Science RSS Feeds
Indian police on Tuesday killed 12 demonstrators after opening fire on thousands of people demanding the closure of a copper factory due to pollution concerns, a police officer said. Protesters rampaged for hours in the southern state of Tamil Nadu calling for the closure of the plant owned by British-based mining giant Vedanta Resources. An unknown number of protesters were injured in the skirmishes, he said.
Request for Information (RFI): Resources or Services to Enable Functional Interpretation of Sequence Variants of Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Disorders
Bishop Says He Gave Meghan Markle and Prince Harry an 'Outline' of Sermon Before Royal Wedding
YVERDON-LES-BAINS, Switzerland/CHICAGO (Reuters) - In a field of sugar beet in Switzerland, a solar-powered robot that looks like a table on wheels scans the rows of crops with its camera, identifies weeds and zaps them with jets of blue liquid from its mechanical tentacles. Undergoing final tests before the liquid is replaced with weedkiller, the Swiss robot is one of new breed of AI weeders that investors say could disrupt the $100 billion pesticides and seeds industry by reducing the need for universal herbicides and the genetically modified (GM) crops that tolerate them. Dominated by companies such as Bayer, DowDuPont, BASF and Syngenta, the industry is bracing for the impact of digital agricultural technology and some firms are already adapting their business models.
Professor Mel Greaves of the Institute of Cancer Research in London, U.K., studied over three decades worth of research to conclude that acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is most likely caused by infections. Leukemia is overall a rare disease, but accounts for one third of all cases of childhood cancer in developed societies. In what Professor Greaves has dubbed the “delayed infection” theory, he suggested ALL can be triggered in two steps.
The death toll from an outbreak of the rare Nipah virus in southern India jumped to 10 Tuesday with more than 90 people quarantined to try to stem the spread of the disease, officials said. With tests from other suspect deaths awaited, authorities in Kerala state have ordered emergency measures to control the virus, which is spread by fruit bats. Ten of those who tested positive have died and the remaining two are undergoing treatment," a health official in Kerala's Kozhikode district, the centre of the outbreak, told AFP.
NIH Funding Opportunities
- Request for Information (RFI): Strategies for Enhancing Postdoctoral Career Transitions to Promote Faculty Diversity
- Cancer Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Technologies for Low-Resource Settings (R41/R42 - Clinical Trial Optional)
- Cancer Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Technologies for Low-Resource Settings (R43/R44 - Clinical Trial Optional)
- Notice for the All of Us Research Program Genome Centers (OT2) Funding Announcement and Informational Webinar
- Biomarkers Discovery In Parkinsonism (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)