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June 14, 2017
EPIDEMICS
Scientists fight mosquitoes, malaria with toxin-infused fungi



Washington (UPI) Jun 13, 2017
An international team of scientists is taking a unique approach in the battle against malaria-carrying mosquitoes. The team, lead by researchers from the University of Maryland, have designed a mosquito-targeting fungus that replicates spider and scorpion toxins. The fungus is not a risk to humans and early test results suggest it is safe for honeybees and other beneficial insects. "In this paper, we report that our most potent fungal strains, engineered to express multiple toxins, are a ... read more

SPACE MEDICINE
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 ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Georgia State neuroscientists rewire brain of 1 species to have connectivity of another
Atlanta GA (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Scientists at Georgia State University have rewired the neural circuit of one species and given it the connections of another species to test a hypothesis about the evolution of neural circuits and ... 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


New Zealand company partners with U.S. Army for engineered skin

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
INTERN DAILY
New antibiotic packs a punch against bacterial resistance
La Jolla CA (SPX) May 30, 2017
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have given new superpowers to a lifesaving antibiotic called vancomycin, an advance that could eliminate the threat of antibiotic-resistant infect ... more
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



Hundreds sick in food poisoning at Mosul displaced camp
Baghdad (AFP) June 13, 2017
A mass food poisoning at a camp for displaced Iraqi civilians outside Mosul has left hundreds of people requiring urgent treatment, the UN and Iraqi officials said Tuesday. Health ministry spokesman Seif al-Badr had told AFP that there were 752 cases of food poisoning and two deaths, a woman and child, at the Hasansham camp. And UN migration agency spokesman Joel Millman had confirmed th ... more
Marawi, Philippines (AFP) June 9, 2017
Philippine war refugees facing deadly health risks
Ruskie Piaski, Pologne (AFP) June 12, 2017
Flower power: gardening as therapy in Poland
Khazir, Iraq (AFP) June 8, 2017
Scorpions the new threat for displaced Mosul civilians
BDS Precise Service System covers over 300 Chinese cities
Beijing (XNA) Jun 14, 2017
The Precise Service System of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) has been used in creating 317 smart cities in China, according to the Smart BDS Precise Application Summit opened on Monday. BDS Precise Service System can provide precise positioning services for household gas and heat, power grid, water supplies,drainage and smart transportation. Sun Jiadong, an academician ... more
Paris (ESA) Jun 09, 2017
Galileo grows: two more satellites join working constellation
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
The first of our kind
Leipzig, Germany (SPX) Jun 14, 2017
An international research team led by Jean-Jacques Hublin of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Leipzig, Germany) and Abdelouahed Ben-Ncer of the National Institute for Archaeology and Heritage (INSAP, Rabat, Morocco) uncovered fossil bones of Homo sapiens along with stone tools and animal bones at Jebel Irhoud, Morocco. The finds are dated to about 300 thousand years ... more
La Jolla CA (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
How the brain recognizes what the eye sees
Ulsan, South Korea (SPX) Jun 14, 2017
Removal of aging cells could extend human life
(UPI) Jun 12, 2017
Hand-washing is like hitting a reset button in the brain
Germany to welcome two giant pandas
Berlin (AFP) June 14, 2017
Two long-awaited giant pandas from China will arrive in Germany in two weeks time, with Berlin rolling out the red carpet for the furry ambassadors' arrival. The two new residents, Meng Meng and Jiao Qing, will fly into Berlin on a special Lufthansa cargo plane on June 24, accompanied by two Chinese vets, Berlin zoo's chief vet, and a tonne of bamboo. The pandas will be served "bamboo sn ... more
Bucharest (AFP) June 13, 2017
Romania to ban wild animals in circuses
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
Dogs and wolves have an innate sense of inequity
Houston TX (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Mussels add muscle to biocompatible fibers
Scientists fight mosquitoes, malaria with toxin-infused fungi
Washington (UPI) Jun 13, 2017
An international team of scientists is taking a unique approach in the battle against malaria-carrying mosquitoes. The team, lead by researchers from the University of Maryland, have designed a mosquito-targeting fungus that replicates spider and scorpion toxins. The fungus is not a risk to humans and early test results suggest it is safe for honeybees and other beneficial insects. ... more
Paris (AFP) June 8, 2017
Cholera epidemic timeline
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
Taiwan lawmakers launch support group for Hong Kong democracy
Taipei (AFP) June 12, 2017
Lawmakers in Taiwan launched a new group to help promote democracy in Hong Kong on Monday, a move likely to rile Beijing ahead of the 20th anniversary of the handover of the city from Britain back to China. Taiwan and Hong Kong are thorns in Beijing's side - both saw huge anti-China protests in 2014, known respectively as the Sunflower Movement and Umbrella Movement. Ties with self-ruli ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) June 14, 2017
Hong Kong tycoon and ex-deputy leader lose graft appeal
Shanghai (AFP) June 11, 2017
China web users take aim at property clampdown
Hong Kong (AFP) June 9, 2017
Hong Kong wealth gap hits 46-year high
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
Trump says US committed to NATO's mutual defense pledge
Washington (AFP) June 9, 2017
US President Donald Trump said Friday that the United States remained committed to NATO's mutual defense pledge, after he failed to endorse it in a speech in Brussels last month. Amid worries by Washington's European partners that the US leader had not fully bought into the Atlantic alliance, Trump told reporters: "I'm committing the United States to Article Five. Certainly we are there to p ... more
Washington (AFP) June 9, 2017
Pentagon praises 'very helpful' Russia in southern Syria
Astana, Kazakhstan (AFP) June 9, 2017
India, Pakistan join China and Russia-led security bloc
Prague (AFP) June 9, 2017
Juncker says Europe can no longer 'outsource' protection
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
Terrified civilians hide from gunfire in Mosul pre-school
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) June 13, 2017
The bullets of jihadists rain down outside the Mosul kindergarten, where dozens of terrified Iraqi civilians are sheltering from fighting in their northern city. Confused, scared and exhausted, the civilians - mostly women, including one in a wheelchair - huddle in the pre-school after Iraqi forces brought them in for protection. The sounds of sniper fire, air strikes, and shelling ech ... more
Khazir, Iraq (AFP) June 11, 2017
Tired, traumatised Mosul mothers unable to breastfeed
Khazir, Iraq (AFP) June 12, 2017
Down to the river for youths from Iraq's embattled Mosul
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) June 9, 2017
Iraq on cusp of Mosul victory three years after major defeat
Directed Energy And Next Generation Munitions - 26-28 June - Washington DC
Iraq PM Abadi says Kurdish referendum untimely
Baghdad (AFP) June 13, 2017
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Tuesday said he understood the Kurdish minority's statehood aspirations but bemoaned its leadership's decision to hold an independence referendum in September. "Every part of Iraq has aspirations and has a dream, and we respect that, even if we disagree with it," he said, responding to the Kurdish push to achieve statehood. "We live in one homeland ... more
Washington (AFP) June 13, 2017
US 'not winning' in Afghanistan: Pentagon chief
Washington (AFP) June 14, 2017
Trump lets Pentagon set Afghanistan troop levels: US official
Jalalabad, Afghanistan (AFP) June 10, 2017
Three US soldiers killed in Afghan 'insider attack'
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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Spain's 'jamon' conquers China
Jabugo, Spain (AFP) June 11, 2017
The aroma is so extraordinary it's like "a punch in your mouth" says Luqi Wu, one of several Chinese businessmen standing in a cellar in southwestern Spain surrounded by thousands of hanging ham legs. While he samples the product, three of his colleagues learn to cut the ham as finely as possible - a crucial detail that they will put into practice back in Shanghai at tasting events for thei ... more
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Rosetta finds comet connection to Earth's atmosphere
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