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March 04, 2015
The hidden burden of dengue fever in West Africa
Coral Gables FL (SPX) Mar 04, 2015
Misdiagnosis of febrile illnesses as malaria is a continuing problem in Africa. A new study shows that in Ghana, dengue fever is circulating in urban areas and going undiagnosed. The authors of the study hope to use the findings to launch a widespread initiative to better understand acute undifferentiated febrile illnesses in West Africa. "We believe dengue to be one of many diseases with classic fever and headache symptoms that are currently being misdiagnosed as malaria on a massive scale," said ... read more
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Origins of AIDS virus strains traced to gorillas
Two of four strains of the virus that can cause AIDS come from gorillas in southwestern Cameroon, an international team of scientists reported in studies published Monday in the United States. ... more

Ubisoft game aims to be what the doctor ordered
Ubisoft on Tuesday unveiled a tablet video game crafted as a prescription for a medical condition known as "lazy eye," blending the worlds of play and health care. ... more

Cholera epidemic kills 41 in Mozambique
The death toll from a cholera epidemic in Mozambique that broke out after widespread flooding has risen by almost 50 percent in two weeks to 41, health officials said Monday. ... more


Zombie outbreak? Statistical mechanics reveal the ideal hideout
A team of Cornell University researchers focusing on a fictional zombie outbreak as an approach to disease modeling suggests heading for the hills, in the Rockies, to save your brains from the undea ... more


Parasitism runs deep in malaria's family tree
The ancestors of a large family of parasites - including those that cause malaria - were equipped to become parasites much earlier in their lineage than previously assumed, according to University o ... more
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Quick test for Ebola
When diagnosing a case of Ebola, time is of the essence. However, existing diagnostic tests take at least a day or two to yield results, preventing health care workers from quickly determining wheth ... more

Indian city bans gatherings over swine flu outbreak
An Indian city has banned public gatherings to contain the spread of deadly swine flu after thousands were infected with the virus, officials said Tuesday. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Top US military officer backs arming Ukraine

N.Korea warns can conduct 'strike' on US, denies rights violations

Iran's role in Iraq could be positive: US general

U.S. weather satellite explodes into 43 pieces

Boeing: First All-Electric Propulsion Satellites Send First On-Orbit Signals

China raps Obama over spying after anti-terror law row

Predator B drone being offered to Spain


Black Death: Don't blame the rats, it was the gerbils
In the 14th century, Black Death spread across Europe and central Asia, killing nearly half of the western continent's population. Until now, black rats have shouldered much of the blame, but new research suggests giant gerbils of central Asia may have played a larger role in transporting the disease. ... more

Fever alarm armband: A wearable, printable, temperature sensor
University of Tokyo researchers have developed a "fever alarm armband," a flexible, self-powered wearable device that sounds an alarm in case of high body temperature. This armband will be presented ... more

Scientists find molecule that may treatment inflammatory diseases
Scientists at Trinity College Dublin have uncovered a marvel molecule that blocks a key driver of inflammatory diseases. The finding could meet a major unmet clinical need by inspiring new non-invas ... more
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WHO calls for vaccinations against European measles epidemic
The World Health Organization on called on European nations Wednesday to step up vaccinations against the highly contagious measles virus after an outbreak of over 22,000 cases across the continent since 2014. ... more

Lab-in-a-box takes aim at doctors' computer activity
San Diego CA (SPX) Feb 15, 2015 They call it "the Lab-in-a-Box." According to Nadir Weibel, a research scientist in the Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) department at the University of Califo ... more
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Munching bugs thwart eager trees, reducing the carbon sink

The hidden burden of dengue fever in West Africa

Origins of AIDS virus strains traced to gorillas

Predicting human crowds with statistical physics

Parasite provides clues to evolution of plant diseases

Combined Arctic ice observations show decades of loss

Neurons controlling appetite made from skin cells


Research With Space Explorers May One Day Heal Earth's Warriors
Growing bone on demand sounds like a space-age concept-a potentially life changing one. Such a capability could benefit those needing bone for reconstructive surgery due to trauma like combat injuri ... more

Potential new breathalyzer for lung cancer screening
Researchers from Chongqing University in China have developed a high sensitive fluorescence-based sensor device that can rapidly identify cancer related volatile organic compounds - biomarkers foun ... more

New drug shields monkeys from AIDS: study
Scientists said Wednesday a new drug tested on monkeys provided an astonishingly effective shield against an animal version of the AIDS virus, a major gain in the quest for an HIV vaccine. ... more

Flu shot protects against new strain H7N9: study
The flu vaccine may not have protected most people against influenza circulating widely this season, but a study Tuesday showed it was effective against the new H7N9 strain that emerged in China in 2013. ... more

Chinese cosmetic tourists reap regret in South Korea
Chinese businesswoman Chen Yili paid a South Korean hospital thousands of dollars to reshape her face in the hope she would look more like the glamorous stars she saw on television. ... more

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Better catalysts, made-to-order
Most of our food, medicine, fuel, plastics and synthetic fibers wouldn't exist without catalysts, materials that open favorable pathways for chemical reactions to run forth. And yet chemists don't f ... more

More infectious diseases emerging because of climate change
The appearance of infectious diseases in new places and new hosts, such as West Nile virus and Ebola, is a predictable result of climate change, says a noted zoologist affiliated with the Harold W. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
South Korea, Saudi Arabia to Pen Nuclear Cooperation Agreement

Testing at NREL aids solar power in Hawaii

NREL takes first in-depth look at solar project completion timelines

Study Involving UT Nuclear Engineer Could Change Nuclear Fuel

New material to produce clean energy

The taming of magnetic vortices

NREL refines method to convert lignin to nylon precursor


Schools reopen as Liberia turns page on Ebola epidemic


Death toll rises to 28 in Mozambique cholera epidemic


Ebola virus may have been present in West Africa long before 2014 outbreak


S. Korea cracks down on foreign-focused plastic surgery clinics


Bubonic bottleneck: UNC scientists overturn dogma on the plague


Swedish children visit virtual hospital before surgery


Swiss tourist dies of swine flu in India as toll mounts


Fewer viral relics may be due to a less bloody evolutionary history


US to withdraw troops from Ebola mission in West Africa


Amber fossil links earliest grasses, dinosaurs and fungus

Cheap and abundant chemical outperforms precious metals as a catalyst

Death rate in US blacks infected with HIV drops 28%

No more money and time down the drain say antibody experts in Nature

Smartphone, finger prick, 15 minutes, diagnosis - done!

Bioengineered miniature structures could prevent heart failure

Scientists discover viral 'Enigma machine'

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