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February 26, 2015
WHO calls for vaccinations against European measles epidemic
Copenhagen (AFP) Feb 25, 2015
The World Health Organization on called on European nations Wednesday to step up vaccinations against the highly contagious measles virus after an outbreak of over 22,000 cases across the continent since 2014. "We must collectively respond, without further delay, to close immunisation gaps," said Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO's Europe director. "It is unacceptable that, after the last 50 years' efforts to make safe and effective vaccines available, measles continues to cost lives, money and time." Accord ... read more
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Quick test for Ebola
When diagnosing a case of Ebola, time is of the essence. However, existing diagnostic tests take at least a day or two to yield results, preventing health care workers from quickly determining wheth ... more

Indian city bans gatherings over swine flu outbreak
An Indian city has banned public gatherings to contain the spread of deadly swine flu after thousands were infected with the virus, officials said Tuesday. ... more

Black Death: Don't blame the rats, it was the gerbils
In the 14th century, Black Death spread across Europe and central Asia, killing nearly half of the western continent's population. Until now, black rats have shouldered much of the blame, but new research suggests giant gerbils of central Asia may have played a larger role in transporting the disease. ... more


Fever alarm armband: A wearable, printable, temperature sensor
University of Tokyo researchers have developed a "fever alarm armband," a flexible, self-powered wearable device that sounds an alarm in case of high body temperature. This armband will be presented ... more


Scientists find molecule that may treatment inflammatory diseases
Scientists at Trinity College Dublin have uncovered a marvel molecule that blocks a key driver of inflammatory diseases. The finding could meet a major unmet clinical need by inspiring new non-invas ... more
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Lab-in-a-box takes aim at doctors' computer activity
San Diego CA (SPX) Feb 15, 2015 They call it "the Lab-in-a-Box." According to Nadir Weibel, a research scientist in the Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) department at the University of Califo ... more

Research With Space Explorers May One Day Heal Earth's Warriors
Growing bone on demand sounds like a space-age concept-a potentially life changing one. Such a capability could benefit those needing bone for reconstructive surgery due to trauma like combat injuri ... more
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China trumpets Xi's 'Four Comprehensives' theory

Russian paratroopers in drills on border with Estonia, Latvia

Russia could target Moldova: NATO commander

Navy flight tests Trident II ballistic missiles

Raytheon, UAE to intergrate Talon rockets onto ground vehicles

Boeing and Raytheon bid for Saudi command-and-control deal

Turkey drives hard bargain over crucial missile deal


Potential new breathalyzer for lung cancer screening
Researchers from Chongqing University in China have developed a high sensitive fluorescence-based sensor device that can rapidly identify cancer related volatile organic compounds - biomarkers foun ... more

New drug shields monkeys from AIDS: study
Scientists said Wednesday a new drug tested on monkeys provided an astonishingly effective shield against an animal version of the AIDS virus, a major gain in the quest for an HIV vaccine. ... more

Flu shot protects against new strain H7N9: study
The flu vaccine may not have protected most people against influenza circulating widely this season, but a study Tuesday showed it was effective against the new H7N9 strain that emerged in China in 2013. ... more
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Chinese cosmetic tourists reap regret in South Korea
Chinese businesswoman Chen Yili paid a South Korean hospital thousands of dollars to reshape her face in the hope she would look more like the glamorous stars she saw on television. ... more

Better catalysts, made-to-order
Most of our food, medicine, fuel, plastics and synthetic fibers wouldn't exist without catalysts, materials that open favorable pathways for chemical reactions to run forth. And yet chemists don't f ... more
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Regulating genome-edited crops that aren't GMOs

Felling of tropical trees has soared, satellite shows, not slowed

The future is looking less cloudy

World's protected natural areas receive 8 billion visits a year

Massive amounts of Saharan dust fertilize the Amazon rainforest

More than 100 dead in Afghanistan avalanches: officials

Potential first direct observation of CO2 effect at the Earth's surface


More infectious diseases emerging because of climate change
The appearance of infectious diseases in new places and new hosts, such as West Nile virus and Ebola, is a predictable result of climate change, says a noted zoologist affiliated with the Harold W. ... more

Schools reopen as Liberia turns page on Ebola epidemic
Children trickled back to school in Liberia on Monday after the restart of lessons that had been delayed for months by the deadly Ebola outbreak, as the country begins to turn the page on the crisis. ... more

Death toll rises to 28 in Mozambique cholera epidemic
The death toll from a cholera epidemic in Mozambique that broke out after widespread flooding has climbed to 28, the government said Monday. ... more

Ebola virus may have been present in West Africa long before 2014 outbreak
It is not known what triggered the transmission of Ebola virus from its natural host to humans and the rapid human-to-human spread of the deadly virus throughout Western Africa last year. Howe ... more

S. Korea cracks down on foreign-focused plastic surgery clinics
South Korea on Friday announced a crackdown on illegal brokers and unregistered clinics in a bid to protect medical tourists, especially those drawn by the country's booming plastic surgery industry. ... more

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Bubonic bottleneck: UNC scientists overturn dogma on the plague
For decades, scientists have thought the bacteria that cause the bubonic plague hijack host cells at the site of a fleabite and are then taken to the lymph nodes, where the bacteria multiply and tri ... more

Swedish children visit virtual hospital before surgery
Felicia Zander had a brain hemorrhage when she was six and spent more than a year in and out of hospital for x-rays, MRIs and about a dozen operations under general aesthetic. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Making treatment of oil and gas wastewater simpler, cheaper

Researchers enable solar cells to use more sunlight

New nanowire structure absorbs light efficiently

Electric-car driving range and emissions depend on where you live

A simple way to make and reconfigure complex emulsions

Magnetic nanoparticles enhance performance of solar cells

Warming up the world of superconductors


Swiss tourist dies of swine flu in India as toll mounts


Fewer viral relics may be due to a less bloody evolutionary history


US to withdraw troops from Ebola mission in West Africa


Amber fossil links earliest grasses, dinosaurs and fungus


Cheap and abundant chemical outperforms precious metals as a catalyst


Death rate in US blacks infected with HIV drops 28%


No more money and time down the drain say antibody experts in Nature


Smartphone, finger prick, 15 minutes, diagnosis - done!


Bioengineered miniature structures could prevent heart failure


Scientists discover viral 'Enigma machine'

Artificial blood vessels

Indonesian minister sparks anger with HIV comments

Transparent PDMS eggshell created as step towards embryo lab on a chip

WHO says Ebola epidemic on the decline

Second bird flu case confirmed in Canada

New technique captures real-time diagnostic 3-D images

GMO mosquito plan sparks debate in Florida

H5N1 bird flu spreads to 11 states in Nigeria: govt

Scientists develop potential late-stage rabies treatment

Diaper compound may expand power of microscopes

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