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  • ‘Rafiki’: Kenya Lifts Ban on Lesbian Film, Qualifying It for Oscar Submission 21 Sep 2018 17:14 Indie Wire In a windfall for LGBT rights in Kenya, the country’s High Court announced Friday a temporary lift on “Rafiki,” a lesbian film from filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May. “Rafiki” debuted in the Un Certain Regard section …
  • West Nile Virus shows up south of Marietta 21 Sep 2018 15:21 Daily Ardmoreite By Rhiannon Saegert / rhiannon.saegert@ardmoreite.com Friday Sep 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM A recent recorded instance of West Nile Virus in Gainesville, Texas, might be cause for concern, but, mosquito season is mercifully almost over. The Gainesville …
  • Jamia professor wins women scientist's prize 21 Sep 2018 15:21 Milli Gazette Jamia Millia Islam faculty member, Dr. Shama Parveen, to receive prestigious Sayeeda Begum Women Scientist Prize 2018 to be presented by Hon’ble Vice President of India Dr. Shama Parveen, Assistant Professor at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in …
  • Kavanaugh allegation tests support of GOP women 21 Sep 2018 07:59 The Republic GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. — For women like Jayne A. Cordes, the steady stream of investigations in Washington is exhausting. That’s why, when Christine Blasey Ford came forward to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her more …
  • VIFF in a Jiff: Eleven More Film Fest Reviews (in Culture) 21 Sep 2018 05:40 Tyee Hello, my name is Dorothy Woodend. I am your friendly neighbourhood film critic. By day I watch films, and at night I also watch films. Sometimes I get tired but then something comes along, be it a chin-dropping documentary or a VR installation that blows …
  • Wellington professor named as Ministry’s chief science advisor 21 Sep 2018 02:46 Scoop News from MBIW The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) today announced the appointment of Professor Gary Evans to the role of Chief Science Advisor for MBIE. “We’re thrilled to welcome Professor Gary Evans, a highly respected chemist …
  • September is Preparedness Month 21 Sep 2018 01:08 Tulsa Beacon In recognition of September’s National Preparedness Month, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is spotlighting its Emergency Preparedness and Response Service (EPRS) and its role in coordinating public health and medical system emergency …
  • Suburban women wrestle with Kavanaugh allegations 20 Sep 2018 23:08 WFED GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) — For women like Jayne A. Cordes, the steady stream of investigations in Washington is exhausting. That’s why, when Christine Blasey Ford came forward to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her …
  • Trump admin to move $260M from cancer research, HIV/AIDS and other programs for migrant child-custody costs 20 Sep 2018 21:34 WYFF WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is planning to shift more than $260 million to cover the rising cost and strain of housing thousands of undocumented immigrant children in the government's custody — including millions of dollars for programs from …
  • Preventing a dengue outbreak at the 2020 Summer Olympics 20 Sep 2018 19:52 Medical Xpress "Tokyo, Japan." Credit: Alejandro, Flickr, 2015 In 2014, a dengue outbreak unexpectedly occurred in Tokyo. What does that mean for the 2020 summer Olympics and Paralympics being held in the city? Researchers report this week in PLOS Neglected …
  • Trump admin shifts $260M to pay for immigrant child costs 20 Sep 2018 18:14 KPCR WASHINGTON (CNN) - The Trump administration is planning to shift more than $260 million to cover the rising cost and strain of housing thousands of undocumented immigrant children in their custody -- including millions of dollars from programs like cancer …
  • Trump admin moves $260M from cancer research, HIV/AIDS and other programs to cover custody of immigrant children costs 20 Sep 2018 15:18 KBZK Bozeman News The Trump administration is planning to shift more than $260 million to cover the rising cost and strain of housing thousands of undocumented immigrant children in their custody — including millions of dollars from programs like cancer research and HIV…
  • Vampire Slayer: Verily, Singapore Fight Mosquitos using AI, Genetic Engineering 20 Sep 2018 13:44 Sputnik International Asia & Pacific 19:17 19.09.2018Get short URL A new initiative between researchers from Verily Life Sciences, a subsidiary of Google's parent company Alphabet, and Singapore officials plans to battle mosquito-borne illnesses by using artificial …
  • Optical detection of picomolar concentrations of RNA using switches in plasmonic chirality 20 Sep 2018 12:40 PhysOrg Credit: Wiley Even tiny amounts of viruses can have disastrous consequences. RNA identification can reveal the type of virus present. A fast and sensitive technique based on optical detection has now been outlined in the journal Angewandte Chemie. …
  • Emergex Enters into MoU with Brazil’s Fiocruz to Develop Novel Vaccines Against Viral Diseases 20 Sep 2018 12:26 BigCharts Emergex Vaccines Holding Limited (‘Emergex’), a biotechnology company pioneering a new approach to synthetic vaccine development in the field of infectious diseases, today announces that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Brazil-based …
  • Emergex signs MoU with Brazil’s Fiocruz for development of viral vaccines 20 Sep 2018 12:12 News-Medical.net Emergex Vaccines Holding Limited, a biotechnology company pioneering a new approach to synthetic vaccine development in the field of infectious diseases, today announces that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Brazil-based Oswaldo Cruz …
  • Zika virus could become a weapon against brain cancer 20 Sep 2018 11:53 News-Medical.net Zika virus infection is a dreaded one that can lead to severe brain damage in the unborn babies of mothers who get it. In a new research now, scientists from the University of Texas Medical Branch in collaboration with others have found that a modified …
  • Researchers develop fast detection strategy to know type of virus acquired by patients 20 Sep 2018 11:34 News-Medical.net Optical detection of picomolar concentrations of RNA using switches in plasmonic chirality Even tiny amounts of viruses can have disastrous consequences. RNA identification can reveal the type of virus present. A fast and sensitive technique based on …
  • San Antonio Targets Mosquito Swarms After Record Rainfall 20 Sep 2018 01:44 KSTX San Antonio has declared war on mosquito swarms after recent rains, according to the city’s Metro Health District. The National Weather Service reports this month is the second rainiest September in the city's history. Forecaster Mark Lenz said, with …
  • Division of Public Health announces 1st West Nile death 19 Sep 2018 22:48 Hockessin Community News Division of Public Health officials announced on Sept. 19 that a 73-year-old New Castle County man has died after becoming infected with West Nile virus. The individual has been hospitalized since late August; he passed away this week. This is Delaware’s …