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American doctors warn of new killer virus

American doctors warn of new killer virus

Traveling to the Middle East? US health officials are warning Americans to be on the lookout for a new coronavirus, an acute respiratory infection similar to SARS that has so far infected 14 people and killed eight. Most of the deadly infections have occurred in the Middle East, but it only takes one infected American […]

Asteroid ‘size of city block’ to skim past Earth on Saturday

Asteroid ‘size of city block’ to skim past Earth on Saturday

The 460-foot-long Asteroid 2013 ET is set to whizz past Earth on Saturday – the latest in our planet’s galactic ‘pinball contest’. Earlier in the day, the 2013 EC20 passed even closer, and both within a month of the Chelyabinsk meteor’s Earth strike. The enormous piece of space debris is expected to pass just 2.5 […]

Solar power can outshine oil in a few decades – Shell

Solar power can outshine oil in a few decades – Shell

World demand for oil will reach its peak between 2035-2040, after which solar power or gas will take the lead a study by Royal Dutch Shell predicts. After research into global energy prospects, Shell has come up with two possible scenarios called ‘Mountains’ and ‘Oceans’. The first one predicts slow international economic development and the […]

ADHD Symptoms Persist For Most Young Children Despite Treatment

ADHD Symptoms Persist For Most Young Children Despite Treatment

Newswise — Nine out of 10 young children with moderate to severe attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) continue to experience serious, often severe symptoms and impairment long after their original diagnoses and, in many cases, despite treatment, according to a federally funded multi-center study led by investigators at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. The study, published online […]

Researchers Discover Gene That Suppresses Herpesviruses

Researchers Discover Gene That Suppresses Herpesviruses

Newswise — CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) hide within the worldwide human population. While dormant in the vast majority of those infected, these active herpesviruses can develop into several forms of cancer. In an effort to understand and eventually develop treatments for these viruses, researchers at the University […]

Cancer battle: Scientists engineer new tumor-killing virus

Cancer battle: Scientists engineer new tumor-killing virus

A new genetically-engineered virus has been developed to kill cancer tumors and prevent the growth of new ones, according to a study. It was tested in 30 terminally-ill liver cancer patients and proved to significantly prolong their lives. The study, which was recently published in the journal Nature Medicine, describes a four-week trial of the […]

A New Earth? Potentially habitable planet discovered orbiting nearby star similar to our sun

A New Earth? Potentially habitable planet discovered orbiting nearby star similar to our sun

Astronomers have discovered that the closest Sun-like star, Tau Ceti, is orbited by five planets, one of which is in the “habitable range”. If its existence is confirmed, the planet could be the closest potentially life-harboring world to our own. Tau Ceti, twelve light years away, belongs to the same G-type yellow main-sequence class as […]

Can Cannabis Cure & Prevent Cancer?

Can Cannabis Cure & Prevent Cancer?

Martin Lee is the author of Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana – Medical, Recreational and Scientific and is director of Project CBD, a non-profit educational service dedicated to promoting and publicizing research into the medical utility of cannabidiol (CBD) and other components of the Cannabis plant. In the seminar, Lee will discuss various […]