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December 05, 2017
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Biotemplates breakthrough paves way for cheaper nanobots



Washington DC (SPX) Dec 05, 2017
A feature of science fiction stories for decades, nanorobot potential ranges from cancer diagnosis and drug delivery to tissue repair and more. A major hurdle to these endeavors, however, is finding a way to cheaply make a propulsion system for these devices. New developments may now propel nanoswimmers from science fiction to reality thanks to unexpected help from bacteria. An international research team has demonstrated a new technique for plating silica onto flagella, the helix-shaped tails fou ... read more

EPIDEMICS
Men at higher risk of dying of AIDS than women: UNAIDS
Ottawa (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
Men are less likely to test for HIV or access antiretroviral therapy and, therefore, are more likely to die of AIDS-related illnesses than women, UNAIDS said on Friday. ... more
EPIDEMICS
Mosquitoes transmit dengue virus more frequently when temperatures rise
Washington (UPI) Dec 1, 2017
Mosquitoes are more likely to transmit dengue virus on warmer days, according to new research published Friday in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology. ... 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
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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. ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
NASA is sending E. coli to space for astronaut health
Moffett Field Ca (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
Ever wonder what would happen if you got sick in space? NASA has sent bacteria samples into low-Earth orbit to help find out. One of the agency's latest small satellite experiments is the E. c ... 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
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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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
SPACE MEDICINE
NASA investigates use of medical-like tools to study samples of the solar system
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 01, 2017
A diagnostic tool, similar in theory to those used by the medical profession to non-invasively image internal organs, bones, soft tissue, and blood vessels, could be equally effective at "triaging" ... more



Beijing bans fireworks, evil spirits rejoice
Beijing (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
China may have invented fireworks but Beijing banned them from the capital Friday ahead of Lunar New Year celebrations, as authorities clamp down on potentially dangerous activities. The new regulation was passed by the local government, state news agency Xinhua said, and comes amid a city-wide campaign that is driving an estimated tens of thousands of migrants from homes that authorities de ... more
Santiago (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
Southern Chile iceberg splits from glacier, threatens navigation
Beijing (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
China, Myanmar hail close ties amid Rohingya outcry
Bethlehem PA (SPX) Dec 05, 2017
Identifying optimal adaptation of buildings threatened by hurricanes, climate change
Space technology to drive autonomous ships
Paris (ESA) Dec 05, 2017
ESA Director General Jan Worner signed a Memorandum of Intent with Rolls-Royce today, as the two entities agree to investigate how space technology can be used to develop autonomous and remote-controlled ships. The partners will pool their expertise to analyse and implement space-enabled services for autonomous and remote-controlled shipping, which reduces the opportunity for human error a ... more
Denver CO (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
Lockheed Martin assembles third US Air Force GPS 3 satellite
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
DARPA digging for ideas to revolutionize subterranean mapping
Beijing (XNA) Nov 27, 2017
China's GPS network Beidou joins global rescue data network
Gorillas can learn to clean food on their own, without social cues
Washington (UPI) Dec 4, 2017
Gorillas don't need to witnesses others cleaning their food to adopt the behavior. They can learn it on their own - spontaneously. Many of the gorilla's abilities are thought to be socially acquired, including food cleaning behavior. But during a series of tests, researchers found gorillas cleaned sand from a dirty apple 75 percent of the time. "In four of our five gorillas, at ... more
Salt Lake City, United States (AFP) Dec 5, 2017
Trump removes protection for swaths of Utah parks
Durham NC (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
Chimp females who leave home postpone parenthood
Chicago IL (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
Long-term logging study demonstrates impacts on chimpanzees and gorillas
Five arrested over elephant killing in Sri Lanka
Colombo (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
Sri Lankan police have arrested five men for allegedly killing a wild elephant, with officers seizing ivory and tusk-cutting tools, officials said Friday. Villagers in the island's northwest had alerted wildlife authorities after a popular local elephant called "Dala Poottuwa", or crossed tusker, disappeared. Its carcass was later found with a bullet wound in the skull. Authorities b ... more
Beijing (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
China seizes 12 tonnes of endangered pangolin scales
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
Mosquitoes transmit dengue virus more frequently when temperatures rise
Washington (UPI) Dec 1, 2017
Mosquitoes are more likely to transmit dengue virus on warmer days, according to new research published Friday in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology. The findings suggest health officials should consider weather forecasts when working to prevent and respond to outbreaks of the mosquito-borne disease. "If the outdoor temperature is high for a sustained period, dengue prevention ... more
Ottawa (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
Men at higher risk of dying of AIDS than women: UNAIDS
Paris (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
PrEP: A shield against AIDS
Lagos (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
Nigeria's flourishing 'miracle cure' business for HIV/AIDS
Chinese teacher used needles to 'discipline' children: police
Beijing (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
A Beijing kindergarten teacher used sewing needles to punish children for not sleeping, police said, but other abuse claims have been rejected by an investigation into a scandal that sparked national outrage. Authorities opened the probe into RYB Education New World kindergarten last week after parents said toddlers were given mysterious pills and had apparent needle marks. The 22-year-o ... more
Beijing (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
Tibetan monk self-immolates in China: campaigners
Shanghai (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Shanghai schools fly the flag for China's next generation
Beijing (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Chinese general kills himself after facing graft probe
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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
Tillerson meets EU, NATO leaders under cloud
Brussels (AFP) Dec 5, 2017
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets his EU and NATO counterparts in Brussels Tuesday to shore up ties, with allies insisting he still plays a "key role" despite doubts over his future. Tillerson will hold talks over lunch with European Union foreign ministers and the bloc's diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini, before a two-day NATO meeting set to focus on North Korea's missile programm ... more
Tokyo (AFP) Dec 5, 2017
Dozens of Japan MPs visit controversial war shrine
Saint-Aignan-Sur-Cher, France (AFP) Dec 4, 2017
Brigitte Macron fetes first panda born in France
Sydney (AFP) Dec 4, 2017
New Australia laws to deal with foreign political meddling
Researchers measure magnetic moment with greatest possible precision
Mainz, Germany (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
The magnetic moment of an individual proton is inconceivably small, but can still be quantified. The basis for undertaking this measurement was laid over ten years ago, and physicists of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, GSI Darmstadt, and the RIKEN research institute in Japan are still performing experiments to measure this force with a sin ... more
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
Physicists make most precise measurement ever of a proton's magnetic moment
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
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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
Iraqi Shiites slam calls to disband militia group after IS fight
Baghdad (AFP) Dec 3, 2017
Iraqi officials have blasted calls to disband a Shiite-dominated militia coalition that has been key in battling the Islamic State group, after French President Emmanuel Macron said it should disarm. The 60,000-strong Hashed al-Shaabi, or Popular Mobilisation Forces, was formed in 2014 after IS routed government forces to seize swathes of northern Iraq, and it played a central role in helpin ... more
Baghdad (AFP) Dec 4, 2017
Iraq death toll at lowest level in five years
The Hague (AFP) Dec 4, 2017
'Reasonable basis' for British war crimes in Iraq: ICC
Baghdad (AFP) Dec 5, 2017
Rights group criticises Iraq over jihadist suspects
Russia says provided air cover for Kurdish militia in Syria
Moscow (AFP) Dec 4, 2017
Russia's defence ministry said Monday its planes made hundreds of sorties in support of Kurdish and local militias in eastern Syria, predicting that the whole area will soon be free of jihadist fighters. The statement came the day after a Russian military delegation met with officials of the Kurdish People's Protection Units militia (YPG), which acknowledged receiving direct support from Mos ... more
Islamabad (AFP) Dec 4, 2017
US defense chief lands in Pakistan as ties between allies fray
Islamabad (AFP) Dec 4, 2017
US defense chief lands in Pakistan as ties between allies fray
Washington (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
US-funded border inspection gear sits idle in Afghanistan
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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Tokyo 2020 to feed IOC food from disaster-hit regions
Tokyo (AFP) Dec 4, 2017
International Olympic officials will be fed produce from northern Japan hit by the 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster, as Tokyo 2020 organisers aim to dispel fears over food from the region. "Restoration of the disaster-hit area is an important pillar of our Games," a spokeswoman for the Tokyo 2020 organising committee told AFP. "By offering food from three disaster-hit prefectures, we ho ... more
Rome (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
UN dishes up prickly pear cactus in answer to food security
Davis CA (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
Gene discovery may halt worldwide wheat epidemic
Istanbul (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
Istanbul anglers keep up tradition despite stocks alarm
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
Stirling UK (SPX) Dec 04, 2017
Metal asteroid Psyche is all set for an early visit from NASA
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
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