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Dying to deliver: The race to prevent sudden death of new mothers

Dying to deliver: The race to prevent sudden death of new mothers

Health
Four-month-old Muhsin just started laughing – and it’s brought some joy to his father for the first time in a long time. Mustafa Shabazz is proud of the nursery he and his partner Tahmesha Dickey designed for their son, but it’s now reminders of what could have been. "The name on the wall, the crib, everything," Shabazz said. "Muhsin is going to miss out on having a great mother, that’s what hurts so bad about this situation." Dickey, 38, died giving birth to baby Muhsin. Watch the full story on "Nightline" tonight at 12:35 a.m. ET “If I wanted to describe her to someone, I’d describe her as all woman,” Shabazz said. “She was very generous, motivated, dedicated to her family, her work ethic was amazing… she was just a caring lo...
Space agencies aim to deliver rocks from Mars to Earth

Space agencies aim to deliver rocks from Mars to Earth

Science
The US and European space agencies are edging towards a joint mission to bring back rock and soil samples from Mars.Nasa and Esa have signed a letter of intent that could lead to the first "round trip" to another planet.The move was announced as a meeting in Berlin, Germany, discussed the science goals and feasibility of a Mars Sample Return (MSR) mission.The venture would allow scientists to answer key questions about Martian history.Those questions include whether the Red Planet once hosted life.Scientists at the Mars meeting said that there was only so much they could learn from Martian meteorites and from the various rovers and static landers sent to the Red Planet.The next step had to be a mission that would retrieve samples from the Martian surface, blast them into space in a capsule...
Firms deliver Brexit warning to May at talks

Firms deliver Brexit warning to May at talks

Business
Business groups from across the EU have warned Theresa May on the threat to investment and jobs without "urgent progress" in Brexit talks within the next two weeks. The delegation visited Downing Street to voice fears that current uncertainty over the UK's future trading relationship with the EU was damaging to firms across the continent.Business groups from countries including Germany, France and Ireland joined UK counterparts in urging both sides in the break-up to heed their united stance on the need for trade talks to be given the green light by EU leaders at their December summit in two weeks' time.As we leave the EU, we must do all we can to ensure that UK and EU businesses continue to thrive side-by-side. That’s why it was so important to speak to European business leaders in Downin
Nanoshells could deliver cancer drugs directly to tumors with fewer side effects

Nanoshells could deliver cancer drugs directly to tumors with fewer side effects

Health
Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Scientists at Rice University are perfecting a novel drug delivery system for treating cancer. The system utilizes gold nanoparticles, which, when zapped with a laser, release a drug inside the tumor cells.In recent lab tests, scientists used gold nanoparticles to smuggle toxic doses of two common cancer drugs, lapatinib and docetaxel, into breast cancer cells. When hit with the laser, the nanoshells successfully released the drug doses.Drugs used to treat cancer are especially toxic and are often rejected by tumor cells. To have an effect on the hard-to-penetrate cells, large doses are required. These large doses cause a variety of harmful, often intolerable side effects.By sneaking small doses into cancer cells, scientists can more accurately target tumors while avoiding ...
'Cyborg' bacteria deliver green fuel source from sunlight

'Cyborg' bacteria deliver green fuel source from sunlight

Science
Scientists have created bacteria covered in tiny semiconductors that generate a potential fuel source from sunlight, carbon dioxide and water.The so-called "cyborg" bugs produce acetic acid, a chemical that can then be turned into fuel and plastic. In lab experiments, the bacteria proved much more efficient at harvesting sunlight than plants.The work was presented at the American Chemical Society meeting in Washington.Researchers have been attempting to artificially replicate photosynthesis for many years. Solar panel bugsIn nature, the green pigment chlorophyll is key to this process, helping plants to convert carbon dioxide and water, using sunlight, into oxygen and glucose.But despite the fact that it works, scientists say the process is relatively inefficient. This has also been a big ...