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Ovarian cancer AI can tell how aggressive a woman’s tumour is

HIV and AIDS - Sat, 2019-01-12 02:01
Artificial intelligence can determine how dangerous an ovarian cancer is by analysing the shape of the tumour cells

Resolving the apparent transmission paradox of African sleeping sickness

PLOS Biology (new articles) - Sat, 2019-01-12 00:00

by Paul Capewell, Katie Atkins, William Weir, Vincent Jamonneau, Mamadou Camara, Caroline Clucas, Nono-Raymond K. Swar, Dieudonne M. Ngoyi, Brice Rotureau, Paul Garside, Alison P. Galvani, Bruno Bucheton, Annette MacLeod

Human African trypanosomiasis (HAT), or African sleeping sickness, is a fatal disease found throughout sub-Saharan Africa. The disease is close to elimination in many areas, although it was similarly close to elimination once before and subsequently reemerged, despite seemingly low rates of transmission. Determining how these foci persisted and overcame an apparent transmission paradox is key to finally eliminating HAT. By assessing clinical, laboratory, and mathematical data, we propose that asymptomatic infections contribute to transmission through the presence of an overlooked reservoir of skin-dwelling parasites. Our assessment suggests that a combination of asymptomatic and parasitaemic cases is sufficient to maintain transmission at foci without animal reservoirs, and we argue that the current policy not to treat asymptomatic HAT should be reconsidered.
Categories: Biology, Journals

What are the risks of dying from having the yellow fever vaccine?

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Fri, 2019-01-11 19:43
The vaccine is very unlikely to cause serious side effects but not all travellers need it as there's also a very low risk of getting the disease
Categories: Science and society

What are the risks of dying from having the yellow fever vaccine?

Genetics - Fri, 2019-01-11 19:43
The vaccine is very unlikely to cause serious side effects but not all travellers need it as there's also a very low risk of getting the disease
Categories: Biology

What are the risks of dying from having the yellow fever vaccine?

HIV and AIDS - Fri, 2019-01-11 19:43
The vaccine is very unlikely to cause serious side effects but not all travellers need it as there's also a very low risk of getting the disease

Why hip surgery wouldn’t help extend Andy Murray’s tennis career

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Fri, 2019-01-11 19:06
Hip surgery wouldn’t help Andy Murray play professional tennis for longer because it involves cutting key muscles. Stem cell treatments offer hope for the future
Categories: Science and society

Why hip surgery wouldn’t help extend Andy Murray’s tennis career

Genetics - Fri, 2019-01-11 19:06
Hip surgery wouldn’t help Andy Murray play professional tennis for longer because it involves cutting key muscles. Stem cell treatments offer hope for the future
Categories: Biology

Why hip surgery wouldn’t help extend Andy Murray’s tennis career

HIV and AIDS - Fri, 2019-01-11 19:06
Hip surgery wouldn’t help Andy Murray play professional tennis for longer because it involves cutting key muscles. Stem cell treatments offer hope for the future

Hackers are stealing computer power to make millions in cryptocurrency

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Fri, 2019-01-11 17:56
Cryptojacking uses other people's computer power to mine cryptocurrency, the technique has netted one hacker gang $18 million
Categories: Science and society

Hackers are stealing computer power to make millions in cryptocurrency

Genetics - Fri, 2019-01-11 17:56
Cryptojacking uses other people's computer power to mine cryptocurrency, the technique has netted one hacker gang $18 million
Categories: Biology

Hackers are stealing computer power to make millions in cryptocurrency

HIV and AIDS - Fri, 2019-01-11 17:56
Cryptojacking uses other people's computer power to mine cryptocurrency, the technique has netted one hacker gang $18 million

Elon Musk reveals Starship test rocket that looks like 1950s sci-fi

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Fri, 2019-01-11 16:23
The SpaceX founder says the suborbital rocket should fly in the coming weeks, and is designed to test landing technology for a larger orbital rocket
Categories: Science and society

Elon Musk reveals Starship test rocket that looks like 1950s sci-fi

Genetics - Fri, 2019-01-11 16:23
The SpaceX founder says the suborbital rocket should fly in the coming weeks, and is designed to test landing technology for a larger orbital rocket
Categories: Biology

Elon Musk reveals Starship test rocket that looks like 1950s sci-fi

HIV and AIDS - Fri, 2019-01-11 16:23
The SpaceX founder says the suborbital rocket should fly in the coming weeks, and is designed to test landing technology for a larger orbital rocket

Facebook tasks fact checkers with tackling misinformation in the UK

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Fri, 2019-01-11 13:37
Fact checkers will score reported Facebook posts in the UK as true, not true or a mixture, in an effort to combat fake news on the platform
Categories: Science and society

Facebook tasks fact checkers with tackling misinformation in the UK

Genetics - Fri, 2019-01-11 13:37
Fact checkers will score reported Facebook posts in the UK as true, not true or a mixture, in an effort to combat fake news on the platform
Categories: Biology

Facebook tasks fact checkers with tackling misinformation in the UK

HIV and AIDS - Fri, 2019-01-11 13:37
Fact checkers will score reported Facebook posts in the UK as true, not true or a mixture, in an effort to combat fake news on the platform

Video shows the moment China's Chang'e 4 landed on moon's far side

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Fri, 2019-01-11 13:04
The China National Space Administration has released footage from its Chang'e 4 lander showing the moment it landed on the moon's far side on 3 January
Categories: Science and society

Video shows the moment China's Chang'e 4 landed on moon's far side

Genetics - Fri, 2019-01-11 13:04
The China National Space Administration has released footage from its Chang'e 4 lander showing the moment it landed on the moon's far side on 3 January
Categories: Biology

Video shows the moment China's Chang'e 4 landed on moon's far side

HIV and AIDS - Fri, 2019-01-11 13:04
The China National Space Administration has released footage from its Chang'e 4 lander showing the moment it landed on the moon's far side on 3 January