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  1. Study sheds light on parasite that causes river blindness

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    The parasite that causes river blindness infects about 37 million people in parts of Africa and Latin America, causing blindness and other major eye and skin diseases in about 5 million of them. A study ...
    Thursday, 24 November 2016
  2. Global progress on reducing child deaths largely due to fewer cases of pneumonia, diarrhea, death during birth, malaria and measles

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Estimates for 2015 suggest that 5.9 million children worldwide died before reaching the age of five, including 2.7 million newborns. Globally, four million fewer child deaths occurred in 2015 than in 2000, ...
    Sunday, 13 November 2016
  3. World's smallest magnifying glass makes it possible to see chemical bonds between atoms

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    For centuries, scientists believed that light, like all waves, couldn't be focused down smaller than its wavelength, just under a millionth of a meter. Now, researchers have created the world's smallest ...
    Sunday, 13 November 2016
  4. Universal flu vaccine designed by scientists

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Scientists have designed a new generation of universal flu vaccines to protect against future global pandemics that could kill millions. Researchers researchers have devised two universal vaccines; a USA-specific ...
    Tuesday, 04 October 2016
  5. New weapon for hard-to-treat bacterial infections

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Health workers may soon have a new weapon in the fight against abscesses -- difficult-to-treat bacterial infections that lead to millions of emergency-room visits every year. Researchers successfully prevented ...
    Tuesday, 04 October 2016
  6. Ancient global cooling gave rise to modern ecosystems

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Sea surface temperatures dipped dramatically during a period from 7 million to 5.4 million years ago, a time of massive global ecological change, scientists have discovered. Posted: 2016-09-30 18: ...
    Tuesday, 04 October 2016
  7. First stars formed even later than previously thought

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... these stars were the only sources needed to account for reionising atoms in the cosmos, having completed half of this process when the Universe had reached an age of 700 million years. Posted: 2016-09-02 ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  8. Clues in ancient mud hold answers to climate change

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    New research suggests that Africa has gradually become wetter over the past 1.3 million years -- instead of drier as was thought previously. Posted: 2016-09-01 19:24:44 ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  9. Needle biopsies for noninvasive breast cancer: Routine analysis wastes millions

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    For patients with the most common type of noninvasive breast cancer, routine testing for estrogen and progesterone receptors in tissue taken at the first 'needle' biopsy is both unnecessary and wasteful, ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  10. Targeting brain cells to alleviate neuropathic pain

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... targeting microglia brain cells within a few days, say scientists. This research will help in the quest to help the more than 1 million Americans afflicted with this chronic pain. Posted: 2016-08-08 ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  11. Using nanotechnology to give fuel cells more oomph

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Applying nanotechnology to fuel cells gives them more oomph, report researchers. The project is part of a $13 million program to advance fuel cell performance and durability and hydrogen storage technologies ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  12. Flint lead crisis adds up to $395 million in social costs

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    The social costs related to lead poisoning in Flint, Michigan, amount to $395 million from April 2014, when the city switched its water source from Lake Huron to the Flint River, to the present day, not ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  13. Texting a million people in India improves diabetes prevention

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    A study that sent twice-weekly text messages to a million people in India advising them to exercise, eat less fat and eat more fruits and vegetables increased these health behaviors known to prevent diabetes, ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  14. Biologists home in on paleo gut for clues to our evolutionary history

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    A new study of the gut microbiomes of humans, chimps, bonobos and gorillas shows that at least two major groups of bacteria have cospeciated with these hosts, with a lineage going back at least 15 million ...
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
  15. Cougars could save lives by lowering vehicle collisions with deer

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... human fatalities, 680 injuries and avoiding costs of $50 million. Posted: 2016-07-14 20:33:50 ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  16. Struggling families crave stability in uncertain times, study shows

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Over a third of families (more than 2 million households) in the United Kingdom are earning below the minimum income needed for an acceptable living standard. A new study has taken a new look at life on ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  17. In the blink of a cosmic eye: Chance microlensing events probe galactic cores

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... are often hundreds of millions or even billions of light years away, so are difficult to study in any detail. Natural gravitational 'microlenses' can provide a way to probe these objects, and now a team ...
    Saturday, 02 July 2016
  18. Scientists develop computer models to unravel the complexities of TB infection

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Scientists used computers to model the formation of tuberculosis granulomas in the lung -- the non-active (latent) form of infection found in 2 billion individuals worldwide (11 million in the U.S.) that ...
    Saturday, 02 July 2016
  19. First signs of healing in the Antarctic ozone layer

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Scientists have found the first 'fingerprints of healing' for the Antarctic ozone hole. The September ozone hole has shrunk by more than 4 million square kilometers since 2000, when ozone depletion was ...
    Saturday, 02 July 2016
  20. How well do facial recognition algorithms cope with a million strangers?

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Computer scientists and engineers have launched the 'MegaFace Challenge,' the world's first competition aimed at evaluating and improving the performance of face recognition algorithms at the million person ...
    Sunday, 26 June 2016
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