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July 26, 2017
EPIDEMICS
Scientists divulge latest in HIV prevention



Paris (AFP) July 25, 2017
A far cry from the 1990s "ABC" campaign promoting abstinence and monogamy as HIV protection, scientists reported on new approaches Tuesday allowing people to have all the safe sex they want. Moving away from the message to "Abstain, Be faithful, Condomise", modern prevention strategies include drug-doused vaginal rings, male circumcision, and taking anti-retroviral therapy (ART) medication, experts said at a HIV science conference in Paris. Thirty-five years of research has yet to yield a cure o ... read more

EPIDEMICS
Women with HIV in Cameroon still stigmatised
Yaounde (AFP) July 24, 2017
Blandine, a 28-year-old mother of a baby girl, sits restlessly on a chair in a women's health centre in Cameroon's capital, not knowing how or what to feel as she waits for an HIV test. ... more
EPIDEMICS
Swaziland halves world's highest HIV infection rate
Paris (AFP) July 24, 2017
Swaziland, which bears the world's heaviest HIV burden, has almost halved the rate of new infections in five years by boosting access to virus-suppressing drugs, researchers said Monday. ... more
EPIDEMICS
S.African girl, 9, is third child with HIV remission: study
Paris (AFP) July 24, 2017
A South African girl has become only the third child to beat the AIDS virus into long-term remission - almost nine years and counting - after receiving a drug cocktail in infancy, researchers announced Monday. ... more
EPIDEMICS
Candidate AIDS vaccine passes early test
Paris (AFP) July 24, 2017
The three-decade-old quest for an AIDS vaccine received a shot of hope Monday when developers announced that a prototype triggered the immune system in an early phase of human trials. ... more
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EPIDEMICS
Injectable AIDS drug may work 'as well' as pills
Paris (AFP) July 24, 2017
A two-drug cocktail injected every month or two may be just as effective as a daily pill at keeping the AIDS virus under control, said a study Monday that promised relief for millions. ... more
EPIDEMICS
Love hotels targeted to fight HIV among Cameroon's teens
Guider, Cameroon (AFP) July 25, 2017
The two big maps show the districts of the northern Cameroonian town of Guider along with its brothels, nightclubs and other seedy spots to identify places from where AIDS could spread among adolescents. ... more
EPIDEMICS
Headway on AIDS threatened by funding slowdown
Paris (AFP) July 23, 2017
Progress in beating back the AIDS epidemic risks being eroded by a funding shortfall set to grow under Donald Trump's proposed cuts to global health projects, experts and campaigners warned ahead of a major HIV conference. ... more
EPIDEMICS
Paris spotlight on latest in AIDS science
Paris (AFP) July 21, 2017
Some 6,000 HIV experts gather in Paris from Sunday to report advances in AIDS science as fading hopes of finding a cure push research into new fields. ... more
EPIDEMICS
As tide turns, AIDS claimed 1 million lives in 2016: UN
Paris (AFP) July 20, 2017
AIDS claimed a million lives in 2016, almost half the 2005 toll that marked the peak of the deadly epidemic, said a UN report Thursday proclaiming "the scales have tipped". ... more
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Building the Safe Genes Toolkit
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 20, 2017
DARPA created the Safe Genes program to gain a fundamental understanding of how gene editing technologies function; devise means to safely, responsibly, and predictably harness them for beneficial e ... more


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SPACE MEDICINE
Space station crystals to aid search for better antidotes for chemical agents
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
Scientists are utilizing the International Space Station's microgravity in the search for improved antidotes for chemical agents like sarin and VX. ... more
EPIDEMICS
Purdue researcher: We shouldn't eliminate mosquitoes
Washington (UPI) Jul 11, 2017
Mosquitoes are despised for their itch-inducing bites and role in spreading disease. But at least one researcher doesn't want to see them eradicated entirely. ... more
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Squeezing innovation out of the NASA Twins study
Houston TX (SPX) Jul 12, 2017
Just like early explorers, NASA Twins Study investigators are venturing into new territory. Conducting human omics research on twin astronauts as part of the One Year Mission that took place aboard ... more
EPIDEMICS
Scientists piece together extinct horsepox virus, raising biosecurity concerns
Washington (UPI) Jul 11, 2017
Lab scientists in Canada at the University of Alberta have synthesized horsepox, an extinct relative of the smallpox virus, using segments of mail-order DNA. The feat has raised biosecurity concerns, as well as questions about the costs and benefits of risky research. ... more



Smart sensors could save lives
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
In an emergency, early warning is key to escaping from a hazard, such as a forest fire or a chemical leak. Motivated to improve on safety, a team from KAUST is using 3D printing to develop a cheap, reliable system to signal danger. Existing early warning systems rely on satellite monitoring, watch towers or expensive fixed sensors. The system, developed by a team led by Associate Professor ... more
Kathmandu (AFP) July 21, 2017
Cheap 3D printed prosthetics could be game changer for Nepal
Tokyo (AFP) July 23, 2017
Robot finds possible melted fuel inside Fukushima reactor
Oxford UK (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
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Russia, China to Set Up Pilot Zone to Test National Navigation Systems
Moscow (Sputnik) Jul 21, 2017
Russia and China are set to establish a pilot zone to test the Russian GLONASS and Chinese BeiDou satellite navigation systems on passenger and freight transportation routes going through Kraskino - Hunchun and Poltavka - Dongning checkpoints on the border in Russia's Primorsky Territory, the Russian Transport Ministry said. The issue was discussed during a meeting of a bilateral working g ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
IAI, Honeywell Aerospace team for GPS anti-jam system
New Delhi (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
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Washington (UPI) Jul 7, 2017
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In saliva, clues to a 'ghost' species of ancient human
Buffalo NY (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
In saliva, scientists have found hints that a "ghost" species of archaic humans may have contributed genetic material to ancestors of people living in Sub-Saharan Africa today. The research adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting that sexual rendezvous between different archaic human species may not have been unusual. Past studies have concluded that the forebears of modern hum ... more
Seattle WA (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
Artifacts suggest humans arrived in Australia earlier than thought
Aspen, United States (AFP) July 19, 2017
Startup touts neuro-stimulation as 'medicine for the brain'
Washington (UPI) Jul 18, 2017
Father's presence encourages sibling bonding among baboons
How fear alone can cause animal extinction
Montreal, Canada (SPX) Jul 26, 2017
Fear alone may contribute to the extinction of animal populations according to a recent study. When scientists from McGill University and the University of Guelph exposed fruit flies to the scent of a praying mantis, a known predator, they found that the risk of extinction increased up to seven fold. The increased risk of extinction occurred because at small population sizes, as the flies spent ... more
Mexico City (AFP) July 19, 2017
Star chefs in Mexico to defend biodiversity
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
Bacteria passed from mom to offspring is most beneficial, study shows
Niamey (AFP) July 13, 2017
Villagers in Niger 'massacre' 27 hippos
Injectable AIDS drug may work 'as well' as pills
Paris (AFP) July 24, 2017
A two-drug cocktail injected every month or two may be just as effective as a daily pill at keeping the AIDS virus under control, said a study Monday that promised relief for millions. At present people have no option but to take lifelong, daily doses of anti-retroviral therapy (ART) which keeps the HIV virus under control, but does not kill it. People who forget to take their medication ... more
Paris (AFP) July 25, 2017
Scientists divulge latest in HIV prevention
Paris (AFP) July 24, 2017
Swaziland halves world's highest HIV infection rate
Yaounde (AFP) July 24, 2017
Women with HIV in Cameroon still stigmatised
Botswana confirms Dalai Lama visit despite China anger
Gaborone, Botswana (AFP) July 25, 2017
Botswana on Tuesday confirmed it will allow the Dalai Lama to visit next month as "a foreign dignitary" in the face of China's fierce opposition to the Tibetan spiritual leader. Beijing views the Dalai Lama as a dangerous separatist campaigning for Tibetan independence and consistently condemns foreign governments who welcome him. Botswana Foreign Minister Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi told law ... more
Beijing (AFP) July 22, 2017
Chinese police guard late dissident's home, empty or not
Beijing (AFP) July 24, 2017
China anti-graft watchdog probes Politburo member
Shenyang, China (AFP) July 15, 2017
Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo's ashes buried at sea
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US lists China among worst human trafficking offenders
Washington (AFP) June 28, 2017
President Donald Trump's administration hit China Tuesday over its rights record, placing the country alongside Sudan and North Korea on a list of the world's worst human trafficking offenders. The State Department downgraded China in its annual "Trafficking in Persons Report," saying Beijing is doing little to combat the phenomenon or protect its victims. It pointed to ethnic Uighurs, ... more
Bangkok (AFP) June 1, 2017
Golden Triangle narco-gangs churning out new highs, UN warns
Bogota (AFP) May 4, 2017
UN counter-drug official kidnapped in Colombia: officials
New Delhi (AFP) April 9, 2017
Indian, Chinese navies rescue ship hijacked by Somali pirates
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China to 'step up' troop deployment against India; China buzzes US recon plane
Beijing (AFP) July 24, 2017
China warned on Monday that it will step up its troop deployment in a border dispute with India, vowing to defend its sovereignty at "whatever cost". The standoff started more than a month ago after Chinese troops started building a road on a remote plateau, which is disputed by China and Bhutan. Indian troops moved in to the flashpoint zone to halt the work, with China accusing them of ... more
Manila (AFP) July 25, 2017
China urges ASEAN to reject outside interference
Washington (UPI) Jul 25, 2017
Sweden plans large joint military exercise with NATO
Kiev (AFP) July 21, 2017
International talks set for Monday on Ukraine conflict
First look at gravitational dance that drives stellar formation
Hull UK (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Swirling motions in clouds of cold, dense gas have given, for the first time, an active insight into how gravity creates the compact cores from which stars form in the interstellar medium. The results will be presented, Thursday 6 July, by Gwen Williams at the National Astronomy Meeting at the University of Hull. Williams, of Cardiff University, explains: "We've known for some time that du ... more
Warwick UK (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
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Global ransomware attacks on the rise: Europol
The Hague (AFP) July 25, 2017
Global ransomware attacks soared by over 11 percent in the 12 months to March, Europol reported Tuesday, but specialist tools developed with its partners had helped unlock some 28,000 encrypted devices. "Ransomware has soared since 2012, with criminals lured by the promise of profit and ease of implementation," the European police agency said in a statement. According to a report by cybe ... more
Munich, Germany (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
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Washington (UPI) Jul 21, 2017
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Paris (AFP) July 17, 2017
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Cardinal hails 'rebirth' of Iraqi Christian town
Qaraqosh, Iraq (AFP) July 24, 2017
A French cardinal hailed the "rebirth" of Iraq's devastated main Christian town of Qaraqosh on Monday, where residents are returning following two years of jihadist rule. Taking part in mass in the town's cathedral, Lyon's Archbishop Cardinal Philippe Barbarin spoke of both "sadness" and "hope" on returning to the town, which he had previously visited just a month before the Islamic State g ... more
Tehran (AFP) July 23, 2017
Iran, Iraq vow to boost military ties
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) July 19, 2017
After the battle: Mosul looks to rise from the ashes
Arbil, Iraq (AFP) July 21, 2017
Mosul's Christians face dilemma after Islamic State
Mattis blasts Pentagon over pricey Afghan uniforms
Washington (AFP) July 24, 2017
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has issued a sharp rebuke after the Pentagon wasted millions of dollars buying the Afghan army a pricey uniform that may have made soldiers easier to spot. According to a memo released Monday, Mattis told Pentagon procurement officials that the decision to buy the overpriced woodland green camouflage uniforms "serves as an example of a complacent mode of think ... more
Kandahar, Afghanistan (AFP) July 22, 2017
16 Afghan policemen killed in US strike
Dushanbe, Tajikistan (AFP) July 19, 2017
China gives Tajikistan $230 million for new parliament
Washington (AFP) July 17, 2017
Afghan forces retake district in Helmand from Taliban: US
Scientists uncover biogeochemical controls on occurrence and distribution of PACs in coals
Beijing, China (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
The organic matter in coal contains polycyclic aromatic compounds (PACs) of varying quantities in diverse soluble and insoluble forms. PACs in coal are of special interest for organic geochemical studies as they have been successfully used as biological marker compounds (biomarkers) and indicators of thermal maturity. However, challenges exist when applying PACs in understanding the organi ... more
Beijing (AFP) July 5, 2017
China backs hundreds of global coal power projects
Sydney (AFP) June 26, 2017
Rio prefers Yancoal to Glencore in Australia coal sale
Sydney (AFP) June 26, 2017
Glencore makes new bid for Rio's Australia coal assets
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