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El premio Nobel de Química 2009, el estadounidense Thomas Steitz, denunció hoy en Madrid el hecho de que los laboratorios farmacéuticos no investiguen en antibióticos efectivos y añadió que "no quieren que la gente se cure".
Prefieren centrar el negocio en medicamentos que sea necesario tomar durante "toda la vida", dijo Steitz, quien opina que "muchas de las grandes farmacéuticas han cerrado sus investigaciones sobre antibióticos porque estos curan a la gente.
Investigador del Instituto Médico Howard Hughes de la Universidad estadounidense de Yale, Steitz asiste en Madrid al Congreso Internacional de Cristalografía (estudio de la estructura ordenada de los átomos en los cristales de la naturaleza).
En el caso de la tuberculosis, Steitz ha averiguado el funcionamiento que debería seguir un nuevo antibiótico para combatir cepas resistentes a la enfermedad que surgen sobre todo en el sur de África.
El científico comentó en una rueda de prensa que el desarrollo de este medicamento precisa una gran inversión económica y la colaboración de una farmacéutica para avanzar en la investigación.
"Nos resulta muy difícil encontrar una farmacéutica que quiera trabajar con nosotros, porque para estas empresas vender antibióticos en países como Sudáfrica no genera apenas dinero y prefieren invertir en medicamentos para toda la vida".
Por el momento, según Steitz, estos nuevos antibióticos son "sólo un sueño, una esperanza, hasta que alguien esté dispuesto a financiar el trabajo".
Steitz y los españoles Enrique Gutiérrez-Puebla y Martín M. Ripoll, del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), hicieron hoy un llamamiento a los países para que inviertan más en ciencia.
Los científicos creen que la resistencia de las bacterias a los antibióticos hará necesario continuar investigando "indefinidamente".
jueves, 25 de agosto de 2011
BBC News - African space research: Dreaming of a manned shuttle: It would be easy to laugh at Chris Nsamba, founder of the African Space Research Programme.
For a start, his research centre is based in his back garden where there's not much evidence of the type of sophisticated tools and machinery I'd imagine you need for this kind of work. When I was there, most of the engineers were equipped with just sandpaper and paint brushes.
They haven't even started work on the shuttle yet, at the moment it's more of a theoretical project.
I've got a jet engine on order so I'm planning to build a tunnel, put the engine at one end and when I throw a guy in, he'll float
They have begun to build an aircraft though, apparently to test their engineering skills before they begin work on a shuttle which they hope will send a Ugandan cosmonaut into space.
The plane they've built is sandwiched tightly, nose-to-tail, between two single-storey buildings which house Chris and his team. It is painted blue and white and has the Ugandan flag proudly displayed on the side of the cockpit.
It's far from complete, there's still no engine - just a pile of bricks to simulate weight, and a mass of wires hang out underneath.
But it still seems like quite an achievement and if this hadn't been a space programme I'd have been pretty impressed. Chris believes that if his team is successful, this will still be the first aeroplane designed and built in Uganda.
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miércoles, 24 de agosto de 2011
Mr al-Hasidi insisted his fighters "are patriots and good Muslims, not terrorists," but added that the "members of al-Qaeda are also good Muslims and are fighting against the invader".
His revelations came even as Idriss Deby Itno, Chad's president, said al-Qaeda had managed to pillage military arsenals in the Libyan rebel zone and acquired arms, "including surface-to-air missiles, which were then smuggled into their sanctuaries".
Mr al-Hasidi admitted he had earlier fought against "the foreign invasion" in Afghanistan, before being "captured in 2002 in Peshwar, in Pakistan". He was later handed over to the US, and then held in Libya before being released in 2008.
US and British government sources said Mr al-Hasidi was a member of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, or LIFG, which killed dozens of Libyan troops in guerrilla attacks around Derna and Benghazi in 1995 and 1996.
Even though the LIFG is not part of the al-Qaeda organisation, the United States military's West Point academy has said the two share an "increasingly co-operative relationship". In 2007, documents captured by allied forces from the town of Sinjar, showed LIFG emmbers made up the second-largest cohort of foreign fighters in Iraq, after Saudi Arabia.
Earlier this month, al-Qaeda issued a call for supporters to back the Libyan rebellion, which it said would lead to the imposition of "the stage of Islam" in the country.
British Islamists have also backed the rebellion, with the former head of the banned al-Muhajiroun proclaiming that the call for "Islam, the Shariah and jihad from Libya" had "shaken the enemies of Islam and the Muslims more than the tsunami that Allah sent against their friends, the Japanese".
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Wave after wave of child abuse reports pour forward from all over the globe
Wednesday, January 3, 2007
The UN is to investigate itself again after it was revealed by the London Telegraph today that more than twenty different cases of child sex slavery involving UN staff have been reported in southern Sudan.
The Telegraph reports that it has learned of dozens of victims’ accounts claiming that some peacekeeping and civilian staff based in the town are regularly picking up young children in their UN vehicles and forcing them to have sex. The Telegraph states that it is thought that hundreds of children may have been abused.
The UN has up to 10,000 military personnel in the region, of all nationalities and the allegations involve peacekeepers, military police and civilian staff.
The Telegraph also states that the Sudanese government, which is deeply opposed to the deployment of UN troops to Darfur, has evidence of child sex slavery, including video footage of Bangladeshi UN workers allegedly having sex with three young girls.
Stating that such events are ultimately the work of "a few bad apples", a UN spokesperson promised that they will be thoroughly investigated.
Over the past few years, however, there seems to have been a hell of a lot of rotting fruit in the UN barrel.
Last November a BBC Investigation found that children as young as 11 have been subjected to rape and prostitution by United Nations peacekeepers in Haiti and Liberia. A previous BBC investigation in Liberia discovered systematic abuse, involving food being given out to teenage refugees in return for sex. In both instances the UN promised to investigate.
In 2003 the AP reported that UN officials were identified as using a ship charted for 'peacekeepers' to traffick young girls from Thailand to East Timor as prostitutes.
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The police, coastguard, lifeboat and an RAF search and rescue helicopter scoured the area but found nothing.
The alarm was raised at 20:00 on Saturday after members of the public said they saw a blue object fall on the south of the Loch, near Dores.
Police thought it might have been a hang glider or microlight.
However, following a three-hour search the emergency services could find "nothing untoward".
Loch Ness RNLI crew member, Vivian Bailey, said: "Speed of arrival on scene was essential and we were able to link our search efforts with those of the Coastguard and RAF, something we practise regularly.
"We believe the reports were based on sightings causing genuine concern and we commend the actions of the members of the public that contacted the emergency services."
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By Judith Burns Science reporter, BBC News
Allen Telescope Array The Allen Telescope Array closed in April this year
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