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April 20, 2017
EPIDEMICS
Suspected meningitis epidemic kills 745 in Nigeria



Abuja (AFP) April 19, 2017
A meningitis outbreak in Nigeria has killed 745 people, an increase of more than 50 percent in barely a week, officials said Wednesday, sounding the alarm over the feared epidemic. "We need all hands on deck," said Chikwe Ihekweazu, head of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as the federal government announced the latest toll from the outbreak, which has mostly affected children. The flare-up of Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM) serotype C cases is concentrated in northern Nigeria, where ... read more

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Diarrhoea kills more than 500 in Somalia since January: UN
Geneva (AFP) April 13, 2017
Cholera and acute diarrhoea have killed more than 500 people and left tens of thousands of others sick in drought-hit parts of Somalia since January, the United Nations said Thursday. ... more
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Alphabet's Verily makes smartwatch for health research
San Francisco (AFP) April 14, 2017
Alphabet's life sciences unit Verily on Friday unveiled a wrist-worn "Study Watch" designed to gather complex health data in clinical studies. ... more
EPIDEMICS
Viral fossils reveal how our ancestors may have eliminated an ancient infection
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Scientists have uncovered how our ancestors may have wiped out an ancient retrovirus around 11 million years ago. Retroviruses, which include human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), are abundant i ... more
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A big-picture look at the world's worst Ebola epidemic
Seattle WA (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
An international effort to analyze the entire database of Ebola virus genomes from the 2013-2016 West African epidemic reveals insights into factors that sped or slowed the rampage and calls for usi ... more
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Swiss test wireless cameras to monitor newborns' vital signs
Geneva (AFP) April 10, 2017
Swiss researchers said Monday they have developed a wireless camera system to monitor vital signs in premature babies, a move that could replace uncomfortable and highly inaccurate skin sensors. ... more
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SES and Luxembourg Government Extend SATMED E-Health Contract
Luxembourg (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
SES and the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs report that they have extended a contract to maintain and support SATMED, an e-health satellite platform, until 2020. Under the ... more
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Study Examines Effects of Spaceflight on Immune System
Houston TX (SPX) Apr 06, 2017
Getting sick isn't fun for anyone, but it could be especially taxing for crew members aboard the International Space Station. Protecting crew health is important as NASA prepares for long duration, ... more
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Deep sleep may act as fountain of youth in old age
Berkeley CA (SPX) Apr 06, 2017
As we grow old, our nights are frequently plagued by bouts of wakefulness, bathroom trips and other nuisances as we lose our ability to generate the deep, restorative slumber we enjoyed in youth. Bu ... more
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Scientists announce breakthrough in stem cell research
Washington (UPI) Apr 6, 2017
Scientists have already successfully developed pluripotent stem cells in the lab, cells which can form any type of tissue. Totipotent stem cells are the pinnacle for stem cell scientists, however. And for the first time, researchers have found a way to engineer them. ... more
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Astronaut study gives voice to people with disabilities
Paris (ESA) Apr 04, 2017
When his father was diagnosed with a debilitating disease four years ago, it sparked Ivo Vieira into developing a novel means of communication for people coping with extreme limitations, building on ... more


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Mini X-ray sensor for high-precision medical applications
Paris, France (SPX) Apr 04, 2017
The ability to detect X-rays on a tiny scale paves the way for high-precision medical imaging and therapies. Such detection capabilities have been achieved by researchers from the CNRS, the Universi ... more
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Graphene-based neural probes probe brain activity in high resolution
Munich, Germany (SPX) Mar 30, 2017
Measuring brain activity with precision is essential to developing further understanding of diseases such as epilepsy and disorders that affect brain function and motor control. Neural probes with h ... more
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Improving memory with magnets
Montreal, Canada (SPX) Mar 29, 2017
The ability to remember sounds, and manipulate them in our minds, is incredibly important to our daily lives - without it we would not be able to understand a sentence, or do simple arithmetic. New ... more
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Quadriplegic man regains use of arm in medical first: study
Paris (AFP) March 28, 2017
A decade after a bike crash that left an American man paralysed from the shoulders down, he can again feed himself, researchers hailing a medical first reported Wednesday. ... more

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Sri Lanka ends search for garbage survivors as toll hits 32
Colombo (AFP) April 19, 2017
Sri Lanka on Wednesday ended the grim search for survivors five days after a huge garbage mountain collapsed onto a slum, killing 32 people and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of residents. Another 11 people were injured when the 300-foot (90-metre) dump partially collapsed on Friday as Sri Lankans celebrated their traditional new year. "We are still carrying out clearing operations," ... more
Tripoli (AFP) April 13, 2017
At least 97 migrants missing as boat sinks off Libya
Beijing (AFP) April 14, 2017
Smoking to kill 200 million in China this century: WHO
Port-Au-Prince (AFP) April 19, 2017
Haiti to rebuild National Palace toppled in 2010 quake
Researchers working toward indoor location detection
Houston TX (SPX) Apr 18, 2017
Rice University computer scientists are mapping a new solution for interior navigational location detection by linking it to existing sensors in mobile devices. Their results were presented in a paper at last month's 2017 Design, Automation and Test in Europe (DATE) Conference in Lausanne, Switzerland. Six months ago, the same researchers published a paper on their first technology for a n ... more
Paris (ESA) Apr 10, 2017
Galileo's search and rescue service in the spotlight
Managua (AFP) April 7, 2017
Russia inaugurates GPS-type satellite station in Nicaragua
Washington (UPI) Apr 7, 2017
Northrop Grumman, Honeywell receive EGI-M contracts
Science says: Let a stranger pick your profile picture
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
If you want to look your best in your profile picture, research suggests delegating the decision to a stranger. When scientists in Australia studied the profile picture selection process, they found many make poor decisions. When strangers were allowed to choose a person's profile pic, the images scored better first impressions. "Previous work has shown that people make inference ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 19, 2017
Neuroscientists measure 'higher' state of consciousness
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
Putting social science modeling through its paces
Champaign IL (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
Study reveals 10,000 years of genetic continuity in northwest North America
Invading 'rat of the sky' irks Algerians
Algiers (AFP) April 13, 2017
"It's not a bird, it's a rat - and it's squatting on my terrace," Ali says of his new neighbour, a yellow-legged gull - a pest ubiquitous in the Algerian capital. The 60-year-old is not alone in despising this versatile scavenger, whose Mediterranean population has boomed in recent decades. The "rat of the sky" has taken advantage of human waste to supplement its normal marine diet, br ... more
Geneva (AFP) April 18, 2017
Endangered species poached in protected areas: WWF
Washington (AFP) April 13, 2017
Hunting behind steep drop in animal numbers in tropics: report
Paris, France (AFP) April 19, 2017
Key leopard population 'crashing', study warns
Diarrhoea kills more than 500 in Somalia since January: UN
Geneva (AFP) April 13, 2017
Cholera and acute diarrhoea have killed more than 500 people and left tens of thousands of others sick in drought-hit parts of Somalia since January, the United Nations said Thursday. The UN's health agency said the epidemic had left more than 25,000 people sick, warning that number was likely to double by the end of June. WHO put the number of deaths since the beginning of the year from ... more
Abuja (AFP) April 19, 2017
Suspected meningitis epidemic kills 745 in Nigeria
Seattle WA (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
A big-picture look at the world's worst Ebola epidemic
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Viral fossils reveal how our ancestors may have eliminated an ancient infection
Dutch panda mania as giant bears arrive from China
The Hague (AFP) April 12, 2017
Two giant pandas arrived by plane at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport Wednesday after a marathon 8,000 kilometre journey from China, the first breeding pair on Dutch soil in three decades. Female panda Wu Wen (Beautiful Powerful Cloud) and her male companion Xing Ya (Elegant Star) touched down at Schiphol at around 1730 GMT after leaving Chengdu in central China more than 10 hours earlier. ... more
Beijing (AFP) April 10, 2017
Beijing hutongs: village life in the city
Beijing (AFP) April 11, 2017
Hong Kong's Carrie Lam officially accepts role as chief executive
Hong Kong (AFP) April 12, 2017
Hong Kong lawmaker charged for upending Chinese flag
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Indian, Chinese navies rescue ship hijacked by Somali pirates
New Delhi (AFP) April 9, 2017
The navies of India and China carried out a joint operation Sunday to rescue a merchant ship hijacked by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden, the Indian defence ministry said. After receiving a distress call on Saturday night, the Indian warships established contact with the captain of the merchant vessel who had locked himself in a strong room along with the rest of the Filipino crew. " ... more
Manila (AFP) Feb 8, 2017
Philippines seeks US, China help to combat sea pirates
Trump's threatened 'armada' still far from N. Korea: official
Washington (AFP) April 18, 2017
An aircraft carrier the US Navy said was steaming toward the Korean Peninsula amid rising tensions has not yet departed, a US defense official acknowledged Tuesday. The Navy on April 8 said it was directing a naval strike group headed by the USS Carl Vinson supercarrier to "sail north," as a "prudent measure" to deter North Korea. Pentagon chief Jim Mattis on April 11 said the Vinson was ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 19, 2017
Swedish government increases defense spending
Seoul (AFP) April 17, 2017
Pence visits Tokyo to reaffirm security ties as N. Korea tensions rise
Brussels (AFP) April 17, 2017
Erdogan's narrow win will quickly test EU relationship
ZERO-G Research aims to advance deep-space mission technology
Orlando FL (SPX) Apr 07, 2017
As part of NASA's Flight Opportunities Program, Zero Gravity Corporation (ZERO-G) recently worked with research groups from University of Florida, Carthage College and University of Maryland to validate technology designed to further humanity's reach into space. A collection of flights on G-FORCE ONE, ZERO-G's specially modified Boeing 727, gave researchers the chance to run experiments an ... more
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Mar 01, 2017
Cells adapt ultra-rapidly to zero gravity
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
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Baking Hack Resistance Directly into Hardware
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Military and civilian technological systems, from fighter aircraft to networked household appliances, are becoming ever more dependent upon software systems inherently vulnerable to electronic intruders. To meet its mission of preventing technological surprise and increasing national security, DARPA has advanced a number of technologies to make software more secure. But what if hardware co ... more
London (AFP) April 4, 2017
Web pioneer slams UK, US calls to weaken encryption
Berlin (AFP) March 31, 2017
German military to launch cyber command
Washington (UPI) Mar 30, 2017
Esri contracted for embedded training of intelligence agency personnel
Iraqi forces treated for chemical exposure: US
Washington (AFP) April 19, 2017
Several Iraqi troops required medical treatment following a chemical weapons attack by the Islamic State group over the weekend, a US official said Wednesday. Saturdays' attack saw IS launch some sort of low-level chemical agent at the Iraqis in western Mosul as they worked alongside US and Australian military advisors, Major General Joseph Martin said. "The Iraqi security forces ... wer ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 18, 2017
Canada deploys CH-146 helicopters to Iraq
Tehran (AFP) April 19, 2017
Iran Guards member begins work as Iraq ambassador
Baghdad (AFP) April 17, 2017
Mosul op has displaced nearly half a million: UN
Fighting ongoing near site of US blast in Afghanistan: NATO
Jalalabad, Afghanistan (AFP) April 19, 2017
Fighting was still ongoing Wednesday near the site in eastern Afghanistan where the US dropped a massive bomb on an Islamic State group stronghold six days ago, a NATO spokesman said. Security forces have denied access to residents and media to the area where the US military dropped its GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast, dubbed the "Mother of All Bombs" and used in combat for the first tim ... more
Kabul (AFP) April 16, 2017
Top US official visits Afghanistan after huge bomb attack
Islamabad (AFP) April 17, 2017
Female Pakistani suicide bomber planned thwarted Easter attack: army
Jalalabad, Afghanistan (AFP) April 14, 2017
Huge US bomb kills dozens of IS militants in Afghanistan
Coal power dropping as natural gas, renewables grow, U.S. report finds
Washington (UPI) Apr 17, 2017
The amount of electricity generated by coal since 2007 is down 40 percent as natural gas and renewable power capacity grows, the U.S. government reported. The U.S. Energy Information Administration said in a daily brief that coal accounted for about 30 percent of all of the electricity generated in the country last year. "As natural gas and renewables have increased their market ... more
Washington (AFP) March 30, 2017
US environmental groups file suit to block new coal mining on public lands
Mumbai (AFP) March 19, 2017
Adani to begin work on Australia mine by August: report
Prague (AFP) March 19, 2017
Czech energy group bucks green trend with bet on coal
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Organic cover crop methods examined for weed control
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 17, 2017
To grow crops organically, farmers fight weeds with chemical-free weapons. One of the most common is a disk. Farmers rip out weeds and churn them into the soil with these disks. But it takes heavy tractors to do this efficiently, and large tractor tires compress the soil as they roll across the field. The process also depletes soil organic carbon, which plants depend on for nutrients, moisture, ... more
Verona, Italy (AFP) April 16, 2017
Can Prosecco help Italy unlock China wine market?
Linan, China (AFP) April 20, 2017
Busy harvest time in China's bamboo forests
Linkoping, Sweden (SPX) Apr 19, 2017
Ag scientists using electronics to control plant growth
NASA team explores using LISA Pathfinder as 'comet crumb' detector
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Apr 18, 2017
LISA Pathfinder, a mission led by ESA (the European Space Agency) with contributions from NASA, has successfully demonstrated critical technologies needed to build a space-based observatory for detecting ripples in space-time called gravitational waves. Now a team of NASA scientists hopes to take advantage of the spacecraft's record-breaking sensitivity to map out the distribution of tiny dust p ... more
Paris (AFP) April 19, 2017
Close call: When asteroids whisk past Earth
Atlanta GA (SPX) Apr 19, 2017
Landslides on Ceres reflect hidden ice
Paris (AFP) April 14, 2017
Large asteroid to hurtle past Earth on April 19


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