September 23, 2013
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Wind and rain belts to shift north as planet warms: Redistribution of rainfall could make Middle East, Western US and Amazonia drier

As humans continue to heat the planet, a northward shift of Earth’s wind and rain belts could make a broad swath of regions drier, including the Middle East, American West and Amazonia, while making Monsoon Asia and equatorial Africa wetter, says a new… Continue reading

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September 13, 2013
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Dating of beads sets new timeline for early humans

Scientists have new dating evidence indicating when the earliest fully modern humans arrived in the Near East, the region known as the Middle East. They have obtained the radiocarbon dates of marine shell beads found at Ksar Akil, a key archaeological … Continue reading

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September 13, 2013
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SARS virus treatments could hold the key for treatment of MERS-CoV outbreak

A new type of coronavirus, the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, MERS-CoV, was first found a year ago in a patient who died. It took several months before it was discovered that a new virus had emerged. New cases have been reported from acr… Continue reading

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September 10, 2013
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Two common drugs may help treat deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

Treatment with two common drugs reduced viral replication and lung damage when given to monkeys infected with the virus that causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome. The condition is a deadly pneumonia that has killed more than 100 people, primarily in… Continue reading

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September 10, 2013
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Strain of MERS coronavirus engineered for use in a vaccine

Scientists have developed a strain of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus that could be used as a vaccine against the disease. Continue reading

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September 8, 2013
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Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus: MERS-CoV treatment effective in monkeys

Scientists report that a combination of two licensed antiviral drugs reduces virus replication and improves clinical outcome in a recently developed monkey model of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. Their study expands … Continue reading

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September 8, 2013
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Disparities in lung function found worldwide may impact health

A recent study has ranked countries for their citizen lung function. Highest was found in individuals from North America and Europe. This was followed by South America, Middle East, China, sub-Saharan Africa, Malaysia and South Asia. South Asians had t… Continue reading

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August 28, 2013
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Spread of farming and origin of lactase persistence in Neolithic Age

Scientists have brought to light the spread of dairy farming in Europe and the development of milk tolerance in adult humans. It was after the transition from a hunter-gatherer society to that of a settled farming culture in the Neolithic period that d… Continue reading

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July 24, 2013
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Does the dangerous new Middle East coronavirus have an African origin?

The MERS-coronavirus is regarded as a dangerous novel pathogen: Almost 50 people have died from infection with the virus since it was first discovered in 2012. To date all cases are connected with the Arabian peninsula. Scientists have now detected a v… Continue reading

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July 19, 2013
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Potential for MERS coronavirus to spread internationally

The life-threatening MERS coronavirus that has emerged in the Middle East could spread faster and wider during two international mass gatherings involving millions of people in the next few months, according to researchers who describe the most likely … Continue reading

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April 10, 2013
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Smart solutions to a worsening water crisis

Innovative policies and new technologies that reduce water waste are helping countries across the Middle East and North Africa deal with chronic water shortages. Continue reading

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April 4, 2013
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Scientists develop monkey model to study novel coronavirus infection

Researchers have developed a model of infection in rhesus macaques that will help scientists around the world better understand how an emerging coronavirus, first identified in Sept. 2012, affects people. The virus has so far infected at least 17 peopl… Continue reading

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March 25, 2013
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Decoding the genetic history of the Texas longhorn

Researchers analyzed almost 50,000 genetic markers from 58 cattle breeds. They found that the Longhorn genome traces back through Christopher Columbus’ second voyage to the New World, the Moorish invasion of Spain and the ancient domestication of the a… Continue reading

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March 25, 2013
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A drier Middle East means future water wars

A report from The American Geophysical Union found evidence that water will be the source of Middle Eastern conflict in the coming years. Continue reading

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February 12, 2013
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Middle East river basin has lost dead sea-sized quantity of water: Researchers cite pumping from underground reservoirs

Already strained by water scarcity and political tensions, the arid Middle East along the Tigris and Euphrates rivers is losing critical water reserves at a rapid pace, from Turkey upstream to Syria, Iran and Iraq below. Continue reading

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January 31, 2013
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Genome shows mutant gene gives pigeons fancy hairdos

Researchers have decoded the genetic blueprint of the rock pigeon, unlocking secrets about pigeons’ Middle East origins, feral pigeons’ kinship with escaped racing birds, and how mutations give pigeons traits like a fancy feather hairdo known as a head… Continue reading

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January 21, 2013
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Air Quality Sucks Across Middle East and Asia

NASA’s eyes in the sky are seeing a lot of air pollution across Asia and the Middle-East, and Beijing’s smog problem is so bad that the government has to force factories to shut down temporarily. Continue reading

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January 2, 2013
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How some medieval cultures adapted to rise of Islam

New history research examines how border areas and frontiers of the past adapted to major political, cultural and social shifts, specifically in terms of the rise of Islam in Asia and the Middle East. Continue reading

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August 15, 2011
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Are Millennial Voices the Answer to the Climate Fight?

Radha Adhar, Program Assistant, Washington, DC I was born in 1986. Which makes me a member of the millennial generation.
I want be a source of information for youth who don’t know about climate change but want to learn. I want to help give a voic… Continue reading

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