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May 15, 2017
EPIDEMICS
Mosquito-borne viruses like Zika may be spread at lower temperatures



Tampa FL (SPX) May 11, 2017
Transmission of mosquito-borne diseases, such as Zika, occur at lower temperatures than previously thought, a recently released study co-authored by two University of South Florida researchers shows. The study, led by Stanford University and published in the journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, found that transmission of dengue, chikungunya and Zika is highest at around 84 degrees Fahrenheit. Scientists had long considered 90 degrees to be the peak-transmission temperature. The finding is sig ... read more

EPIDEMICS
10-year lifespan gain for some HIV patients: study
Paris (AFP) May 10, 2017
The life expectancy of HIV-infected people in Europe and the United States has been boosted by a decade since anti-AIDS drugs became available in the mid-1990s, researchers said Thursday. ... more
EPIDEMICS
Stanford researchers analyze what a warming planet means for mosquito-borne diseases
Stanford CA (SPX) May 04, 2017
As temperatures rise with climate change, mosquito season extends past the summer months in many parts of the world. The question has been how this lengthened season influences the risk of being inf ... more
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Bioinspired agent kills drug-resistant bacteria
Washington DC (SPX) May 04, 2017
Researchers in Ireland have developed a bioinspired antimicrobial treatment that can rapidly kill drug-resistant bacteria. The treatment consists of iodo-thiocyanate complexes, which are inspired by ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Monitoring the airways of space travelers
Paris (ESA) May 02, 2017
Astronauts in space are valuable sources of scientific data. Researchers collect blood and urine samples to understand what effects living in weightlessness has on their bodies. For one experiment, ... more
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Medical guidelines for astronauts to be launched in the US
Plymouth UK (SPX) May 01, 2017
With Cassini making final preparations to penetrate Saturn's rings, and renewed interest in colonising the Moon and sending people to Mars, space flight and exploration are experiencing a level of i ... more
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China-bound illegal donkey hide haul seized in Pakistan
Karachi (AFP) April 27, 2017
Pakistani police have confiscated more than 4,000 donkey hides that were set to be illegally exported to China where they are highly sought after for their use in traditional medicine, officials said Thursday. ... more
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Human forebrain circuits under construction - in a dish
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded neuroscientists have created a 3D window into the human brain's budding executive hub assembling itself during a critical period in prenatal development. W ... more
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When Hollywood met neurosurgery
Baltimore MD (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
A team of computer engineers and neurosurgeons, with an assist from Hollywood special effects experts, reports successful early tests of a novel, lifelike 3D simulator designed to teach surgeons to ... more
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Unique womb-like device could reduce mortality and disability for extremely premature babies
Philadelphia PA (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
A unique womb-like environment designed by pediatric researchers could transform care for extremely premature babies, by mimicking the prenatal fluid-filled environment to give the tiniest newborns ... more
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Scientists to test medicine for bone loss on Tianzhou-1
Beijing (XNA) Apr 23, 2017
Scientists will test a medicine to treat bone loss during the maiden voyage of China's first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1. The medicine has been specially developed for astronauts, but they hope it w ... more


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Fungi have enormous potential for new antibiotics
Gothenburg, Germany (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Fungi are a potential goldmine for the production of pharmaceuticals. This is shown by researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, who have developed a method for finding new antibiotics from ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Investigation on Space Station to test minimizing pressure of space travel
Cleveland OH (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
Spacecraft rely on liquids for everything from fuel to life support systems for astronauts. Storing these liquids at the correct temperature and pressure is essential to prevent loss of fluids or fa ... more
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Life on Earth is used to gravity - so what happens to our cells and tissues in space?
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Apr 18, 2017
There's one force whose effects are so deeply entrenched in our everyday lives that we probably don't think much about it at all: gravity. Gravity is the force that causes attraction between masses. ... more
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. ... more



New fiber-based sensor could quickly detect structural problems in bridges and dams
Washington DC (SPX) May 10, 2017
Today, there is great interest in using distributed sensors to continually monitor the structural health of large structures such as dams or bridges. With 1 million sensing points, a newly developed fiber optic distributed sensor could offer significantly faster detection of structural problems than is currently available. "With fiber-based sensors, it is possible to precisely detect erosi ... more
Paris (AFP) May 7, 2017
Marine Le Pen: far-right firebrand who has shaken up French politics
Beijing (AFP) May 6, 2017
20 sentenced to prison for deadly 2015 China landslide
Oxford UK (SPX) May 08, 2017
Affluent countries contribute less to wildlife conservation than the rest of the world
2 SOPS says goodbye to GPS satellite
Schriever AFB CO (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
At 25-years old, Global Positioning System Satellite Vehicle Number 27 completed its time in orbit before the 2nd Space Operations Squadron said goodbye via final command and disposal here April 18. SVN 27 was launched in 1992, meaning it performed more than triple its design life of 7.5 years. "The most interesting thing about this process for me, was the ability to do some experimentatio ... more
Houston TX (SPX) Apr 18, 2017
Researchers working toward indoor location detection
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
South African cave yields yet more fossils of a newfound relative
Madison WI (SPX) May 15, 2017
Probing deeper into the South African cave system known as Rising Star, a subterranian maze that last year yielded the largest cache of hominin fossils known to science, an international team of researchers has discovered another chamber with more remains of a newfound human relative, Homo naledi. The discovery, announced May 9, 2017 with the publication of a series of papers in the journa ... more
Norwich UK (SPX) May 15, 2017
Changes in Early Stone Age tool production have 'musical' ties
Johannesburg, South Africa (SPX) May 11, 2017
Homo naledi's surprisingly young age opens up more questions on where we come from
Washington DC (UPI) May 8, 2017
Modern DNA reveals ancient origins of Indian population
Indonesian rangers dismantle traps to save wildlife
Leuser, Indonesia (AFP) May 14, 2017
In the depths of Indonesia's dense Leuser rain forest, a group of rangers are searching for traps set by poachers which are endangering rare wildlife. Scientists and conservationists consider the Leuser Ecosystem, which falls mostly within Aceh province on Sumatra island, to be among the most important forests left in Southeast Asia. It is the last place of sufficient size and quality ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 11, 2017
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria first emerged at least 450 million years ago
Ithaca NY (SPX) May 11, 2017
In brain evolution, size matters most of the time
Golden CO (SPX) May 11, 2017
New method of microbial energy production discovered
10-year lifespan gain for some HIV patients: study
Paris (AFP) May 10, 2017
The life expectancy of HIV-infected people in Europe and the United States has been boosted by a decade since anti-AIDS drugs became available in the mid-1990s, researchers said Thursday. In fact, a 20-year-old who began treatment any time since 2008, now has an expected lifespan, about 78 years, approaching that of an uninfected person, said a study in The Lancet HIV. Life expectancy in ... more
Tampa FL (SPX) May 11, 2017
Mosquito-borne viruses like Zika may be spread at lower temperatures
Stanford CA (SPX) May 04, 2017
Stanford researchers analyze what a warming planet means for mosquito-borne diseases
Abuja (AFP) April 19, 2017
Suspected meningitis epidemic kills 745 in Nigeria
China frees human rights lawyer on bail: Amnesty
Beijing (AFP) May 10, 2017
China has freed a prominent human rights lawyer on bail, Amnesty International said Wednesday, after he admitted to his crimes in what critics called a show trial. Xie Yang, who had worked on cases considered politically sensitive by China's ruling Communist Party, was among hundreds of legal staff and activists detained in the so-called "709 crackdown" in 2015. He pleaded guilty Monday ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 10, 2017
China lawyer's wife seeks US asylum after brazen escape
Beijing (AFP) May 9, 2017
China wants its anthem sung, but maybe not at parties
Beijing (AFP) May 8, 2017
Chinese human rights lawyers seen as enemies of the state
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UN counter-drug official kidnapped in Colombia: officials
Bogota (AFP) May 4, 2017
A UN official has been kidnapped in Colombia by renegade FARC rebels just ahead of a visit Thursday by the UN Security Council to review progress in a peace accord with the guerrillas, authorities said. The official, with the UN Office on Crime and Drugs, was kidnapped Wednesday in the southeastern department of Guaviare while on a tour to promote replacing coca with legal crops, according t ... more
New Delhi (AFP) April 9, 2017
Indian, Chinese navies rescue ship hijacked by Somali pirates
Manila (AFP) Feb 8, 2017
Philippines seeks US, China help to combat sea pirates
Manila, Beijing to open South China Sea talks next week: envoy
Manila (AFP) May 13, 2017
The Philippines and China will open bilateral talks on their dispute over the South China Sea next week, Manila's ambassador to Beijing said on Saturday. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has sought to deepen relations with China despite its extensive island-building in disputed parts of the South China Sea, in the hopes of securing billions of dollars' worth of investments from Beijing. ... more
Colombo (AFP) May 11, 2017
Sri Lanka refuse Chinese submarine docking: official
Brussels (AFP) May 12, 2017
Britain blocking EU military HQ: sources
Beijing (AFP) May 13, 2017
China tells the world bedtime stories in propaganda drive
Proving Einstein right using highly sensitive Earth rotation sensors
Washington DC (SPX) May 11, 2017
Einstein's theory of gravity, also referred to as General Relativity, predicts that a rotating body such as the Earth partially drags inertial frames along with its rotation. In a study recently published in EPJ Plus, a group of scientists based in Italy suggests a novel approach to measuring what is referred to as frame dragging. Angela Di Virgilio of the National Institute of Nuclear Phy ... more
Huntsville AL (SPX) May 03, 2017
Scientists Find Giant Wave Rolling Through the Perseus Galaxy Cluster
Pasadena CA (SPX) Apr 21, 2017
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Orlando FL (SPX) Apr 07, 2017
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Alarm grows over global ransomware attacks
Washington (AFP) May 12, 2017
Security experts expressed alarm Friday over a fast-moving wave of cyberattacks around the world that appeared to exploit a flaw exposed in documents leaked from the US National Security Agency. The attacks came in the form of ransomware, a technique used by hackers that locks a user's files unless they pay the attackers in bitcoin. The scope of the attacks was not immediately clear, ami ... more
London (AFP) May 14, 2017
Manhunt for hackers behind global cyberattack
Shanghai (AFP) May 15, 2017
Ransomware hits 'hundreds of thousands' of China PCs: firm
London (AFP) May 15, 2017
World braces for more cyberattacks as work week begins
Number of civilians fleeing Mosul swells: aid group
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) May 13, 2017
The number of people fleeing the fighting in the Iraqi city of Mosul is reaching new highs and the condition of the displaced civilians is deteriorating, an aid group said Saturday. Iraq forces are battling the Islamic State group in the western half of Mosul and nearing a final push to root out the jihadists from their last redoubts in its Old City. A large number of civilians - around ... more
Baghdad (AFP) May 11, 2017
Jihadists snaring starving civilians in Mosul death trap
Habbaniyah, Iraq (AFP) May 11, 2017
Iraq forces launch anti-IS push in western desert
Kirkuk, Iraq (AFP) May 7, 2017
IS attack on Kurdish base in Iraq kills two
Trump weighs further US troops for Afghanistan
Washington (AFP) May 14, 2017
Hanging in a corridor outside the Pentagon press office, a blow-up of a Time magazine cover shows a weary US soldier drawing deeply on his cigarette. Barbed wire and snowy foothills loom behind him. The headline: "How Not to Lose in Afghanistan." The date: April 20, 2009. More than eight years later, the Pentagon finds itself in the same quandary. Again. This time round, it is Pr ... more
Washington (AFP) May 11, 2017
Security in Afghanistan likely to 'deteriorate': US intelligence
Istanbul (AFP) May 10, 2017
Turkey slams US rapid arming Syrian Kurds in IS fight
London (AFP) May 10, 2017
NATO mulls sending thousands more troops to Afghanistan
Gas leak kills 18 miners in central China
Beijing (AFP) May 8, 2017
A gas leak has killed at least 18 people working in a coal mine in central China's Hunan province, state media reported on Monday. Another 37 miners were rescued and taken to a hospital for treatment following Sunday's accident at the Jilinqiao mine in Huangfengqiao township, according to Xinhua news agency, citing local authorities. Investigators are testing the gas while police have de ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
India's coal plant plans conflict with climate commitments
Washington (UPI) Apr 17, 2017
Coal power dropping as natural gas, renewables grow, U.S. report finds
Washington (AFP) March 30, 2017
US environmental groups file suit to block new coal mining on public lands
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Novel use of satnav saves precious water
Paris (ESA) May 15, 2017
Water conservation is a growing concern globally, and particularly for farmers in the USA, where decades of irrigating huge fields has depleted vital resources of fresh surface water and groundwater. An ESA spin-off that can help to preserve water supplies while guaranteeing crop irrigation is now undergoing final testing. The ambitious plan of former ESA employee Javier Marti is to tackle ... more
Dublin, Ireland (SPX) May 11, 2017
Tillage farming damaging earthworm populations
Zurich (AFP) May 5, 2017
Syngenta shareholders accept ChemChina offer
Washington DC (SPX) May 04, 2017
Conservation agriculture offers tired soil remedies
Caltech: Chemical Engineer Explains Oxygen Mystery on Comets
Pasadena CA (SPX) May 09, 2017
A Caltech chemical engineer who normally develops new ways to fabricate microprocessors in computers has figured out how to explain a nagging mystery in space - why comets expel oxygen gas, the same gas we humans breathe. The discovery that comets produce oxygen gas - also referred to as molecular oxygen or O2 - was announced in 2015 by researchers studying the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasime ... more
Ithaca NY (SPX) May 15, 2017
Oldest buckthorn fossilized flowers found in Argentina
New York NY (SPX) May 08, 2017
Falkland Islands basin shows signs of being among world's largest craters
Washington DC (UPI) May 8, 2017
Chemical engineer explains why comets expel oxygen


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