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Invasive pines behind the 2017 fires in Knysna, South Africa

The fact that natural fynbos vegetation were replaced by pine plantations in the southern Cape, and that it was subsequently invaded by the nearby invasive pine trees and it considerably increased the severity of the 2017 Knysna wildfires, reports...

Breakthrough innovation of $100 ultrasound machine by UBC

Engineers from the University of British Columbia have developed a new ultrasound transducer, that has the potential to lower the cost of ultrasound scanners to as little as $100. As soon as the pending patent will be approved--people can...

Artificial anti-oxidant might be much more powerful than vitamin E

Naturally-derived anti-oxidants have become one of the ‘super’ health ingredient that people try to look for in a food. But the researchers from University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus and the University of Bologna have now found that TEMPO--which...

Galaxies in the early universe quenched wildfire of starbirth

Astronomers, using ALMA, with the help of a gravitational lens, have detected the most-distant galactic "wind" of molecules that has ever been observed, seen when the universe was only one billion years old. By following the outflow of hydroxyl (OH)...

Good governance, clean water, and sanitation for fighting global antibiotic resistance

An international team of researchers from Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy, Australian National University and Cardiff University and the Monarch Institute published a new study recently which talked about how that the multiplication of disease-causing antibiotic-resistant organisms...

Beetle can adapt chemical mimicry to parasitize different bee species

A beetle that can trick bees into carrying itself into their nests where it can then, live depending on their pollen, nectar and eggs, it adapts its deceptions to local hosts, reports a research by Leslie Saul-Gershenz, a graduate...

Caffeine consumption might extend the life expectancy for kidney disease patients

A new study published recently in the journal Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation suggests that consuming more caffeine might help reduce the risk of death for people who suffer from chronic kidney disease. The research team already saw an inverse relationship between...

A new insight on rotavirus mechanics could improve treatments

Researchers have now provided a new insight on the mechanics of a virus that causes severe diarrhea and sickness in young children, reports a new research published recently in the journal eLife. The study, conducted together by the Autonomous University...

New drug treatment for Tuberculosis

Scientists from the University of Manchester developed the first non-antibiotic drug that can successfully treat tuberculosis in animals. The research team is hopeful that the compound -which they have developed after 10 years of painstaking research- will now be...

New device can improve the diagnosis of dizziness

Nearly half of people who are over 65 experience dizziness and problems with balance. But the tests that are conducted to pinpoint the causes of such problems are mostly painful and can risk hearing damage. To counter this, researchers from...

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