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Deadly Yeast Infection | Candida Auris Infection

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 12:18

The Deadly Yeast Infection You Must Know About Health experts continued to be troubled by the increase in the U.S. of Candida auris, a potentially deadly yeast infection. According to the Center...

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Hillary Clinton Tells NASA To ‘Just Make Another Suit’ After First All-Female Spacewalk Is Rescheduled

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 12:10

NASA can put a man on the moon — but it can't outfit two women astronauts in well-fitting spacesuits for the same mission. Earlier this week, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced that a female member of the crew scheduled to work on the installation of lithium-ion batteries for a pair of the International Space Station’s solar arrays would be replaced by a man. According to a statement NASA gave to Popular Science, it came down to the availability of spacesuits on the ISS.

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US-China trade war 'imperils' Amazon forest, experts warn

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 12:09

The simmering trade war between the United States and China risks devastating the Amazon rainforest as Beijing looks for ways to make up a shortfall in US-grown soya beans, experts warned on Wednesday. Over the last eight months, the US and China have slapped tariffs on more than $360 billion in two-way goods trade, weighing on the manufacturing sectors in both countries. One US export especially hard hit by the tit-for-tat measures has been soya beans, most of which are used for animal feed.

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After Green New Deal goes down, Democrats try less ambitious approach to climate change

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 12:05

After seeing the Senate defeat the Green New Deal, House Democrats float a more modest approach to combating climate change: revive the Paris accord.

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Rivers Flowed Forth on Mars Until 1 Billion Years Ago

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 12:00

Fairly recently in the planet's past, streams persisted on the surface of Mars.

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Affimed N.V. (AFMD) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference Call Transcript

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 11:49

AFMD earnings call for the period ending December 31, 2018.

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Development of Sample Sparing Assays for Monitoring Immune Responses (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

NIH Funding Opportunities - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 11:45
Funding Opportunity RFA-AI-19-017 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to accelerate the development and validation of sample sparing assays that can be applied for studying the human immune system in health and disease. Development of new, cutting-edge sample sparing assays will lead to maximum use of the human-derived specimens by significant reduction of sample volumes/amounts required or by simultaneous multi-parameter assessments of immune function.
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Facebook to Ban White Nationalism and White Separatism

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 11:38

The social media giant’s policies have long excluded posts on white supremacy, but Facebook said it didn’t apply the same lens to expressions of white nationalism because it wanted to be able to include “broader concepts” of nationalism such as American pride and Basque separatism, which are linked to people’s identity. The problem of white nationalism on Facebook was magnified in 2017 after a deadly neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, where white nationalists used the social networking site as a way to fuel hatred and to connect far-right groups in a protest of the removal of a Confederate statue.

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New Jersey jury clears J&J of liability in latest talc cancer trial

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 11:28

The unanimous jury returned its verdict in Middlesex County Superior Court in New Brunswick, just miles from J&J's headquarters, in the case of plaintiff Ricardo Rimondi. J&J, which faces some 13,000 talc-related lawsuits nationwide, denies that its talc causes cancer, saying numerous studies and tests by regulators worldwide have shown its talc to be safe and asbestos-free. In a trial that lasted a month, lawyers for Rimondi told jurors that asbestos-tainted J&J talc products caused the man's mesothelioma, a type of cancer that has been linked to asbestos exposure.

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Modi Says Satellite Destruction Shows India Is Now a ‘Space Power’

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 11:27

In a televised address to the nation, Modi said India fired a missile to knock down one of its own satellites in low Earth orbit, calling the capability crucial for national security. “India has today established its name as a space power,” Modi said. The shoot-down involved an interceptor from India’s ballistic missile defense program, showcasing the country’s rising confidence in the technology.

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Texas sues fuel tank company over Houston chemical fire, aftermath

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 11:16

Texas officials on Tuesday sued owners of a Houston area petrochemical storage facility over a fire last week that burned for days, alleging violations of environmental laws and seeking damages to cover response costs for the disaster that released chemicals into the air and waterways. The suit seeks reimbursement of costs for emergency responders, temporary air and water monitoring systems, and health care workers. "We have been working with state and federal partners to hold ITC responsible for the damages," Harris County Chief Executive Lina Hidalgo said on Tuesday at a hearing where local residents pushed for a response to the disaster that sent tons of carbon monoxide into the air and chemicals into waterways.

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U.S. lawmakers blast Trump's plan for diplomatic, foreign aid cuts

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 11:15

Representative Eliot Engel, the Democratic chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said Trump's proposal was "dead" as soon as it arrived in Congress at the second of two House of Representatives hearings where Secretary of State Mike Pompeo faced lawmakers skeptical about the budget plan. "This budget... signals to the world that the Trump foreign policy is one of disengagement," Engel said. The ranking Republican on the House of Representatives subcommittee that oversees State Department spending, Hal Rogers, described the budget plan at an earlier subcommittee hearing as "woefully inadequate" to cover the administration's foreign policy and security goals.

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U.S. Senate Republicans defeat Green New Deal resolution

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 11:15

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republicans on Tuesday defeated the "Green New Deal" resolution that called for tackling climate change by moving the United States off fossil fuels, while Democrats said the vote was a political stunt on an issue that will rise in importance. The vote was 57 against the resolution in the 100-member chamber, with 43 Democrats voting "present." Republicans won over Democratic Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema and one independent senator, Angus King, who usually votes with the Democrats. (Reporting by Timothy Gardner; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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Miss Teen Universe's fatal heart attack left fans reeling, doctor explains what happened

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 11:13

Social media mourned the death of former Miss Teen Universe Lotte van der Zee recently, who suffered a fatal heart attack on her 20th birthday. A doctor offers advice on spotting the early signs.

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'There is a lot of shame about it': Marcia Cross opens up about private battle with anal cancer

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 11:13

"Women especially were too embarrassed to say what kind of cancer they had."

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Nasa astronauts must go to the Moon in five years, US government says

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 11:05

Nasa must return people to the moon within five years "by any means necessary", Mike Pence has said. The US vice president called on the space agency to accelerate its efforts to get people back to our neighbour, aiming for the lunar south pole, in a major speech. Talking to a meeting of the National Space Council in Huntsville, Alabama, he said Nasa rockets and lunar landers will be replaced by private craft, if required.

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ITCR: innovative algorithms (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

NIH Funding Opportunities - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 11:02
Funding Opportunity RFA-CA-19-038 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite exploratory/developmental research grant applications (R21) for the development of innovative methods and algorithms in biomedical computing, informatics, and data science addressing priority needs across the cancer research continuum including cancer biology, cancer treatment and diagnosis, early cancer detection, risk assessment and prevention, cancer control and epidemiology, and/or cancer health disparities. As a component of the NCI's Informatics Technology for Cancer Research (ITCR) Program, this FOA encourages applications focused on the development of novel computational, mathematical, and statistical algorithms and methods that can considerably improve acquisition, management, analysis, and dissemination of relevant data and/or knowledge. The central mission of ITCR is to promote research-driven informatics technology across the development lifecycle to address priority needs in cancer research. In order to be successful, there must be a clear rationale for how the proposed informatics method or algorithm is novel and how it will benefit the cancer research field. Potential applicants who are interested in downstream technology development, from prototyping to hardening and adaptation, should consult the other companion FOAs listed above.
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NASA defends scrapping all-women spacewalk

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 10:59

NASA responded to accusations of sexism Wednesday over its decision to cancel a planned historic spacewalk by two women astronauts due to a lack of well-fitting spacesuits. On Monday, the US space agency announced that Christina Koch will perform tasks in space Friday with fellow American Nick Hague -- rather than with Anne McClain as originally planned. Had Koch and McClain done their spacewalk together, it would have been the first ever by two women astronauts -- out of more than 200 spacewalks since 1998.

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After spending winter in a fridge, Minsk bats return to the wild

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 10:56

After spending the winter months hibernating inside a fridge at a rescue centre in Belarus, a group of bats awaken and are released into the wild. The Kozhanopolis centre, which is located in Minsk, takes in bats that are found by members of the public after struggling to find a safe place to hibernate. "In winter, bats fall into a very deep sleep and for hibernation, they need fairly cold and moist environments," says the centre's head, Alexei Shpak.

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Notice of Intent to Fund a Strong Heart Study Phase VII Exam

NIH Funding Opportunities - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 10:45
Notice NOT-HL-19-687 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts
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