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This image shows the countries at risk of Ebola transmission from animal host species to the human population. The scale reflects the relative probability that transmission of Ebola from a host animal to a human could occur. Areas in red are those where transmission is most likely, whereas those areas shown in blue represent the least likely. Image Credit: Pigott et al.
By BioNews On Friday, December 19th, 2014
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Ebola toll nears 7,000 in West Africa

The number of Ebola-related deaths has reached around 6,900 in the three most affected countries Continue reading “Ebola toll nears 7,000 in West Africa” »  More...

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Wild blueberries negate high-fat diet risks

The adverse effects of a high-fat diet – high blood pressure and nutrition derived inflammation – can be reduced by eating Continue reading “Wild blueberries negate high-fat diet risks” More...

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Mobile tower radiation: No telling proof of adverse health impact

Seeking to allay fears among people about adverse impact of electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation from mobile towers Continue reading “Mobile tower radiation: No telling proof of adverse health impact” More...

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By BioNews On Thursday, December 18th, 2014
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Why pilots face high risk of skin cancer

Aircraft pilots are at considerable risk of skin cancer, being exposed to ultra violet (UV) rays of the sun Continue reading “Why pilots face high risk of skin cancer” »  More...

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By BioNews On Thursday, December 18th, 2014
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Obesity can be considered disability, EU court rules

The European Union’s (EU) highest court has ruled obesity can be considered as a disability in certain circumstances even if Continue reading “Obesity can be considered disability, EU court rules” More...

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By BioNews On Thursday, December 18th, 2014
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Global life expectancy increases by more than six years

Life expectancy around the world increased by 6.2 years between 1990 and 2013, according to a study published by The Lancet. Continue reading “Global life expectancy increases by more than six years” More...

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By BioNews On Thursday, December 18th, 2014
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Top Science Breakthroughs of 2014: Rosetta Mission tops the list

The Rosetta spacecraft caught up with the comet known as 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko beyond Mars this August, and its preliminary results–along with the studies it will allow in the near-future–top this More...

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By BioNews On Thursday, December 18th, 2014
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Short-necked marine reptile discovered in China

A new species of short-necked marine reptile called Hupehsuchia from the Triassic period has been discovered in China. Continue reading “Short-necked marine reptile discovered in China” »  More...

NTU has invented a smart window which doubles up as a battery that can power small devices like an LED.
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‘Smart’ window that tints, powers itself

Scientists from the Nanyang Technological University here have developed a “smart” window which can darken or brighten Continue reading “‘Smart’ window that tints, powers itself” More...

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To measure one-leg standing time, participants stood with their eyes open and raised one leg.

copyright Yasuharu Tabara, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine
By BioNews On Thursday, December 18th, 2014
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Ability to balance on one leg may reflect brain health and stroke risk

Struggling to balance on one leg for 20 seconds or longer was linked to an increased risk for small blood vessel damage in Continue reading “Ability to balance on one leg may reflect brain health and stroke More...