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.
ECB Exchange Rates (April 27, 2015)
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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.
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.
The Calbuco volcano in Southern Chile erupted twice on Wednesday. It was the first major eruption of the volcano in over fifty years.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
U.S., Japan unveil new defense guidelines for global Japanese role
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Japan and the United States unveiled new guidelines for defense cooperation on Monday, reflecting Japan's willingness to take on a more robust international role at a time of growing Chinese power and rising concerns about nuclear-armed North Korea.
Sudan accuses U.N. peacekeepers of killing seven civilians in Darfur
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan has accused a peacekeeping force in Darfur of killing seven civilians in three separate incidents last week, threatening to exacerbate the government's strained relations with the international mission.
EU, Ukraine leaders meet as shelling worsens, one Ukrainian soldier killed
KIEV (Reuters) - Top European Union officials met the Ukrainian leadership on Monday for talks on deepening trade links and efforts to bring peace to Ukraine, but worsening violence in the separatist-minded east clouded the summit.
Mylan says Teva offer too low and stock 'unacceptable'
(Reuters) - Mylan NV rejected Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd's unsolicited $40 billion takeover offer on Monday, saying it was too low and calling Teva stock an "unacceptable" currency.
Wall Street edges higher ahead of Apple results, S&P hits record
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Monday morning with the S&P touching a new intraday high and the Nasdaq inching closer to its record intraday high ahead of Apple's results after the close.
Investors question Deutsche Bank's overhaul
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank's biggest strategic overhaul under co-chief executives Anshu Jain and Juergen Fitschen got a thumbs down from investors on Monday who judged it too little too late.
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