Archive for January 19th, 2017:

DNA-testing smartphone aims to tackle drugs resistance

Image copyright UCLA, Stockholm University and Uppsala University Scientists have built a DNA-analysing smartphone attachment that is a fraction of the cost of lab-based kit. The creators of the phone-powered pathology microscope believe it could be mass produced for less than $500 (£406) a unit. They say it could help doctors treat cancer, tuberculosis and

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Primates facing ‘extinction crisis’

Media captionVictoria Gill explains the threat to primates, with the help of some lemurs The world’s primates face an “extinction crisis” with 60% of species now threatened with extinction, according to research. A global study, involving more than 30 scientists, assessed the conservation status of more than 500 individual species. This also revealed that 75%

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Climate change: Data shows 2016 likely to be warmest year yet

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Record warm temperatures were seen all over the world in 2016, including the Arctic Temperature data for 2016 shows it is likely to have edged ahead of 2015 as the world’s warmest year. Data from Nasa and the UK Met Office shows temperatures were about 0.07 degrees Celsius above

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