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  • What these glasses see may save lives

    CNN.com - Health
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:48 am
    A doctor created goggles that help surgeons detect cancer cells injected with dye. KSDK has the report.
  • Ancient Landscape Is Found Under 2 Miles Of Ice In Greenland

    Science
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:01 am
    A revelation goes against widely held ideas about how some glaciers work, and it suggests that at least parts of Greenland's ice sheet survived periods of global warming intact.» E-Mail This
  • New Aquarium of the Pacific exhibit to honor the steelhead

    L.A. Times - Science
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:52 pm
    $850,000 display will depict the steelhead's journey from mountain streams to the Pacific. It's meant to spawn support for restoring the fish's habitat.Steelhead trout once packed the natural pools of Southern California's spawning rivers — that is, until the waterways were transformed into concrete drainage canals in the 1930s to protect the burgeoning flatlands from flooding.
  • Ebola virus disease, West Africa – update

    Disease Outbreak News
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    As of 18:00 on 16 April, the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Guinea has reported a cumulative total of 197 clinical cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), including 122 deaths. To date, 101 cases have been laboratory confirmed, including 56 deaths, 43 cases (33 deaths) meet the probable case definition for EVD and 53 cases (33 deaths) are classified as suspected cases. Twenty-four (24) health-care workers (HCW) have been affected with 13 deaths. Clinical cases of EVD have been reported from Conakry (47 cases, including 16 deaths), Guekedou (117/80), Macenta (22/16), Kissidougou (6/5), Dabola (4/4)…
  • Bob Harper's favorite low-cal meals

    CNN.com - Health
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:49 am
    Celebrity trainer Bob Harper shares some of his favorite healthy recipes.
 
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    L.A. Times - Science

  • New Aquarium of the Pacific exhibit to honor the steelhead

    19 Apr 2014 | 6:52 pm
    $850,000 display will depict the steelhead's journey from mountain streams to the Pacific. It's meant to spawn support for restoring the fish's habitat.Steelhead trout once packed the natural pools of Southern California's spawning rivers — that is, until the waterways were transformed into concrete drainage canals in the 1930s to protect the burgeoning flatlands from flooding.
  • State Water Project to make small deliveries this year

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:31 pm
    Thanks to Northern California storms, the system's allocation will increase to 5% from the historic zero announced in January.The State Water Project, which helps supply a majority of Californians, will make small deliveries this year, officials said Friday as they increased the system's allocation to 5% from the historic zero announced in January.
  • California students feel UC admission squeeze

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:43 pm
    Most campuses take a lesser number of state students even as more get in from elsewhere.California high school seniors faced a tougher time winning a freshman spot at most of the UC campuses for the fall, with their chances at UCLA and UC Berkeley now fewer than one in five, according to a report released Friday.
  • Scientists use cloning to make stem cells matched to two adults

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Scientists replicate a study that produced the world's first cloned human embryos and used them to make stem cells.Scientists have replicated one of the most significant accomplishments in stem cell research by creating human embryos that were clones of two men.
  • Earth-sized planet found orbiting in a habitable zone

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Kepler-186f is a 'tip-of-the-iceberg discovery' that suggests there could be many other planets beyond our solar system potentially friendly to life, astronomers say.Sifting through observations from more than 100,000 distant stars, astronomers say they have discovered the first definitive Earth-sized planet that orbits in a habitable zone where water could exist in liquid form — a necessary condition for life as we know it.
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    Disease Outbreak News

  • Ebola virus disease, West Africa – update

    17 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    As of 18:00 on 16 April, the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Guinea has reported a cumulative total of 197 clinical cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), including 122 deaths. To date, 101 cases have been laboratory confirmed, including 56 deaths, 43 cases (33 deaths) meet the probable case definition for EVD and 53 cases (33 deaths) are classified as suspected cases. Twenty-four (24) health-care workers (HCW) have been affected with 13 deaths. Clinical cases of EVD have been reported from Conakry (47 cases, including 16 deaths), Guekedou (117/80), Macenta (22/16), Kissidougou (6/5), Dabola (4/4)…
  • Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – update

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:15 am
    On 17 April 2014, the Ministries of Health of Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) reported an additional 5 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).
  • Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – update

    16 Apr 2014 | 3:03 am
    On 15 April 2014, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified WHO of an additional laboratory-confirmed case of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus.
  • Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – update

    16 Apr 2014 | 2:15 am
    On 13 and 14 April 2014 United Arab Emirates (UAE) reported a cluster of ten laboratory-confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection among health-care workers identified through screening of contacts of a previously laboratory-confirmed case from Abu Dhabi who died on 10 April 2014.
  • Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – update

    15 Apr 2014 | 3:03 am
    The Centre for Health Protection (CHP), Hong Kong, SAR, China and the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China recently notified WHO of 2 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus.
 
 
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  • Week’s Top Stories: April 12 – 18, 2014

    GC Editor
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Guy Carpenter and Oliver Wyman Publish Third Annual Insurance Risk Benchmarks Report: Guy Carpenter and its sister company, Oliver Wyman, the international management consulting firm, published the third annual Insurance Risk Benchmarks in September of 2013. We highlight the report here again. Read the article>>    Reinsurance Renewals in 2014: As we complete the April 1, 2014 reinsurance [...]
  • ERM Benchmark Review Update 2013

    GC Editor
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Here we bring together the GC Capital Ideas four part Enterprise Risk Management Update story for 2013: ERM Benchmark Review, 2013 Update: Part I: In April and October 2009, Guy Carpenter published two briefings titled “Risk Profile, Appetite and Tolerance: Fundamental Concepts in Risk Management and Reinsurance Effectiveness.” This briefing is an update of those studies that [...]
  • Reinsurance Renewals in 2014

    GC Editor
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    As we complete the April 1, 2014 reinsurance renewal, we review the GC Capital Ideas renewal stories of 2014.  January 1, 2014 Renewals Bring Downward Pressure on Pricing: Guy Carpenter reports that reinsurance rates-on-line fell at the January 1, 2014 renewal in nearly all classes and regions. According to Guy Carpenter’s 2014 global renewal report, strong balance sheets, [...]
  • Guy Carpenter and Oliver Wyman Publish Third Annual Insurance Risk Benchmarks Report

    GC Editor
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Guy Carpenter and its sister company, Oliver Wyman, the international management consulting firm, published the third annual Insurance Risk Benchmarks in September of 2013. We highlight the report here again.  With greater regulatory supervision over the enterprise risks of insurance companies looming worldwide, economic capital modeling has become increasingly essential to executives. This report provides metrics and insights [...]
  • 10 Most Popular Chart Room Entries

    GC Editor
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Here we review one of GC Capital Ideas more viewed categories, the Chart Room, with the top 10 most popular stories viewed since March 1st:   1. Chart: 2013 Catastrophe Bond Transactions: This table lists the 144A property/casualty catastrophe bond transactions that were completed in 2013. Read the article>>   2. Chart: Global Property Catastrophe ROL Index: The Guy Carpenter Global Property Catastrophe Rate on Line [...]
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