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Cervical microbiome may promote high-grade precancerous lesions

Infections with a Human Papillomavirus (HPV) cause 99 percent of cervical cancer cases, and the disease's first sign is often the appearance of precancerous lesions on a woman's cervix. But bacteria may play an important role, too. New research suggests that the cervical microbiome may influence HPV infection more than researchers previously thought.

U. S. Settles with Trident Seafoods Corporation to Reduce Ozone-Depleting Emissions

Seattle – Trident Seafoods Corporation has agreed to reduce emissions of ozone-depleting substances from refrigeration equipment on its vessels, under a proposed settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Source: https://www.epa.gov/

Great white shark genome decoded

In a major scientific step to understand the biology of this iconic apex predator and sharks in general, the entire genome of the white shark has now been decoded in detail.

Climate change makes summer weather stormier yet more stagnant

Climate change is shifting the energy in the atmosphere that fuels summertime weather, which may lead to stronger thunderstorms and more stagnant conditions for midlatitude regions of the Northern Hemisphere, including North America, Europe, and Asia, a new study finds.

Researchers find trigger that turns strep infections into flesh-eating disease

Scientists discovered a previously unknown trigger that turns run-of-the-mill strep infections into the flesh-eating disease childbed fever, which strikes postpartum moms and newborns, often leaving victims without limbs. Using an unprecedented approach, they looked at the interplay between the genome, transcriptome and virulence. This generated a massive data set, lending itself to artificial intelligence analysis. Through AI they unexpectedly discovered a new mechanism controlling virulence.

Indigenous hunters have positive impacts on food webs in desert Australia

Australia has the highest rate of mammal extinction in the world. Resettlement of indigenous communities resulted in the spread of invasive species, the absence of human-set fires, and a general cascade in the interconnected food web that led to the largest mammalian extinction event ever recorded. In this case, the absence of direct human activity on the landscape may be the cause of the extinctions, according to an anthropologist.

There’s a place for us: New research reveals humanity’s roles in ecosystems

In two back-to-back symposia a cross-disciplinary cohort of scientists will present the first comprehensive investigations of how humans interacted with plant and animal species in different cultures worldwide through time.

A hidden source of air pollution? Your daily household tasks

Cooking, cleaning and other routine household activities generate significant levels of volatile and particulate chemicals inside the average home, leading to indoor air quality levels on par with a polluted major city.

How to feed the world by 2050? Recent breakthrough boosts plant growth by 40...

Recent advances to address hunger through agricultural advancement have been shown to boost crop growth by 40 percent by creating a shortcut for a glitch that plagues most food crops.

Hope for fighting disease known as Ebola of frogs

Despite widespread infection, some frog populations are surviving a deadly disease that is the equivalent of humankind's Ebola virus. The reason -- genetic diversity.

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Dicen que fueron abusadas sexualmente por sacerdotes y luego silenciadas. Ahora estas mujeres están...

CNN habló con mujeres que dicen ser víctimas del devastador abuso sexual, psicológico y espiritual que sufrieron dentro de la comunidad de St. John. Fuente: Cnnenespanol.com

Huawei founder says he would defy Chinese law on intel gathering

Chinese company is the largest seller of telecommunications equipment in the world

Huawei president says he would defy Chinese law on intelligence gathering

"Chinese company Huawei is the largest seller of telecommunications equipment in the world. Three billion people in 170 countries use Huawei products worldwide, and the company sells more smart phones than Apple. The Trump administration is considering banning all Huawei products from being used in the U.S., calling the company a threat to national security. Bianna Golodryga spoke with Huawei's elusive founder and president, Ren Zhengfei, who denied the allegations. "