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  1. 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

    ... Agence France-Presse Colour-coded system using camera may end quest for cheap, easy pill dosage monitor Home test to stop drug overdoses developed Scientists have created a molecule that glows red or blue, depending on drug levels in blood, as the basis for a home test to prevent patients accidentally overdosing. After contact with a drop of blood, the molecule's colour ...

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

    Bacteria that 'eats' odour could bring end to smelly toilets in China

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:23am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... candidates emerged, all of which were studied and tested in the real world. Yan said that the technology could be applied to any place with smelly organic waste, such as animal farms or urban dump ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1548233/bacteria-eats-odour-could-bring-end-smelly-toilets-mainland-china
  3. News - World - SCIENCE

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

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

    ... in the tasks at hand, they don't actually increase raw intelligence or unrelated skills. Lumosity offers more than 40 multilevel games that are based strongly on recognised psychological tests ...

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

    Chinese scientists develop what they say are tougher synthetic diamonds

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 09:13pm by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune Chinese scientists develop microscopic industrial gems they say are harder and more stable, but critics question the testing methods Tougher synthetic diamonds created ... diamonds to the test by crushing them with a natural diamond crystal and looking for an imprint. They found that the new diamonds could withstand pressures about two to three times greater than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1530999/chinese-scientists-develop-what-they-say-are-tougher-synthetic-diamonds
  5. News - World - SCIENCE

    Quantum computer not as fast as maker D-Wave Systems claims, study shows

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 11:20pm by WASHPOST

    ... not the right problem type." The new findings are a far cry from previous test results, conducted by a consultant hired by D-Wave, which found that its machine was operating 3,600 times faster than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1537096/quantum-computer-not-fast-maker-d-wave-systems-claims-study-shows
  6. News - World - SCIENCE

    Queensland university develops ‘super banana’ for Africa

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 09:15pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Bill Gates' foundation sponsors the project aimed at boosting nutrition in Africa Australia produces the 'super banana' A super-enriched banana genetically engineered to improve the lives of millions of people in Africa will soon have its first human trial, which will test its effect on vitamin-A levels, according to its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1534170/queensland-university-develops-super-banana-africa-gates-foundation-help
  7. News - World - SCIENCE

    Learning second language may delay dementia, Scottish study finds

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

    ... in Scotland studied 853 people who first took an intelligence test in 1947 when they were about 11 years old as part of a group called the Lothian Birth Cohort 1936, and retested them again around ... they learned it before age 11.) The researchers gave the participants a battery of cognitive tests, including tests of their verbal reasoning, their vocabulary and reading abilities, their verbal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1524765/learning-second-language-may-delay-dementia-scottish-study-finds
  8. 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

    ... Associated Press in London Panel backs 'and three make baby' technique Britain's fertility regulator says controversial techniques to create embryos from the DNA of three people "do not appear to be unsafe", even though no one has ever received the treatment. The conclusion is largely based on lab tests and some animal experiments and the regulator wants ...

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

    Autism tied to high levels of steroid hormones during pregnancy

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 09:41pm by BLOOM

    ... of the hormones are produced in much higher quantities in males than in females, the finding may help explain why autism affects more boys than girls. "We now want to test if the same finding ... be interpreted as indicating a need to develop a prenatal screening test, as the results were found at the average group level and may not predict diagnosis for an individual. The study adds to earlier ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1525392/autism-tied-high-levels-steroid-hormones-during-pregnancy
  10. News - World - SCIENCE

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

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

    ... called it a "big step forward" and said field trials could be conducted after further testing. "The overall goal of this research programme is even more ambitious- to develop ...

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

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