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March 17, 2017
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Making resistant superbugs sensitive to antibiotics



Copenhagen, Denmark (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
New research is paving the way for the development of innovative drugs that restore antibiotic susceptibility in antibiotic-resistant superbugs such as Klebsiella pneumoniae, a main cause of fatal lung and bloodstream infections worldwide. Researchers at the University of Copenhagen and Ross University School have discovered a new way to restore antibiotic susceptibility in multidrug-resistant (MDR) Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli strains. The results of this research have recently been ... read more

EPIDEMICS
Scientists zoom in on AIDS virus hideout
Paris (AFP) March 15, 2017
French scientists said Wednesday they had found a way to pinpoint elusive white blood cells which provide a hideout for the AIDS virus in people taking anti-HIV drugs. ... more
EPIDEMICS
700 dead as malaria 'epidemic' hits Burundi
Nairobi (AFP) March 14, 2017
About 700 people have died from malaria in Burundi so far this year, the health minister said, with the authorities having registered 1.8 million infections in a rising epidemic. ... more
EPIDEMICS
Paris's overworked rat-catchers on strike
Paris (AFP) March 14, 2017
Paris's overworked rat-catchers staged a one-day strike Tuesday, protesting outside city hall to demand reinforcements and bonuses two months after carrying out a massive cull in the French capital. ... more
ENERGY TECH
Exhaust fumes as a resource
Nuremberg, Germany (SPX) Mar 17, 2017
Chemists at Friedrich-Alexander Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg (FAU) have developed a process in which nitrogen oxides generated during industrial processes can be used in the manufacture of colouran ... more
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Paris mayor to spend 1.5 million euros for 'war on rats'
Paris (AFP) March 12, 2017
The mayor of Paris said Sunday the city would spend 1.5 million euros ($1.6 million) to rid the French capital of rats and install more public ashtrays to clean up the city's streets. ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
New material regrows bone
Chicago IL (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
A team of researchers repaired a hole in a mouse's skull by regrowing "quality bone," a breakthrough that could drastically improve the care of people who suffer severe trauma to the skull or face. ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
New technology platform propels the use of 'organs-on-chips'
Boston MA (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
A research team led by scientists from Brigham and Women's Hospital has developed a novel technology platform that enables the continuous and automated monitoring of so-called "organs-on-chips" - ti ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Groundbreaking technology rewarms large-scale tissues preserved at low temperatures
Minneapolis MN (SPX) Mar 03, 2017
A research team, led by the University of Minnesota, has discovered a groundbreaking process to successfully rewarm large-scale animal heart valves and blood vessels preserved at very low temperatur ... more
CARBON WORLDS
Czech scientists build non-metal magnet out of carbon
Prague (UPI) Mar 06, 2017
Scientists in the Czech Republic created magnetized carbon by treating graphene layers with non-metallic elements. ... more
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Group blazes path to efficient, eco-friendly deep-ultraviolet LED
Ithaca NY (SPX) Mar 06, 2017
The darkest form of ultraviolet light, known as UV-C, is unique because of its reputation as a killer - of harmful organisms. With wavelengths of between 200 and 280 nanometers, this particula ... more


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EPIDEMICS
More mosquito species than previously thought may transmit Zika
Athens GA (SPX) Mar 01, 2017
Zika virus could be transmitted by more mosquito species than those currently known, according to a new predictive model created by ecologists at the University of Georgia and the Cary Institute of ... more
EPIDEMICS
Flu meds do not harm unborn babies: study
Paris (AFP) Feb 28, 2017
Unborn children suffer no harm when their mothers take flu medication during pregnancy, a study of some 700,000 women said Wednesday. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA
South Africa rhino poaching dips, stays above 1,000
Johannesburg (AFP) Feb 27, 2017
Poachers killed 1,054 South African rhinos for their horns in 2016, a 10 percent dip on a year earlier, the environment ministry said Monday, as officials struggle to quell the slaughter. ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Organ-on-a-chip mimics heart's biomechanical properties
Nashville TN (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
The human heart beats more than 2.5 billion times in an average lifetime. Now scientists at Vanderbilt University have created a three-dimensional organ-on-a-chip that can mimic the heart's amazing ... more

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Ai Weiwei slams 'shameful' politicians ignoring refugees
Prague (AFP) March 16, 2017
Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei on Thursday slammed "shameful" politicians who ignore refugees as he launched a giant art installation centered on their fate at the National Gallery in Prague. Called "Law of the Journey", the show features a 70-metre-long (230-foot-long) inflatable boat with 258 oversize refugee figures. A tribute to the thousands who have drowned crossing the Mediter ... more
Kathmandu (AFP) March 14, 2017
Nepal police demolish camp for earthquake displaced
Hamam Al-Alil, Iraq (AFP) March 14, 2017
After fleeing homes, Iraqis near Mosul wait for tents
Tokyo (AFP) March 17, 2017
Japan court rules government liable for Fukushima disaster
Technology can reduce GPS outages from Northern Lights, researchers say
London (UPI) Mar 13, 2017
Scientists studying the Northern Lights say they think their research will lead to new technology to reduce outages from satellite navigation systems. Researchers at the University of Bath in England found for the first time that turbulence does not take place within the Northern Lights and instead that unknown mechanisms are responsible for the outages of Global Navigation Satellite Sy ... more
Los Angeles CA (UPI) Mar 07, 2017
DevOps process reduces GPS OCX development time for Raytheon
Beijing (AFP) Feb 21, 2017
Police in China's restive Xinjiang to track cars by GPS
New Delhi (Sputnik) Feb 15, 2017
GLONASS station in India to expedite 'space centric' warfare command
400,000-year-old fossil human cranium is oldest ever found in Portugal
Binghamton NY (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
A large international research team, directed by the Portuguese archaeologist Joao Zilhao and including Binghamton University anthropologist Rolf Quam, has found the oldest fossil human cranium in Portugal, marking an important contribution to knowledge of human evolution during the middle Pleistocene in Europe and to the origin of the Neandertals. The cranium represents the westernmost hu ... more
Columbia SC (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Widespread platinum may help solve Clovis people mystery
Adelaide, Australia (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
Aboriginal hair shows 50,000 years connection to country
Paris (AFP) March 9, 2017
China's elderly live longer, but are less fit: study
Leap onto land saves fish from being eaten
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
Fish on the South Pacific island of Rarotonga have evolved the ability to survive out of water and leap about on the rocky shoreline because this helps them escape predators in the ocean, a ground-breaking new study shows. "Avoiding predators might be an explanation of why some animals move from their ancestral homes into starkly different environments, but evidence for this is rare becaus ... more
Champaign IL (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
Milkweed losses may not fully explain monarch butterfly declines
Hanoi (AFP) March 14, 2017
Vietnam seizes 100 kgs of rhino horn from Kenya
Paris (AFP) March 14, 2017
Science unravels spiders' monstrous food web
Scientists zoom in on AIDS virus hideout
Paris (AFP) March 15, 2017
French scientists said Wednesday they had found a way to pinpoint elusive white blood cells which provide a hideout for the AIDS virus in people taking anti-HIV drugs. Being able to spot, and one day neutralise, these "reservoir" cells has long been a holy grail in the quest to wipe out AIDS and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes it. The discovery "paves the way to a bett ... more
Nairobi (AFP) March 14, 2017
700 dead as malaria 'epidemic' hits Burundi
Paris (AFP) March 14, 2017
Paris's overworked rat-catchers on strike
Paris (AFP) March 12, 2017
Paris mayor to spend 1.5 million euros for 'war on rats'
Tillerson to East Asia in shadow of North Korea threat
Washington (AFP) March 13, 2017
With North Korea's drive to field a nuclear-armed missile rapidly emerging as President Donald Trump's first foreign crisis, his top diplomat is heading to a nervous region. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, a former oil executive with no government experience, has yet to make an impact in Washington, where he has not even appointed a senior staff. But this week he will head as emissa ... more
Beijing (AFP) March 14, 2017
'Tell it like it is': China delegate rips meek Congress
Hong Kong (AFP) March 14, 2017
Hong Kong leadership rivals clash ahead of 'unfair' vote
Beijing (AFP) March 13, 2017
China lawmakers draft rules against defaming 'heroes'
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Philippines seeks US, China help to combat sea pirates
Manila (AFP) Feb 8, 2017
The Philippines is seeking US and Chinese help to guard a major sea lane as Islamic militants shift attacks to international shipping, officials said Wednesday. Manila does not want the Sibutu Passage between Malaysia's Sabah state and the southern Philippines to turn into a Somalia-style pirate haven, coast guard officials said. The deep-water channel, used by 13,000 vessels each year, ... more
Lome (AFP) Oct 15, 2016
African leaders tackle piracy, illegal fishing at Lome summit
New York (AFP) Oct 5, 2016
US to deport ex-navy chief drug trafficker to Guinea-Bissau
Culiacan, Mexico (AFP) Sept 30, 2016
Gunmen ambush Mexican military convoy, kill 5 soldiers
Property and credit booms stablise China growth
Beijing (AFP) Oct 19, 2016
Chinese growth stabilised in the third quarter, data showed Wednesday, as ample credit and hot property markets propped up the world's second-largest economy. But while the forecast-beating reading was in line with state targets, it came as experts warned that authorities have relied too much on easy credit, which has in turn increased financial risks. The economy grew 6.7 percent in Jul ... more
New York (AFP) Oct 14, 2016
China data and US banks propel equities higher
Beijing (AFP) Oct 11, 2016
No debt-for-equity cure for zombie firms, says China
Beijing (AFP) Oct 13, 2016
China's ranks of super-rich rise despite economic slowdown
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NATO head says more defence spending 'essential' to US ties
Brussels (AFP) March 13, 2017
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Monday told allies to boost defence spending, as demanded by US President Donald Trump, if they want to preserve crucial transatlantic defence ties. "This is essential for the continued strength of the transatlantic bond on which our alliance is founded," Stoltenberg said in NATO's 2016 annual report. "For almost 70 years the unique partnership between Euro ... more
Berlin (AFP) March 17, 2017
Germany wants change to NATO two-percent budget goal
Vilnius (AFP) March 16, 2017
Lithuania wants NATO command headquarters on eastern flank
Brussels (AFP) March 15, 2017
NATO urges Turkey, Austria to end spat blocking programs
Cells adapt ultra-rapidly to zero gravity
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Mar 01, 2017
Mammalian cells are optimally adapted to gravity. But what happens in the microgravity environment of space if the earth's pull disappears? Previously, many experiments exhibited cell changes - after hours or even days in zero gravity. Astronauts, however, returned to Earth without any severe health problems after long missions in space, which begs the question as to how capable cells are of ada ... more
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Feb 22, 2017
'Gravitational noise' interferes with determining distant sources
Chicago IL (SPX) Feb 17, 2017
New method uses heat flow to levitate variety of objects
Washington DC (SPX) Feb 14, 2017
Increasing the sensitivity of next-generation gravitational wave detectors
US charges two Russian spies in massive Yahoo cyberattack
Washington (AFP) March 15, 2017
Two Russian intelligence agents and a duo of hackers were indicted Wednesday over a data breach that compromised 500 million Yahoo accounts in one of the largest cyberattacks in history. The indictment announced by the US Justice Department links Russia's top spy agency, the FSB, to the massive hacking operation which began in 2014 with the twin goals of espionage and financial gain. It ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 15, 2017
System being developed restore power after cyber-attack
Moscow (AFP) March 12, 2017
Russian woman pardoned by Putin over text message freed
Beijing (AFP) March 9, 2017
Beijing demands US 'stop cyberattacks' after CIA hacking report
More than 150,000 Iraqis fled west Mosul fighting: ministry
Baghdad (AFP) March 16, 2017
Iraqi authorities said Thursday that more than 150,000 people have fled fighting in and around west Mosul since security forces launched an operation to retake it from jihadists last month. The International Organization for Migration released displacement figures on Wednesday indicating that nearly 100,000 had fled, but those statistics included fewer people residing outside of camps. A ... more
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) March 16, 2017
Adopting IS tactic, Iraqi forces weaponise small drones
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) March 17, 2017
Iraq commander announces gains in Mosul Old City
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) March 15, 2017
Nearly 100,000 Iraqis flee battle for west Mosul
More US troops needed in Afghanistan: US general
Washington (AFP) March 9, 2017
The top US military commander for the Middle East warned Thursday that the United States would need more troops on the ground in Afghanistan to stave off a resurgent Taliban. General Joseph Votel, who heads US Central Command (Centcom), told the Senate Armed Forces Committee he was currently working on a new strategy to break the war out of a stalemate. "I do believe it will involve addi ... more
Sulaimaniyah, Iraq (AFP) March 3, 2017
Iraqi Kurds, PKK fight proxy battle in north Iraq
Beijing (AFP) March 1, 2017
Bloody Islamic State video puts China in cross-hairs
Peshawar, Pakistan (AFP) March 2, 2017
US drone kills two on motorbike in Pakistan: officials
World Bank indirectly backs harmful SE Asian projects: report
Washington (AFP) March 17, 2017
World Bank investments in commercial financial institutions is indirectly allowing land-grabs, evictions and pollution in Southeast Asia, a watchdog group charged in a report Friday. By investing in banks and other so-called financial intermediaries, World Bank funds can increase poverty, social strife and promote projects which hasten climate change, according to a report by Inclusive Devel ... more
Beijing (AFP) March 14, 2017
17 killed in China coal mine accident: state media
Washington (AFP) March 17, 2017
World Bank indirectly backs harmful SE Asian projects: report
Beijing (AFP) Feb 28, 2017
China says coal consumption falls for third year
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Study: Suburban bees prefer to forage on farms, not in the city
(UPI) Mar 14, 2017
Scientists at Ohio State University found honey bees living in the outer suburbs - where residential development transitions into agricultural land - tend to forage on farms, not in urban gardens. Researchers tracked the feeding habits of honey bees from colonies in an apiary located in a suburban cemetery in central Ohio. The study, conducted in 2014, lasted from late summer t ... more
Brussels (AFP) March 15, 2017
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Cryovolcanism on Dwarf Planet Ceres
Gottingen, Germany (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
Among the most striking features on the surface of Ceres are the bright spots in the center of Occator crater which stood out already as NASA's space probe Dawn approached the dwarf planet. Scientists under the leadership of the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) have now for the first time determined the age of this bright material, which consists mainly of deposits of special ... more
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Mechanism underlying size-sorting of rubble on asteroid Itokawa revealed
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Earth is bombarded at random, crater study shows


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