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August 07, 2017
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Engineers harness the power of 3-D printing to help train surgeons, shorten surgery times



San Diego CA (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
A team of engineers and pediatric orthopedic surgeons are using 3D printing to help train surgeons and shorten surgeries for the most common hip disorder found in children ages 9 to 16. In a recent study, researchers showed that allowing surgeons to prep on a 3D-printed model of the patient's hip joint cut by about 25 percent the amount of time needed for surgery when compared to a control group. The team, which includes bioengineers from the University of California San Diego and physicians ... read more

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Magnetized viruses can break through biofilms, attack bacteria
Washington (UPI) Aug 2, 2017
A team of scientists from the United States and China have found a way to deploy viruses against biofilm-forming bacteria capable of fouling water distribution systems. The secret to their success is magnetization. ... more
EPIDEMICS
Malaria already endemic in the Mediterranean by the Roman period
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
Malaria was already widespread on Sardinia by the Roman period, long before the Middle Ages, as indicated by research at the Institute of Evolutionary Medicine of the University of Zurich with the h ... more
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The story of how a worm turned... into a bringer of medical miracles
Ploemeur, France (AFP) July 31, 2017
For centuries, the only use humans found for the lugworm - dark pink, slimy and inedible - was on the end of a fish hook. ... more
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On-chip pumps achieve high-speed sorting of large cells
Nagoya, Japan (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
The sorting of individual cells is necessary for many biological applications, including the isolation of specific cell types from cell suspensions. A fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) has ... more
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Myanmar seeks WHO help with deadly swine flu outbreak
Yangon (AFP) July 27, 2017
Myanmar health authorities have asked the UN's health agency for help to combat a deadly outbreak of swine flu that has sparked alarm in the commercial capital. ... more
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Scientists divulge latest in HIV prevention
Paris (AFP) July 25, 2017
A far cry from the 1990s "ABC" campaign promoting abstinence and monogamy as HIV protection, scientists reported on new approaches Tuesday allowing people to have all the safe sex they want. ... more
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Women with HIV in Cameroon still stigmatised
Yaounde (AFP) July 24, 2017
Blandine, a 28-year-old mother of a baby girl, sits restlessly on a chair in a women's health centre in Cameroon's capital, not knowing how or what to feel as she waits for an HIV test. ... more
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Swaziland halves world's highest HIV infection rate
Paris (AFP) July 24, 2017
Swaziland, which bears the world's heaviest HIV burden, has almost halved the rate of new infections in five years by boosting access to virus-suppressing drugs, researchers said Monday. ... more
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S.African girl, 9, is third child with HIV remission: study
Paris (AFP) July 24, 2017
A South African girl has become only the third child to beat the AIDS virus into long-term remission - almost nine years and counting - after receiving a drug cocktail in infancy, researchers announced Monday. ... more
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Candidate AIDS vaccine passes early test
Paris (AFP) July 24, 2017
The three-decade-old quest for an AIDS vaccine received a shot of hope Monday when developers announced that a prototype triggered the immune system in an early phase of human trials. ... more


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Love hotels targeted to fight HIV among Cameroon's teens
Guider, Cameroon (AFP) July 25, 2017
The two big maps show the districts of the northern Cameroonian town of Guider along with its brothels, nightclubs and other seedy spots to identify places from where AIDS could spread among adolescents. ... more
EPIDEMICS
Paris spotlight on latest in AIDS science
Paris (AFP) July 21, 2017
Some 6,000 HIV experts gather in Paris from Sunday to report advances in AIDS science as fading hopes of finding a cure push research into new fields. ... more
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As tide turns, AIDS claimed 1 million lives in 2016: UN
Paris (AFP) July 20, 2017
AIDS claimed a million lives in 2016, almost half the 2005 toll that marked the peak of the deadly epidemic, said a UN report Thursday proclaiming "the scales have tipped". ... more
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Building the Safe Genes Toolkit
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 20, 2017
DARPA created the Safe Genes program to gain a fundamental understanding of how gene editing technologies function; devise means to safely, responsibly, and predictably harness them for beneficial e ... more



Brazil troops storm Rio slums to catch gang leaders
Rio De Janeiro (AFP) Aug 6, 2017
Thousands of Brazilian army troops raided Rio de Janeiro slums in a pre-dawn crackdown on crime gangs Saturday, leaving parts of the city looking like a war zone on the first anniversary of the opening of the Olympic Games. Five favelas were targeted by around 1,300 police and 3,600 troops in a sweep starting at 4 am (0700 GMT), the Rio state security service said in a statement. Their m ... more
Rome (AFP) Aug 2, 2017
Italy parliament approves Libya naval mission
Sydney (AFP) Aug 1, 2017
Tech advances will lead to MH370 discovery - Malaysia Airlines
New Delhi (AFP) Aug 1, 2017
Elephants, tigers kill one human a day in India
IAI, Honeywell Aerospace team for GPS anti-jam system
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
An advance GPS anti-jam navigation system is to be jointly developed and manufactured by Israel Aerospace Industries and Honeywell Aerospace, the companies announced on Monday. The technology, covered under a recent memorandum of understanding between the two companies, will combine IAI's existing ADA GPS Anti-Jamming system together with Honeywell's embedded GPS Inertial Navigation Sys ... more
Moscow (Sputnik) Jul 21, 2017
Russia, China to Set Up Pilot Zone to Test National Navigation Systems
New Delhi (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
India Plans to Roll Out National GPS Next Year
Washington (UPI) Jul 7, 2017
Orbital Alliance Techsystems receives contract for GPS artillery
Cultural flexibility was key to surviving extreme dry periods in Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
The flexibility and ability to adapt to changing climates by employing various cultural innovations allowed communities of early humans to survive through a prolonged period of pronounced aridification. The early human techno-tradition, known as Howiesons Poort (HP), associated with Homo sapiens who lived in southern Africa about 66 000 to 59 000 years ago indicates that during this period ... more
College Station TX (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
Shedding light deeper into the human brain
Jena, Germany (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
Identifying major transitions in human cultural evolution
Washington (UPI) Jul 26, 2017
How did early humans survive aridity and prolonged drought in Africa
Idle spiders' epic sea journey from Africa to Australia
Sydney (AFP) Aug 3, 2017
A species of spider that usually travels no further than a few feet from where it was hatched, likely made an epic sea journey on a "land raft" from South Africa to call Australia home, a study said Thursday. The Australian trapdoor spider, known scientifically as Moggridgea rainbow, is only found on Kangaroo Island off the south Australian coast and lives a sedentary land-based lifestyle, r ... more
Saint-Aignan-Sur-Cher, France (AFP) Aug 5, 2017
Surviving baby panda in 'perfect health' says French zoo
New York (AFP) Aug 3, 2017
US crushes nearly two tons of ivory in NY Central Park
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) Aug 2, 2017
Malaysia seizes rare animal parts worth almost $1 mn
Magnetized viruses can break through biofilms, attack bacteria
Washington (UPI) Aug 2, 2017
A team of scientists from the United States and China have found a way to deploy viruses against biofilm-forming bacteria capable of fouling water distribution systems. The secret to their success is magnetization. Bacteriophages are viruses that seek out and infect bacteria. But in a solution, these viruses disperse and fail to attack harmful bacteria in significant numbers. Enter magn ... more
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
Malaria already endemic in the Mediterranean by the Roman period
Yangon (AFP) July 27, 2017
Myanmar seeks WHO help with deadly swine flu outbreak
Paris (AFP) July 25, 2017
Scientists divulge latest in HIV prevention
Chinese man pays $10,000 for whisky shot at Swiss bar
Geneva (AFP) Aug 2, 2017
Have you heard the one about the guy who walked into a bar and ordered a $10,000 shot of whisky? A young Chinese man paid 9,999 Swiss francs ($10,000, 8,733 euros) last week at a Swiss hotel for a glass of whisky made in 1878 by the revered Scotch maker Macallan, the 20Minuten website said. The report was confirmed by an employee of the luxury Waldhaus Hotel in St. Moritz, northeast Swit ... more
Beijing (AFP) Aug 3, 2017
China accused of 'enforced disappearance' of Liu Xiaobo's widow
Hong Kong (AFP) Aug 2, 2017
Hong Kong bishop says church could be 'bridge' with China
Shenyang, China (AFP) July 15, 2017
Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo's ashes buried at sea
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Huge Australia-bound cocaine haul siezed by French navy
Sydney (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
A massive cocaine haul bound for Australia in the hull of a yacht has been intercepted by the French navy in the Pacific, officials said on Friday. The 1.46 tonnes of the drug with an estimated street value of Aus$322 million (US$256 million) was seized in the South Pacific and four crew members, believed to be Lithuanian and Latvian nationals, arrested. The vessel "Afalina", which set s ... more
Jakarta (AFP) Aug 1, 2017
Indonesia to deport 153 Chinese for $450 million scam
Washington (AFP) June 28, 2017
US lists China among worst human trafficking offenders
Bangkok (AFP) June 1, 2017
Golden Triangle narco-gangs churning out new highs, UN warns
China scores diplomatic coup in sea row
Manila (AFP) Aug 6, 2017
China on Sunday scored a diplomatic coup in its campaign to weaken regional resistance against its sweeping claims to the South China Sea when Southeast Asian nations issued a diluted statement on the dispute and agreed to Beijing's terms on talks. After two days of tense meetings on the dispute in the Philippine capital, foreign ministers from the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Na ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 3, 2017
Wintershall warns U.S. against playing 'geopolitical football.'
Beijing (AFP) Aug 3, 2017
China unmoved as Trump rails over North Korea
Beijing (AFP) Aug 5, 2017
China ups ante in high-altitude standoff with India
MSU gravitational physicist receives NASA award to explore extreme gravity and the universe
Bozeman MT (SPX) Jul 26, 2017
A Montana State University gravitational physicist has received funding for a research project that aims to answer fundamental questions about the universe. NASA awarded $750,000 to Nicolas Yunes for his project "Exploring Extreme Gravity: Neutron Stars, Black Holes and Gravitational Waves." Yunes is a founding member of the MSU eXtreme Gravity Institute, known as XGI, and an associate pro ... more
Hull UK (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
First look at gravitational dance that drives stellar formation
Warwick UK (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Telescope for detecting optical signals from gravitational waves launched
Hannover, Germany (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
LISA Gravitational-Wave Observatory Selected as ESA L3 Mission
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China's web users fear losing tools to bypass 'Great Firewall'
Beijing (AFP) Aug 6, 2017
Enterprising internet users in China fear the tools they use to tunnel through the country's "Great Firewall" may soon disappear, as Beijing tightens its grip on the web. Tens of millions of people are estimated to use Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) to bypass Chinese internet restrictions - getting access to blocked websites such as Facebook and Twitter. Beijing has for years turned a ... more
Washington (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
Arrest shines light on shadowy community of good, bad hackers
Paris (AFP) July 17, 2017
Major cyber-attack as costly as Hurricane Sandy: Lloyd's
Beijing (AFP) July 17, 2017
'Oh, bother': Chinese censors can't bear Winnie the Pooh
Conviction, sentences upended in Blackwater case
Washington (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
A US federal appeals court on Friday tossed out the murder conviction of a Blackwater security guard who was serving a life sentence for a 2007 shooting in Baghdad that left 14 Iraqis dead. The court also ordered a resentencing for three other members of Blackwater who were involved in the killing of unarmed civilians, including women and children, in a Baghdad traffic circle. They had e ... more
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) Aug 3, 2017
Iraq faces vast challenges securing, rebuilding Mosul
Kabul (AFP) Aug 1, 2017
Two killed in IS-claimed attack on Iraq embassy in Kabul
Washington (UPI) Aug 2, 2017
FMS support deal in works for Iraqi vessels
Afghan police killed, NATO soldier wounded in 'insider attack'
Kandahar, Afghanistan (AFP) Aug 5, 2017
Two Afghan police officers were killed and a NATO soldier was wounded in an apparent insider attack in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, officials said. The so called "green on blue" attack happened at Kandahar airfield when NATO advisors, who had completed a training session with their Afghan counterparts, were returning to their base, NATO said. "Romanian soldiers... returned fire in s ... more
Washington (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
Delay in Afghanistan policy points to White House rift
Kandahar, Afghanistan (AFP) Aug 2, 2017
Taliban suicide bomber kills two US troops in south Afghanistan
Washington (UPI) Aug 2, 2017
SIGAR report blasts lack of engagement among U.S. civilian agencies in Afghanistan
Scientists uncover biogeochemical controls on occurrence and distribution of PACs in coals
Beijing, China (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
The organic matter in coal contains polycyclic aromatic compounds (PACs) of varying quantities in diverse soluble and insoluble forms. PACs in coal are of special interest for organic geochemical studies as they have been successfully used as biological marker compounds (biomarkers) and indicators of thermal maturity. However, challenges exist when applying PACs in understanding the organi ... more
Beijing (AFP) July 5, 2017
China backs hundreds of global coal power projects
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
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Heatstruck Italy starts harvesting its thirsty vines
Rome (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
Italy's annual wine harvest, the biggest in the world, is off to its earliest start in a decade as the country swelters in a heatwave following months of drought. Winemakers have also had to contend with spring frosts and hailstorms this year and the country's agri-food agency Coldiretti is anticipating a 10-15 percent fall in volumes. But producers say a good year for drinkers is still ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 03, 2017
Alkaline soil, sensible sensor
Paris (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
Paris's urban rooftop hives hope to preserve honeybees
Urbana IL (SPX) Aug 03, 2017
New system could remove two water pollutants from ag fields
SwRI part of international team identifying primordial asteroids
Boulder CO (SPX) Aug 04, 2017
Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) was part of an international team that recently discovered a relatively unpopulated region of the main asteroid belt, where the few asteroids present are likely pristine relics from early in solar system history. The team used a new search technique that also identified the oldest known asteroid family, which extends throughout the inner region of the main ast ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jul 31, 2017
Asteroid Flyby Will Benefit NASA Detection and Tracking Network
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
Supernova-Hunting Team Finds Comet with Aid of Amateur Astronomer
Tucson AZ (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
Upcoming asteroid flyby will help Planetary Defense Network


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