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New quantum thermometer can measure a fever in a tiny worm

New quantum thermometer can measure a fever in a tiny worm

Science
Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Scientists have successfully outfitted an optical microscope with quantum sensors, creating a precise microscope-based thermometer, capable of sensing a "fever" in tiny nematode worms. Quantum systems are extremely sensitive to their surrounding environs, making them ideal for measuring in vivo temperature changes. Optical microscopes allow scientists to image microscopic structures in biological samples, and when combined with fluorescent biomarkers, can be used to observe biological processes. Advertisement In a new proof-of-concept study, researchers at Osaka City University combined the two technologies in order to observe biological systems and processes in which heat and temperature play an important role. "Our system effectively integrates fast particle tracking a...
World organization launches initiative to eradicate African swine fever

World organization launches initiative to eradicate African swine fever

World
May 31 (UPI) -- As African swine fever continues its relentless spread across Asia, the World Organisation for Animal Health this week announced it will launch a global initiative to control -- and hopefully eradicate -- the disease. "Given the global socioeconomic repercussions of ASF, controlling the disease is a high priority for both affected countries and those free of the disease," the group, known as the OIE, said in a statement. "Because of its complex epidemiology, it isn't possible to control ASF without a coordinated response from the different sectors involved." The organization announced the new initiative just before North Korea reported its first case of African Swine Fever at a farm near the China border, making it the fifth Asian country to be infected. China reported it...
Netanyahu hospitalized with fever, cough

Netanyahu hospitalized with fever, cough

World
March 27 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu underwent medical evaluation at a hospital in Ein Karem on Thursday after he experienced a high fever and cough, his office said.Doctors were considering keeping the premier overnight for evaluation after a series of tests at Hadassah University Medical Center. He traveled to the hospital in his car, not an ambulance."He is going through initial tests and once completed, the hospital will issue a statement on his condition," hospital officials said.Netanyahu's physician, Dr. Tzvi Berkowitz said he didn't rest enough after having the flu two weeks ago and his symptoms worsened. During his illness earlier in the month, Netanyahu worked from home for six days and missed his scheduled questioning for one of three corruption cases in w...
Shoppers immune to Boxing Day sales fever

Shoppers immune to Boxing Day sales fever

Business
Traditional UK Boxing Day sales will suffer owing to spending on Black Friday and the squeeze on incomes, a survey suggests.The majority of shoppers (56%) who took part in the survey for BBC Radio 4 think Boxing Day sales have lost their appeal. Only a handful said they planned to get up early for a sales bargain.Some 37% of people surveyed expect to spend less this Boxing Day owing to spending on Black Friday.The survey of 1,000 shoppers was carried out for Radio 4's You and Yours by consumer analysts, Savvy Marketing. It found four out of 10 of people made a purchase during the Black Friday sales this year compared with three out of 10 in 2016. Satwinder and Jyoti Matoo from Leeds go shopping together every weekend. They told You and Yours they would not be getting up early to go shoppin...