidemic larger than previously thought
The tuberculosis epidemic is larger than previously thought, infecting 10.4 million people last year, while research into vaccines and cures is "severely underfunded," the World Health Organization warned on Thursday. ... more

WHO to send 1 mln cholera vaccine doses to hurricane-hit Haiti
The World Health Organization said Tuesday it would send a million cholera vaccine doses to Haiti, which has seen cases of the disease surge since it was ravaged by Hurricane Matthew last week. ... more
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Sensor material could enable more sensitive readings of biological signals
Scientists have created a material that could make reading biological signals, from heartbeats to brainwaves, much more sensitive. Organic electrochemical transistors (OECTs) are designed to measure ... more

After hurricane, Haiti confronts cholera outbreak
A week after being devastated by a hurricane, Haiti faces a growing cholera outbreak that threatens to turn its disaster even more deadly. ... more
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Tobacco plants engineered to manufacture high yields of malaria drug

Research to help develop next-generation food crops

Europeans and Africans have different immune systems, and neanderthals are partly to thank

Resilient 'risky-and-reliable' plant use strategy may have driven Neolithization in Jordan

Study finds earliest evidence in fossil record for right-handedness

Receding glaciers in Bolivia leave communities at risk

How snakes lost a blueprint for making limbs


Samsung's bio-drug unit to raise $2 bn in upcoming IPO
Samsung's drug-manufacturing unit plans to raise as much as $2.0 billion in November with what looks set to be South Korea's third-largest initial public offering (IPO). ... more

Scientists discover mechanisms of shape-shifting sea cucumbers
Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered for the first time how marine animals called sea cucumbers can rapidly change the stiffness of their body, which could provide ... more

Deakin builds world-first robotic surgical system with sense of touch
A world-first Deakin University innovation will give surgeons the sense of touch while they drive a robot to conduct keyhole surgery via a computer. The HeroSurg robot is a major breakthrough to cur ... more

X-ray free-electron laser is aiding the fight against Zika-carrying mosquitoes
The toxin BinAB is currently used to combat malaria, West Nile virus and viral encephalitis. The toxin features insecticidal protein crystals, which are deadly when ingested by mosquito larvae. ... more

To produce biopharmaceuticals on demand, just add water
Researchers at MIT and other institutions have created tiny freeze-dried pellets that include all of the molecular machinery needed to translate DNA into proteins, which could form the basis for on- ... more


All global trade banned in endangered pangolins
The shy, scale-covered pangolin is to receive the highest level of protection against illegal trade to try to save it from extinction, after a vote Wednesday by delegates at a global conference. ... more

Aerial pesticide 'key driver' of Zika's end in Miami: US
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. ... more
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UVA scientists create novel imaging technique with potential for medical diagnostics

New 3-D wiring technique brings scalable quantum computers closer to reality

A window into battery life for next-gen lithium cells

How water flows near the superhydrophobic surface

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One Billion Base Pairs Sequenced on the Space Station


New Research Collaboration Explores Microbiome of the Space Station


UN mobilizes to stop super-bugs


Bill Gates: Disease fight is tough but progress is 'incredible'


Global Fund collects almost $13 bn to fight AIDS, malaria and TB


Antarctica Provides ICE to Study Behavior Effects in Astronauts


Cold plasma will heal non-healing wounds


Brain-sensing technology enables typing at 12 words per minute


World must ready for global microcephaly 'epidemic': study


Setting a Safe Course for Gene Editing Research

Engineers battle superbugs with star-shaped 'peptide polymers'

Life-altering science moves fast, sparking debate

Millions of US bees die from spray to fight Zika mosquitoes

New chemistry technique simplifies drug-making

Reconstructing the 6th century plague from a victim

First DNA Sequencing in Space a Game Changer

Hong Kong reports first case of Zika virus

Thyroid cancer 'epidemic' down to overdiagnosis: study

Scientists explain why Russian tuberculosis is the most infectious

Common cold viruses originated in camels

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'

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