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June 13, 2017
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Space-traveling flatworms help scientists enhance understanding of regenerative health



Medford MA (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Flatworms that spent five weeks aboard the International Space Station are helping researchers led by Tufts University scientists to study how an absence of normal gravity and geomagnetic fields can have anatomical, behavioral, and bacteriological consequences, according to a paper to be published June 13 in Regeneration. The research has implications for human and animal space travelers and for regenerative and bioengineering science. Researchers led by the Allen Discovery Center at Tufts Univers ... read more

EPIDEMICS
Cholera epidemic timeline
Paris (AFP) June 8, 2017
Cholera, which has killed 789 and infected 100,000 in war-ravaged Yemen since the end of April, is a water-borne disease which goes hand in hand with poverty. ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Emergency medicine in space: Normal rules don't apply
Geneva, Switzerland (SPX) Jun 06, 2017
Experts at this year's Euroanaesthesia congress in Geneva (3-5 June) will discuss the unusual and challenging problem of how to perform emergency medical procedures during space missions. "Spa ... more
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Texas team debuts battery-less pacemaker
Houston TX (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
A wireless, battery-less pacemaker that can be implanted directly into a patient's heart is being introduced by researchers from Rice University and their colleagues at the Texas Heart Institute (TH ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
NASA 1-year mission investigators identify links to vision problems
Houston TX (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
Coinciding with May - Healthy Vision Month, NASA's One-Year Mission investigators are peering into their new findings to help address astronaut vision issues. While the One-Year Mission has conclude ... more
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Chemical cocktail found in Barrier Reef turtles
Sydney (AFP) June 2, 2017
Human medicines and household substances have been discovered in the blood of green turtles in Australia's Great Barrier Reef, researchers said Friday, highlighting the impact of man-made matter on marine life. ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
CRISPR gene editing can cause hundreds of unintended mutations
New York NY (SPX) May 31, 2017
As CRISPR-Cas9 starts to move into clinical trials, a new study published in Nature Methods has found that the gene-editing technology can introduce hundreds of unintended mutations into the genome. ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Engines of twingenuity: NASA's twin study investigators have a meeting of the minds
Houston TX (SPX) May 28, 2017
If you took all the DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) in your body and strung it end-to-end, it would reach all the way to Pluto and back. The Twins Study, looking at the effects of space on the human bod ... more
TECH SPACE
A new tool for discovering nanoporous materials
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) May 30, 2017
Materials classified as "nanoporous" have structures (or "frameworks") with pores up to 100 nm in diameter. These include diverse materials used in different fields from gas separation, catalysis, a ... more
TECH SPACE
New Zealand company partners with U.S. Army for engineered skin
Washington (UPI) May 24, 2017
New Zealand's startup regenerative medicine company, Upside Biotechnologies, has signed a development agreement with the U.S. Army. ... more
EPIDEMICS
Toward an HIV cure: Pitt team develops test to detect hidden virus
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) May 30, 2017
The quest to develop a cure for HIV has long been plagued by a seemingly simple question: How do doctors determine if someone is cured? The virus has a knack for lying dormant in immune cells at lev ... more


New antibiotic packs a punch against bacterial resistance

SPACE MEDICINE
Nanosubmarine with self-destroying activity
Nijmegen, Netherlands (SPX) May 31, 2017
Autonomous targeting and release of drugs at their site of action are desired features of nanomedical systems. Now, a team of Dutch scientists has designed a nanomotor that has these functions: An a ... more
EPIDEMICS
'Freak': meet Cuba's last self-infected HIV punk rebel
Pinar Del Rio, Cuba (AFP) May 28, 2017
Like many young punks, Gerson Govea saw himself as a misfit. But few embraced the role as self-destructively as this Cuban rocker: he deliberately infected himself with HIV. ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Mouse sperm survives in space, but could human babies?
Miami (AFP) May 24, 2017
Freeze-dried mouse sperm that spent nine months in space has been used to produce healthy rodent offspring back on Earth, Japanese researchers said this week. ... more
EPIDEMICS
Stars dig deep at charity Cannes AIDS gala
Cannes, France (AFP) May 26, 2017
A galaxy of stars including Leonardo DiCaprio, Dustin Hoffman, Nicole Kidman and Will Smith turned out for an AIDS benefit that is the social highlight of the Cannes film festival. ... more



Philippine war refugees facing deadly health risks
Marawi, Philippines (AFP) June 9, 2017
More than 200,000 people displaced after Islamist militants attacked a southern Philippine city are facing deadly health risks, relief groups said Friday after a fleeing mother told AFP her baby died because of a lack of medical care. The onset of the rainy season could worsen the situation, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) warned as it said it had already observed a spike ... more
Tokyo (AFP) June 7, 2017
Japan workers exposed to dangerous radiation in lab
Khazir, Iraq (AFP) June 8, 2017
Scorpions the new threat for displaced Mosul civilians
Madrid, Spain (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
GMV to supply Copernicus services in support to EU external action
Galileo grows: two more satellites join working constellation
Paris (ESA) Jun 09, 2017
Two further satellites have formally become part of Europe's Galileo satnav system, broadcasting timing and navigation signals worldwide while also picking up distress calls across the planet. These are the 15th and 16th satellites to join the network, two of the four Galileos that were launched together by Ariane 5 on 17 November, and the first additions to the working constellation since ... more
Washington DC (SPX) May 30, 2017
GIS is a powerful tool that should be used with caution
Tokyo (AFP) June 1, 2017
Japan launches satellite in bid for super accurate GPS system
Cambridge, Canada (SPX) Jun 02, 2017
exactEarth Broadens Small Vessel Tracking Offering
How the brain recognizes what the eye sees
La Jolla CA (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
If you think self-driving cars can't get here soon enough, you're not alone. But programming computers to recognize objects is very technically challenging, especially since scientists don't fully understand how our own brains do it. Now, Salk Institute researchers have analyzed how neurons in a critical part of the brain, called V2, respond to natural scenes, providing a better understand ... more
(UPI) Jun 12, 2017
Hand-washing is like hitting a reset button in the brain
Washington (AFP) June 12, 2017
Obesity 'epidemic' affects one in 10 worldwide
Bar Harbor ME (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Living long and living well: Is it possible to do both
Dogs and wolves have an innate sense of inequity
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
Humans and primates have a finely tuned sense of inequity. New research suggests dogs and wolves also possess a sense of fairness - or lack there of. Previously, researchers have hypothesized dogs gained a sense of inequity through domestication. But the latest study - published in the journal Current Biology - shows the sense is equally strong in dogs and wolves, suggesting a sense ... more
Houston TX (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Mussels add muscle to biocompatible fibers
Paris (AFP) June 12, 2017
Tracking invasive species? Follow the people
Tokyo (AFP) June 12, 2017
Japan zoo toasts birth of panda cub, snug in mum's furry hug
Cholera epidemic timeline
Paris (AFP) June 8, 2017
Cholera, which has killed 789 and infected 100,000 in war-ravaged Yemen since the end of April, is a water-borne disease which goes hand in hand with poverty. Here are the worst outbreaks around the world in the past ten years: - Haiti: most virulent outbreak - The most virulent outbreak in modern times was in Haiti, where more than 9,500 people have died and more than 800,000 been i ... more
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) May 30, 2017
Toward an HIV cure: Pitt team develops test to detect hidden virus
Pinar Del Rio, Cuba (AFP) May 28, 2017
'Freak': meet Cuba's last self-infected HIV punk rebel
Cannes, France (AFP) May 26, 2017
Stars dig deep at charity Cannes AIDS gala
Hong Kong wealth gap hits 46-year high
Hong Kong (AFP) June 9, 2017
Hong Kong's wealth gap was on Friday revealed to be at its highest in nearly 50 years, with living conditions fuelling discontent in the city as it prepares to mark two decades under Chinese rule. Sky-high prices and the cost of living outstrip many ordinary residents' salaries in Hong Kong, with apartments becoming increasingly cramped and generations of families forced to share. In a r ... more
Taipei (AFP) June 12, 2017
Taiwan lawmakers launch support group for Hong Kong democracy
Beijing (AFP) June 9, 2017
Chinese firm tied to Communist Party critic stands trial
Shanghai (AFP) June 11, 2017
China web users take aim at property clampdown
Integrated Air and Missile Defense 2017 - Sept 27-29 - Washington DC
Golden Triangle narco-gangs churning out new highs, UN warns
Bangkok (AFP) June 1, 2017
Southeast Asian drug cartels are diversifying the narcotics they produce, the UN's crime agency warned Wednesday, with more than 160 new highs hitting the market in the last eight years. The Golden Triangle - where Laos, southern China, Thailand and Myanmar intersect - is the world's second largest drug producer after Latin America. It is notorious for churning out heroin and methamphe ... more
Bogota (AFP) May 4, 2017
UN counter-drug official kidnapped in Colombia: officials
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
InterDrone 2017 Las Vegas - Sept 6-8
Japan clears way for first emperor abdication in over 200 years
Tokyo (AFP) June 9, 2017
Japan's parliament passed a law Friday that clears the way for its ageing Emperor Akihito to step down, in what would be the first imperial abdication in more than two centuries. The popular 83-year-old monarch shocked the country last summer when he signalled his desire to take a back seat after nearly three decades on the Chrysanthemum Throne, citing his age and health problems. The un ... more
Kiev (AFP) June 8, 2017
Ukraine MPs back NATO application push
Washington (AFP) June 9, 2017
Trump says US committed to NATO's mutual defense pledge
Washington (AFP) June 9, 2017
Pentagon praises 'very helpful' Russia in southern Syria
Hubble Astronomers Measure White Dwarf's Mass with Relativity Experiment
Baltimore MD (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Astronomers have used the sharp vision of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to repeat a century-old test of Einstein's general theory of relativity. The Hubble team measured the mass of a white dwarf, the burned-out remnant of a normal star, by seeing how much it deflects the light from a background star. This observation represents the first time Hubble has witnessed this type of effect creat ... more
Innsbruck, Austria (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Breaking Newton's Law
San Francisco CA (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Are dense star clusters the origin of the gravitational waves discovered by LIGO?
Pasadena CA (SPX) Jun 02, 2017
Gravitational Waves Detected for Third Time
Thales opens CyberLab facility in Belgium for training against attacks
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
Thales has launched a new cyber-security center in Belgium that will allow the replicating of network and information systems to prepare for cyber attacks. The company's Cyberlab, located south of Brussels, will also educate students and enhance the skills of cyber-security specialists. "As the recent worldwide cyber-attack WannaCry, which affected in particular the operational f ... more
Seattle WA (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
SeaGlass brings transparency to cell phone surveillance
Washington (UPI) Jun 5, 2017
Saab starts cyber-security company
Tallinn (AFP) June 3, 2017
'Tallinn Manual 2.0' -- the rulebook for cyberwar
Tired, traumatised Mosul mothers unable to breastfeed
Khazir, Iraq (AFP) June 11, 2017
Wazira rocks her tiny baby pleadingly but he is inconsolable, crying for the milk his mother can neither produce herself nor buy in a camp near the Iraqi battleground city of Mosul. "He's been crying since the moment he was born. He only stops when he's so exhausted that he falls asleep," the 24-year-old Iraqi mother said, sheltering her baby Rakan from the scorching sun with a piece of whit ... more
Geneva (AFP) June 8, 2017
UN reports fresh IS killings, air strike deaths in Mosul
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) June 9, 2017
Iraq on cusp of Mosul victory three years after major defeat
Baghdad (AFP) June 10, 2017
Iraq paramilitaries make fresh progress west of Mosul
IS claims killing two Chinese in southwest Pakistan
Islamabad (AFP) June 8, 2017
The Islamic State group on Thursday claimed the killing of two Chinese citizens who were kidnapped last month by armed gunmen in southwestern Pakistan's restive Balochistan province. The jihadist group made the claim in a brief Arabic message carried by the group's Amaq news agency. There was no immediate confirmation from Chinese or Pakistan officials. Hours earlier, Pakistan's army iss ... more
Jalalabad, Afghanistan (AFP) June 10, 2017
Three US soldiers killed in Afghan 'insider attack'
Tehran (AFP) June 10, 2017
Iran opposes Iraqi Kurdish independence vote
Washington (AFP) June 8, 2017
Kurdish referendum would distract from IS fight, US warns
Coal waste fuel may reduce anthropogenic emissions
Tomsk, Russia (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University are developing a technology for obtaining liquid fuel from coal wastes for thermal power stations (TPSs). This fuel is ten times more environmentally friendly that will make it possible to resolve two problems at once: to reduce the amount of anthropogenic emissions of TPSs and efficiently dispose wastes from coal processing and beneficiation. The res ... more
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Researchers compute their way toward cleaner coal plants
Sydney (AFP) June 11, 2017
Foreign bidding war for Rio's Australia coal mines
Sydney (AFP) June 6, 2017
India's Adani to start work on mine near Great Barrier Reef
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Scientists design laser to kill weeds
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
In a quest to become heroes to yard workers everywhere, a team of German researchers are developing a laser gun to kill weeds. In reality, the new laser system is unlikely to be coming to a yard near you. But it could prove a boon to farmers and the environment. The system's promising ability relies on robotic software, which is being tested and improved by computer scientists at ... more
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High-pressure experiments solve meteorite mystery
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