English Edition. April 26, 2015  Updated: 1 hour ago
    The widespread use of antibiotics in modern society has led to a sharp rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria. As a result, much research has focused on creating new compounds to fight these bacteria.
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    Using an advanced genetic test, researchers were able to detect diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) in blood serum before it could be seen on CT scans.
    Humans have 2 main types of fat: white and brown. White fat, which tends to be located under the skin and around internal organs, stores excess calories. Too much white fat, a characteristic of obesity, increases the risk of several metabolic disorders.
    Heredity accounts for up to 35 percent of small intestinal carcinoid, a rare digestive cancer. The researchers examined families with a history of the disease. Because the disease has long been considered randomly occurring rather than inherited, people with a family history are not typically screened.
    An over-the-counter drug indicated to treat allergy symptoms limited hepatitis C virus activity in infected mice.
    The AIDS virus can genetically evolve and independently replicate in patients’ brains early in the illness process.
    Measurement of circulating tumor DNA in blood can be used to detect disease recurrence in patients with a curable form of cancer known as diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.
    Cancer immunotherapies harness the potential of the immune system to seek and destroy cancers. One innovative approach being developed is to use dendritic cells.
    Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Chronic inflammation plays a role in both of these diseases, and most immune cells have receptors for vitamin D. Binding of vitamin D to its receptor regulates many key processes inside cells.
    Age-related brain lesions known as white matter hyperintensities have been linked to movement problems and disabilities later in life. These lesions, which appear as bright spots on MRI images, can be used as a proxy measure of brain white matter disease. They are thought to reflect small blood vessel disease, and have also have been associated with dementia and other health issues in older people.
    NOAA, working with private industry partners and the U.S. Navy, has confirmed the location and condition of the USS Independence, the lead ship of its class of light aircraft carriers that were critical during the American naval offensive in the Pacific during World War II.
    The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for March 2015 was the highest for the month since record keeping began in 1880. The year-to-date (January–March) globally averaged temperature was also record high.
    Smartphones and other personal electronic devices could, in regions where they are in widespread use, function as early warning systems for large earthquakes, according to newly reported research.
    Around midday on April 24, 2015, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired this natural-color image of the ash and gas plume from Calbuco volcano in southern Chile.
    An extensive study of global habitat fragmentation--the division of habitats into smaller and more isolated patches--points to major trouble for the world's ecosystems.
    After spending more than a month in orbit on the dark side of dwarf planet Ceres, NASA's Dawn spacecraft has captured several views of the sunlit north pole of this intriguing world.
    The long-standing mystery of why Saturn seethes with enormous storms every 30 years may have been solved by scientists. The tempests, which can grow into bright bands that encircle the entire planet, are on a natural timer that is reset by each subsequent storm.
    Two-tone mineral veins at a site NASA's Curiosity rover has reached by climbing a layered Martian mountain offer clues about multiple episodes of fluid movement. These episodes occurred later than the wet environmental conditions that formed lake-bed deposits the rover examined at the mountain's base.
    Mad Max: Fury Road is a post-apocalyptic action film directed, produced and co-written by George Miller, and the fourth film of Miller's Mad Max franchise. The first film of the franchise in 30 years, Fury Road is also the first Mad Max film not to feature Mel Gibson as "Mad" Max Rockatansky, with Tom Hardy replacing him. Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller. Release: 2015
    Hot Pursuit, originally titled Don't Mess with Texas, is an American action comedy film directed by Anne Fletcher and written by David Feeney and John Quaintance. The film stars Reese Witherspoon and Sofía Vergara. Genre: Action, Comedy. Release: 2015
    The Age of Adaline is a 2015 American epic romance fantasy film directed by Lee Toland Krieger and written by J. Mills Goodloe and Salvador Paskowitz. The film stars Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, Kathy Baker, Amanda Crew, Harrison Ford, and Ellen Burstyn. Genre: Drama, Romance. Release: 2015
    "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2" is a 2015 American action comedy film directed by Andy Fickman and written by Kevin James and Nick Bakay. It is the sequel to the 2009 film Paul Blart: Mall Cop directed by Steve Carr. Genre: Action, Comedy. Release: 2015
    Furious 7 is a American action film. It is the sequel to the 2013 film Fast & Furious 6 and the seventh installment in the Fast & Furious film series. The film was written by Chris Morgan and directed by James Wan. It stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Lucas Black and Jason Statham. Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller. Release: 2015
    The Cut is a 2014 German drama film directed by Fatih Akın. It was selected to compete for the Golden Lion at the 71st Venice International Film Festival. Genre: Drama, History. Release: 2014
    Miss Julie is a drama film written and directed by Liv Ullmann, based on the play of the same title by August Strindberg and starring Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell and Samantha Morton. Genre: Drama. Release: 2014
    Cut Bank is a 2014 American thriller film directed by Matt Shakman and written by Roberto Patino. The film stars Liam Hemsworth, Billy Bob Thornton, John Malkovich, Teresa Palmer and Michael Stuhlbarg. Genre: Thriller. Release: 2014
    Coming Home is a 2014 Chinese drama film directed by Zhang Yimou and starring Chen Daoming and Gong Li. The story is adapted from the novel, The Criminal Lu Yanshi written by novelist Geling Yan. Lu Yanshi was a professor before being sent to the labor camp during the Cultural Revolution. He escaped from the labor camp in Xining to meet his long-missed wife Feng Wanyu and daughter Dandan. Genre: Drama. Release: 2014
    Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants is a 2013 French-Belgian animated film, co-written and directed by Hélène Giraud and Thomas Szabo. The film is adapted from the Minuscule also created by Hélène Giraud and Thomas Szabo. It won the César Award for Best Animated Film at the 40th César Awards. Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family. Release: 2013
    Shaun the Sheep Movie is a 2015 British-French stop-motion animated comedy film produced by Aardman Animations, based on the Shaun the Sheep television series, which itself is a spin-off from the Aardman series Wallace and Gromit which introduced the character of Shaun. Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy. Release: 2015
    Politics
    Boko Haram seize Lake Chad island in Niger, "many" soldiers killed
    NIAMEY (Reuters) - Boko Haram militants have seized a strategic island in Lake Chad from Niger's army, killing "many" soldiers in the first attack in Niger for weeks, army sources said on Sunday.
    Pleas for mercy rain on Indonesia's president as executions near
    CILACAP, Indonesia (Reuters) - Relatives of several convicts on death row in Indonesia made emotional last-ditch appeals for mercy on Sunday, adding their voices to foreign governments and the head of the United Nations who called for the group of nine to be spared the firing squad.
    Nepalese dig for quake survivors as toll exceeds 2,200, big aftershock hits
    KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Rescuers dug with their bare hands and bodies piled up in Nepal on Sunday after an earthquake devastated the heavily crowded Kathmandu Valley, killing more than 2,200 people, and triggered a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest.
    Business
    Deutsche Bank first-quarter profit falls by half as legal charges bite
    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank saw net profit fall by half to 559 million euros ($608.1 million) in the first quarter versus a year ago as hefty legal charges eroded gains from a 24 percent rise in revenue to a near record of 10.4 billion euros.
    If Greece falls, no one wants their prints on the murder weapon
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - "We're going bust." "No, you're not." "You're strangling us." "No we're not." "You owe us for World War Two." "We gave already."
    Pop Milano sits pretty as Italy cooperative banks brace for M&A
    MILAN (Reuters) - At least five investment banks are vying to win a mandate from Banca Popolare di Milano (BPM) and find it a partner as Italian cooperative lenders gear up for a wave of mergers following a landmark reform of the sector.
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