Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Researchers map areas at risk of Ebola outbreak

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.

An international collaboration of researchers has mapped regions most at risk of an Ebola outbreak. Continue reading “Researchers map areas at risk of Ebola outbreak” »  More...

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By BioNews On Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
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Childhood TB higher than WHO estimates: Study

Children developing tuberculosis (TB) every year in countries most affected by the disease is “25 percent higher” than the total number of new cases worldwide estimated by WHO in 2012 Continue reading More...

By BioNews On Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
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WHO targets elimination of TB in over 30 countries

The World Health Organisation (WHO), along with the European Respiratory Society (ERS), Thursday presented a new framework to eliminate tuberculosis (TB) Continue reading “WHO targets elimination of TB in More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
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Deaths by prescription painkillers on the rise in US, Canada

More people in the US and Canada are dying from common prescription painkillers than from overdoses of heroin and cocaine combined Continue reading “Deaths by prescription painkillers on the rise in US, Canada” More...

By BioNews On Thursday, May 29th, 2014
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Indians play major role in mapping human protein

The existence of several novel proteins in the human body that were never observed or predicted has been uncovered in a two-year project conducted by a group of Indian American scentists and their counterparts here More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
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‘Signglasses’ to let deaf people see and feel

In what could open a universe of opportunity for deaf people, a team of scientists have developed a system to project the sign language narration onto several types of glasses Continue reading “‘Signglasses’ More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
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Earth Day 2014 with Green cities theme celebrated

More than a billion people around the world celebrated Earth Day Tuesday with the theme ‘Green Cities’ calling for transformation in the public transportation systems to make them more accessible Continue More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
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Saudi King dismisses health minister over MERS cases

Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud relieved Health Minister Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabiah of his post Monday, appointing him as advisor at the Royal Court Continue reading “Saudi King dismisses health More...

By BioNews On Saturday, April 19th, 2014
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Philippines on MERS alert: Official

Philippines President Benigno Aquino III has asked health authorities in the country to raise awareness among the public about the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) Continue reading More...

By BioNews On Friday, April 18th, 2014
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Obamacare enrollment hits eight million mark

US President Barack Obama announced Thursday that eight million people have signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act and 35 percent of them are under the age of 35 Continue reading “Obamacare More...