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US Sea Level Rising to Unusual Levels

By Tim Sandle

Strange environmental events have been happening in the U.S. over the past few years. Sea levels along the northeast coast of the U.S.  have risen to their highest ever levels. For example, new research suggests that, in the New York area, levels have climbed 128 milimeters in just two years. Through using historical data from […]

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New Prostate Drug Has a Low Cancer Risk

By Tim Sandle

Long-term results from a major U.S. government sponsored study have eased concerns about the safety of a hormone-blocking drug that can lower a man’s chances of developing prostate cancer. However, not all medics are convinced that the taking such drugs is of value. The drug examined, in its generic form is finasteride (the label claim […]

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Good Bacteria Offer HIV Protection

By Tim Sandle

A science team have grown vaginal skin cells outside of the human body and have studied the way that the cells interact with groups of ‘good and bad’ bacteria. From the analysis researchers are of the view that they may be able to better identify the good bacteria that protect women from HIV infection and […]

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Can Cancer Drugs Be Used to Counter Bio-terrorist Threats?

By Tim Sandle

A research team have been given a grant to see if two cancer medications have the potential of protecting U.S. troops from biological agents that could be unleashed during an attack. U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), part of the U.S. Department of Defense, has hired Mark Buller, Ph.D., professor of molecular microbiology and immunology […]

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Mystery of the African Crop Circles Solved

By Tim Sandle

In many places around the world crop circles appear and for which different explanations are offered. Similar circles appear in the Namib Desert. Research has shown these to be caused by sand-dwelling termites. For many years people have pondered over the so-called ‘fairy circles’ in the Namib Desert. Fairy circles are circular barren patches of […]

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Anti-HIV Drug Falters

By Tim Sandle

Scientists have reported that compounds that they hoped would “wake up” dormant reservoirs of HIV inside immune system T cells, allowing them to be destroyed by targeted medications, have not been successful. The aim of the research is to devise a strategy to reverse latency with the cells containing the virus and therefore make the […]

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HIV May Be Older Than Previously Thought

By Tim Sandle

Viruses similar to HIV in humans were present in non-human primates in Africa at least 5 million years ago, according to a new study. This places the immune deficiency causing virus in a much older time. It is considered by most scientists, Medical Xpress indicates, that HIV-1, the virus responsible for AIDS related illnesses, infiltrated […]

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Scientists move a step closer to treating cancer-causing herpes

By Tim Sandle

Researchers have moved a step closer in developing a medication for an efficient treatment against a type of herpes which causes a form of cancer known as Kaposi’s sarcoma. Before considering the new research, what is Kaposi’s sarcoma and how serious is it? Kaposi’s sarcoma is a tumor caused by human herpes virus 8. Kaposi’s […]

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London’s river Thames is chock-a-block full of pathogenic bacteria

By Tim Sandle

Rivers appear to be a significant source of antibiotic resistant bacteria, and have a consequential impact on the environment. New research into the river Thames has found numbers to be higher near waste water treatment works. In 2013 it was reported that antibiotic-resistant bacteria had been isolated in specific spots along the Hudson river, from the […]

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