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malaria

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Researchers bypass blood work, favoring lasers to detect malaria

Using the same tech a destroyer uses to detect a submarine, a new diagnostic tool listens for the sound of popping vapor nanobubbles -- a telltale sign that malaria parasites are dining.

By January 8, 2014

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Bill Gates: Prioritizing Internet access before malaria research is 'a joke'

It seems that the Microsoft chairman would like Facebook and Google billionaires to pay attention to eliminating diseases afflicting the poor, in addition to wiring up the planet.

By November 1, 2013

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Researchers closing in on effective malaria vaccine

The early stage clinical trial is small, but out of the 15 volunteers given the highest dose of a malaria vaccine, 12 are showing total resistance to the disease.

By August 8, 2013

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Y Combinator for the world? How USAID lab plans to fight poverty

The goal of the U.S. Global Development Lab is nothing short of harnessing innovation to eliminate extreme poverty by 2030. Crave's Eric Mack asks USAID about the ambitious plan it likens to DARPA.

By April 3, 2014

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Low-cost paper microscope folds like origami

The Foldscope is a microscope that can be folded from a schematic printed on a piece of A4 paper and with a couple of additional components, it costs as little as 50 cents.

By March 9, 2014

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Bill Gates reclaims 'world's richest person' title with $76B

For the first time in four years, Microsoft's chairman beats out telecom mogul Carlos Slim. Other tech execs grace the list this year, including Ellison, Page, Bezos, Zuckerberg, and some newcomers.

By March 3, 2014

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New chip lets scientists listen in on bacteria

Researchers at Columbia University say their chip lets them electrochemically image biofilms to "listen to the bacteria as they talk to each other."

By February 10, 2014

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As Microsoft CEO rumors swirl, consider the Bill Gates factor

Bill Gates might take on more of an active role at Microsoft under the next CEO -- is that reality or merely image? ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley votes the latter.

By February 3, 2014

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When Apple fanboys watch a keynote -- the truth

A marvelous and humorous video shows the extremes to which the hardcore of Apple faithful express their feelings.

By January 31, 2014

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Rumor redux: So why not John Thompson as Microsoft CEO?

After striking out with Plan A, there's a stronger-than-ever case for why Microsoft ought to go with Plan B.

By January 21, 2014