Salk scientists identify a promising target for HIV/AIDS treatment. —> Read More Here
Embattled RIKEN officials voluntarily return 1 to 3 months pay over fiasco —> Read More Here
Mysterious microbes are speeding up climate change: New species is releasing huge amounts of methane, study finds
Scientists from the U.S., Sweden and Australia, claim to have evidence that a single species of microbe, found in Sweden’s Abisko National Park, may be driving global warming. —> Read More Here
Watch the world’s health crises in REAL TIME: Outbreak map reveals spread of deadly diseases around the globe
The global outbreak map (pictured) shows the spread of Ebola, as well as African swine fever in Russia and Chikungunya cases in Guatemala and other parts of Central America. —> Read More Here
Evidence for contact between the ancient Rapanui people (inhabitants of Easter Island) and the indigenous peoples of South America sometime between approximately AD 1300 and AD 1500 has been found in the genomes of 27 living Rapanui, according to a new genetic study published in the journal Current Biology. Easter Island, also known as Rapa [...] —> Read More Here
It’s not yet clear how Dr. Craig Spencer came into direct contact with the Ebola virus when he was working with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Guinea.
What is clear, however, is that Spencer followed health monitoring protocols exactly as they’re laid out by the organization, according to MSF.
“Extremely strict procedures are in place for staff dispatched to Ebola affected countries before, during, and after their assignments,” said Sophie Delaunay, executive director of MSF in a press release. “Despite the strict protocols, risk cannot be completely eliminated. However, close post-assignment monitoring allows for early detection of cases and for swift isolation and medical management.”
Per protocol, Spencer checked his temperature twice a day since returning to New York on Oct. 17, according to MSF. And when he detected a fever on the morning of Oct. 23 of 100.3 degrees Fahrenheit, he immediately contacted the organization, which then contacted The New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene with the news. The health department took over Spencer’s care from there by sending a special ambulance to transport him to Bellevue Hospital, one of eight hospitals in the state that Gov. Andrew Cuomo had pre-designated to receive potential —> Read More Here
AR 2192, the largest sunspot seen since the beginning of the current 11-year cycle that started in 2008, is producing strong solar flares.
‘Say hello to Microsoft Lumia': Firm reveals how Windows phones will look WITHOUT Nokia branding after name switch
Washington-based Microsoft has unveiled what its phones will look like without Nokia’s name (shown). All Nokia Lumia and Windows Phone devices will now be ‘Microsoft Lumia’ —> Read More Here
Canine celebrities put their paws on the line to protect the White House. —> Read More Here
Space has become a collateral casualty in the tightening sanctions levied against Russia.