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July 22, 2016
Parasites hitch ride down Silk Road
Paris (AFP) July 21, 2016
Merchants plying the ancient Silk Road between China and the Mediterranean moved more than gold, fabrics, spices and tea - they also exported gut parasites, researchers said Friday. It has long been theorised that the Silk Road helped spread bubonic plague, leprosy, anthrax and other infectious diseases between East Asia, the Middle East and Europe - though concrete archaeological evidence has been scant. But now analysis of the contents of an ancient latrine along the route has revealed evide ... read more

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HIV infections level off at 'worrying' 2.5 mn a year
Some 2.5 million people are still becoming infected with HIV every year even as drugs have slashed the death rate and patients live longer than ever, a global AIDS study said Tuesday. ... more

Credit Card-Sized Magnifiers: A Sign of the Times
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Ecologists identify potential new sources of Ebola and other filoviruses
An international team of ecologists has identified the bat species with the greatest potential to harbor filoviruses - a family that includes Ebola virus. Writing in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases ... more


Zika epidemic should fizzle out within 3 yrs: study
The outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, blamed for a surge in birth defects, has likely reached its peak in Latin America and the epidemic should be over within three years, researchers said Thursday. ... more


Early HIV vaccine results lead to major trial: researchers
Promising results from an early safety trial with a potential HIV vaccine have paved the way for a major new study, researchers announced at the International AIDS Conference in Durban on Tuesday. ... more

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

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New 'smart' thread collects diagnostic data from human tissue
The next time you have surgery, you may get sewn up with "smart" stitches. ... more

Compound from rare fungus reduces resistance to antibiotics
Fungi have yielded many compounds with medicinal qualities. A newly discovered compound, derived from a rare fungus, promises to aid the fight against antibiotic resistance. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Protests as S. Korea president defends US anti-missile system

State Dept. approves $821 million SM-2 missile sale to Japan

Suspect North Korean nuclear site identified: report

Lockheed demonstrates LRASM's surface launch capability

China slams US Republicans for 'groundless accusations'

Orbital ATK gets $182 million Missile Defense Agency contract

MBDA fires Brimstone missile from Apache helicopter


Amphibians may carry, spread infectious diseases
New research suggests wild amphibians may play a significant and underappreciated role in hosting and facilitating the spread of infectious diseases. ... more

AIDS summit opens with warnings that progress at risk
More than 18,000 scientists, campaigners and donors opened a major AIDS conference in South Africa on Monday, issuing stark warnings that recent gains in the fight against the disease were under threat. ... more

Experts urge action against HIV prison 'incubators'
Public health experts called Friday for far-reaching measures against prison "incubators" of HIV, tuberculosis and hepatitis. ... more
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New insect imaging technique may help victims of sleeping sickness
Researchers from the IAEA Insect Pest Control Laboratory in Vienna, Austria have employed near infrared still photographs and time-lapse video to observe the pupa of the living tsetse fly, and for t ... more

Quest to end AIDS epidemic at risk: UN
Efforts to end the global AIDS pandemic by 2030 are lagging, the UN warned Tuesday, decrying rising numbers of new HIV infections among adults in many regions, with Russia especially hard-hit. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Trees' surprising role in the boreal water cycle quantified

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Oceans May be Large, Overlooked Source of Hydrogen Gas

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Fire clues in cave dripwater

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We're lucky climate change didn't happen sooner


The air up there
A Class I-E 5x2015 Project, Personal CO2 Monitors, seek to take the guesswork out of deciphering air quality around astronauts. For every breath crew members take aboard the International Space Stat ... more

Scientists outline stategy for AIDS cure
Calling the AIDS epidemic "the most important global health challenge in modern history," more than 50 top scientists pressed their case Monday for a drive to stop the killer disease in its tracks. ... more

Climate change health impacts loom large
The world should brace for potentially devastating impacts on human health due to climate change, top policy makers and officials from around the globe meeting in Paris said Thursday. ... more

Despite epidemic, Russia cracks down on HIV activists
Despite a rising HIV epidemic in Russia, officials appear to be clamping down on the few organisations trying to fight the spread of the virus. ... more

Penn engineers develop $2 portable Zika test
University of Pennsylvania engineers have developed a rapid, low-cost genetic test for the Zika virus. The $2 testing device, about the size of a soda can, does not require electricity or technical ... more


E. coli: The ideal transport for next-gen vaccines?
Most people recoil at the thought of ingesting E. coli. But what if the E. coli: The ideal transport for next-gen vaccines?-grabbing bacteria could be used to fight disease? Researchers experimentin ... more

Apple will promote organ donations in Health app
Apple on Tuesday announced that the coming version of software for iPhones will include an easy way for people in the US to become organ donors. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
RMIT researchers make leap in measuring quantum states

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Minimalist swimming microrobots

Australian physicists revisit spin-bowling puzzle

New Yale-developed device lengthens the life of quantum information

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Study: Venomous fish could be repository of medicinal compounds


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Building a smart cardiac patch


3-D printing produces cartilage from strands of bioink


Foldable 3D, man-made proteins could make use by dates for medicines obsolete


Haiti launches new AIDS testing, information campaign


Antarctic sponge yields MRSA-killing compound

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