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June 24, 2016
Antarctic sponge yields MRSA-killing compound
Birmingham, Ala. (UPI) Jun 22, 2016
Sea sponges are mostly stationary, and without speed or a protective shell, their defense system is largely reliant on chemical compounds. And because bacteria poses one of sponges' greatest threats, many of their compounds boast antibacterial qualities. Recently, scientists discovered a chemical compound produced by the sponge species Dendrilla membranosa that kills MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. MRSA and MRSA-related complications kill an average of 11,000 patients every y ... read more

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Single-shot imaging of bio-systems
While the effect of radiosensitizing molecules in radiation-based cancer therapies has been known for a long time, the exact molecular mechanisms behind it - the capacity of the radiosensitizer to l ... more

Congo declares yellow fever epidemic
DR Congo on Monday declared a yellow fever outbreak in the capital Kinshasa, home to more than ten million people, and in two other western provinces. ... more

UN fears polio surge in children from Iraq's Fallujah
The UN on Friday said it fears a surge in polio cases among children who have escaped from the jihadist bastion of Fallujah, and has launched a "massive" vaccination campaign. ... more


Bioactive film improves how implants bond with bone in animal study
Researchers have developed a technique for coating polymer implants with a bioactive film that significantly increases bonding between the implant and surrounding bone in an animal model. The advanc ... more


New 'ukidama' nanoparticle structure revealed
Sometimes it is the tiny things in the world that can make an incredible difference. One of these things is the nanoparticle. Nanoparticles may be small, but they have a variety of important applica ... more

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

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Living bone grown that replicates original anatomical structure
A new technique developed by Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, the Mikati Foundation Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia Engineering and professor of medical sciences (in Medicine) at Columbia U ... more

Canada promotes first female combat general
A Canadian woman who fought insurgents in Afghanistan became the country's first female combat officer to rise to the rank of general on Thursday. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
N. Korea leader says new missile can strike US Pacific bases

N. Korea rules out nuclear talks resumption: official

NKorea test shows need for expanded missile defense: Pentagon chief

BeiDou GPS system targets global service around 2020

China promotes int'l development of homegrown GPS system

MUOS-5 Secure Communications Satellite to launch June 24

Russia to Publish Catalog Disclosing US Military Satellites


NASA Challenge Aims to Grow Human Tissue to Aid in Deep Space Exploration
NASA, in partnership with the nonprofit Methuselah Foundation's New Organ Alliance, is seeking ways to advance the field of bioengineering through a new prize competition. The Vascular Tissue Challe ... more

Panama health minister resigns amid deadly swine flu outbreak
Panama's health minister resigned on Wednesday, the government said, amid a swine flu outbreak that has claimed 22 lives and sparked a panicked rush for vaccinations. ... more

New plant engineering technique could aid fight against malaria
Artemisinin is one of the most effective malaria drugs. To make it, producers must grow large amounts of an herb called Artemisia annua - colloquially, sweet wormwood. ... more
2nd Integrated Air and Missile Defense - Securing the Complex Air Domain: Requirements for Sustainable, Global, and Reliable Solutions to Next Generation Air & Missile Threats - 28-30 September, 2016 | Washington D.C. The World's Largest Commercial Drone Conference and Expo - Sept 7-9 - Las Vegas
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Predicting Contagiousness to Limit the Spread of Disease
Imagine the workplace during flu season. Some people get sick and display clear symptoms-a warning sign to coworkers to avoid contact and for that individual to stay home. Others are infected, but n ... more

Predicting disease outbreaks using environmental changes
A model that predicts outbreaks of zoonotic diseases - those originating in livestock or wildlife such as Ebola and Zika - based on changes in climate, population growth and land use has been develo ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Canada Launches Maritime Monitoring Satellite

Significant humus loss in forests of the Bavarian Alps

Crop breeding is not keeping pace with climate change

Sentinel-1 satellites combine radar vision

How squash agriculture spread bees in pre-Columbian North America

Botanical diversity unraveled in a previously understudied forest in Angola

Immense species richness of bacterial-eating microorganisms discovered in soil


Southern Europe risks Zika outbreaks this summer
Established Aedes-mosquito population could spread the Zika virus in Europe this summer if infected travelers introduce the virus. An analysis of temperatures, vectorial capacity, basic reproductive ... more

Too soon to release GM mosquitoes to fight Zika: US study
Releasing genetically-modified mosquitoes into the wild to fight malaria, Zika or other insect-borne diseases is premature and could have unintended consequences, researchers said in a new report. ... more

UN plan to end AIDS by 2030 faces Russian resistance
UN member-states agreed on Wednesday to fast-track their response to end the AIDS pandemic by 2030 despite a last-minute bid by Russia to dilute efforts to focus on drug users and gay men. ... more

West Africa marks end of deadly Ebola outbreak
Liberia said Thursday it was free of Ebola, meaning there are now no known cases in west Africa of the tropical virus that has left more than 11,300 people dead in the region since late 2013. ... more

LGBT groups defy UN decision to bar them from AIDS meet
Gay and transgender rights groups barred from a major UN AIDS conference opening Wednesday plan to defy the decision by joining other delegations at the meeting on ending the HIV epidemic. ... more


Hong Kong culls thousands of birds over avian flu scare
Hong Kong culled 4,500 birds on Tuesday after the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus was discovered in a chicken at a local market. ... more

Study: New material kills E. coli bacteria in 30 seconds
Researchers in Singapore have created a new antimicrobial material capable of neutralizing E. coli bacteria in 30 seconds. They detailed their feat in a paper published last week in the nanomaterials journal Small. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Ultra-thin solar cells can easily bend around a pencil

Diamond-based resonators might become highly sensitive detectors

Solar exposure energizes muddy microbes

Solar cells for greener and safer energies

10,000 windows onto biomolecular information processing

Beamreach Solar launches with lightweight System for commercial roofs

Quantum calculations broaden the understanding of crystal catalysts

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More than 2,000 Indians contract HIV after transfusions


Single-step hydrogen peroxide production could be cleaner, more efficient


Russian activists struggle to raise HIV awareness as epidemic grows


Mice Studies in Space Offer Clues on Bone Loss


How solids dissolve in space may enable better tablets and pills on Earth

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