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August 22, 2014
Study shows emergency room nurses share special traits
Sydney (UPI) Aug 21, 2014
Being a nurse in a hospital's emergency room or emergency department is quite a bit different than being a nurse in just about any other capacity. So it would follow that ER nurses have special characteristics that help them thrive in their distinct environment - and new research has confirmed as much. According to a new study by researchers at the University of Sydney, nurses in emergency departments are more extroverted, agreeable and open, traits that help them manage stress and succeed in ... read more
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Seals, sea lions help bring tuberculosis from Africa to Americas
It's widely agreed that seals and sea lions are adorable. But they're also deadly - sort of. ... more

Pangolins under threat in Gabon as demand surges in Asia
Hunted for generations for its tasty meat, the scaly-skinned pangolin is under threat in Gabon as demand for the small mammal surges in Asia, where it is used in traditional medicine. ... more

CHIKV Challenge Asks Teams to Forecast the Spread of Infectious Disease
The Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is on the move. Spread among humans by mosquitoes, and spread across geographic boundaries by humans who travel, the virus-which causes a debilitating illness-is now ex ... more


Bypass commands from the brain to legs through a computer
Gait disturbance in individuals with spinal cord injury is attributed to the interruption of neural pathways from brain to the spinal locomotor center, whereas neural circuits locate below and above ... more


Suffering and song in Sierra Leone's Ebola 'hot zone'
Virologists call it the "hot zone" - nature's version of a nuclear ground zero, the centre of an onslaught by one of the most deadly biological agents ever known to humankind. ... more
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Ebola epidemic "vastly" underestimated: WHO
The UN's health agency said Thursday that the scale of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been vastly underestimated and "extraordinary measures" were needed to contain the disease. ... more

Ebola highlights growing global virus threat: experts
Like the Spanish flu, polio, AIDS, and SARS before it, Ebola has erupted from seemingly nowhere to claim lives and sow fear of a catastrophic global outbreak. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US must 'destroy' jihadists in Iraq, Syria: ex-general

Israeli strikes kill senior Hamas commanders in Gaza

Lebanon army arrests Arab-Israeli infiltrator: security

Military Sealift command contracts logistics services

Justice elusive for Syria chemical attack victims: HRW

Iran denies linking Iraq role to Western sanctions

British arbitration tribunal backs up Raytheon


Ten-year study highlights sleep issues in space
In an extensive study of sleep monitoring and sleeping pill use in astronauts, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, Harvard Medical School, ... more

West Africa anxiously awaits experimental Ebola drugs
Up to 1,000 doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine were headed for west Africa Wednesday as the world scrambled to halt the spread of the virus which felled dozens more victims this week . ... more

Older people should get high dose flu shot: study
Older people are likely to benefit from a high-dose flu vaccine to ward off the seasonal malaise, which can be particularly dangerous to those over 65, researchers said Wednesday. ... more
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Eight Chinese quarantined as panic grips Ebola-hit west Africa
Eight Chinese medical workers who treated Ebola patients have been quarantined in Sierra Leone, as health experts grapple with ethical questions over the use of experimental drugs to combat the killer virus. ... more

Bioengineers make functional 3-D brain-like tissue model
The human brain remains one of the least understood organs in the human body, because of its complexity and the difficulty of studying its physiology in the living body. Tufts University researchers ... more
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Rescuers comb through devastation of Japan landslide

Tropical storm Karina shaped like a number 9

Neanderthals and humans interacted for thousands of years

Climate change: meteorologists preparing for the worst

Bats bolster brain hypothesis, maybe technology, too

Microbes can create dripstones

Freeways as fences, trapping the mountain lions of Los Angeles


'Seeing' through Virtual Touch Is Believing
Visual impairment comes in many forms, and it's on the rise in America. A University of Cincinnati experiment aimed at this diverse and growing population could spark development of advanced tools t ... more

Bioengineers create functional 3-D brain-like tissue
Bioengineers have created three-dimensional brain-like tissue that functions like and has structural features similar to tissue in the rat brain and that can be kept alive in the lab for more than t ... more

WHO declares Ebola epidemic a global emergency
Nigeria became the latest country to declare a national emergency over the deadly Ebola virus on Friday, as the World Health Organisation called the epidemic that has claimed nearly 1,000 lives a global health crisis. ... more

Synthetic molecule makes cancer self-destruct
Researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and five other institutions have created a molecule that can cause cancer cells to self-destruct by ferrying sodium and chloride ions into the canc ... more

U.S. firm supplies geo-spatial mapping to track Ebola
A U.S. geo-spatial technology company is providing Liberia with portable mapping devices to help in the effort to contain and defeat an outbreak of Ebola. ... more


New Nigeria Ebola cases amid fears epidemic 'out of control'
The death toll of the Ebola epidemic neared 1,000 on Wednesday as fears rose that the disease is taking hold in Africa's most populous nation of Nigeria, after a second death among seven confirmed cases in Lagos. ... more

Study warns of sleeping pill risk for astronauts
Widespread use of sleeping pills by slumber-deprived astronauts could hamper vigilance in the high-risk environment of space, a study warned on Friday. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Organic photovoltaic cells of the future

EV consumers better off with a range under 100 miles

Calculations with Nanoscale Smart Particles

Ferroelectric Materials Suffer Unexpected Electric Polarizations

Researchers inspired by marine life to design camouflage systems

Paper offers insights into new class of semiconductors

New tool makes a single picture worth a thousand images


New Nigeria Ebola cases amid fears epidemic 'out of control'


HIV may help prevent multiple sclerosis: study


Sierra Leone deploys troops to Ebola clinics


AIDS conference delegates seek asylum in Australia: agency


US evacuating two Americans sick with Ebola


Exploring 3-D printing to make organs for transplants


Building the Foundation for Future Synthetic Biology Applications with BRICS


US says Ebola epidemic won't alter Africa summit plans


A short run every day could help you live longer


Hong Kong makes Ebola 'contingency' measures

Ebola can spread like 'forest fire,' US warns

Nanoparticle "Alarm Clock" Awakens Immune Systems Put To Sleep By Cancer

Mobile tech reshaping the health sector

Geckos at risk as Russia loses control of satellite

Australian injecting room upholds fight against AIDS epidemic

More than glitter

South Africa targets screening whole population for AIDS

Poland suffers first cases of African swine fever in pigs

Brazil to release millions of GM-mosquitos to fight dengue

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