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More than 3,100 pregnant women in Colombia have Zika virus

Feb 7, 2016

More than 3,100 pregnant women in Colombia have Zika virus

More than 3,100 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Saturday, as the disease continues its rapid spread across the Americas. Brazil is investigating the potential link between Zika infections and more than 4,000 suspected ...

Ancient boat discovered near pyramids

Feb 5, 2016

Ancient boat discovered near pyramids

Czech archaeologists have unearthed an ancient funerary boat near the Abusir pyramids south of Cairo, a find that could shed light on shipbuilding in ancient Egypt. The discovery of the more than 4,500-year-old wooden vessel, which archaeologists believe belonged to a prominent member of ...

Path to Zika vaccine strewn with hurdles

Feb 4, 2016

Path to Zika vaccine strewn with hurdles

The world is once again asking scientists and drugmakers to come up rapidly with a vaccine for a viral disease that, in the latest case, few people had heard of until a few weeks ago, and even fewer feared. Making a shot to generate ...

Removal of aged cells found to boost longevity in mice: study

Feb 4, 2016

Removal of aged cells found to boost longevity in mice: study

Zapping worn-out cells in the organs of “middle-aged” mice caused the rodents to live longer, healthier lives, said a study Wednesday that raised intriguing prospects for anti-aging treatments. Mice minus these aged “senescent” cells went on to enjoy better kidney function and stronger hearts, ...