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November 30, 2017
EPIDEMICS
HIV denial movement fuels Russian epidemic



Moscow (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
Fewer than half of Russians with HIV are taking antiretroviral drugs, in part because of a conspiracy theory that the AIDS-causing virus is a myth invented by the West, officials and activists say. While AIDS-related deaths and new HIV infections are falling across the globe, in Eastern Europe and Central Asia statistics grow more alarming by the year. According to official figures, 80 people died daily from AIDS-related issues in Russia in the first six months of 2017, up from about 50 daily d ... read more

EPIDEMICS
PrEP: A shield against AIDS
Paris (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
"It's magic," said Francois, smiling. "Every time I take a pill I think about the people who aren't so lucky as to have this option." ... more
EPIDEMICS
Nigeria's flourishing 'miracle cure' business for HIV/AIDS
Lagos (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
Blessing wanted to believe the advert on Facebook that promised "a cure for AIDS". ... more
EPIDEMICS
Plague first came to Europe during the Stone Age
Washington (UPI) Nov 22, 2017
The earliest evidence of the plague-causing bacterium Yersinia pestis suggests the disease first arrived in Europe during the Stone Age, several millennia before the first documented epidemics. ... more
EPIDEMICS
Heavy rainfall precedes outbreaks of mosquito-borne viruses
Washington (UPI) Nov 22, 2017
New research suggests outbreaks of mosquito-borne viruses Zika and Chikungunya tend to begin three weeks after heavy rainfall. ... more
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EPIDEMICS
Kill switches for engineered microbes gone rogue
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 20, 2017
Synthetic biologists are fitting the genomes of microorganisms with synthetic gene circuits to break down polluting plastics, non-invasively diagnose and treat infections in the human gut, and gener ... more
EPIDEMICS
Making mosquitoes self-destruct
Riverside CA (SPX) Nov 15, 2017
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have developed transgenic mosquitoes that stably express the Cas9 enzyme in their germline. The addition of Cas9 will enable the use of the CRI ... more
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In China's e-commerce boom, it takes a village
Xuzhou, China (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
Workers wielding screeching hand-held wood sanders toil overtime in Cheng Huaibao's bunk bed factory, rushing to prepare for the wave of orders about to break on manufacturing businesses like his across China. ... more
EPIDEMICS
Last season's flu shot protected only 1 in 5 people
Miami (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
Last season's flu shot protected as few as one in five people and this year's could be similarly ineffective, researchers said Monday, calling for a better way to make the vaccine. ... more
CARBON WORLDS
Graphene enables high-speed electronics on flexible materials
Gothenburg, Sweden (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Terahertz radiation has a wide range of uses and can occur in everything from radio astronomy to medicine. The term refers to the electromagnetic waves whose frequencies range from 100 gigahertz to ... more
EPIDEMICS
Tracking mosquitoes with your cellphone
Stanford CA (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
It's a sound that can keep even the weariest among us from falling asleep: the high-pitched whine of a mosquito. This irritating buzz already makes us run, slap and slather on repellant. But if Stan ... more


NASA investigates use of medical-like tools to study samples of the solar system

SPACE MEDICINE
Study unveils changes in the brain during extended missions in space
Charleston SC (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
It's been 55 years since NASA astronaut John Glenn successfully launched into space to complete three orbits aboard the Friendship 7 Mercury spacecraft, becoming the first American to orbit the Eart ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Advanced artificial limbs mapped in the brain
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) Oct 30, 2017
Targeted motor and sensory reinnervation (TMSR) is a surgical procedure on patients with amputations that reroutes residual limb nerves towards intact muscles and skin in order to fit them with a li ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Puerto Rico 'heartbreaking' five weeks post-storm
New York (AFP) Oct 27, 2017
Conditions in Puerto Rico are still heartbreaking more than five weeks after Hurricane Maria wrought devastation, with the lack of power and clean water compounding chronic conditions, medics say. ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Space Station Crew Takes a Breather with Lung Tissue Investigation
Houston TX (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
The microgravity environment of the International Space Station impacts nearly every system within the human body. Researchers are studying the effects to the eyes, heart, muscles, and bones, but an ... more



Seven 'trapped' after cargo ships collide off south China
Beijing (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Five people have been rescued after two cargo ships collided off the coast of China's southern Guangdong province, but seven crew members are still "trapped" inside a cabin, state media said Tuesday. The five rescued from a sunken ship cabin on Tuesday afternoon told rescue staff that the other seven were trapped inside and still alive, the official Xinhua news agency reported. The colli ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 27, 2017
Army contracts for temporary electricity for Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
Beijing (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
Beijing evicts migrants onto cold streets, sparking outcry
Shanghai (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
China port city blast caused by illegal explosives: police
China's GPS network Beidou joins global rescue data network
Beijing (XNA) Nov 27, 2017
China's domestically developed navigation satellite system Beidou has been included in a global network that collects and distributes data for search and rescue missions, the Ministry of Transport said on Thursday. Beidou will be part of the International Cospas-Sarsat Programme, a nonprofit, intergovernmental and humanitarian cooperative with 44 members, including the United States, Canad ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
DARPA digging for ideas to revolutionize subterranean mapping
Paris (ESA) Nov 22, 2017
Galileo quartet fuelled and ready to fly
Beijing (XNA) Nov 10, 2017
China's BeiDou Navigation Satellite System Expands Into a Global Network
Long-term logging study demonstrates impacts on chimpanzees and gorillas
Chicago IL (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
Research has shown human disturbance can have detrimental effects on great ape populations but now, due to a study published in Biological Conservation on Nov. 27 by Lincoln Park Zoo, there is evidence showing how selective logging impacts chimpanzees and gorilla populations differently by utilizing data collected before, during and after timber extraction. David Morgan, Ph.D., of the Lest ... more
Durham NC (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
Chimp females who leave home postpone parenthood
Kyoto, Japan (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
What grosses out a chimpanzee?
London, UK (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Human evolution was uneven and punctuated, suggests new research
New NASA Insights into the Secret Lives of Plants
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 27, 2017
Life. It's the one thing that, so far, makes Earth unique among the thousands of other planets we've discovered. Since the fall of 1997, NASA satellites have continuously and globally observed all plant life at the surface of the land and ocean. During the week of Nov. 13-17, NASA is sharing stories and videos about how this view of life from space is furthering knowledge of our home planet and ... more
Minneapolis MN (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
Carbon emissions by plant respiration will have large impact on climate
Washington (UPI) Nov 29, 2017
The Yeti of the Himalayas is probably an Asian bear, DNA shows
Exeter UK (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
Plant respiration could become a bigger feedback on climate than expected
PrEP: A shield against AIDS
Paris (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
"It's magic," said Francois, smiling. "Every time I take a pill I think about the people who aren't so lucky as to have this option." Taking a drug normally prescribed to treat AIDS as a way to shield against the deadly disease - known as PrEP - is catching on, and proponents hope that it will soon have a measurable impact in reducing the number of infections. "Besides its undeniable b ... more
Lagos (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
Nigeria's flourishing 'miracle cure' business for HIV/AIDS
Moscow (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
HIV denial movement fuels Russian epidemic
Washington (UPI) Nov 22, 2017
Heavy rainfall precedes outbreaks of mosquito-borne viruses
Chinese general kills himself after facing graft probe
Beijing (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
A Chinese general has killed himself in his Beijing home after becoming the latest top official ensnared by President Xi Jinping's sweeping anti-corruption campaign, state media said Tuesday. Zhang Yang, a member of the state's Central Military Commission, was being investigated over connections to two graft-tainted former senior military officers when he hanged himself on November 23, accor ... more
Shanghai (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Shanghai schools fly the flag for China's next generation
Taipei (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
Different strokes: Taiwan's creative campaign for traditional characters
Shenyang, China (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Secrets and wives: Gay Chinese hide behind 'sham marriage'
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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
Australia calls for US engagement in region amid China rise
Sydney (AFP) Nov 23, 2017
Australia warned on Thursday against American disengagement from Asia at a time of rising Chinese power as traditional US allies grow nervous about President Donald Trump's isolationist tilt. In a major Foreign Policy White Paper - the first to be issued by the Australian government in 13 years - Canberra outlined its approach to the "Indo-Pacific" region amid "changing power balances". ... more
Washington (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
US vows to help Europe repel Russian aggression
Istanbul (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
Turkish police move to arrest 333 soldiers over Gulen links
Budapest (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
Chinese premier offers billions more to EEurope
Physicists make most precise measurement ever of a proton's magnetic moment
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
An international collaboration of scientists from RIKEN's Ulmer Fundamental Symmetries Laboratory (FSL), Johannes Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz, Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg and GSI Darmstadt, have used high-precision techniques to make the most precise measurement to date of the magnetic moment of the proton, finding it to be 2.79284734462 plus or minus 0.00000000082 nucle ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 15, 2017
Listening for gravitational waves using pulsars
New York NY (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
Gravity waves from merging supermassive black holes will be found soon
Yekaterinburg, Russia (SPX) Oct 27, 2017
Russian scientists have found flaws in popular theories of gravity
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The ultimate defense against hackers may be just a few atoms thick
Brooklyn NY (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
The next generation of electronic hardware security may be at hand as researchers at New York University Tandon School of Engineering introduce a new class of unclonable cybersecurity security primitives made of a low-cost nanomaterial with the highest possible level of structural randomness. Randomness is highly desirable for constructing the security primitives that encrypt and thereby secure ... more
Durham NC (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
Quantum computers help create hack-proof forms of data encryption
Washington (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
US charges three Chinese for hacking Moody's, Siemens
Shanghai (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
Skype joins list of apps on China blacklist
Suicide bombers kill 11 in Iraq attack claimed by IS
Baghdad (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
Two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a market on Baghdad's outskirts Monday, leaving 11 people dead, a security official said, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. "Five suicide bombers attacked a market and shops in the Nahrawan area" east of the Iraqi capital, a police captain told AFP. "The police killed three of them but the other two blew themselves up" killing 11 c ... more
Baghdad (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Iraqis throng to Picasso in Baghdad
Baghdad (AFP) Nov 24, 2017
Baghdad cafe marks 100 years as intellectual hub
Baghdad (AFP) Nov 24, 2017
Iraq to resume paying war reparations to Kuwait
Syria Kurds say US to 'adjust' weapons deliveries
Qamishli, Syria (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
Washington will "adjust" its delivery of weapons to an anti-jihadist alliance in Syria dominated by Kurdish fighters, Kurdish officials said Monday, insisting that collaboration with the United States will "continue". The Pentagon, however, was vague about what an adjustment might mean, and the comments come after Turkey said it had received White House assurances that it would halt weapons ... more
Islamabad (AFP) Nov 26, 2017
Pakistan protests grow as military stays silent
Arbil, Iraq (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
Kurds accuse Baghdad of refusing dialogue
Washington (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Over 1,000 US troops to patrol with Afghans in 2018
Battle lines drawn over coal at UN climate talks
Bonn (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
A score of mostly wealthy nations banded together at UN climate talks Thursday to swear off coal-fired power, a key driver of global warming and air pollution. To cap global warming at "well under" two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) - the planet-saving target in the 196-nation Paris Agreement - coal must be phased out in developed countries by 2030, and "by no later than 2050 in ... more
Bonn (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
Anti-coal drive at UN climate talks stalked by pro-coal White House
Hambach Coal Mine, Near Niederzier, Germany (AFP) Nov 5, 2017
Protest at open-pit coal mine near Bonn ahead of UN climate talks
Washington (UPI) Oct 17, 2017
Coal still holds a slight edge as U.S. power source
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Istanbul anglers keep up tradition despite stocks alarm
Istanbul (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
After half a century of fishing, 65-year-old Fuat, a retired Turkish civil servant, is nostalgic for the good old days when the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul teemed with fish. Wearing a black woolly hat, Fuat is one of hundreds of amateur anglers passing their spare time on the Galata Bridge on the European side of Istanbul, trying to fill their buckets. "I've been fishing since I was 15 ... more
East Lansing (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
Fighting plant disease at warm temperatures keeps food on the table
Burlington VT (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
To address hunger effectively, first check the weather
Paris (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
France to monitor air-borne farm chemicals
Selected asteroids detected by GAIA between August 2014 And May 2016
Paris (ESA) Nov 30, 2017
While scanning the sky, ESA's Gaia mission maps not only the stellar content of our Galaxy, but also the Solar System's asteroid population. This visualisation shows the detection by Gaia of more than 13 000 asteroids as the spacecraft (represented by the pale blue dot) scanned the sky between August 2014 and May 2016. This is a subset of the total number of asteroids seen by Gaia - the sa ... more
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
NASA telescope studies quirky comet 45P
Kaliningrad (Sputnik) Nov 20, 2017
Russian Astronomers Show Big Asteroid Approaching the Earth
Munich, Germany (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
ESO observations show first interstellar asteroid is like nothing seen before
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