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New antibiotic family discovered in dirt
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The compounds are called malacidins and can kill several stubborn infections, including superbug MRSA. www.bbc.com/news/health-430...
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RIDOH investigating allergic-type reactions to kiwi fruit among students
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The Rhode Island Department of Health is investigating the occurrence of allergic-type reactions in school students Friday that are associated with the consumption of kiwi fruit.Health department officials say they received reports of approximately 34 stud turnto10.com/news/local/rid...
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Less Is More: Scientists Capture Stunning Photograph Of An Atom
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Scientists Capture Stunning Photograph Of An Atom I’ve always been jealous of Instagrammers, as I see on a daily basis these beautiful shots of romantic cities, beautiful beaches and exquisite meal… thepraguegeezer.com/2018/02...
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Sea level rise is real and accelerating: PNAS study | News | DW | 13.02.2018
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A new report based on 25 years of satellite data says sea levels are rising at an increasing pace. The findings are "roughly in agreement" with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's projections. www.dw.com/en/sea-level-ris...
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More bad news for dinosaurs: Chicxulub meteorite impact triggered global volcanic eruptions on the ocean floor
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Research suggests a new threat to life on Earth from the meteorite's crash: Via seismic waves, the impact triggered massive undersea eruptions, as big as any ever seen in our planet's history. theconversation.com/more-ba...
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ID’ing features of flu virus genome may help target surveillance for pandemic flu | The Source | Washington University in St. Louis
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A pandemic flu outbreak could kill millions. Now, School of Medicine researchers have found features of the virus' genome that influence how well it multiplies. The findings could help target pandemic flu surveillance efforts to make it easier to find the next outbreak before it spreads widely. source.wustl.edu/2018/01/id...
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Huntington siRNA Highly Toxic to Cancer Cells | GEN
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Scientists harness a super assassin gene for new cancer treatment www.genengnews.com/gen-news...
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Chronic kidney disease mortality trends in selected Central America countries, 1997–2013: clues to an epidemic of chronic interstitial nephritis of agricultural communities
Background In Central America, chronic interstitial nephritis of agricultural communities (CINAC) has reached epidemic proportions. Clusters of cases have been described in several farming communities. Its aetiology remains uncertain and a controversy exists on its key triggers, among them the heat stress–dehydration mechanism and the toxic exposure to agrochemicals.
Methods This study analysed the mortality pattern and trend of chronic kidney disease code N18 (CKD-N18) according to the Inter... jech.bmj.com/content/early/...
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Small cities face greater impact from automation
The city has proved to be the most successful form of human agglomeration and provides wide employment opportunities for its dwellers. As advances in robotics and artificial intelligence revive concerns about the impact of automation on jobs, a question looms: how will automation affect employment in cities? Here, we provide a comparative picture of the impact of automation across US urban areas. Small cities will undertake greater adjustments, such as worker displacement and job content subs... rsif.royalsocietypublishing...
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'Space cigar' had violent history
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The 'Oumuamua asteroid from outside our Solar System was involved in a collision, a study finds. www.bbc.com/news/science-en...