White House unveils strategy against antibiotic resistance

The Obama Administration has launched a long-term plan to curb antibiotic resistance, unveiling incentives and requirements designed to boost surveillance and diagnosis of resistant microbes.

Fri 27 Mar 15 from ScienceNews

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Icelandic genome offers clues to human diversity, gene-disease links

Scientists who sequenced the entire genomes of 2,636 people in Iceland have produced a trove of information about the nature, location, and frequency of human genetic variations.

Thu 26 Mar 15 from Medical Xpress

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Panda stalking reveals panda hangouts

Scientists used GPS trackers to learn about the giant panda lifestyle.

Fri 27 Mar 15 from ScienceNews

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Google teams with J&J on robotic surgery

US health care giant Johnson & Johnson announced plans Friday to collaborate with Google on surgical robotics.

Fri 27 Mar 15 from Medical Xpress

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How do airlines monitor the mental health of pilots?

After the Germanwings air crash in France, the mental state of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz has come under scrutiny. How does the industry check the health of flight crew?

Fri 27 Mar 15 from Newscientist

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Widely used herbicide linked to cancer

As the World Health Organization's research arm declares glyphosate a probable carcinogen, Nature looks at the evidence.

Tue 24 Mar 15 from Nature News

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Ebola's fast evolution questioned

Genome sequencing study finds the virus evolving more slowly than thought, but others say the focus should be on monitoring the effects of new mutations

Thu 26 Mar 15 from Nature News

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Night vision eyedrops allow vision of up to 50m in darkness

It might sound like something straight out of Q's laboratory or the latest Marvel film but a group of scientists in California have successfully created eye drops that temporarily enable night ...

Fri 27 Mar 15 from The Independent

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Shape-shifting frog discovered in Ecuadorian Andes

A frog in Ecuador's western Andean cloud forest changes skin texture in minutes, appearing to mimic the texture it sits on.

Mon 23 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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Pay gap between male and female RNs has not narrowed

An analysis of the trends in salaries of registered nurses (RNs) in the United States from 1988 through 2013 finds that male RNs outearned female RNs across settings, specialties, and positions, ...

Tue 24 Mar 15 from Medical Xpress

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