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July 14, 2017
EPIDEMICS
Scientists piece together extinct horsepox virus, raising biosecurity concerns



Washington (UPI) Jul 11, 2017
Lab scientists in Canada at the University of Alberta have synthesized horsepox, an extinct relative of the smallpox virus, using segments of mail-order DNA. The feat has raised biosecurity concerns, as well as questions about the costs and benefits of risky research. Horsepox has been extinct for some time, and the smallpox virus was declared eradicated in 1980. Although the revived virus cannot infect humans, the breakthrough could inspire the development of new smallpox strains. Scien ... read more

SPACE MEDICINE
Houston team one step closer to growing capillaries
Houston TX (SPX) Jul 12, 2017
In their work toward 3-D printing transplantable tissues and organs, bioengineers and scientists from Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine have demonstrated a key step on the path to gener ... more
CHIP TECH
Three-dimensional chip combines computing and data storage
Boston MA (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
As embedded intelligence is finding its way into ever more areas of our lives, fields ranging from autonomous driving to personalized medicine are generating huge amounts of data. But just as the fl ... more
INTERN DAILY
Veterans Receive DARPA's LUKE Arm
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
At a ceremony in New York today, two veterans living with arm amputations became the first recipients of a new generation of prosthetic limb that promises them unprecedented, near-natural arm and ha ... more
INTERN DAILY
China invites foreign cancer experts to treat Liu Xiaobo
Shenyang, China (AFP) July 5, 2017
The Chinese hospital caring for cancer-stricken Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo has decided to invite US, German and other foreign experts to treat him in China following international pressure to let him go abroad. ... more
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EU edges toward agreed policy on hormone disrupting chemicals
Brussels (AFP) July 4, 2017
The EU edged closer Tuesday toward a common stand on chemicals which can potentially disrupt the body's hormones and cause a range of serious health problems. ... more
EPIDEMICS
Sri Lanka deploys troops to tackle dengue crisis
Colombo (AFP) July 2, 2017
Sri Lanka deployed hundreds of soldiers to destroy mosquito breeding grounds as the country battles the spread of deadly dengue fever that has killed a record 215 people this year, officials said Sunday. ... more
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Seoul, South Korea (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
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SPACE MEDICINE
Scientist Reveals Health Challenges That Flight to Mars Poses for Humans
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 28, 2017
Thais Russomano, the first female doctor in Latin America specializing in space medicine and the founder and director of the InnovaSpace and MicroG research centers for space biology, revealed in an ... more
EPIDEMICS
Painless patch could replace flu jab: study
Paris (AFP) June 27, 2017
Vaccines delivered via a painless, throw-away patch could one day eliminate the need for needle-and-syringe flu injections, researchers said Wednesday after completing a preliminary trial. ... more
EPIDEMICS
Africa gets generic version of most effective HIV drug
Nairobi (AFP) June 28, 2017
The generic version of the most advanced drug against HIV has been introduced in Kenya, a first in Africa where more than 25 million have the disease, the NGO Unitaid said Wednesday. ... more


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EPIDEMICS
Sri Lanka blames garbage pile-up for record dengue toll
Colombo (AFP) June 26, 2017
Sri Lanka has suffered a record 200 deaths from dengue fever this year, the health minister said Monday, blaming a garbage disposal crisis in Colombo. ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Five projects selected from ISS funding opportunity focused on human physiology research
Kennedy Space Center FL (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has announced five g ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Keeping the rhythm in space
Paris (ESA) Jun 22, 2017
Space is an inhospitable environment for the human body but we adapt remarkably well. Within hours, the brain adjusts to the lack of an up or down, as if floating is all it has ever known. Now ... more
WAR REPORT
In Colombia, FARC 'nurses' want to trade arms for white coats
Colinas, Colombia (AFP) June 22, 2017
As a battlefield nurse for Colombia's FARC rebels, Johana Japon helped stitch up wounded fighters as bullets whizzed past her. ... more



In IS-held Raqa, parched civilians risk lives for water
Beirut (AFP) July 8, 2017
Syria's Raqa once thrived on the banks of the gushing Euphrates River, but dire shortages in the Islamic State group stronghold are forcing desperate civilians to risk their lives for water. The northern city has been without steady running water for several weeks after damage to pipelines by heavy bombardment, including suspected strikes by the US-led coalition. Civilians dehydrated by ... more
Tallinn (AFP) July 6, 2017
EU ministers pledge steps to tackle migrant flood
Washington (AFP) July 5, 2017
Holiday weekend leaves more than 100 gunfire victims in Chicago
Tokyo (AFP) June 30, 2017
Ex-bosses stand trial over 2011 Fukushima crisis in Japan
Orbital Alliance Techsystems receives contract for GPS artillery
Washington (UPI) Jul 7, 2017
Orbital Alliance Techsystems Operations has been awarded a $53.6 million modification to an existing contract for procurement of M1156 presicion-guidance kits, the Department of Defense announced on Thursday. The modification will provide PGKs for converting standard Army unguided 155mm artillery shells into GPS-guided munitions used by conventional artillery. Work will be perfor ... more
New Delhi (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
India Plans to Roll Out National GPS Next Year
Paris (AFP) July 4, 2017
Europe's Galileo satnav identifies problems behind failing clocks
Paris (AFP) June 22, 2017
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Towards a High-Resolution, Implantable Neural Interface
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 11, 2017
DARPA has awarded contracts to five research organizations and one company that will support the Neural Engineering System Design (NESD) program: Brown University; Columbia University; Fondation Voir et Entendre (The Seeing and Hearing Foundation); John B. Pierce Laboratory; Paradromics, Inc.; and the University of California, Berkeley. These organizations have formed teams to develop the ... more
Jena, Germany (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
DNA of early Neanderthal gives timeline for new modern human-related dispersal from Africa
Laramie WY (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Researchers document early, permanent human settlement in Andes
Lawrence KS (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Analysis of Neanderthal teeth grooves uncovers evidence of prehistoric dentistry
The big ecological roles of small natural features
Orono, ME (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Ecologists and conservationists have long recognized that keystone species have major ecological importance disproportionate to their abundance or size. Think beavers, sea stars and prairie dogs - species that keep a ecosystem balanced. Similarly across landscapes, the keystone concept of disproportionate importance extends to other ecological elements, such as salt marshes in estuaries. ... more
Paris (AFP) July 11, 2017
'Sixth extinction' of wildlife faster than feared: scientists
Mexico City (AFP) July 7, 2017
Birth of wolf cubs in Mexico raises hopes for endangered species
Washington (UPI) Jul 10, 2017
Sea spiders use guts, not heart, to move oxygen
Scientists piece together extinct horsepox virus, raising biosecurity concerns
Washington (UPI) Jul 11, 2017
Lab scientists in Canada at the University of Alberta have synthesized horsepox, an extinct relative of the smallpox virus, using segments of mail-order DNA. The feat has raised biosecurity concerns, as well as questions about the costs and benefits of risky research. Horsepox has been extinct for some time, and the smallpox virus was declared eradicated in 1980. Although the revived vi ... more
Colombo (AFP) July 2, 2017
Sri Lanka deploys troops to tackle dengue crisis
Paris (AFP) June 27, 2017
Painless patch could replace flu jab: study
Colombo (AFP) June 26, 2017
Sri Lanka blames garbage pile-up for record dengue toll
China's ailing Nobel laureate in 'critical condition'
Beijing (AFP) July 10, 2017
China's cancer-stricken Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo is in a critical condition, his hospital said Monday, raising fears about his life after Western doctors said there was time to take him abroad. The First Hospital of China Medical University in the northeastern city of Shenyang said Liu's tumour has grown, his liver is bleeding and he has kidney problems. The hospital said in a statement ... more
Beijing (AFP) July 7, 2017
Chinese court jails author of Tiananmen report: lawyer
Sertar, China (AFP) July 6, 2017
With demolitions, China squeezes Buddhist academy
Beijing (AFP) July 8, 2017
Chinese Nobel laureate too sick to travel abroad: hospital
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US lists China among worst human trafficking offenders
Washington (AFP) June 28, 2017
President Donald Trump's administration hit China Tuesday over its rights record, placing the country alongside Sudan and North Korea on a list of the world's worst human trafficking offenders. The State Department downgraded China in its annual "Trafficking in Persons Report," saying Beijing is doing little to combat the phenomenon or protect its victims. It pointed to ethnic Uighurs, ... more
Bangkok (AFP) June 1, 2017
Golden Triangle narco-gangs churning out new highs, UN warns
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
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U.S. Navy ships to participate in Black Sea exercises
Washington (UPI) Jul 10, 2017
Two guided-missile ships have arrived at the Ukrainian port city of Odessa July 10 to participate in the Sea Breeze 2017 maritime exercises, the U.S. Navy announced on Monday. The Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS Hue City and the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Carney will play active roles in the exercises, which involve air, naval and land forces from 17 nations. Sea Breeze 2017 ... more
Kiev (AFP) July 10, 2017
NATO vows support for Ukraine against Russia's 'aggressive actions'
Beijing (AFP) July 7, 2017
US warplanes fly over disputed South China Sea
Beijing (AFP) July 12, 2017
China ships troops to its first overseas base in Africa
Telescope for detecting optical signals from gravitational waves launched
Warwick UK (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
A state-of-the-art telescope for detecting optical signatures of gravitational waves - built and operated by an international research collaboration, led by the University of Warwick - has been officially launched. The Gravitational-wave Optical Transient Observer (GOTO) was inaugurated at Warwick's astronomical observing facility in the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory of the Instituto ... more
Hull UK (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
First look at gravitational dance that drives stellar formation
Hannover, Germany (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
LISA Gravitational-Wave Observatory Selected as ESA L3 Mission
Potsdam, Germany (SPX) Jun 29, 2017
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Chinese censors scrub emoji tributes to Nobel winner
Beijing (AFP) July 14, 2017
China's censors raced Friday to scrub social media networks of candles, RIP and other tributes to Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo as they seek to silence discussion about the prominent dissident's death. The 61-year-old democracy activist died Thursday from liver cancer while under heavy police guard at a hospital in the northeastern city of Shenyang - but most Chinese remain clueless about his d ... more
Singapore (SPX) Jul 13, 2017
Why you might trust a quantum computer with secrets
Washington (AFP) July 12, 2017
US bans Kaspersky software amid concerns over Russia ties
Washington (AFP) July 7, 2017
Utilities including nuclear firms hacked: NYT
US eyes continued presence in Iraq after IS: general
Washington (AFP) July 11, 2017
The United States and several coalition countries want to maintain a military footprint in Iraq after the eventual defeat of the Islamic State group, a top US general said Tuesday. Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend said the Iraqi government had expressed an interest in having US and coalition troops stay in the country. "Our government is equally interested in that, as are several coa ... more
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) July 11, 2017
Mosul's once-thriving Old City now a grey wasteland
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) July 14, 2017
Iraq's Mosul residents search for their Old City dead
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) July 11, 2017
Iraqi PM hails victory over 'brutality and terrorism' in Mosul
US soldier killed in Afghanistan's Helmand
Washington (AFP) July 5, 2017
/> A US soldier has been killed and two others wounded in an attack in Afghanistan's Helmand province while conducting operations against the Taliban, US military officials said Wednesday. Private First Class Hansen Kirkpatrick, 19, of Wasilla, Alaska died Monday following the "indirect fire" assault, which means he was hit by a mortar or some other incoming round. The wounds sustained ... more
New York (AFP) July 6, 2017
Egypt arrests dozens of Chinese Uighur students: HRW
Brussels (AFP) June 29, 2017
Mattis says NATO must finish the job in Afghanistan
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (AFP) June 28, 2017
Kyrgyz court convicts three over China embassy attack
China backs hundreds of global coal power projects
Beijing (AFP) July 5, 2017
Chinese companies are planning or constructing hundreds of coal-fired power projects around the world, data show, even as Beijing talks up its commitment to fighting climate change. The report by German environmental lobby group Urgewald comes as China seeks to fill a vacuum left by the United States following President Donald Trump's decision to exit the Paris climate agreement. Urgewal ... more
Sydney (AFP) June 26, 2017
Rio prefers Yancoal to Glencore in Australia coal sale
Sydney (AFP) June 26, 2017
Glencore makes new bid for Rio's Australia coal assets
Sydney (AFP) June 20, 2017
Rio backs Yancoal over Glencore for Australia coal minesw
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