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October 05, 2017
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Light-activated nanoparticles can supercharge current antibiotics



Boulder CO (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
Light-activated nanoparticles, also known as quantum dots, can provide a crucial boost in effectiveness for antibiotic treatments used to combat drug-resistant superbugs such as E. coli and Salmonella, new University of Colorado Boulder research shows. Multi-drug resistant pathogens, which evolve their defenses faster than new antibiotic treatments can be developed to treat them, cost the United States an estimated $20 billion in direct healthcare costs and an additional $35 billion in lost produc ... read more

EPIDEMICS
Scientists are successfully breeding disease-resistance into mosquitoes
Washington (UPI) Sep 29, 2017
While other mosquito-borne diseases have captured headlines in recent years, malaria remains the most problematic. Every year, several hundred million people become infected and a few hundred thousand perish. ... more
TECH SPACE
Surfactants have surprising effect on nanobubble stability
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
Nanobubbles have recently gained popularity for their unique properties and expansive applications. Their large surface area and high stability in saturated liquids make nanobubbles ideal candidates ... more
EPIDEMICS
New test rapidly diagnoses Zika
Boston MA (SPX) Oct 02, 2017
MIT researchers have developed a paper-based test that can diagnose Zika infection within 20 minutes. Unlike existing tests, the new diagnostic does not cross-react with Dengue virus, a close relati ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Water from a rock: Puerto Ricans cope with hurricane aftermath
Comerio , Puerto Rico (AFP) Sept 29, 2017
The white pipes carved into the foot of the rain-soaked mountain stick out like needles, and from them flows water. ... more
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New synthetic molecule could trigger tissue regeneration
Washington (UPI) Sep 25, 2017
A newly discovered DNA-targeting molecule could inspire the first tissue regeneration therapies. The synthetic molecule can cause stem cells to transform into heart muscle cells. ... more
EPIDEMICS
A sixth of new HIV patients in Europe 50 or older: study
Paris (AFP) Sept 26, 2017
People aged 50 and older comprise a growing percentage of HIV patients in Europe, accounting for one in six new cases in 2015, researchers said Wednesday. ... more
EPIDEMICS
UC research shows ticks are even tougher and nastier than you thought
Cincinnati OH (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
They carry a host of diseases that they spread by plunging their barbed mouths into you like a grisly oil derrick. They're hard to remove and even harder to kill. Is your skin crawling yet? ... more
INTERN DAILY
Going under the knife in China's plastic surgery stampede
Shanghai (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
Chen Yan is 35 and fears middle age is upon her, so like all of her friends she sees cosmetic surgery as the solution: time to get a new nose. ... more
EPIDEMICS
Broad swath of US deemed environmentally suitable for mosquitoes that transmit disease
Annapolis MD (SPX) Sep 25, 2017
Three-quarters of counties in the contiguous United States present suitable environmental conditions for at least part of the year for either Aedes aegypti or Aedes albopictus mosquitoes to survive ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Exploring the adaptation extremes of human high altitude sickness and fitness
Oxford UK (SPX) Sep 25, 2017
Many research groups have recently explored human adaptation and successfully identified candidate genes to high altitude living among three major far-flung global populations: Tibetans, Ethiopians ... more


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NASA's one-year mission investigates how space affects astronauts' functional performance
Houston TX (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
Adapting to the microgravity environment of space changes the way your brain interprets sensory signals, decreases muscle strength and alters cardiovascular function. Astronauts will need to overcom ... more
TECH SPACE
Low-level radiation exposure less harmful to health than other modern lifestyle risks
Oxford, UK (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
Human populations have always been exposed to ionizing radiation, and more so in modern life due to its use in medicine, industry and the armed forces. Whilst the risks to human health from medium a ... more
INTERN DAILY
Honey bees could help scientists create new antibiotics
Washington (UPI) Sep 7, 2017
A protein produced by honey bees could inspire the first new antibiotic in 30 years. ... more
EPIDEMICS
Carbohydrates may be the key to a better malaria vaccine
Melbourne, Australia (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
An international research team has shown for the first time that carbohydrates on the surface of malaria parasites play a critical role in malaria's ability to infect mosquito and human hosts. ... more



NASA Damage Map Aids Puerto Rico Hurricane Response
Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 02, 2017
A NASA-produced map showing areas of eastern Puerto Rico that were likely damaged by Hurricane Maria has been provided to responding agencies, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The hurricane, a Category 4 storm at landfall on Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, caused widespread damage and numerous casualties on the Caribbean island, an unincorporated U.S. territory with a populatio ... more
Washington (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
Trump to request $29 bln for storm-hit Puerto Rico
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
Trump tells Puerto Rico to be 'proud' of low storm toll
Washington (UPI) Sep 22, 2017
MIT engineers attempt to predict extreme events
exactEarth Announces Agreement with Alltek Marine to Expand Small Vessel Tracking Service Offering
Cambridge, Canada (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
exactEarth Ltd. reports that its exactTrax small vessel monitoring technology is now incorporated into Alltek Marine Electronic Corp's (AMEC) AIS Tracking Beacon (TB560). The AMEC TB560 is a simplified Class B AIS device that offers an efficient and cost-effective vessel monitoring solution within AIS VHF transmission range. Now outfitted with exactTrax technology from exactEarth, which ex ... more
Beijing (XNA) Sep 15, 2017
BeiDou navigation to cover Belt and Road countries by 2018
Beijing (XNA) Sep 19, 2017
China's BeiDou-3 satellites get new chips
Denver CO (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
US Air Force Awards Lockheed Martin GPS M-Code Early Use Ground System Upgrade Contract
Stone Age child reveals that modern humans emerged more than 300,000 years ago
Johannesburg, South Africa (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
South Africa is well-known for its hominin fossil record. But this time, results from a study of ancient DNA presented in the September 28th First Release early online issue of Science show that the 2000-year-old remains of a boy found at Ballito Bay in KwaZulu-Natal during the 1960s, helped to rewrite human history. Marlize Lombard, Professor of Stone Age archaeology at the University of ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 1, 2017
Sleep helps the brain reorganize, new study shows
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
Isotopic analyses link the lives of Late Neolithic individuals to burial location in Spain
Birmingham UK (SPX) Oct 02, 2017
Chimpanzees can learn how to use tools without observing others
Cats kill more than one million birds per day in Australia
Washington (UPI) Oct 4, 2017
Cats in Australia kill more than 1 million birds every day, according to a new study. The study, a survey of 100 studies conducted across the continent, was published this week in the journal Biological Conservation. Data pooled from the dozens of studies showed some 316 million birds are killed by feral cats every year in Australia. Another 61 million birds are killed by pet cats. ... more
Pekanbaru, Indonesia (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
Sun bear attacks couple in Indonesia; Giant python attacks man
Brasília (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
Activists condemn craze for wild animal selfies
Jakarta (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
Panda diplomacy: Two giant pandas from China land in Indonesia
Scientists are successfully breeding disease-resistance into mosquitoes
Washington (UPI) Sep 29, 2017
While other mosquito-borne diseases have captured headlines in recent years, malaria remains the most problematic. Every year, several hundred million people become infected and a few hundred thousand perish. But a recent breakthrough in the genetic modification could help breed disease-resistance into mosquito populations and eradicate malaria altogether. Malaria is caused by a ... more
Boston MA (SPX) Oct 02, 2017
New test rapidly diagnoses Zika
Cincinnati OH (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
UC research shows ticks are even tougher and nastier than you thought
Paris (AFP) Sept 26, 2017
A sixth of new HIV patients in Europe 50 or older: study
Former Hong Kong leader appears in court over sandwich 'attack'
Hong Kong (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
Unpopular former Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying testified Wednesday in a case involving a sandwich thrown at him by a pro-democracy activist. The sandwich was aimed at Leung, the city's then leader, as he was on his way to vote in the September 2016 legislative election - but it missed and hit a police officer. In court, a stern-looking Leung occasionally smiled as he was questioned b ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
Hong Kong democracy activist in court for throwing 'smelly' sandwich
Hong Kong (AFP) Oct 1, 2017
Hong Kong migrant mothers sing for their distant children
Hong Kong (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
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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
Hong Kong lawmaker guilty of desecrating Chinese flag
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 29, 2017
A Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmaker on Friday was found guilty of "desecrating" the Chinese and Hong Kong flags by turning them upside down in parliament, but escaped a prison sentence. Cheng Chung-tai upended small Chinese and Hong Kong flags that some pro-Beijing legislators had displayed on their desks in the legislative assembly last October. The incident happened during a feisty sess ... more
Washington (AFP) Sept 29, 2017
Trump accepts Duterte's ASEAN summit invite after all
Brussels (AFP) Oct 2, 2017
40,000 troops in Russian war games: US general
Washington (AFP) Oct 2, 2017
Trump hails 'very strong' ties with Thailand
New gravitational wave hits Earth
University Park, PA (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
For the first time, three detectors have tracked the gravitational waves emitted by a merger of two black holes - a critical new capability that allows scientists to more closely locate a gravitational wave's birthplace in space. Gravitational waves are ripples in space and time created when two massive, compact objects such as black holes merge. A paper about the new gravitational wave, known a ... more
Oxford UK (SPX) Sep 28, 2017
Gravitational twists help theoretical physicists shed light on quantum complexity
London, UK (SPX) Sep 28, 2017
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Hannover, Germany (SPX) Sep 28, 2017
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Ransomware attacks 'global epidemic', says Europol
The Hague (AFP) Sept 27, 2017
An "epidemic" has erupted in global ransomware attacks, taking over computers as well as internet-linked devices like routers and CCTV cameras to turn them into tools for criminals, Europe's police agency said Wednesday. "Ransomware attacks have eclipsed most other global cybercrime threats, with the first half of 2017 witnessing ransomware attacks on a scale previously unseen," Europol said ... more
Washington (AFP) Sept 29, 2017
Twitter reveals Russia-backed ads ahead of US election
Beijing (AFP) Sept 26, 2017
China fines tech firms over online content
Montreal (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
Chelsea Manning barred from entering Canada
Iraq forces retake centre of IS bastion Hawija: army
Hawija, Iraq (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
Iraqi forces pushed into the Islamic State group stronghold of Hawija on Wednesday and seized some territory, stepping up their assault against one of the jihadists' last enclaves in the country. Government and allied forces backed by a US-led coalition launched an offensive last month to oust IS from Hawija, a longtime insurgent bastion. The town is among the final holdouts from the ter ... more
Baghdad (AFP) Oct 2, 2017
Iraq forces claim recapture of IS-held areas near Hawija
Ranya, Irak (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
Iraq flight ban halts dig for lost ancient city
Karbala, Iraq (AFP) Oct 1, 2017
Shiite pilgrims throng Iraq's Karbala for mourning ritual
Afghanistan pull-out would be 'to our ultimate peril': Mattis
Washington (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned Tuesday that an American withdrawal from Afghanistan would be "to our ultimate peril," as he briefed Congress on plans to increase US troop levels. "Based on intelligence community analysis and my own evaluation, I am convinced we would absent ourselves from this region at our peril," he said, testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee. T ... more
Baghdad (AFP) Oct 2, 2017
Iraq allows foreigners to leave Kurdistan via Baghdad
Baghdad (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
Jalal Talabani: veteran Kurdish leader and Iraqi president
Jerusalem (AFP) Oct 1, 2017
Israel denies Turkish claim of involvement in Kurd vote
Rio in massive share buyback after coal mines sale
Sydney (AFP) Sept 22, 2017
Rio Tinto will return $2.5 billion to shareholders in a buyback after selling most of its Australian coal assets to China-backed Yancoal, the mining giant said Friday. The world's second-largest miner sold Coal & Allied to Yancoal, majority-controlled by China's Yanzhou Coal, earlier this month in a divestment drive analysts expect will lead to a complete exit from the sector. The buybac ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 15, 2017
First-ever U.S. coal shipment arrives in Ukraine
Sydney (AFP) Sept 1, 2017
Rio completes Australia coal mines sale to China's Yancoal
Washington (UPI) Aug 22, 2017
In a first, U.S. ships coal to Ukraine
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Artificial light device boosts cows' milk yields by 9 percent
Washington (UPI) Oct 1, 2017
A new artificial light device developed in Ireland promises to increase cows' milk yields by 9 percent. In the latest tests, the technology, a mask, increased milk production among lactating bovines. The device was developed by Equilume, a company spun-out of the research labs at the University College Dublin in Ireland. For a few years, the company has been making light therapy masks f ... more
Vienna, Austria (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
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Brussels (AFP) Oct 1, 2017
EU battle heats up over controversial weedkiller
Stockholm (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
Land grabs cause lingering SE Asia conflicts: report
Studies of 'Crater Capital' in the Baltics Show Impactful History
Riga, Latvia (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
Studies of craters in the Baltics (Estonia) are giving insights into the many impacts that have peppered the Earth over its long history. In southeastern Estonia, scientists have dated charcoal from trees destroyed in an impact to prove a common origin for two small craters, named Illumetsa. A third submarine crater located on the seabed in the Gulf of Finland has been measured and dated with ne ... more
Paris (ESA) Oct 02, 2017
Unexpected Surprise: A Final Image from Rosetta
Baltimore MD (SPX) Sep 29, 2017
Hubble Observes the Farthest Active Inbound Comet Yet Seen
Huntsville AL (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
NASA's Near-Earth Asteroid CubeSat Goes Full Sail


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