Glenmark gets marketing approval for Ryaltris in 13 EU, UK countries
Sales of the nasal spray continue to progress well in Australia, South Africa, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, it said adding the company has also initiated the commercial launch in Russia in Q1, FY21-22. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 30, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Afghan Pilots Who Sought Safety in Uzbekistan Poised for U.S. Transfer Under New Agreement
The U.S. and Uzbekistan have reached an agreement to transfer a group of Afghan Air Force pilots and their relatives currently in the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uzbekistan Returns 150 Afghan Refugees Under Taliban Agreement
The Taliban had reportedly guaranteed their security. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Graison Dangor, Forbes Staff Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Breaking breaking-news Source Type: news

India approaches Egypt, UAE, Uzbekistan, Bangladesh for Remdesivir
Faced with an acute shortage of the antiviral drug, India had earlier this month waived import duty on import of Remdesivir and the raw materials used to manufacture it. Official sources here described as a diplomatic victory Remdesivir owner Gilead's decision to donate 450 vials of the drug and also provide raw materials for ramping up local production. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - April 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vivimed Labs gets approval from Uzbekistan govt for two products
The company has received approval for Bilastin tablets, which are used for the treatment of allergic Rhino conjunctivitis and Urticaria, the Hyderabad-based company said in a regulatory filing. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - March 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FROM THE FIELD: The teenage Uzbek girls using science to help their community
Young women in Uzbekistan are using technology to help improve the lives of those around them, challenging perceptions of the roles that women and girls play in society. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - February 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dr Reddy's to acquire select brands from Glenmark in Russia, Ukraine
Dr Reddy's Laboratories on Saturday said it has inked a pact with Glenmark Pharmaceuticals to acquire its select anti-allergy brands in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - November 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

British Museum to repatriate ancient tiles smuggled into UK in a suitcase
Ancient artefacts from Samarkand will go on display in London before being returnedTheBritish Museum is to help repatriate six glazed tiles from a medieval memorial complex on the edge of Samarkand, which were brought into Heathrow in a suitcase.The man who smuggled them in after a flight from Dubai in January even forged paperwork declaring them as replicas that were “made to look old”. He produced a receipt that claimed they had been bought in Sharjah the previous day for 315 dirham, about £70.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Mark Brown Arts correspondent Tags: British Museum Uzbekistan Culture South and Central Asia World news Archaeology UK news Science Source Type: news

Progress Toward Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Elimination Using a Catalytic Funding Model - Tashkent, Uzbekistan, December 6, 2019-March 15, 2020
This report describes a funding program in Uzbekistan designed to identify and treat cases of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection at a lowered cost with the goal of meeting the World Health Organization's targets to eliminate HBC and HCV infection. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - August 27, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Hepatitis B Hepatitis C MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: deaths surge in Brazil and Russia as Trump says US is quitting WHO
President claims body has ‘failed to reform’; UK expert says country not ready to ease lockdown; Australia to relax rules on 1 June. All the developments liveRuby Princess crew member given TB diagnosisTrump announces severing of ties with WHOCoronavirus latest: at a glance7.17amBSTReuters reports on developments in the former Soviet republic of Uzbekistan.Uzbekistan has extended measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus until 15 June, but relaxed some restrictions, allowing the resumption of domestic tourism and soccer games, the authorities said on Saturday.The country had locked down all its provinces a...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Graham Readfearn (now) and Calla Wahlquist (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

Elimination of Leprosy
Traveling man: the Goodwill Ambassador shares a joke with two residents of a leprosarium in Krantau, Uzbekistan during a visit in 2013.By External SourceMay 29 2020 (IPS-Partners)   Warm greetings from Sasakawa Health Foundation in Tokyo. The 100th Issue of the WHO Goodwill Ambassador’s Newsletter has been published. Read special interviews with the Goodwill Ambassador and the UN Special Rapporteur on leprosy, and check out the Timeline of all that has happened since the first issue. My Journey Continues I started this newsletter in April 2003 to share information about the fight against leprosy. This marks th...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 Technical Guidance: Providing Care for Children with Acute Respiratory Infections
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. Published: 5/2020. The World Health Organization has developed some guidelines, materials, and apps on this web page that frontline healthcare providers may find useful when providing care for children with severe acute respiratory infections when COVID-19 is suspected. The WHO Pocket Book of Hospital Care for Children is available in several languages, including Armenian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Romanian, Russian, and Uzbek. Special attention is drawn to these sections, which are particularly relevant within the COVID-19 context: Chapter 4: information on cough and d...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Uzbekistan confirms first coronavirus case, closes schools, borders
An Uzbek citizen has tested positive for coronavirus after returning from France, Uzbekistan's Healthcare Ministry said on Sunday, marking the first infection from the virus in the Central Asian country of 34 million. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New tiny 44 million year old bird fossil links Africa and Asia to Utah
(Midwestern University) A new species of quail-sized fossil bird from 44 million year old sediments in Utah fills in a gap in the fossil record of the early extinct relatives of chickens and turkeys, and it shows strong links with other extinct species from Namibia in Southern Africa and Uzbekistan in Central Asia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 3, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Turkey says to export fast-results coronavirus detection kit
Turkey will in coming days export to Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan locally-produced coronavirus detection kits that can get results in about two hours, its health minister said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Uzbekistan evacuates 251 people from China
Uzbekistan has evacuated 251 people from China amid the coronavirus outbreak and quarantined them on arrival in Tashkent, the Central Asian nation's state airline said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

In Uzbekistan, midwives learn to make calls that save lives
KANLIKUL, Uzbekistan– Soon after Munira Kholmurodova gave birth to her third child, a son, she started bleeding profusely. “I was so scared that I would not be able to hug my child,” she said. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - January 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: csantamaria Source Type: news

Drivers and consequences of self-immolation in parts of Iran, Iraq and Uzbekistan: a systematic review of qualitative evidence - Cleary M, Singh J, West S, Rahkar Farshi M, Lopez V, Kornhaber R.
OBJECTIVES: The prevalence of self-immolation is significantly higher in some Middle Eastern and Central Asian Islamic countries than in Western countries. Self-immolation typically occurs among females and can be either an attempt at suicide or an act of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Shin receives funding to strengthen English-language education in Uzbekistan
(George Mason University) Joan Kang Shin, Associate Professor, APTDIE, TCLDEL, CIE, College of Education and Human Development, received $575,444 from the U.S. Department of State for a project aimed at strengthening English Language secondary Education in Uzbekistan. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The diets cutting one in five lives short every year
Israel has one of the best diets in the world and Uzbekistan one of the worst, say the researchers. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Comparative analysis of statistical methods for landslide susceptibility mapping in the Bostanlik District, Uzbekistan - Juliev M, Mergili M, Mondal I, Nurtaev B, Pulatov A, H übl J.
The Bostanlik district, Uzbekistan, is characterized by mountainous terrain susceptible to landslides. The present study aims at creating a statistically derived landslide susceptibility map - the first of its type for Uzbekistan - for part of the area in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Uzbekistan wins its long fight against malaria, as global rates continue to rise
Uzbekistan ’s success in becoming recognized as a malaria-free country by the World Health Organization (WHO), is an “extraordinary outcome,” said the Executive Director of the Global Fund on Tuesday, a UN-backed partnership to end malaria epidemics. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Celebrating three-years of Cochrane Russia at the Cochrane Russia Symposium
Cochrane Russia Symposium 2018, with the theme'Cochrane Systematic Reviews as a key resource for health challenges in Knowledge Translation', was organized by the Research& Education Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine Cochrane Russia of the Kazan Federal University (KFU), Wiley ,and Nikolay Lobachevsky Scientific Library of KFU. It was held at the Kazan Federal University on December, 7, 2018.The Symposium summed up Cochrane Russia activities for the three years of its existence, from the official start on December 7, 2015 at the International Conference " Evidence-Based Medicine: achievements and barriers " ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 11, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Origins and spread of Eurasian fruits traced to the ancient Silk Road
(Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History) Studies of ancient plant remains from a medieval archaeological site in the Pamir Mountains of Uzbekistan have shown that fruits, such as apples, peaches, apricots, and melons, were cultivated in the foothills of Inner Asia. The archaeobotanical study, conducted by Robert Spengler of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, is among the first systematic analyses of medieval agricultural crops in the heart of the ancient Silk Road. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ukraine Puts Water Strategy High on Development Agenda
A lake in Ukraine, which has a relative scarcity of naturally-occurring water supplies in populated areas. Credit: Vitaliy Motrinets/cc by 4.0By Ed HoltKIEV, Jun 21 2018 (IPS)A campaign to raise awareness of water security in Ukraine could be an inspiration around the world, activists behind it say, after it forced a change in the country’s approach to its water resources.After almost five years of promoting a vision of water security and proactive water management among various stakeholders and the government in Kiev, the issue of water security is now a top development priority for the government.“Ageing infr...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ed Holt Tags: Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Environment Europe Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs Projects Water & Sanitation Global Water Partnership Sustai Source Type: news

Truck Driver Kills 8 on New York Bike Path
NEW YORK (AP) — A man in a rented pickup truck mowed down pedestrians and cyclists along a busy bike path near the World Trade Center memorial on Tuesday, killing at least eight and seriously injuring 11 in what the mayor called "a particularly cowardly act of terror." The driver was shot in the abdomen by police after jumping out of the truck with what turned out to be a fake gun in each hand and shouting what witnesses said was "Allahu Akbar," Arabic for "God is great," authorities said. The man underwent surgery and was in critical condition but was expected to survive. Officials who ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 31, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Colleen Long and Jake Pearson, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News WMD & Terrorism Source Type: news

Against All the Odds, Syria ’s National Soccer Team Is Close to Qualifying for the World Cup
As its cities lay in ruins and millions of its citizens continue to suffer the horrors of a vicious civil war, Syria has its eyes on a bright and unexpected goal this week: a long-sought World Cup spot. An underdog Syrian squad, ranked 75th in the world, has claimed credible draws with regional heavyweights like South Korea and Iran and beaten the likes of China, Qatar, and Uzbekistan to clinch a runners-up place and a chance to qualify for the first time for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. They just have a few games standing in their way. “The important thing is that the team is determined to try and qualify for...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eli Meixler Tags: Uncategorized onetime Soccer Sports Syria World World Cup Source Type: news

Zydus and Pharm Aid Ltd. enter into an exclusive agreement for vaccine technology in Russia
Through this agreement, Zydus gains access to the public and private market segments in the Russian Federation, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

State crime researchers uncover role of Western companies in Uzbek corruption scandal
(Queen Mary University of London) Evidence in a new research report published today shows that the government of Uzbekistan acted as an organised crime network, with state agencies conducting racketeering activity that benefited political heiress Gulnara Karimova, the elder daughter of Islam Karimov, the leader of Uzbekistan from 1989 to his death in 2016. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

We had to run our own trial for TB drugs – nobody else was doing it | Dr Bern-Thomas Nyang’wa
Tuberculosis kills more people than HIV, but medicines to treat the disease have barely improved in 50 years - it ’s time for urgent and radical innovationFour years ago, M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) made the decision to sponsor and run its own tuberculosis clinical trial. The aim was to find a new treatment regimen for drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) that was radically better than what was currently available.As an organisation that specialises in delivering short-term emergency healthcare, this was a bold and new direction to take. But it was a decision that came from our frustration, anger and im...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 1, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Dr Bern-Thomas Nyang ’wa Tags: Global health innovation - global development professionals network Tuberculosis Uzbekistan Pharmaceuticals industry Drugs Science Source Type: news

We had to run our own trial for TB drugs – nobody else was doing it
Tuberculosis kills more people than HIV, but medicines to treat the disease have barely improved in 50 years - it ’s time for urgent and radical innovationFour years ago, M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) made the decision to sponsor and run its own tuberculosis clinical trial. The aim was to find a new treatment regimen for drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) that was radically better than what was currently available.As an organisation that specialises in delivering short-term emergency healthcare, this was a bold and new direction to take. But it was a decision that came from our frustration, anger and im...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 1, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Dr Bern-Thomas Nyang ’wa Tags: Global health innovation - global development professionals network Tuberculosis Uzbekistan Pharmaceuticals industry Drugs Science Source Type: news

STUPID TECH on parade as company releases bluetooth-connected salt shaker controlled by Amazon Alexa... is this really necessary?
(Natural News) While most of us can probably appreciate the value of being able to ask Alexa to tell us what the capital city of Uzbekistan is, or getting her to read us the newspaper while we lie on the couch, the idea that the process of putting salt on your chicken needs technical assistance... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New MSF-Run Clinical Trial Starts Testing Better Treatment Options for People Living with DR-TB
Press releaseNew MSF-Run Clinical Trial Starts Testing Better Treatment Options for People Living with DR-TBJanuary 19, 2017NEW YORK, JANUARY 20, 2016—The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) began a new clinical trial this week in Uzbekistan to develop a radically improved course of treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB).The trial aims to find a treatment regimen for DR-TB that is drastically shorter, more effective, and causes fewer side effects than the current treatment options. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - January 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

To Russia, with love
Hi! My name’s Nathan and I spent 28 days driving a 15-year old Nissan Micra from London to Ulan-Ude in eastern Russia with my friend Richard this summer as part of The Mongol Rally. The first thing people ask us (after they’ve said we’re bonkers) is why on earth we decided to do this. Richard has wanted to compete in the Mongol rally since around 2005, and being a caring friend I managed to convince my manager to let me have the time off in order to escort him one-third of the way across the globe.   As a condition of entry, each team must raise a minimum of £1,000 for charity – £5...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 7, 2016 Category: UK Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Blogs charity Members Source Type: news

Watch One Of The World's Largest Lakes Shrink Before Your Eyes
The Aral Sea used to be the world’s fourth-largest lake, but it has been reduced to two relative puddles. NASA shared a time-lapse video on Thursday that shows the original Aral Sea shrinking, starting in the year 2000. It has become two separate, much smaller bodies of water: the North and South Aral Seas.  The lake has suffered since the 1960s, when the Soviet Union diverted two major rivers that supported the lake — the Amu Darya and the Syr Darya — to irrigate agricultural fields in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. The aftermath, as described by NASA, was nothing short of devastating:&...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 2, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Colonial legacy and gender inequality in Uzbekistan - Kane D, Gorbenko K.
This article examines how the historical interaction between colonizer and colonized influenced gender inequality in the Central Asian state of Uzbekistan. The study demonstrates that the interaction had cultural and structural components that contributed ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Why A Giant Green Lake Turned Blood-Red
This post originally appeared on National Geographic. Like the famous Aral Sea between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan and the Salton Sea in California, the salty expanse of Lake Urmia in Iran has been drying up and shrinking for decades. Now the lake, once one of the largest in the Middle East, looks more like a gigantic crime scene. In late April, NASA’s Aqua satellite captured Lake Urmia with a deep green hue. But as of mid-July, the body of water was filled with algae and bacteria that turned it into a stained red pool. Drought, heat, and increased demand for irrigation water have...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 8, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Podcast: & quot;All I need is a metre of rope & quot;
In the seventh episode of Everyday Emergency, Australian doctor Amrita Ronnachit discusses her time battling TB in Uzbekistan, and the case of one patient who struggled with his treatment. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 22, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Nick Source Type: news

Podcast: "All I need is a metre of rope"
In the seventh episode of Everyday Emergency, Australian doctor Amrita Ronnachit discusses her time battling TB in Uzbekistan, and the case of one patient who struggled with his treatment. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 8, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Nick Source Type: news

Well: Dean Karnazes Runs the Silk Road
The ultramarathoner will be following the Silk Road for a 12-day, 326-mile journey through the desert and peaks of Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JEN A. MILLER Tags: Marathon Running Silk Road (Ancient Trade Route) State Department Ultramarathon Running Featured Move Source Type: news

Rescuers Search Rubble after Tornado Kills Nearly 100 in China
YANCHENG, China (AP) — Rescuers in eastern China searched Friday for survivors of a tornado and hailstorm that killed at least 98 people as it swept over a city's outskirts, destroying buildings, smashing trees and flipping vehicles on their roofs. The tornado hit a densely populated area of farms and factories Thursday near the city of Yancheng in Jiangsu province, about 800 kilometers (500 miles) south of Beijing. Jiangsu Governor Shi Taifeng said Friday that the death toll had risen to 98 people, with 800 others injured, according to the official China News Service. Earlier, the state-run Xinhua News Agency had ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 24, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Major Incidents Source Type: news

Zero K by Don DeLillo – profound and beautiful
Mortality is at the heart of this powerful new novel set in a cryonics lab – Don DeLillo’s best work since UnderworldDon DeLillo’s late period work, which we can date from 2001’s The Body Artist, has been marked by novels that are slim, stark, conceptual, and that seem designed to provide as few of the traditional satisfactions of the form as possible. Endings are left untied, characters nameless and one-dimensional, plots thin and haphazard. After maximalist, wholehearted novels such as Libra, White Noise and Underworld, DeLillo’s austere, mindful, laconic late novellas feel, like those of Ph...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 15, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Alex Preston Tags: Don DeLillo Books Culture Cryonics Medical research Science Source Type: news

New Fossils Offer Clues Into Life of T-Rex Ancestor
Scientists have discovered clues to a new dinosaur that reveals new details about the Tyrannosaurus Rex we’ve grown to appreciate (and fear). It seems the Tyrannosaurus-Rex wasn’t always the towering, menacing creature with a massive head and razor-sharp teeth that we’re familiar with. Fossils discovered in Uzbekistan by Smithsonian paleontologists show that there was a smaller, more slender dinosaur in the tyrannosaurus family called the Timurlengia euotica. The small dinosaur is believed to have lived around 20 million years before the Tyrannosaurus Rex—though “small” is relative; acco...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - March 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maya Rhodan Tags: Uncategorized dinosaurs Discovery Science Smithsonian Magazine Source Type: news

Scientist announces discovery of T rex ancestor – video
Hans Sues, chair of the department of paleobiology at the Smithosnian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC, discusses the discovery of T rex ancestor on Monday, which sheds light on the dinosaur’s dominance. The skull, belonging to the horse-sized forerunner Timurlengia euotica, was found in Uzbekistan Discovery of brainy T rex ancestor sheds light on dinosaur’s dominance Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 14, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Guardian Staff Tags: Dinosaurs Evolution Biology Fossils Zoology Science Source Type: news

Discovery of brainy T rex ancestor sheds light on dinosaur's dominance
Skull found in Uzbekistan belonging to Timurlengia euotica, a horse-sized forerunner of Tyrannosaurus rex, reveals advanced brain and hearing ability that may have helped it become ‘king of the Cretaceous’ over larger rivalsThe dusty remains of a horse-sized tyrannosaur have shed light on an evolutionary mystery that eventually resulted in the most fearsome predators to walk the Earth, not to mention nightmares for countless four-year-olds.While Tyrannosaurus rex topped the food chain 70m years ago, the earliest known tyrannosaurs were far less impressive beasts. Skeletons dating back 165m years reveal the ance...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 14, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Dinosaurs Science Evolution Biology Fossils Zoology Source Type: news

Meet T. Rex's Fierce, Fleet-Footed Relative
Scientists have discovered a nimble, meat-eating dinosaur with blade-like teeth that fills an important gap in Tyrannosaurus rex's family tree. The newly named creature, Timurlengia euotica, sheds light on how a family of dinosaurs called tyrannosaurs advanced from being small predators to clever giants at the top of the food chain -- within the span of about 70 million years. The long-legged, 600-pound T. euotica lived some 90 million years ago. It was around this time that tyrannosaurs developed impressive cognitive abilities and sharp senses, such as the ability to detect low-frequency sounds, a...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 14, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

This Is The First Face Astronauts Will See After a Year in Space
In the event you ever find yourself returning to Earth aboard a Soyuz spacecraft, there are surely a lot of faces you’ll want to see when you land. The first one you will see, however, will belong to Sergei Georgievich Malikhov. And you should be very, very glad about that. Malikhov, 60, is head of search and rescue operations for Energia RSC—the Russian company that builds both the Soyuz spacecraft and the Soyuz rocket—and is the incongruously jolly, incongruously grandfatherly man to whom a SWAT team-like force of helicopter pilots, all-terrain vehicle drivers and rescue workers are answerable on reentr...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - February 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger/ Karaganda, Kazakhstan Tags: Uncategorized A Year In Space Energia Misha Kornienko NASA Roscosmos scott kelly Sergei Malikhov Soyuz Source Type: news

Epigenetics: Embracing The Role It Plays In Your Life
Seventy-five years ago, Joseph Stalin's henchmen (the NKVD) came pounding on my Polish family's door in Eastern Poland. It wasn't until 2012, after a series of serendipitous events, that I decided it was time for me to do some knocking on a few doors myself--the doors of history. My journey thrust me into a fascinating new Universe to explore a vivid trifecta that revolved around the themes of "home," "place" and "epigenetics"--and much more, but it always brought me back to that troika. This was such a far distance away from the work I had been doing for more than a decade as entertainment jo...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 3, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Introducing the Iron Sisters Campaign: Women Empowering Women Through STEM and Business
History teaches us that beneath every glass ceiling is an iron woman, and iron is stronger than glass, especially when one iron woman joins forces with many. I am proud to announce the Iron Sisters Campaign, a movement that will bring together women from around the world who are pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, (STEM) and business to support each other --- learn from each other, encourage each other, and celebrate each other's success to pave the way for future generations of women to succeed in these fields. Working together -- Iron Sisters -- we can eliminate the stereotypes and remove ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 14, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news