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August 10, 2017
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Lizard venom could yield blood clot treatment breakthrough



Washington (UPI) Aug 8, 2017
Scientists have created a variety of medicines using compounds discovered in the venoms of snakes, frogs, snails, jellyfish and other animals. New research suggests lizard venoms could serve as an untapped source of medicinal compounds. Specifically, scientists at the University of Queensland believe lizard venoms could yield new treatments for blood clots. Research into lizard venoms is relatively new. Until recently, biologists thought only a few lizards were venomous. But a number of ... read more

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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 r ... more
EPIDEMICS
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
EPIDEMICS
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
EPIDEMICS
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
EPIDEMICS
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
EPIDEMICS
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
EPIDEMICS
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


Candidate AIDS vaccine passes early test

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Injectable AIDS drug may work 'as well' as pills
Paris (AFP) July 24, 2017
A two-drug cocktail injected every month or two may be just as effective as a daily pill at keeping the AIDS virus under control, said a study Monday that promised relief for millions. ... more
EPIDEMICS
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
EPIDEMICS
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



Canada military sets up tents at US border for Haitian refugees
Ottawa (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
The Canadian military began setting up tents near the US border on Wednesday to house a surge of Haitian refugees from the United States. The modular tents being erected in the town of Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, 60 kilometers (38 miles) south of Montreal, are equipped with lighting and heating equipment and will accommodate up to 500 asylum seekers, the army said in a statement. The move ... more
Rio De Janeiro (AFP) Aug 6, 2017
Brazil troops storm Rio slums to catch gang leaders
Sydney (AFP) Aug 1, 2017
Tech advances will lead to MH370 discovery - Malaysia Airlines
Rome (AFP) Aug 2, 2017
Italy parliament approves Libya naval mission
Lockheed Martin Begins Modernizing Receivers for U.S. Air Force's GPS Signal Monitoring Stations
Colorado Springs CO (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
Three of six new Lockheed Martin developed, state-of-the-art receivers are now deployed to help the U.S. Air Force maintain the accuracy of Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite signals. In June, the first new Monitor Station Technology Improvement Capability (MSTIC) receiver became operational at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The upgrades continued at Air Force Monitoring ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
IAI, Honeywell Aerospace team for GPS anti-jam system
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
New look at archaic DNA rewrites human evolution story
Salt Lake City UT (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
Hundreds of thousands of years ago, the ancestors of modern humans diverged from an archaic lineage that gave rise to Neanderthals and Denisovans. Yet the evolutionary relationships between these groups remain unclear. A University of Utah-led team developed a new method for analyzing DNA sequence data to reconstruct the early history of the archaic human populations. They revealed an evol ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
Paleolithic bones reveal evidence of ritualistic cannibalism
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Origin of human genus may have occurred by chance
Johannesburg, South Africa (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
Cultural flexibility was key to surviving extreme dry periods in Africa
Skin-ditching gecko inexplicably leaves body armor behind when threatened
Gainesville FL (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
When trouble looms, the fish-scale geckos of Madagascar resort to what might seem like an extreme form of self-defense - tearing out of their own skin. Their unusually large, overlapping scales flake off so easily that one biologist in the late 1800s tried collecting the geckos with cotton, but even with careful handling, few fish-scale gecko specimens have been preserved with all scales i ... more
New Delhi (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
Rogue elephant tramples 15 to death in India, faces culling
Davis CA (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
The biology of color
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Lizards demonstrate rapid evolution in the face of extreme cold
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
Hundreds of Cambodian maids to work in Hong Kong
Phnom Penh (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
Cambodia is recruiting hundreds of maids to work in Hong Kong, an official said Wednesday, as the wealthy city scrambles to meet growing demand for domestic helpers and fend off concerns about exploitation. Hong Kong is home to more than 300,000 foreign maids, mostly from the Philippines and Indonesia. But a series of high-profile abuse cases have seized global headlines in recent years ... more
Shanghai (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
Flag-waving Chinese blockbuster smashes box-office records
Shanghai (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
Chinese auntie enforcers jailed after reign of grey terror
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
US, allies slam Chinese island-building
Manila (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
The United States, Australia and Japan on Monday denounced Beijing's island-building and militarisation of the South China Sea, in contrast to the increasingly tepid response from Southeast Asian nations over the festering issue. China claims nearly all of the sea, through which $5 trillion in annual shipping trade passes and which is believed to sit atop vast oil and gas deposits. Its s ... more
Paris (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
Guam: strategic island in the Pacific
New Delhi (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
Talks the only way to resolve India-China row: Dalai Lama
Beijing (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
China warns against stoking Korea tensions after Trump salvo
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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Major cyber-attack as costly as Hurricane Sandy: Lloyd's
Paris (AFP) July 17, 2017
A serious cyber-attack could cost the global economy as much as $53 billion, putting it on a par with Hurricane Sandy in 2012, according to a report Monday by Lloyd's of London. The world's oldest insurance market and Cyence consultancy said the threat posed by hacking attacks has surged and the global economy will be increasingly vulnerable to cyber-attacks over the next decade. The rep ... more
Beijing (AFP) July 17, 2017
'Oh, bother': Chinese censors can't bear Winnie the Pooh
Beijing (AFP) Aug 6, 2017
China's web users fear losing tools to bypass 'Great Firewall'
Washington (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
Arrest shines light on shadowy community of good, bad hackers
Canada to contribute policing to liberated Iraq city
Ottawa (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
Canada will send up to 20 police officers to Iraq to help local authorities establish a police presence in Mosul, which was recently liberated from the Islamic State group, the government announced Wednesday. The officers are scheduled to arrive in the coming weeks, joining three Canadian police officers already on the ground. They are expected to stay until March 2019. "Progress has ... more
Washington (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
Conviction, sentences upended in Blackwater case
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
Afghanistan contractors accused of misusing money on luxury cars, salaries
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
A contractor responsible for training intelligence officers in Afghanistan has been accused of spending money on luxury cars and six figure salaries for employees' significant others, according to a government audit. The findings came out of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction quarterly report on the Legacy East intelligence program and have drawn the attention ... more
Washington (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
Delay in Afghanistan policy points to White House rift
Kandahar, Afghanistan (AFP) Aug 5, 2017
Afghan police killed, NATO soldier wounded in 'insider attack'
Kandahar, Afghanistan (AFP) Aug 2, 2017
Taliban suicide bomber kills two US troops in south Afghanistan
Coal production gains slowing, U.S. report finds
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
Coal exports from the United States increased, but are slowing down, while renewable energy is on pace for short-term growth, the federal government reported. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported coal exports were around 37 million tons total for the first five months of the year, a level that's 60 percent higher than the same time last year. U.S. President Trump i ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 7, 2017
Profits for Chinese coal producers soar
Beijing, China (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Scientists uncover biogeochemical controls on occurrence and distribution of PACs in coals
Beijing (AFP) July 5, 2017
China backs hundreds of global coal power projects
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Dramatic changes needed in farming practices to keep pace with climate change
Lancaster UK (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Major changes in agricultural practices will be required to offset increases in nutrient losses due to climate change, according to research published by a Lancaster University-led team. To combat repeated, damaging storm events, which strip agricultural land of soil and nutrients, farmers are already adopting measures to conserve these assets where they are needed. But in a new pape ... more
Canberra, Australia (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Cracking the code of megapests
Paris (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
Low to no risk from pesticide-tainted eggs: experts
The Hague (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
Dutch egg probe widens to chicken meat tests
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
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
Supernova-Hunting Team Finds Comet with Aid of Amateur Astronomer
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jul 31, 2017
Asteroid Flyby Will Benefit NASA Detection and Tracking Network
Tucson AZ (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
Upcoming asteroid flyby will help Planetary Defense Network


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