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Pope Francis: No people is criminal and no religion is terrorist

February 17, 2017. Pope Francis has sent an important message to the Meetings of Popular Movements that is taking place in Modesto (California). The pope denounces the "moral blindness of this indifference”: "under the guise of what is politically correct or ideologically fashionable, one looks at those who suffer without touching them. But they are televised live; they are talked about in euphemisms and with apparent tolerance, but nothing is done systematically to heal the social wounds or to confront the structures that leave so many brothers and sisters by the wayside”.
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The government of the Order of Malta will elect the successor of the Grand Master in April

February 15, 2017. On April 29, the Council Complete of State, the Order’s constitutional body, will elect the next Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta (or, as provided for in the Constitution, a Lieutenant of the Grand Master, to hold office for a year).
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Pope names a Special Envoy for Medjugorje

< style> February 11, 2017. Pope Francis has asked Henryk Hoser, S.A.C., bishop of Warsaw-Prague (Poland), to go to Medjugorje as Special Envoy of the Holy See. According< g> the Vatican, "the mission has the aim of acquiring a deeper knowledge of the pastoral situation there and above all, of the needs of the faithful who go there in pilgrimage, and on the basis of this, to suggest possible pastoral initiatives for the future”.

An innovative game for diagnosing tuberculosis

2015-04-11

To diagnose tuberculosis, doctors must analyze an average of 100 images. It's a long process that requires identifying and counting the bacteria which cause the disease. The researchers behind a new program called TuberSpot want to make the practice more attractive. That's why they've created a video game platform to diagnose the disease.

Players can help analyze actual images of patient samples, and they don't have to be experts in medicine. The game requires them to seek and "hunt” bacteria before they run out of time.

Tuberculosis affects the lungs and the disease spreads through the air. According to the World Health Organization, ten million people develop TB every year. It killed more than one million humans in 2013. 

Spanish researchers created TuberSpot for International Tuberculosis Day, which takes place on March 24. The application is now available on Google Play and can be played on desktop web browsers too. 


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