'Pandemic' rings warning bell about gene-editing technology

"Pandemic" (Putnam), by Robin Cook When there's a scientific breakthrough, Robin Cook doesn't just stand up and cheer. He uses his fertile imagination and writes a novel about its po...

Direct flights resume between Taiwan and Brunei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Royal Brunei Airlines resumed its direct flights between Taiwan and Brunei on Monday after more than 10 years' hiatus, with three round-trip flights taking off on a we...

Air travel serves as ‘natural vaccination’ to shield humans from next deadly pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – For those concerned that ever more convenient global travel could facilitate the spread of deadly diseases, a new study suggests otherwise – plane travel may se...

UN: Ebola outbreak is worrying but not a global emergency

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says it is "deeply concerned" by the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo but the situation does not yet warrant being declared a global emergency. ...

Losses on Wall Street rip through Asian financial markets

SINGAPORE (AP) — A stock market rout that started on Wall Street rolled through Asia on Thursday, driving China's benchmark to a four-year low and sending indexes in Japan, Korea and Australia plungin...

APNewsBreak: 80,000 people died of flu last winter in US

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government estimates that 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter — the disease's highest death toll in at least four decades. The dir...

Global Cell Culture Market 2018-2022 | Demand for 3D Cell Culture to Spur Growth | Technavio

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 25, 2018--The global cell culture market 2018-2022 is expected to post a CAGR of more than 9% during the forecast period, according to the latest market research report by...

Migrating birds create flu bonanza for scientists to study

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Huge flocks of famished birds scour the sands of Delaware Bay for the tiny greenish eggs an army of horseshoe crabs lays every spring. It's a marvel of e...

Flu season was one of the deadliest for US children

NEW YORK (AP) — Flu killed more U.S. children in the past year than during any other regular flu season in recent history. Health officials on Friday said they've received reports of...

CDC prioritizes 3 groups as most in need of measles vaccine in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the number of confirmed cases of the measles has reached 22 in Taiwan, and the supply of the vaccine limited, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends three groups o...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, March 11, the 70th day of 2018. There are 295 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 11, ...

Science Says: Why Europe still has so many measles outbreaks

LONDON (AP) — While parts of the world have all but banished measles, Europe is still getting hit with large outbreaks where some people don't get vaccinated. Measles is still a bigg...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Feb. 11 The Washington Post on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

US flu season still worsening; now as bad as 2009 swine flu

NEW YORK (AP) — The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago. A government report out Friday shows 1 of every...

Groundhog Day report: Flu's worsening shadow blanketing US

NEW YORK (AP) — It looks like Groundhog Day for the nation's flu report, too: It's gotten worse, and there are weeks of suffering ahead. The government's latest report out Friday sho...