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September 23, 2014
Sierra Leone's three-day Ebola shutdown ends
Freetown (AFP) Sept 22, 2014
Millions of Sierra Leoneans emerged from their homes on Monday after a three-day nationwide lockdown during which scores of dead bodies and new cases of Ebola infections were uncovered. The west African country had confined its six million people to their homes for 72 hours in a bid to stem a deadly outbreak which has claimed more than 2,600 lives there and in neighbouring Liberia and Guinea this year. Only essential workers such as health professionals were exempt, and some 30,000 volunteers wh ... read more
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Drugmaker GSK says fined $490 mn in China graft probe
A Chinese court on Friday fined British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline 3.0 billion yuan ($490 million) following a nearly year-long bribery probe, the company said. ... more

Liberia's women, children bear brunt of Ebola epidemic
Exhausted and unable to process her loss, Olivia Clark turns away in silence as her dead baby is disinfected and loaded onto a truck by a team of Ebola specialists. ... more

Coercion could worsen Ebola epidemic, say experts
Coercive measures to stem the deadly Ebola epidemic in West Africa, such as confining people to their homes, could backfire badly, experts say. ... more


Asia's rising tobacco epidemic
Smoke-filled bars and packed cancer wards reflect decades of neglect of no-smoking policies in Asia, where both high- and low-income countries are belatedly waking up to a growing tobacco-related health epidemic. ... more


Material mimicking shark skin combats hospital superbugs
A shark skin-like material called Sharklet can be used to combat superbugs in hospitals, according to a new study. ... more
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China ups its medics in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone to 174
China will send more medics to Ebola-hit Sierra Leone to help boost laboratory testing for the virus, raising the total number of Chinese medical experts there to 174, the UN said Tuesday. ... more

Obama sends 3,000 troops to W.Africa to 'turn tide' on Ebola
US President Barack Obama will try to "turn the tide" on the Ebola epidemic Tuesday by ordering 3,000 US military personnel to west Africa to curtail its spread as China also dispatched more experts to the region. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US, Arab allies bomb IS jihadists in Syria

British PM to hold first direct talks with Iran's president since 1979

Damascus says was informed by US of air strikes on IS

China jails Uighur scholar for life for 'separatism': lawyer

Dead or alive? Rumours swirl again over Boko Haram leader

US says no 'trading' nuclear concessions for Iran help on IS

Pakistani Kashmiris want India border opened for flood relief


In US, calls mount for major scale-up to Ebola crisis
The world response to the deadly Ebola crisis in West Africa needs a major scale-up that should include military flights for delivering supplies, US lawmakers and leading doctors said Thursday. ... more

New defence mechanism against viruses discovered
Researchers have discovered that a known quality control mechanism in human, animal and plant cells is active against viruses. They think it might represent one of the oldest defence mechanisms agai ... more

Evolutionary tools improve prospects for sustainable development
Solving societal challenges in food security, emerging diseases and biodiversity loss will require evolutionary thinking in order to be effective in the long run. Inattention to this will only ... more
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The Search for Ebola Immune Response Targets
The effort to develop therapeutics and a vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) requires a complex understanding of the microorganism and its relationship within the host, especially t ... more

New approaches for Ebola virus therapeutics
Researchers from the University of Liverpool, in collaboration with Public Health England, have investigated new ways to identify drugs that could be used to treat Ebola virus infection. They ... more
24/7 News Coverage
What set the Earth's plates in motion?

Arctic sea ice helps remove CO2 from the atmosphere

Artificial 'beaks' that collect water from fog: A drought solution?

Antifreeze proteins in Antarctic fishes prevent freezing...and melting

Nile River monitoring influences North-East Africa's future

The future of global agriculture may include new land, fewer harvests

Indonesia faces challenging problems to quell ongoing forest fires


US to send field hospital to Ebola-hit Liberia
The US military will send a field hospital to Liberia for medical staff fighting the Ebola virus, the Pentagon said Monday, as part of an expanded effort to stem the epidemic. ... more

Maggot therapy to make a comeback in Kenyan hospitals
Infected wounds and rotting flesh aren't so great for humans, but for maggots, it's a smorgasbord, and hungry maggots just got some good news out of Kenya. Hospitals in the East African country are reintroducing maggot therapy to help rid wounds of dead tissue and reduce the use of expensive antibiotics. ... more

Google bio firm in $1.5 bn alliance against aging ills
Google backed life sciences firm Calico and bio-pharmaceutical titan AbbVie on Wednesday announced an alliance to invest $1.5 billion to find ways to battle age-related diseases. ... more

Russian Scientists Develop Patent Technology for Unique Flu Vaccine
Russian scientists from the Microgen company have developed and patented new technology used in the creation of a split-virus vaccine. This type of vaccine produces a chemical disruption in the infl ... more

A new way to diagnose malaria
Over the past several decades, malaria diagnosis has changed very little. After taking a blood sample from a patient, a technician smears the blood across a glass slide, stains it with a special dye ... more


Obama warns stopping Ebola 'will not be easy'
US President Barack Obama told West Africans on Tuesday that Ebola could be beaten but cautioned that it would not be easy to stem the spread of the deadly disease. ... more

Leading Ebola researcher says there's an effective treatment for Ebola
A leading U.S. Ebola researcher from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has gone on record stating that a blend of three monoclonal antibodies can completely protect monkeys against ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Magnetic fields make the excitons go 'round

New 'star' shaped molecule breakthrough

Penn research helps uncover mechanism behind solid-solid phase transitions

Uncovering the forbidden side of molecules

Chemical bond between a superheavy element and a carbon atom established

UChicago-Argonne National Lab team improves solar-cell efficiency

Britain's blockbuster nuclear deal to get EU nod


Google tests using drones to deliver goods


Ebola epidemic decimating health workers in Guinea


Therapy for Sudan strain of Ebola may help contain some outbreaks


Sorting cells with sound waves


DARPA Developing Novel Therapies Customized to Individual Patients


Regional crisis talks as Ebola death toll tops 1,500


Traders warn of Chinese exodus from Ebola-hit Sierra Leone


Boron Facilitates Stem Cell Growth and Development in Corn


What can fourteenth century Venice teach us about Ebola?


Climate change poses growing health threat: UN

Decision support system makes malaria diagnostics more effective

UN vows central role in fighting 'exceptional' Ebola epidemic

Unusual discovery leads to fascinating tuberculosis theory

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