Science
Monday, January 30, 2023

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The World Health Organization(WHO) is to "ramp up" efforts to prevent Ebola spreading beyond the three countries most affected by the deadly virus. Fifteen African countries are being prioritized, top WHO official Isabelle Nuttall told a Geneva news conference. They will receive more help in areas including prevention and protection.

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The transmission of the Ebola virus remains intense in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the WHO's Dr Nuttall said. There was a "spike" in the Guinean capital, Conakry, said Dr Nuttall, and "intense transmission" in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. In the Liberian capital, Monrovia, she spoke of "significant underreporting" and problems with data-gathering making it hard to reach firm conclusions. But there was a drop in the number of cases in Lofa district.

 

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Scientists believe the findings have finally nailed the origin of AIDS Pandemic to a single source.

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A "perfect storm" of factors that came together in colonial Africa early last century led to the spread of Aids in the human population and eventually a full-blown pandemic infecting more than 75 million people worldwide, a study has found. A genetic analysis of thousands of individual viruses has confirmed beyond reasonable doubt that HIV first emerged in Kinshasa, the capital of the Belgian Congo, in about 1920 from where it spread via the colonial railway network to other parts of central Africa.

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Yes, dogs can smell cancer. They can even smell it on site and/or at stage zero of the disease.  Why would a dog be interested in smelling cancer? There has to be something in it for them.

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Dogs have lived side by side, co-evolving with man for well over 100,000 years. Man provided shelter and food for the dog, and in turn, the dog warned man against impeding danger, pointed towards prey and food, and eventually guarded our livestock and crops. We provided for the dog, and the dog used his nose to help provide for, and protect, us. The key here is that the dog used his nose for our benefit.

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Recent findings by a group of Scientists from the Kyoto University Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) have taken the Scientific World by storm, and this has raised numerous questions about the findings, and the potential uses and abuses.

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This discovery will allow gay men to create an egg of their own, not having to use a donated egg from a female donor, thereby allowing creation of a child born with both parents DNA, not just the DNA of one of the men and the DNA from the egg donor, as is currently the case. This finding has the potential to invigorate the LGBT community, and whispers of it's use in this manner are already beginning.

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Every year millions of people are diagnosed with cancer worldwide. Although modern medicine has made huge progress in treating this disease, what often happens is that the cancer is treated and the patient goes into remission or is even "cured" – but then it becomes a waiting game to see if the cancer comes back.  Imagine if there was a new treatment option that would stop cancer from returning. An Israeli medical team is attempting to do just that, to offer a new treatment with the potential for long-term maintenance – to stop the cancer from coming back.

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Vaxil is a clinical stage biotechnology company based in Israel which develops therapeutic vaccines to treat cancer and infectious diseases.