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October 10, 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

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
SPACE MEDICINE
Your personal running coach
Paris (ESA) Oct 03, 2017
A start-up company from ESA's business incubator in Bavaria has developed a training app to help runners to exercise in a healthy way, and to reduce injuries from over-training. Drawing on erg ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Better, cheaper bio-ink may be used to create artificial organs
Vancouver, Canada (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
A new bio-ink that may support a more efficient and inexpensive fabrication of human tissues and organs has been created by researchers at UBC's Okanagan campus. Keekyoung Kim, an assistant pr ... 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
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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
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
SPACE MEDICINE
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


Broad swath of US deemed environmentally suitable for mosquitoes that transmit disease

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
SPACE MEDICINE
Vitamin super-cocktail to combat 60 days of lying in bed
Paris (ESA) Sep 22, 2017
This week will see the second ESA bedrest study investigating a mix of antioxidants and vitamins that could help astronauts to combat the side effects of living in space. Ten volunteers will l ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
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



India's top court bans firecracker sales before Diwali
New Delhi (AFP) Oct 9, 2017
India's top court ordered a temporary ban on the sale of firecrackers in New Delhi on Monday, ahead of the Diwali festival that leaves the city shrouded in toxic smog. The decision comes a little over a week before Diwali - the Hindu festival of lights - when Delhi fills with acrid smoke from celebratory firecrackers set off day and night. The onset of winter usually worsens the situat ... more
Preston, United Kingdom (AFP) Oct 7, 2017
Hurricane survivors swap Caribbean seas for English peas
Tunis (AFP) Oct 9, 2017
At least 8 migrants drown as boat collides with navy vessel: Tunisia
New Orleans (AFP) Oct 8, 2017
US Gulf Coast begins cleanup after Nate proves weaker than expected
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
Prehistoric humans are likely to have formed mating networks to avoid inbreeding
Copenhagen, Denmark (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
Prehistoric humans are likely to have formed mating networks to avoid inbreeding Early humans seem to have recognised the dangers of inbreeding at least 34,000 years ago, and developed surprisingly sophisticated social and mating networks to avoid it, new research has found. The study, reported in the journal Science, examined genetic information from the remains of anatomically mode ... more
Tucson AZ (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
Ancient humans left Africa to escape drying climate
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
Scientists find more modern human traits influenced by Neandertal DNA
Johannesburg, South Africa (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
Stone Age child reveals that modern humans emerged more than 300,000 years ago
Iraqi animal lovers go online to help save Baghdad's strays
Baghdad (AFP) Oct 9, 2017
The welfare of stray cats and dogs roaming Iraq's capital Baghdad is far from a priority for most residents after years of bloodshed and insecurity. Homeless animals typically face cruelty or even extermination on the streets of the city, but now some pet lovers are looking to use social media to change attitudes and find loving owners for the four-legged friends. Agricultural college ... more
Newark DE (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
Examining the lifestyles of microbes
Suiyang, China (AFP) Oct 6, 2017
From poacher to ranger: saving China's Siberian tigers
York, UK (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
Animals that play with objects learn how to use them as tools
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
The making of Hong Kong's famous 'fire dragon'
DSI 4th Space Resiliency Summit November 28-29, 2017 Alexandria, VA
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
Moscow says US 'pretending' to fight IS in Iraq
Moscow (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
Moscow on Tuesday accused the United States of reducing its air strikes on the Islamic State group in Iraq to allow jihadists to enter Syria and fight the Russian-backed Syrian army. Military spokesman Igor Konashenkov said the Syrian regime was attempting to push the jihadists out of eastern Deir Ezzor province, but that arrivals from Iraq were boosting their numbers. "The US-led coalit ... more
Washington (AFP) Oct 6, 2017
Trump makes cryptic 'calm before the storm' remark
Manila (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
Philippines hails US as top ally, welcomes war games
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 29, 2017
Hong Kong lawmaker guilty of desecrating Chinese flag
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
British Technology at Heart of Gravitational Wave Discovery
Hannover, Germany (SPX) Sep 28, 2017
Three Ears Listen Even More Accurately Than Two
International SMR and Advanced Reactor Summit 2018 - March 27-28 - Atlanta USA
N. Korea hacked Seoul's war plan: report
Seoul (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
North Korean computer hackers have stolen hundreds of classified military documents from South Korea including detailed wartime operational plans involving its US ally, a report said Tuesday. Rhee Cheol-Hee, a lawmaker for the ruling Democratic party, said the hackers had broken into the South's military network last September and gained access to 235 gigabytes of sensitive data, the Chosun ... more
Washington (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
US reviewing better tech identifiers after hacks: Trump aide
The Hague (AFP) Sept 27, 2017
Ransomware attacks 'global epidemic', says Europol
Washington (AFP) Sept 29, 2017
Twitter reveals Russia-backed ads ahead of US election
Cinders and desolation in Iraq's Hawija after IS
Hawija, Iraq (AFP) Oct 7, 2017
One side of the billboard calls for jihad, while the other warns of death for smokers. Iraq's Hawija still bears clear signs of its three years under jihadist rule. Islamic State group jihadists set fire to everything they could before they fled an Iraqi government offensive on the northern town in oil-rich Kirkuk province. Thick black smoke billows from burning oil wells around the tow ... more
Hawija, Iraq (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
Iraq forces retake IS bastion Hawija
Paris (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
Shock Iraq torture photos raise ethical dilemmas
Karbala, Iraq (AFP) Oct 9, 2017
Young Iraqi given shot at governor's job after internet challenge
'We don't want armed confrontation with Kurds says Iraqi PM; Turkey will soon close borders
Paris (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Thursday he did not want an armed conflict with his country's Kurds, days after the autonomous Kurdistan region voted for independence in a referendum. "We don't want armed confrontation, we don't want clashes but federal authority must prevail," he said after a meeting in Paris with French President Emmanuel Macron. "Separatism is unacceptable," ... more
Baghdad (AFP) Oct 7, 2017
Row breaks out in Iraq over Kurd flag on Talabani coffin
Baghdad (AFP) Oct 9, 2017
Iraq ratchets up pressure on Kurds after independence vote
Washington (AFP) Oct 7, 2017
Trump sends lieutenants to Pakistan with tough message
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
Daily Newsletters - Space - Military - Environment - Energy
Genetically boosting the nutritional value of corn could benefit millions
Brunswick NJ (SPX) Oct 10, 2017
Rutgers scientists have found an efficient way to enhance the nutritional value of corn - the world's largest commodity crop - by inserting a bacterial gene that causes it to produce a key nutrient called methionine, according to a new study. The Rutgers University-New Brunswick discovery could benefit millions of people in developing countries, such as in South America and Africa, who dep ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 10, 2017
Sustainable irrigation may harm other development goals
Miami (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
Bee-harming pesticides in 75 percent of honey worldwide: study
Urbana IL (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
Are we at a tipping point with weed control?
A geochemist from MSU has assessed the oxidative environment inside asteroids
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
A postgraduate of the Faculty of Geology at Moscow State University working as a part of an international team has assessed the oxidative environment and its changes inside asteroids from the core to the surface. This gives the authors of the study a better understanding of how the planets were formed. The paper was published in Meteoritics and Planetary Science. Asteroids were formed by a ... more
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
Team led by UCLA astrophysicist observes primitive comet 2 billion kilometres from the sun
Riga, Latvia (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
Studies of 'Crater Capital' in the Baltics Show Impactful History
Paris (ESA) Oct 02, 2017
Unexpected Surprise: A Final Image from Rosetta


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