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February 12, 2016
Hydrogels can put stem cells to sleep
Washington DC (SPX) Feb 12, 2016
Unlike normal cells, stem cells are pluripotent - they can become any cell type, which makes them powerful potential treatments for diseases such as diabetes, leukemia and age-related blindness. However, maintaining this versatility until the time is right is a major challenge. This week in ACS Central Science, researchers reveal that mimicking a natural process called diapause can halt stem cells, effectively putting them to sleep for up to two weeks. Recently, scientists have shown that gr ... read more
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Four swine flu deaths in Lebanon this winter: health ministry
Swine flu has killed four people in Lebanon since the beginning of the winter season in November, health officials said on Wednesday. ... more

Fish, other mosquitoes now warriors in Zika battle
With larva-chomping fish and genetically modified insects, Latin Americans are deploying legions of little helpers to destroy mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus in the world's latest mass health scare. ... more

China confirms first imported Zika case: report
China confirmed its first imported case of Zika late Tuesday, Xinhua reported, as fears mount over the fast-spreading virus that has been linked to severe birth defects mostly in Latin America. ... more


Many white-tailed deer have malaria
Two years ago, Ellen Martinsen, was collecting mosquitoes at the Smithsonian's National Zoo, looking for malaria that might infect birds - when she discovered something strange: a DNA profile, from ... more


Red or White? Healthy Humans Need Both
When it comes to wine, we can choose red or white depending on our tastes. With blood cells, however, we need both red and white in order to stay healthy and function well. Spending time in sp ... more

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The physics of pancakes informs glaucoma treatments
What do pancakes and eyeballs have in common? Enough for researchers to glean valuable insights into the nature of glaucoma. ... more

Cotton candy machines may hold key for making artificial organs
Cotton candy machines may hold the key for making life-sized artificial livers, kidneys, bones and other essential organs. For several years, Leon Bellan, assistant professor of mechanical engineeri ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
U.S. Air Force defers 45 F-35s from budget plan

Worldwide F-35 fleet exceeds 50,000 flight hours

SpaceX to carry military payloads as US phases out Russian rocket engines

AMEC receives contract to support Aegis Ashore in Poland

US, allies target N. Korea finances after rocket test

S. Korean firms begin pull-out from industrial park in North

Russia, Belarus agree on sale of Sukhoi Su-30SM fighters


Brazil's anti-Zika war goes house to house
Sao Paulo resident Juliana Matuoka always thought her stunning tropical flowers were something to appreciate from afar. Now, however, they are enemy territory. ... more

Health care startup Theranos hit with dose of doubt
Was the story too good to be true? ... more

Tech sector tackles America's concussion epidemic
A number technology startups are devising creative new ways of detecting concussions in pro and amateur athletes, using apps, tablets and sensors to monitor the often debilitating brain injury. ... more
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Seaweed offers the solution to transporting stem cells and wound treatment
Publishing in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine Professor Che Connon and Dr Stephen Swioklo describe the low-cost seaweed solution. Che Connon, Professor of Tissue Engineering at Newcastle Universit ... more

New fiber-optic technology could heal wounds, target tumors
Light has healing properties, and a new fiber-optics technology developed by scientists at the University of St. Andrews promises to deliver those properties to damaged tissue. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Radical CO2 removal projects could be a risky business

Plankton carries carbon to safe resting spot

Drones learn to search forest trails for lost people

Moscow gets rid off aerosols

Fossil discovery: Extraordinary 'big-mouthed' fish from Cretaceous Period

Fish fins can sense touch

Long-term picture offers little solace on climate change


Water crisis increases Zika threat in Venezuela
Yurman Torres is standing in line at the foot of Avila mountain, on the edge of Caracas, to fill a large jug with water, a rare commodity in crisis-hit Venezuela. ... more

Spanish missions triggered meso american population collapse
New interdisciplinary research in the Southwest United States has resolved long-standing debates on the timing and magnitude of American Indian population collapse in the region. The severe and rapi ... more

Ancient medicinal clay shows promise against today's worst bacterial infections
Naturally occurring clay from British Columbia, Canada - long used by the region's Heiltsuk First Nation for its healing potential - exhibits potent antibacterial activity against multidrug-resistan ... more

Descendants of Black Death confirmed as source of repeated European plague outbreaks
An international team of researchers has uncovered new information about the Black Death in Europe and its descendants, suggesting it persisted on the continent over four centuries, re-emerging to k ... more

Media coverage can help slow disease spread during epidemic
A new study suggests mass media coverage can prove useful in slowing the spread of disease during an epidemic. But not all media coverage is created equal. ... more

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Cancer kills 7,500 daily in China: study
Chronic infections, smoking and pollution have contributed to skyrocketing cases of cancer in China, with an estimated 4.3 million new diagnoses last year and 2.8 million deaths, researchers said Tuesday. ... more

Glass-based ultraviolet absorbers act as 'biological shields'
If you've ever experienced a bad sunburn, you know the damage that ultraviolet (UV) light can cause to living cells (like your skin). Out in space, where the level of radiation from the sun can be e ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Scientists from MIPT gain insights into 'forbidden' chemistry

Flow phenomena on solid surfaces

More measurement precision in a short time

Engineering researchers use laser to 'weld' neurons

SolarEdge Surpasses 10 Million Shipped Power Optimizers

Clean Energy Collective Co-Founds Community Solar Trade Association

SLAC X-ray laser turns crystal imperfections into better images of important biomolecules


Catching heartbeats with millimeter-wave radar


Plague pathogens hid in Europe for four centuries


Fishing For Answers on Bone Loss in Space


Italian group to build five hospitals in Iran


11 swine flu deaths in Syria since September: health ministry


Breakthrough in human cell transformation could revolutionize regenerative medicine


'Space Warps' and other citizen science projects reap major dividends for astrophysics


Team develops wireless, dissolvable sensors to monitor brain


Tiny electronic implants monitor brain injury, then melt away


Ebola epidemic is over but expect flare-ups: UN

US Army probe blames leadership in anthrax shipment scandal

Microbots individually controlled using 'mini force fields'

Experimental immunotherapy zaps 2 most lethal Ebola virus strains

Scientists pressure cells into becoming stem cells

West Africa counts economic cost as Ebola outbreak ends

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