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Deadly, drug-resistant Candida yeast infection spreads in the US

So far, 53 Americans have been infected with Candida auris, which can cause organ failure. It is resistant to all three major classes of antifungal drug.....»»

Category: topSource:  newscientistMar 20th, 2017

Pentagon Eyes Blockchain Technology as Cybersecurity Shield

Used by terrorists, drug dealers and money launderers, the shadowy online currency bitcoin may soon be drafted by the Pentagon as a way to shield U.S. military technology, communications and purchases. Private analysts say that using blockchain, the.....»»

Category: topSource:  scitechtodayRelated News6 hr. 13 min. ago

Drug cartels are now using hulking drones to smuggle goods over the border

How does a drug smuggler avoid border patrol on the ground? One man figured he'd fly his 13-pound (5.9 kg) haul of meth over the border from Mexico to San Diego by drone. Police busted the 25-year-old American citizen, Jorge Edwin Rivera, about 2,000.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News9 hr. 29 min. ago

Target won’t be adding Hampton Creek products back on its shelves

 Despite clearance from the Food and Drug Administration earlier this month, Target has decided to terminate its relationship with beleaguered food startup Hampton Creek. Target pulled all 20 Hampton Creek products from its shelves two months ag.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

What Major Tech Firms Are Doing To Quash Hate Groups

Major companies such as Google, Facebook and PayPal are banishing a growing cadre of extremist groups and individuals in the wake of the deadly clash at a white-nationalist rally last weekend in Virginia. Civil rights advocates welcomed the moves, bu.....»»

Category: topSource:  scitechtodayRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

63% off Anker SoundCore 2 Bluetooth Speaker with 24-Hour Playtime - Deal Alert

SoundCore 2 From Anker produces outstanding audio from an astonishingly compact speaker. Upgraded 2x 6W drivers blast out rich, clear sound. IPX5 water-resistant rating and dustproof engineering mean you can bring your beats anywhere - from the g.....»»

Category: telecomSource:  cwRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

Genetic test helps people avoid statins that may cause them pain

Many people who take statins ditch them due to painful side effects. But genetic testing can help choose the right drug, minimising this risk.....»»

Category: topSource:  newscientistRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

Miniature Bioengineered Vessels to Study Progeria Therapies

Progeria is a rare but deadly disorder that is commonly known as an early aging disease, bringing forth conditions in children that are normally only reserved for older adults. To better study how to fight progeria, a disease that significantly affec.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  medgadgetRelated NewsAug 17th, 2017

Designers: Charlottesville Needs Your Help Making The City More Equal

The Virginia city is soliciting plans to redesign the downtown parks where white supremacists recently held violent rallies. Deep-rooted tensions surrounding race and American history erupted into deadly protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, over th.....»»

Category: topSource:  fastcodesignRelated NewsAug 17th, 2017

Homeopathic infant teething products contain dangerous levels of deadly nightshade

Homeolab USA is a Canadian company that makes "homeopathic" remedies for kids; in a warning letter sent to the company earlier this month, the US FTC warned the company that it had discovered dangerous levels of belladonna (AKA deadly nightshade) in.....»»

Category: topSource:  boingboingRelated NewsAug 17th, 2017

Charlottesville Fallout: Tech Companies Banishing Extremists

It took bloodshed in Charlottesville to get tech companies to do what civil rights groups have been calling for years: take a firmer stand against accounts used to promote hate and violence. In the wake of the deadly clash at a white-nationalist ral.....»»

Category: topSource:  scitechtodayRelated NewsAug 17th, 2017

Vitamin C helps genes to kill off cells that would cause cancer

Many blood cancers are caused by mutations in the protective TET2 gene, but vitamin C may enhance drug treatments by helping to tell out-of-control cells to stop dividing.....»»

Category: topSource:  newscientistRelated NewsAug 17th, 2017

Who, if anyone, should have the power to silence voices on the internet?

The weekend’s deadly clashes in the US have reopened the debate over freedom of speech on the web, and who gets to police it. It’s been terribly sad watching the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, unfold over the weekend and into thi.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated NewsAug 17th, 2017

Scientists Design Micromotor to Deliver Antibiotics

Researchers from the University of California San Diego have developed a "micromotor" capable of transporting antibiotics to the site of infection, making them more effective and reducing side effects. The post Scientists Design Micromotor to Deliver.....»»

Category: topSource:  extremetechRelated NewsAug 17th, 2017

FDA slams more homeopaths for playing fast and loose with toxic chemicals

Homeolab failed FDA inspection and sold “adulterated” infant products, agency said. Enlarge / Contains belladonna, aka deadly nightshade. (credit: Homeolab) The Food and Drug Administration sent a sharp letter this month to a Canadian-bas.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsAug 17th, 2017

Tiny robot vehicles travel to your stomach to drive away infection

Trials have shown tiny robotic drug deliveries could one day improve the performance of antibiotics......»»

Category: blogSource:  betweenthelinesRelated NewsAug 17th, 2017

Deadly Drug-Resistant Fungus Sparks Outbreaks In UK

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: More than 200 patients in more than 55 UK hospitals were discovered by healthcare workers to be infected or colonized by the multi-drug resistant fungus Candida auris, a globally emerging yeast p.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 16th, 2017

All the people (and things) Trump actually thinks are racist

President Donald Trump has had an especially hard time convincing Americans he's not racist this week. What with blaming "many sides" and the "alt-left" after this weekend's deadly violence in Charlottesville — despite white supremacists and ne.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsAug 16th, 2017

7 best burns from Martin Shkreli"s jury selection process

When you're as publicly reviled as Martin Shkreli is, finding a dozen of your peers who aren't predisposed to hate your guts can be a tall order. The "pharma bro," who first rose to infamy when he hiked the price of a life-saving AIDS drug by 5,000 p.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsAug 16th, 2017

Motorola designed a phone screen that repairs itself

Motorola doesn't just want to make phone screens that are shatter-resistant... if it has its way, what cracks that do show up could be fixed on the spot. It recently applied for a patent on a phone screen whose shape memory polymer heal.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated NewsAug 16th, 2017

Scientists discover powerful potential pain reliever

Chemists have discovered a powerful pain reliever that acts on a previously unknown pain pathway. The compound is as effective at relieving neuropathic pain in injured mice as a drug widely used for pain relief called gabapentin. If they can demonstr.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsAug 16th, 2017