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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

Did you solve it? Are you smarter than an Uzbek in 3D?
Here’s the solution to the woodblock puzzle – were you able to correctly draw a side view of the three-dimensional object?Earlier today I set you the following problem (Click here for the full question, spelt out in more detail):The woodblock puzzle Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 28, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Alex Bellos Tags: Mathematics Education Science Source Type: news

Did you solve it? The woodblock puzzle – video
What’s the solution? The woodblock puzzle is a problem shared with Alex by readers from Singapore and Uzbekistan. Alex presents a drawing of a top view and a front view of a wooden three-dimensional object. Did you manage to to draw the side-view of the object, firstly where you are only allowed flat surfaces and secondly when you’re allowed curved surfaces too? Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 28, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Alex Bellos, Tash Reith-Banks and Paul Boyd Tags: Mathematics Education Science Source Type: news

Can you solve it? Are you smarter than an Uzbek in 3D?
This geometric woodblock puzzle will twist and draw your brain into another dimension – but in a good way!Hello guzzlers!I do my best to bring you the best puzzles I can source from around the world. So far I have brought you puzzles from Japan, Vietnam, Israel and the US. Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 28, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Alex Bellos Tags: Mathematics Education Science Source Type: news

Can you solve it? The woodblock puzzle – video
A modern take on a classic – the woodblock puzzle. This problem was shared by readers from Singapore and Uzbekistan. Alex presents a drawing of a top view and a front view of a wooden three-dimensional object. The challenge is to draw the side-view of the object, firstly where you are only allowed flat surfaces, and secondly when you’re allowed curved surfaces tooWant to see a written version of this puzzle? Click here Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 28, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Alex Bellos, Tash Reith-Banks and Paul Boyd Tags: Mathematics Science Education Source Type: news

Substantial glacier ice loss in Central Asia's largest mountain range
Along the Tien Shan, Central Asia's largest mountain range, glaciers have lost 27 percent of their mass and 18 percent of their area during the last 50 years. Glaciers play an important role in the water cycle of Central Asia. Snow and glacier melt from the Tien Shan is essential for the water supply of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and parts of China. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 17, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Uzbekistan: Fighting Tuberculosis in Karakalpakstan
Voice from the FieldUzbekistan: Fighting Tuberculosis in Karakalpakstan August 06, 2015 In Uzbekistan’s Autonomous Republic of Karakalpakstan, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) runs a tuberculosis (TB) program in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, helping patients manage the side effects of their drug regimens and providing psychosocial support to improve treatment adherence. Here, MSF medical team leader Tetyana Pylypenko discusses MSF’s (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 6, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Editorial Intern Source Type: news

Uzbekistan: health system review.
Authors: Ahmedov M, Azimov R, Mutalova Z, Huseynov S, Tsoyi E, Rechel B Abstract Uzbekistan is a central Asian country that became independent in 1991 with the break-up of the Soviet Union. Since then, it has embarked on several major health reforms covering health care provision, governance and financing, with the aim of improving efficiency while ensuring equitable access. Primary care in rural areas has been changed to a two-tiered system, while specialized polyclinics in urban areas are being transformed into general polyclinics covering all groups of the urban population. Secondary care is financed on the basi...
Source: Health systems in transition - February 20, 2015 Category: Health Management Tags: Health Syst Transit Source Type: news

People Are Going Crazy For A Fermented Milk Drink No One Can Pronounce
NEW YORK -- Kefir might be the next Greek yogurt, even if no one can figure out how to pronounce its name. The fermented, yogurt-like drink is popular in Eastern Europe, but in the U.S. has typically been sold at niche grocers and speciality shops targeting immigrant buyers. Now, thanks to a nationwide obsession with protein among the health-conscious, the somewhat sour beverage is finding its way into major supermarkets around the country. But kefir's perennial problem persists: Most Americans get tongue-tied when they try to read its name. Kuh-FEER? KEFF-eer? KEE-fur? "People always ask, 'How do you pronounc...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

See How a Siberian Lake Has Almost Disappeared
NASA; Gif by Joseph C. Lin for TIME New photos from NASA show that a lake in Siberia has almost disappeared since 2000, thanks to a Soviet water diversion program from the 1960s. The Aral Sea, in Uzbekistan, was once the fourth largest lake in the world. Now it’s now a fraction of the size it was in 1960, according to the photographs. Even since 2000, the lake has shrunk dramatically, and seems poised to disappear altogether. The lake was fed by the Syr Darya and Amu Darya rivers before the Soviet Union diverted them in the 1960s in order to irrigate the arid deserts in Kazhakstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Since...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 30, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Charlotte Alter Tags: Uncategorized Environment Source Type: news

MSF Epidemiologist Aliaa Tayea on DR-TB
MSF Epidemiologist Aliaa Tayea speaks about her experience dealing with Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Uzbekistan. From: MSF Canada Views: 21 0 ratings Time: 01:36 More in Nonprofits & Activism (Source: MSF Multimedia)
Source: MSF Multimedia - May 14, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: http://gdata.youtube.com/schemas/2007#video Source Type: news

Parasitology expert addresses UK-Uzbek climate change Round Table
Cabot Institute member Dr Eric Morgan from the School of Veterinary Sciences attended a UK-Uzbek Round Table in Tashkent last week to present a report on the effects of climate change on parasite transmission in livestock. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 11, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International; Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences, Institutes, Cabot, Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences, School of Veterinary Sciences Source Type: news

East Africa: Vaccination Against Cervical Cancer Planned for 1.5 Million Girls
[AlertNet]A vaccine against the virus that causes cervical cancer will be administered to 1.5 million young girls in Rwanda, Uganda and Uzbekistan under a new programme announced by the GAVI Alliance on Saturday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 10, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

1.5 million girls in three countries to get HPV shot
GENEVA, Switzerland, March 8 (UPI) -- An alliance that helps developing nations said it will support vaccination of 1.5 million girls in Rwanda, Uganda and Uzbekistan against cervical cancer. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NASA data find some hope for water in Aral Sea basin
A new study using data from NASA satellite missions finds that, although the long-term water picture for the Aral Sea watershed in Central Asia remains bleak, short-term prospects are better than previously thought. Once the fourth largest inland sea in the world, the Aral Sea has lost 90 percent of its water volume over the last 50 years. Its watershed -- the enormous closed basin around the sea -- encompasses Uzbekistan and parts of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 14, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

'Five of our patients have attempted to take their own lives'
Dr Emily Wise is volunteering in Uzbekistan, treating TB patients with a drug that can cause depression and suicidal thoughts. She writes about the conflict of using a cure that also killsFor the past nine months, I have been experiencing first-hand the challenges of treating drug-resistant tuberculosis, a highly infectious disease that's fatal without treatment and extremely difficult to cure. I'm volunteering as a doctor for Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan, an area where drug-resistant TB is endemic. Here, I have witnessed treatment side effects ranging f...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 2, 2013 Category: Science Tags: Global health Blogposts Guardian Professional Doctors Tuberculosis World news Pharmaceuticals industry Malaria and infectious diseases Drugs Volunteering Uzbekistan Drug resistance Global development professionals network Profess Source Type: news

Dr. Jamal Ahmadian Yazdi back from TB project in Uzbekistan
Newfoundland-based Dr. Jamal Ahmadian Yazdi just returned from Nukus in Uzbekistan where MSF runs a TB project. He was particularly saddened by the death of a 31-year old schoolteacher who had developed multi-drug resistant tuberculosis. From: MSFCanada Views: 9 0 ratings Time: 00:39 More in Nonprofits & Activism (Source: MSF Multimedia)
Source: MSF Multimedia - February 8, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: http://gdata.youtube.com/schemas/2007#video Source Type: news