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August 18, 2017
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Actress Charlize Theron dreams of AIDS-free S.Africa



Johannesburg (AFP) Aug 18, 2017
Oscar-winning Hollywood actress Charlize Theron hopes to create an AIDS-free generation in her home country South Africa which has one of the highest rates of HIV infection in the world. The star who is the founder of Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project which supports community-based HIV programmes said the country's "ridiculously large" HIV burden was hard to ignore and that prompted her awareness from an early age. Her project has partnered with other leading organisations fighting the pan ... read more

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Mexico's prickly pear cactus: energy source of the future?
Mexico City (AFP) Aug 17, 2017
The prickly pear cactus is such a powerful symbol in Mexico that they put it smack in the middle of the national flag. ... more
EPIDEMICS
Philippines declares first ever H5 bird flu outbreak
Manila (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
The Philippines declared its first ever outbreak of the H5 strain of bird flu on Friday, but said there had been no cases of humans infected. ... more
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Lizard venom could yield blood clot treatment breakthrough
Washington (UPI) Aug 8, 2017
Scientists have created a variety of medicines using compounds discovered in the venoms of snakes, frogs, snails, jellyfish and other animals. ... more
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New magnetic microbots can capture and carry single cells
Washington (UPI) Aug 7, 2017
Scientists have designed a tiny robot made of microscopic cubes capable of changing shape when triggered by a magnetic field. Once initiated, the microbot can derive energy from the surrounding environment. ... more
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Engineers harness the power of 3-D printing to help train surgeons, shorten surgery times
San Diego CA (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
A team of engineers and pediatric orthopedic surgeons are using 3D printing to help train surgeons and shorten surgeries for the most common hip disorder found in children ages 9 to 16. In a r ... more
EPIDEMICS
Magnetized viruses can break through biofilms, attack bacteria
Washington (UPI) Aug 2, 2017
A team of scientists from the United States and China have found a way to deploy viruses against biofilm-forming bacteria capable of fouling water distribution systems. The secret to their success is magnetization. ... more
EPIDEMICS
Malaria already endemic in the Mediterranean by the Roman period
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
Malaria was already widespread on Sardinia by the Roman period, long before the Middle Ages, as indicated by research at the Institute of Evolutionary Medicine of the University of Zurich with the h ... more
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The story of how a worm turned... into a bringer of medical miracles
Ploemeur, France (AFP) July 31, 2017
For centuries, the only use humans found for the lugworm - dark pink, slimy and inedible - was on the end of a fish hook. ... more
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On-chip pumps achieve high-speed sorting of large cells
Nagoya, Japan (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
The sorting of individual cells is necessary for many biological applications, including the isolation of specific cell types from cell suspensions. A fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) has ... more
EPIDEMICS
Myanmar seeks WHO help with deadly swine flu outbreak
Yangon (AFP) July 27, 2017
Myanmar health authorities have asked the UN's health agency for help to combat a deadly outbreak of swine flu that has sparked alarm in the commercial capital. ... more


Scientists divulge latest in HIV prevention

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



Libyan marine rescue zone aims to 'organise' NGOs: navy
Tripoli (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
Libya is not "preventing" NGOs from carrying out migrant rescue operations off its coast, but has set up a coastal search and rescue zone to "organise" their work, its navy said Wednesday. The navy last week ordered unauthorised foreign vessels to stay out of Libya's coastal zone, a measure it said targeted NGOs carrying out search and rescue missions for migrants headed towards Europe. ... more
Freetown (AFP) Aug 17, 2017
Mass burials begin for 400 Sierra Leone flood victims
Washington (UPI) Aug 14, 2017
Urban flooding on the rise, as countryside dries up
New Delhi (AFP) Aug 12, 2017
Hunter fells elephant that killed 15 in India
Harris delivers navigation package for third GPS III satellite
Washington (UPI) Aug 11, 2017
Harris has delivered its third navigation package to Lockheed Martin for use on U.S. Air Force GPS III satellites expected to first launch next year. The navigation system is mostly digital and has computers and atomic clocks shielded against radiation. "We are now in full production and on target to deliver the fourth GPS III navigation payload to Lockheed Martin this fall," Har ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
IAI, Honeywell Aerospace team for GPS anti-jam system
Colorado Springs CO (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
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Moscow (Sputnik) Jul 21, 2017
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New 13-million-year-old infant skull sheds light on ape ancestry
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
The discovery in Kenya of a remarkably complete fossil ape skull reveals what the common ancestor of all living apes and humans may have looked like. The find, announced in the scientific journal Nature on August 10th, belongs to an infant that lived about 13 million years ago. The research was done by an international team led by Isaiah Nengo of Stony Brook University-affiliated Turkana Basin I ... more
Brisbane, Australia (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
Arrival of modern humans in Southeast Asia questioned
Washington (UPI) Aug 17, 2017
Research reveals how neurons communicate
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
Ancient infant skull yields insights into human-ape lineage
Hunter Island penguin species never actually existed, study says
Washington (UPI) Aug 16, 2017
Almost 35 years after the lost "Hunter Island" penguin was discovered, scientists have determined the species never actually existed. New analysis suggests the specimen, unearthed on Tasmania's Hunter Island in 1983, is comprised of bones from three living penguin species. The revelation was made possible by new techniques for extracting and analyzing ancient DNA samples. Scienti ... 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
Actress Charlize Theron dreams of AIDS-free S.Africa
Johannesburg (AFP) Aug 18, 2017
Oscar-winning Hollywood actress Charlize Theron hopes to create an AIDS-free generation in her home country South Africa which has one of the highest rates of HIV infection in the world. The star who is the founder of Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project which supports community-based HIV programmes said the country's "ridiculously large" HIV burden was hard to ignore and that prompted he ... more
Manila (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
Philippines declares first ever H5 bird flu outbreak
Washington (UPI) Aug 2, 2017
Magnetized viruses can break through biofilms, attack bacteria
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
Malaria already endemic in the Mediterranean by the Roman period
China rejects US criticism on religious freedom
Beijing (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
China on Wednesday denied violations of religious freedom after the United States accused Beijing of persecuting Christians, Muslims, Falun Gong members and Tibetan Buddhists in an annual report. "All Chinese people of all ethnic groups and all regions are fully entitled to religious belief. The so-called report ignores facts," foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a regular pres ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) Aug 18, 2017
Hong Kong activists fear more jailings; As Beijing defends crackdown
Hong Kong (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
Hong Kong activists defiant in face of possible jail term
Hong Kong (AFP) Aug 18, 2017
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Huge Australia-bound cocaine haul siezed by French navy
Sydney (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
A massive cocaine haul bound for Australia in the hull of a yacht has been intercepted by the French navy in the Pacific, officials said on Friday. The 1.46 tonnes of the drug with an estimated street value of Aus$322 million (US$256 million) was seized in the South Pacific and four crew members, believed to be Lithuanian and Latvian nationals, arrested. The vessel "Afalina", which set s ... more
Jakarta (AFP) Aug 1, 2017
Indonesia to deport 153 Chinese for $450 million scam
Washington (AFP) June 28, 2017
US lists China among worst human trafficking offenders
Bangkok (AFP) June 1, 2017
Golden Triangle narco-gangs churning out new highs, UN warns
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India, China troops in high-altitude clash: officials
Srinagar, India (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
Indian and Chinese troops clashed briefly on a disputed area of land in the Himalayas, officials said Wednesday, exacerbating tensions during a months-long standoff between the two armies. Chinese troops threw stones at Indian soldiers near Pangong Lake, a major tourist attraction in the picturesque mountain region of Ladakh on Tuesday, an Indian defence official said. He said Chinese so ... more
Eniwa, Japan (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
Japan, US conduct live-fire drill amid regional tension
Tokyo (AFP) Aug 18, 2017
Top American general says attack on Japan same as on US
Washington (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
Pentagon adjusts to life under unpredictable commander-in-chief
MSU gravitational physicist receives NASA award to explore extreme gravity and the universe
Bozeman MT (SPX) Jul 26, 2017
A Montana State University gravitational physicist has received funding for a research project that aims to answer fundamental questions about the universe. NASA awarded $750,000 to Nicolas Yunes for his project "Exploring Extreme Gravity: Neutron Stars, Black Holes and Gravitational Waves." Yunes is a founding member of the MSU eXtreme Gravity Institute, known as XGI, and an associate pro ... more
Hull UK (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
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Chinese scientists aim to launch more quantum satellites
Beijing (XNA) Aug 14, 2017
As Chinese scientists accomplish all their planned experiments with the world's first quantum satellite, they are devising new studies and aiming to launch more quantum satellites to build a hack-proof global quantum communications network. China launched the satellite, Quantum Experiments at Space Scale (QUESS), nicknamed "Micius" after a 5th Century B.C. Chinese philosopher and scientist ... more
Washington (AFP) Aug 13, 2017
Silicon Valley's accidental war with the far right
San Francisco (AFP) Aug 12, 2017
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Paris (AFP) July 17, 2017
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Iran general slams Iraq referendum plan during Erdogan talks
Ankara (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
Iran's Armed Forces chief of staff said Wednesday after talks with Turkey's president that a referendum on independence in Iraq's Kurdish region would trigger conflict and negative consequences for the entire region. General Mohammad Hossein Bagheri's remarks, carried by Iran's official IRNA news agency, underlined the firm opposition shared in Tehran and Ankara to the poll next month. ... more
Baghdad (AFP) Aug 14, 2017
Iraq readies to retake another IS bastion: officials
Ottawa (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
Canada to contribute policing to liberated Iraq city
Washington (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
Conviction, sentences upended in Blackwater case
Trump at Camp David on Friday for Afghanistan talks
Washington (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
US President Donald Trump will meet Friday with his national security team at Camp David, as he mulls whether or not to send more American troops to war-ravaged Afghanistan. The administration is split over what stance to adopt on the longest-running war in US history. Possible plans include sending thousands more troops into the nearly 16-year conflict, or taking the opposite tack and p ... more
Washington (AFP) Aug 14, 2017
Mattis backs US Afghan commander; Two US soldiers killed in Iraq
Baghdad (AFP) Aug 12, 2017
US urges Iraq Kurds to postpone independence vote
Jalalabad, Afghanistan (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
US airstrike kills several civilians in Afghanistan; Trump says new strategy 'very close'
China to strictly control new coal-fired power capacity
Washington (UPI) Aug 14, 2017
The construction of new coal-fired power plants will be "strictly controlled" in order to clean up the nation's economy, the Chinese government said Monday. The National Development and Reform Commission said about 150 million kilowatts of new coal-fired power will be halted or postponed under a five-year plan ending in 2020. The government said controls would ensure clean-energy resour ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 16, 2017
Russian scientist says leave coal in the ground
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
Coal production gains slowing, U.S. report finds
Washington (UPI) Aug 7, 2017
Profits for Chinese coal producers soar
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