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August 26, 2016
Thyroid cancer 'epidemic' down to overdiagnosis: study
Paris (AFP) Aug 18, 2016
A reported epidemic of thyroid cancer in rich countries is in fact mainly due to overdiagnosis driven by new technologies, the UN's cancer research agency said Thursday. Up to 90 percent of the thyroid cancer cases diagnosed in recent decades are, instead, tumours that are "very unlikely" to cause any symptoms at all, let alone death, according to findings published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Experts from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and Italy's Aviano Nati ... read more

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Scientists explain why Russian tuberculosis is the most infectious
Researchers from the Federal Research and Clinical Centre of Physical-Chemical Medicine, and staff from MIPT's Systems Biology Laboratory, the Research Institute of Phthisiopulmonology and the St. P ... more

Common cold viruses originated in camels
There are four globally endemic human coronaviruses which, together with the better known rhinoviruses, are responsible for causing common colds. Usually, infections with these viruses are harmless ... more

Legions of nanorobots target cancerous tumors with precision
Researchers from Polytechnique Montreal, Universite de Montreal and McGill University have just achieved a spectacular breakthrough in cancer research. They have developed new nanorobotic agents cap ... more


Using plasma technology to improve bone healing
Cold plasma looks like the glow from the "Star Wars" blue light saber but this beam of energy, made of electrons that change polarity at micro-second or nanosecond speeds, could help bones heal fast ... more


Heart disease epidemic will rise in China: study
China is facing an epidemic of heart disease brought on by a shift toward the Western lifestyle, and researchers said Monday the trend shows no sign of slowing down. ... more

Transition from Operations to Decommissioning by Preparing a Safe, Cost-Effective Shut Down and Waste Management Strategy

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Miami residents fret over pesticide used to fight Zika
People at the epicenter of America's first homegrown outbreak of the Zika virus are worried that one of the weapons being used to fight it amounts to a cannon rather than a fly swatter. ... more

Warmer climate could lower dengue risk
Health researchers predict that the transmission of dengue could decrease in a future warmer climate, countering previous projections that climate change would cause the potentially lethal virus to ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
A new generation of cheap networked nuclear-radiation detectors

Philippines' Duterte warns China of 'reckoning'

Japan tells China to stop violating territory in East China Sea

Iranian navy in 'unsafe' intercept of US destroyer: defense official

UN chief says N.Korea missile launch 'deeply troubling'

New flexible material can make any window 'smart'

Russia to design super-heavy carrier rocket


Brain-machine interfaces trigger partial neurological recovery in chronic paraplegics
On June 12th 2014, the Walk Again Project (WAP), a non-profit international research consortium, performed a unique scientific demonstration, during the opening ceremony of the Soccer World Cup in B ... more

Scientists warn anthrax just one threat as Russian permafrost melts
A recent anthrax outbreak in the far north of Russia left a child dead, 23 people infected and the government scrambling to deploy hundreds of rescue workers and soldiers to stop any further spread. ... more

Study pushes back the origin of HIV-related retroviruses to 60 million years ago
Lentiviruses cause a variety of chronic diseases in mammals - ranging from the most notorious example of HIV/AIDS in humans to various neurological disorders in primates - yet little is known of the ... more
2nd Integrated Air and Missile Defense - Securing the Complex Air Domain: Requirements for Sustainable, Global, and Reliable Solutions to Next Generation Air & Missile Threats - 28-30 September, 2016 | Washington D.C. The World's Largest Commercial Drone Conference and Expo - Sept 7-9 - Las Vegas
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From Sci Fi to reality: Unlocking the secret to growing new limbs
Many lower organisms retain the miraculous ability to regenerate form and function of almost any tissue after injury. Humans share many of our genes with these organisms, but our capacity for regene ... more

NASA releases 'Omics: Advancing personalized medicine from space to Earth'
NASA's Human Research Program (HRP) is releasing the video "Omics: Advancing Personalized Medicine from Space to Earth", to highlight its Twins Study, coinciding with National Twins Days. This is th ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Modelling water uptake in wood opens up new design framework

Analog DNA circuit does math in a test tube

Water shortage: The demise of the Maya civilization

Whiskers help animals sense the direction of the wind

Molecular signature shows plants are adapting to increasing CO2

The relationship between erosion and tectonics in the Himalayas

Researchers image roots in the ground


S. Leone, Liberia risk Ebola-like outbreaks from poor sanitation
Sierra Leone and Liberia risk new deadly epidemics akin to the impact of the Ebola virus due to lack of clean water and hygienic conditions in most homes, an NGO warned Tuesday. ... more

NASA releases Twins Study video update ahead of National Twins Days
NASA has a set of twins among its astronauts, and is using the opportunity to learn more about exposure to the stresses of spaceflight and how those lessons can be applied to personalized medicine on Earth. ... more

"Neural Dust" enables wireless recording of nerve activity
Therapeutic modulation of the activity of the body's peripheral nervous system (PNS) holds a world of potential for mitigating and treating disease and other health conditions-if researchers can fig ... more

US finds GMO mosquitoes won't harm environment
A type of genetically modified mosquito made by the British company Oxitec should pose no danger to the environment, US regulators said on Friday after considering thousands of public comments. ... more

21 infected in far north Russia anthrax outbreak
Russia on Tuesday confirmed 21 cases of anthrax, including one fatality, after an unusual heatwave melted permafrost in its remote far north, releasing potentially lethal spores from the soil. ... more


Portable device produces biologic drugs on demand
For medics on the battlefield and doctors in remote or developing parts of the world, getting rapid access to the drugs needed to treat patients can be challenging. Biopharmaceutical drugs, wh ... more

'Elephantiasis' virus may boost AIDS risk: study
People infected with a common parasitic worm may be twice as likely to acquire the HIV virus that causes AIDS, a field study from Tanzania reported Wednesday. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
New electrical energy storage material shows its power

Science set to upstage fiction with Fantastic Voyage

New class of fuel cells offer increased flexibility, lower cost

Biochemists describe light-driven conversion of greenhouse gas to fuel

Bio-inspired tire design: Where the rubber meets the road

Stretchy supercapacitors power wearable electronics

Giving eCar drivers more miles per minute of charging

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Apollo astronauts experiencing higher rates of cardiovascular-related deaths


Mitigating health risks of long duration spaceflight


Boy dies, dozens hospitalised in far northern Russian anthrax outbreak


Panama prison for 5 over toxic cough syrup that killed hundreds


New remote-controlled microrobots for medical operations


Avoiding stumbles, from spacewalks to sidewalks


Could the deadly mosquito-borne yellow fever virus cause a Zika-like epidemic in the Americas?

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