The risk of birth defects caused by Zika needs to stop spreading

In Florida Zika Probe, Federal Scientists Kept At Arm’s Length

Florida has yet to invite a dedicated team of the federal government’s disease hunters to assist with the investigation on the ground.
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ZIKA OUTBREAK HORROR Four Florida cases mean US mosquitoes may be carrying the virus

Four people suffering from the Zika virus in Florida are probably the first cases contracted. Four people suffering from the Zika virus in Florida are probably the first cases contracted within the US, health officials say. So far, cases outside of Latin America and the Caribbean, where the virus is prevalent, have been spread by travel to that region or sexual transmission. The four Florida cases mean US mosquitoes may be carrying the virus. READ MORE

Look if you don't see the future of this outbreak - then think about oncoming generations.

Years to come there will be more Babies that need to be taken care of when they become adults that were born with the Zika virus and have under developed brains. 'It's not the end of the world' but this is something to think about! Where did this ZIKA virus come from anyway.

How does a formerly innocuous and obscure virus like Zika transform itself into a feared pathogen inflicting a devastating impact on global health?

A new UCLA study suggests that the virus possesses the ability to mutate rapidly, allowing the current outbreak to spread swiftly around the world. The Cell Press journal, Cell Host & Microbe, published the findings today in its advance online edition.

“The Zika virus has undergone significant genetic changes in the past 70 years,” explained senior author Genhong Cheng, a professor of microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. “By tracing its genetic mutations, we aimed to understand how the virus is transmitted from person to person and how it causes different types of disease.” READ MORE

ZIKA OUTBREAK HORROR Four Florida cases mean US mosquitoes may be carrying the virus

Four people suffering from the Zika virus in Florida are probably the first cases contracted. Four people suffering from the Zika virus in Florida are probably the first cases contracted within the US, health officials say. So far, cases outside of Latin America and the Caribbean, where the virus is prevalent, have been spread by travel to that region or sexual transmission. The four Florida cases mean US mosquitoes may be carrying the virus. READ MORE

Look if you don't see the future of this outbreak - then think about oncoming generations.

Years to come there will be more Babies that need to be taken care of when they become adults that were born with the Zika virus and have under developed brains. 'It's not the end of the world' but this is something to think about! Where did this ZIKA virus come from anyway.

Why Humans need to fix their cats & dogs

NJ Statewide, nearly 17,000 dogs and cats were euthanized at animal shelters in 2015, while more than 48,000 were redeemed by owners or adopted, the survey said. READ MORE. 548 cats and dogs euthanized in Mercer County last year ALONE!

Princeton researchers may have just perfected the selfie

By Kelly Heyboer | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
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on July 29, 2016 at 11:33 AM, updated July 29, 2016 at 12:45 PM
PRINCETON — Selfies are everywhere.
Self-portraits snapped with an outstretched cell phone are plastered across the internet on users' social media pages, dating profiles, resumes and more.

But selfies are often bad photos, Princeton University researchers say. Because of the close proximity of the cell phone camera, selfies usually distort the subject's face – noses look larger, foreheads look more sloped and ears look smaller.

A group of Princeton computer science researchers has developed a tool to correct photos online so they look more like the subject's real face. The researchers presented a paper on their new photo editing software technique Thursday at the Association for Computing Machinery conference in California. READ MORE

Media Technology News - TV Channel Online: Osteosarcoma - Human cancer millions of years ago and it is still around why?

Media Technology News - TV Channel Online: Osteosarcoma - Human cancer millions of years ago and it is still around why?

Osteosarcoma - Human cancer millions of years ago and it is still around why?

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Malignant cancer was found in a 1.7 million-year-old foot bone

These new findings change theories that cancer is a result of modern lifestyles and environments

"We tested this particular bone with a known modern human osteosarcoma specimen, and it looked identical," he said. "Millions of years old, and you wouldn't be able to tell it apart."

Therein lies a tantalizing mystery: In the time since that nameless unlucky soul got bone cancer, massive evolutionary changes have occurred. Things changed. Humans changed. Why didn't the cancer? Read more

Pokemon gaining trading abilities

The head of the company behind “Pokemon Go” says more capabilities for the wildly popular smartphone game are coming, including the ability to trade Pokemon.

Bad Zika News Update! Could be the first homegrown case of the Zika virus in the United States.

Zika Investigated in Florida; Possible First Homegrown Case in U.S.
By SABRINA TAVERNISEJULY 19, 2016


The Florida Department of Health said Tuesday that it was investigating what could be the first homegrown case of the Zika virus in the United States.
The department said in a statement that it was investigating a “possible non-travel-related” case in Miami-Dade County. The department is “actively conducting an epidemiological investigation” and is collaborating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the statement said. No further details were available.

It would be the first time the Zika virus had been transmitted locally by mosquitoes in the United States. READ MORE