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* Motorcycle racer Andrea Dovizioso of Italy won the Austrian MotoGP Grand Prix by 0.213 seconds. <small>([[Italy#August_11|more]])</small>  [[File:Italy.gif]]
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* Palaeontologists from Scotland and Germany have identified a prehistoric crocodile that lived around 180 million years ago. <small>([[Scotland#September_12|more]])</small>  [[File:Scotland.gif]]  [[File:Germany.gif]]
* Bangladeshi and Hungarian doctors successfully performed a marathon 30-hour operation to separate Bangladeshi twin girls who were joined at the head. <small>([[Bangladesh#August_2|more]])</small>  [[File:Bangladesh.gif]]  [[File:Hungary.gif]]
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* English scientists, in a world first, have detected water vapour in the atmosphere of a super-Earth, named as K2-18b, with habitable temperatures. <small>([[England#September_11|more]])</small>  [[File:England.gif]]
* Kim Jong-ki of South Korea was named as a winner of the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award 2019. <small>([[Korea,_South#August_2|more]])</small>  [[File:Korea_South.gif]]
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* Canadian scientists have discovered one of the largest flying animals to have ever lived — a huge, fearsome reptile, dubbed Cryodrakon boreas. <small>([[Canada#September_9|more]])</small> [[File:Canada.gif]]
* A biomedical engineering team at the University of Utah in the USA have created a prosthetic arm that can move and feel. <small>([[United_States#July_24|more]])</small>  [[File:United_States.gif]]
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* Australian immunologist Professor Jacques Miller won the prestigious Lasker Basic Medical Research Award 2019. <small>([[Australia#September_11|more]])</small>  [[File:Australia.gif]]
* Australian and New Zealand palaeontologists have discovered the world’s largest parrot, standing up to 1m tall, more than half the average height of a human. <small>([[Australia#August_7|more]])</small>  [[File:Australia.gif]] [[File:New_Zealand.gif]]
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* Thailand rolled out plain cigarette packaging, the first country in Asia to introduce what activists say is an effective way to reduce the appeal of smoking. <small>([[Thailand#September_10|more]])</small>  [[File:Thailand.gif]]
* Russia successfully launched a military satellite from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan with the help of a Proton-M launch vehicle. <small>([[Russia#August_6|more]])</small>  [[File:Russia.gif]]
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* Mexican photojournalist, Guillermo Arias, won the prestigious Visa d’or news photojournalism prize for his depiction of the Central American migrant caravans. <small>([[Mexico#September_7|more]])</small>  [[File:Mexico.gif]]
* Irish Teen Fionn Ferreira won the Grand Prize at the 2019 Google Science Fair for his project focusing on extracting micros-plastics from water. <small>([[Ireland#July_30|more]])</small>  [[File:Ireland.gif]]
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* Spaniard Rafael Nadal won his 19th career Grand Slam title and his fourth US Open crown beating Daniil Medvedev, 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4, in the final. <small>([[Spain#September_8|more]])</small>  [[File:Spain.gif]]
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* Nineteen-year-old Canadian Bianca Andreescu sealed her first Grand Slam title, downing 23-time major champion Serena Williams in the US Open. <small>([[Canada#September_7|more]])</small>  [[File:Canada.gif]]
 
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[[File:D_EDITORS_PICKS_188.jpg|250px|left|link=https://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/2019/smd/new-blood-test-for-prostate-cancer-is-highly-accurate-and-avoids-invasive-biopsies.html|D+ Editor's Pic]]
<big>'''PROSTHETIC ARM CAN MOVE AND FEEL'''</big>
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<big>'''New blood test for prostate cancer is highly-accurate and avoids invasive biopsies'''</big>
<br />What seems simple for nearly everyone else can be more of a Herculean task for Walgamott, who lost his left hand and part of his arm in an electrical accident 17 years ago. But he was testing out the prototype of a high-tech prosthetic arm with fingers that not only can move, they can move with his thoughts. And thanks to a biomedical engineering team at the University of Utah, he “felt” the egg well enough so his brain could tell the prosthetic hand not to squeeze too hard.
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<br />A new and simple blood test has been found to efficiently and accurately detect the presence of aggressive prostate cancer, according to research by Queen Mary University of London.
  
That’s because the team, led by U biomedical engineering associate professor Gregory Clark, has developed a way for the “LUKE Arm” (so named after the robotic hand that Luke Skywalker got in “The Empire Strikes Back”) to mimic the way a human hand feels objects by sending the appropriate signals to the brain. <small>([https://unews.utah.edu/star-wars-inspired-arm/ More])</small>
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In combination with the current prostate specific antigen (PSA) test, the new test could help men avoid unnecessary and invasive biopsies, over-diagnosis and over-treatment. 
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Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in Western men, with 1.3 million new cases being diagnosed each year worldwide. It is currently detected using a blood test that measures PSA levels. Although it provides early diagnosis, the PSA blood test has a low specificity (high false positives) with about 75 per cent of all PSA positive results ending up with negative biopsies that do not find cancer. <small>([https://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/2019/smd/new-blood-test-for-prostate-cancer-is-highly-accurate-and-avoids-invasive-biopsies.html More])</small>
  
 
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Any registered user of D+ can add and edit news to D+ pages. Each of its news content is curated and researched by international researchers, independent journalists and community contributors.

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  • Palaeontologists from Scotland and Germany have identified a prehistoric crocodile that lived around 180 million years ago. (more) Scotland.gif Germany.gif
  • English scientists, in a world first, have detected water vapour in the atmosphere of a super-Earth, named as K2-18b, with habitable temperatures. (more) England.gif
  • Canadian scientists have discovered one of the largest flying animals to have ever lived — a huge, fearsome reptile, dubbed Cryodrakon boreas. (more) Canada.gif
  • Australian immunologist Professor Jacques Miller won the prestigious Lasker Basic Medical Research Award 2019. (more) Australia.gif
  • Thailand rolled out plain cigarette packaging, the first country in Asia to introduce what activists say is an effective way to reduce the appeal of smoking. (more) Thailand.gif
  • Mexican photojournalist, Guillermo Arias, won the prestigious Visa d’or news photojournalism prize for his depiction of the Central American migrant caravans. (more) Mexico.gif
  • Spaniard Rafael Nadal won his 19th career Grand Slam title and his fourth US Open crown beating Daniil Medvedev, 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4, in the final. (more) Spain.gif
  • Nineteen-year-old Canadian Bianca Andreescu sealed her first Grand Slam title, downing 23-time major champion Serena Williams in the US Open. (more) Canada.gif
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New blood test for prostate cancer is highly-accurate and avoids invasive biopsies
A new and simple blood test has been found to efficiently and accurately detect the presence of aggressive prostate cancer, according to research by Queen Mary University of London.

In combination with the current prostate specific antigen (PSA) test, the new test could help men avoid unnecessary and invasive biopsies, over-diagnosis and over-treatment.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in Western men, with 1.3 million new cases being diagnosed each year worldwide. It is currently detected using a blood test that measures PSA levels. Although it provides early diagnosis, the PSA blood test has a low specificity (high false positives) with about 75 per cent of all PSA positive results ending up with negative biopsies that do not find cancer. (More)

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Ethiopia.gif Ethiopia

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G


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R


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