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March 20, 2014 (San Diego’s East County)-- Our Health and Science Highlights provide cutting edge news that could impact your health and our future.



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Five jaw-dropping solar architecture projects (Mosaic)

Sustainable architecture has been around for much longer than many people would think, but now solar architecture is making a splash.

Icy plant revived after 1,500 years (BBC)

British scientists have successfully revived mosses that have been frozen under the Antarctic ice for 1,500 years. The researchers thawed out the ancient vegetation and were surprised to see new shoots rapidly appear.

'Waves' detected on Titan’s lakes (BBC)

Scientists believe they have detected liquid waves on Saturn’s moon Titan – the first to be observed on the surface of another world.

VIDEO: Skin-tight suits for space explorers (BBC)

Space scientists are designing a skin-tight space suit to help stop astronauts spines from growing in space

New bionic leaf could solve solar storage problem (Raw Story)

Researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are developing a new bionic leaf that can convert energy from sunlight into an energy-dense fuel, imitating the photosynthetic process of plants.


Unease grows among U.S. doctors over Indian drug quality (Reuters)

 Some U.S. doctors are becoming concerned about the quality of generic drugs supplied by Indian manufacturers following a flurry of recalls and import bans by the Food and Drug Administration. India supplies about 40 percent of generic and over-the-counter drugs used in the United States, making it the second-biggest supplier after Canada.

'Vigorous exercise' cuts flu risk (BBC)

Doing at least two and a half hours of vigorous exercise each week cuts the chance of developing flu, new data suggests

Doctors Use 3-D Printing To Help A Baby Breathe (NPR)

Garrett Peterson was born with a defective windpipe and every day he struggled to breathe. Now, thanks to a 3-D printer, his windpipe has been strengthened and Garrett should soon breathe normally.

Baby Born With HIV At Long Beach Hospital Shows No Signs Of Virus 9 Months Later (KPBS)

A baby born with HIV at Miller Children's Hospital in Long Beach nine months ago immediately received highly aggressive treatment with three drugs and now shows no sign of the virus that causes AIDS, it was reported Wednesday.test that approach in 60 more newborns.

Immune upgrade gives 'HIV shielding' (BBC)

Doctors have upgraded the immune system of 12 patients with HIV to help shield it from the virus's onslaught.


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