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Dr. Mark Post cooks and tastes lab-grown beef patty created with financial support from Sergey Brin

Lab-grown meat could be in restaurants by 2021

A Dutch company that presented the world's first lab-grown beef burger five years ago said it has received funding to pursue its plans to make and sell artificially grown meat to restaurants in 2021.
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US approves new drug to treat smallpox to counter risk of bio-terrorism

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the new drug, Tecovirimat, to treat smallpox, the first drug against the deadly disease since a huge vaccination campaign over three decades ago.
64 satellite dishes at the MeerKAT site in the Northern Cape

South Africa unveils telescope to uncover Galaxy’s secrets

South Africa on Friday unveiled a “MeerKAT”, the most powerful Radio telescope of its kind, with scientists saying it could uncover new secrets of the Galaxy.

Researchers develop five-strain Ebola vaccine

Spanish researchers are working on a vaccine against all five strains of the killer Ebola virus in what would be a world first, Madrid’s October 12 Hospital said Wednesday.
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Study: Multivitamins, supplements do not prevent heart attacks, strokes

A study published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, researchers found no association between taking multivitamin and mineral supplements and a lower risk of death from cardiovascular diseases.

Scientists find method to help target HIV virus in human cells

Scientists from the University of New South Wales in Australia, led by Associate professor Till Bocking, described on Tuesday how the HIV virus forms a protein shell called a capsid, to protect itself from the hosts defence mechanism as it infects the nucleus of a cell.
Candidate AIDS vaccine

Candidate AIDS vaccine passes key early test

The near 40-year quest for an AIDS vaccine received a hopeful boost Saturday when scientists announced that a trial drug triggered an immune response in humans and shielded monkeys from infection.

Research: No strong evidence to suggest cannabis reduces chronic pain

Researchers say there is no strong evidence to suggest that cannabis reduces chronic non-cancer pain, in spite of the growing use of the psychoactive drug worldwide for medicinal purposes.
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NiMet: Cloudy skies, rains, thunderstorms to prevail on Friday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted thunderstorms and rains over the central states of the country such as Abuja, Niger, Kaduna and their environs on Friday morning.
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Nuts may boost male fertility

Eating nuts "significantly" boosted the number and health of sperm in young men in a scientific trial, researchers said Wednesday.
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Study: Fasting can reduce multiple sclerosis-like symptoms

Intermittent fasting reduces Multiple Sclerosis (MS)-like symptoms, a study on mice by U.S. researchers shows.

Scientists identify gene that “could help treat cancer”

The Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has identified a new gene that plays a critical role in regulating the body’s immune response to infection and “cancer”.
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NiMet predicts cloudy skies, thunderstorms, rains on Sunday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency has predicted cloudy morning conditions over the central states of the country with prospects of rains over Abuja, Minna, Lafia, Bauchi, Gombe, Jos, Yola and Kaduna axis on Sunday.

Researchers find easy way to treat prostate cancer

The results of an advanced clinical trial released on Friday suggested that prostate cancer could be treated with single dose, radiotherapy, rather than life-altering hormone therapy.

Cloudy weather, thunderstorms, rains to prevail on Friday – NiMet

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted prospects of thunderstorms and moderate rains over the Central States such as Minna, Abuja, Jos, Lafia, Kaduna, Bauchi, Gombe, Jalingo and Lokoja on Friday morning.
The RemoveDEBRIS was launched on April 2 aboard a SpaceX Dragon rocket as part of a ISS resupply mission [John Raoux|AP]

Spacecraft launched to remove dangerous space junk

The RemoveDEBRIS spacecraft was sent out into space on Wednesday from the International Space Station (ISS) and will collect small but dangerous debris that could potentially damage satellites or the ISS.

Scientists discover new genes associated with intelligence

Scientists have identified hundreds of new genes associated with intelligence, a joint research project from the University of Queensland’s Brain Institute and its partners in the Netherlands revealed on Tuesday.

Cloudy skies, rains to prevail on Monday – NiMet

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted prospects of thunderstorms and moderate rains over central cities of Minna, Abuja, Jos, Lafia, Yelwa and Ilorin on Monday morning.

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Kawu Baraje: We will leave APC with or without Senator Saraki

The former Chairman of the new Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP), Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje, has said that members of the party and the supporters of the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, have decoded to dump the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) with or without the senate president, even as he described the juicy appointments being offered them by the presidency as an embarrassment.