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  1. News - World - SCIENCE

    From doorknob to whole building in 4 hours: how quickly viruses spread

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:48am by WASHPOST

    ... Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy on Monday. "What we really learned was the hand is quicker than the sneeze in the spread of disease," Gerba said during his ...

  2. News - World - SCIENCE

    Cue a more scientific brew: coffee plant’s genome deciphered

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 10:27pm by Reuters

    ... unveiled the newly sequenced genome of the coffee plant. They pinpointed genetic attributes that could help in the development of new coffee varieties better able to endure drought, disease ...

  3. News - World - SCIENCE

    US researchers develop method the make mice transparent

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 08:54pm by AP

    ... is similar to ours and they can be altered in ways that simulate human diseases. Scientists have been able to make tissues transparent to some degree for a century, and in recent years several fresh ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - SCIENCE

    Book review: Wind Wizard, by Siobhan Roberts

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Charley Lanyon

    ... with Parkinson's disease or, most bizarrely, his death in 2009. It begins and ends seemingly in mid-thought, leaving the reader disoriented and racing to keep up. The slow and scattered start does give way ... character. Her affection for her subject is as obvious as it is contagious. But the more we come to like Davenport the more frustrating it becomes that we learn so little about his private ...

  10. 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 ...




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