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  1. News - World - SCIENCE

    Lumosity's brain training games give researchers a window on the mind

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 12:39am by WASHPOST

    ... they might show if certain neighbourhoods with toxic environments contribute to a higher risk of, say, early Parkinson's disease or dementia, says Richard Ivry of the University of California ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545050/lumositys-brain-training-games-give-researchers-window-mind
  2. News - World - SCIENCE

    British scientists modify mosquitoes to breed mostly males, in fight against malaria

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 09:28pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Gene switch that ensures most of insect's eggs produce males, causing plunge in populations, is hailed as 'quantum leap' in disease fight Modified mosquitoes ... and important contribution to eradicating malaria. Previous efforts to tackle the disease, which kills more than a million people each year- most of whom are African children- have included bed nets ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1530276/british-scientists-modify-mosquitoes-breed-mostly-males-fight-against
  3. News - World - SCIENCE

    Britain’s fertility regulator says creating embryos from three people’s DNA ‘not unsafe’

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 09:27pm by AP

    ... panel behind the report. The techniques are meant to stop mothers from passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases to their babies and involve altering an egg or embryo before transferring ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1525394/britains-fertility-regulator-says-creating-embryos-three-peoples-dna-not
  4. News - World - SCIENCE

    Drug-resistant bacteria found in Canadian grocery store squid

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 05:30am by WASHPOST

    ... for Disease Control and Prevention. Until now, most antibiotic-resistant bacteria have been in health-care settings and spread by infected patients, as occurred in the superbug outbreak ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1531016/drug-resistant-bacteria-found-canadian-grocery-store-squid
  5. News - World - SCIENCE

    Quest for cheap, easy medicine monitor may be over as scientists develop simple home dosage test

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 11:25pm by AFP

    ... refined for commercial use. People who use medicine for conditions such as cancer, heart disease and epilepsy, or immunosuppressants to prevent organ rejection after a transplant, risk possible ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1528824/quest-cheap-easy-medicine-monitor-may-be-over-scientists-develop-simple
  6. News - World - SCIENCE

    Learning second language may delay dementia, Scottish study finds

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 09:55pm by MCT

    ... to risk of Alzheimer's disease and smoking (or non-smoking) habits. These participants mostly learned their second languages after age 11. So the researchers couldn't study the perfect, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1524765/learning-second-language-may-delay-dementia-scottish-study-finds
  7. News - World - SCIENCE

    Stem cell cloning could lead to cure for diabetes, say scientists

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 01:28am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Creation of insulin-producing beta cells hailed as major breakthrough in fight against disease Cloning advance'could lead to acure for diabetes' Scientists have used cloning technology to make embryonic stem cells that carry a diabetic woman's genes and turned them into insulin-producing beta cells that could cure her disease. The team ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1499550/stem-cell-cloning-could-lead-cure-diabetes-say-scientists
  8. News - China Insider - SCIENCE

    China’s next moon mission could be delayed, says senior space programme official

    Posted May 14th 2014, 08:28am by Patrick Boehler

    ... malfunctioned. “Without knowing the cause of the disease, it is impossible to accurately prescribe a remedy,” he was quoted as saying. Long’s comments provide a rare insight into the uncertainty ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1511212/chinas-next-moon-mission-doubt-says-senior-space-programme
  9. News - World - SCIENCE

    Scientists search for chickens that like to fry

    Posted May 06th 2014, 08:38pm by NYT

    ... mushy and unappetising. Disease rips through chicken coops. Brutal weather can claim entire cattle herds. "It's a big problem when it happens," said Gale Strasburg, a professor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1505977/scientists-search-chickens-fry
  10. News - World - SCIENCE

    EU survey finds its bees in far better shape than was feared

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 08:42pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Brussels EU finds its bees in far better shape than feared A pioneering EU survey of the impact of pests and diseases on honey bees found death rates were lower than feared, ... During the beekeeping season, when the insects were active, mortality rates were between 0.3 per cent and 13.6 per cent. "It is the first major study of pests and diseases that affect honey ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1469577/european-union-survey-finds-its-bees-far-better-shape-was-feared

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