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Huge permafrost thaw can be limited by ambitious climate targets

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Nearly 4 million square kilometers of frozen soil -- an area larger than India -- could be lost for every additional degree of global warming experienced, warn scientists. Global warming will thaw about 20% more permafrost than previously thought, they add – potentially releasing significant am...

Opinion: How to Avoid Legal Problems in Collaborative Research

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A patent dispute over CRISPR highlights the need for scientists to agree on IP ownership early.

'E-nose' created to sniff out pesticides in tea

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(NaturalNews) The Tea Research Association (TRA), a partnership between the Indian government and the tea industry, has announced the development of an "e-nose" that can "sniff out" pesticide residues on tea leaves, thus ensuring that contaminated leaves are not sold to consumers...

Panicked parents storm hospitals and attack doctors in India over 'false' Facebook post linking polio vaccine to child's death

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(NaturalNews) Panic over the potential side-effects caused by the polio vaccine continue to mount in various parts of the world, with the latest drama unfolding in India, after authorities arrested an 18-year-old man accused of spreading false rumors regarding the polio vaccine.Parvez...

Tuberculosis bacteria hide in the low oxygen niches of bone marrow stem cells

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A new study from the Forsyth Institute is helping to shed light on latent tuberculosis and the bacteria's ability to hide in stem cells. Some bone marrow stem cells reside in low oxygen (hypoxia) zones. These specialized zones are secured as immune cells and toxic chemicals cannot reach this zone...

Record 'fake drugs' haul by UK agency

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Dangerous counterfeit and unlicensed medicines worth nearly £16m have been seized in a record haul by the UK's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

New anti-malarial treatment provides hope in battle against drug resistance

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Trials show new drug could kill parasite and prevent the spread of malaria, which kills over half a million a year, and would cost around $1 per treatmentA new malaria treatment has been developed by scientists, and could help turn the tide against rapidly emerging drug-resistant strains of a dis...

New anti-malarial treatment provides hope in battle against drug resistance

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Trials show new drug could kill parasite and prevent the spread of malaria, which kills over half a million a year, and would cost around $1 per treatmentA new malaria treatment has been developed by scientists, and could help turn the tide against rapidly emerging drug-resistant strains of a dis...

New anti-malaria compound discovered

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Scientists at Dundee University develop an "exciting" new single-dose malaria drug to combat drug-resistant parasites.Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Muslims urged to donate organs

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Hospitals in the West Midlands are urging Muslims to consider donating their organs for patients waiting for a new kidney or liver.

Lessons and Challenges for Developing and Delivering HIV Programs for Sex Workers

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Today sees the addition of an important paper to the PLOS Collection Focus on Delivery and Scale: Achieving HIV Impact with Sex Workers; published in PLOS Medicine, David Wilson of World Bank looks at lessons learnt and challenges for developing and … Continue reading » The post Lessons and C...

The dentures made from dead soldiers's teeth

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When dentures were made from dead people's teeth

Elder abuse is common around the world

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A new global review reveals that elder abuse -- which includes psychological, physical, and sexual abuse; neglect; and financial exploitation -- is common among community-dwelling older adults and is especially prevalent among minority older adults. Older adults with cognitive and physical impair...

The dialysis industry wants people to eat GMOs and glyphosate

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(NaturalNews) It's no secret that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup, is at the center of heated controversy. Of course, Monsanto and its supporters maintain that the ingredient is safe, even after an arm of the World Health Organization -- the International Agency...Ads from...

Plant chromosomes get sliced and scrambled

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Plants can undergo the same extreme “chromosome shattering” seen in some human cancers and developmental syndromes, say researchers. Previously, chromosome shattering, or “chromothripsis,” had only been seen in animal cells. The process could be applied in plant breeding as a way to creat...

How Little Red Dots Could Help Women And Babies Stay Healthy

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A nonprofit in India is using bindis to give women an extra boost of iodine — a micronutrient that's especially critical during pregnancy.Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Virus evolution and human behavior shape global patterns of flu movement

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The global movement patterns of all four seasonal influenza viruses are illustrated in research published today in the journal Nature, providing a detailed account of country-to-country virus spread over the last decade and revealing unexpected differences in circulation patterns between viruses....

Sunlight exposure and latitude linked to development of dystonia symptoms

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People with a genetic predisposition to dystonia living closer to the equator (and who are thus exposed to more sunlight) are more likely to develop involuntary contraction of their eye muscles (blepharospasm) than those in their necks.

Can ancient 'sun gazing' therapy help reactivate a calcified pineal gland?

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(NaturalNews) A somewhat unusual and long-forgotten healing protocol that dates back thousands of years is making a major comeback in the modern day. Advocates say it can help dramatically improve sleep quality, boost energy levels, improve eyesight, enhance endocrine health and,...

Nepal after the recent earthquakes: reconstruction and vaccine-preventable enteric diseases

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In the wake of the recent devastating earthquakes, PLOS Medicine Consulting Editor Lorenz von Seidlein visited Nepal to assess outbreak risks. Lorenz travelled with Anuj Bhattachan, International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, Korea and guidance from Deepak C. Bajracharya and Shyam Raj Upreti  … C...

Nepal after the recent earthquakes: reconstruction and vaccine-preventable enteric diseases

PLOS Blogs / Lorenz von Seidlein - - Reading time 6 mins - Share :
In the wake of the recent devastating earthquakes, PLOS Medicine Consulting Editor Lorenz von Seidlein visited Nepal to assess outbreak risks. Lorenz travelled with Anuj Bhattachan, International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, Korea and guidance from Deepak C. Bajracharya and Shyam Raj Upreti  … C...