Tag Archives: Biology

27Feb/15

Could a $34 Smartphone device improve HIV diagnosis in Africa?

(IVO) – This smartphone dongle could help save lives.

It‎ works with an app to test blood for HIV and syphilis – from finger prick to test takes just 15 minutes.

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24Feb/15

Measles death in Germany sparks vaccination debate

(Next Media Online) – Following the February 23 death of a German toddler from measles, health officials in Berlin are considering making vaccinations mandatory.
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24Feb/15

Twins joined at chest, separated after 26-hour surgery

Ten-month-old conjoined twins who shared a chest wall, intestine and pelvis were separated in a first ever surgery of its kind, at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston.
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24Feb/15

Blind man sees wife for first time in 10 years

A 68-year-old blind man is overcome with emotion upon seeing his wife for the first time in more than a decade with the help of a bionic eye implant.

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23Feb/15

North Korea, running scared from Ebola, bans foreigners from marathon

An agency specialising in North Korean tours says that North Korea has banned foreign runners from participating in an international marathon scheduled to be held in Pyongyang this April, citing fears about the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

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22Feb/15

And the nominees for best documentary short Oscar are…

A look at scenes from the five films nominated in the best documentary short category at the 87th Annual Academy Awards.
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10Feb/15

World’s biggest flower market gears up for Valentine’s Day

The world’s biggest flower market gears up for Valentine’s Day, selling around one hundred million red roses.

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