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Complete program of pope's trip to Fatima on May 12-13

March 20, 2017. The Vatican has published Pope Francis' program for his upcoming trip to Fatima.
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Pope Francis will travel to Egypt from 28 to 29 April 2017

March 18, 2017. In response to the invitation from the President of the Republic, the Bishops of the Catholic Church, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II and the Grand Imam of the Mosque of Al Azhar, Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed el-Tayyib, Pope Francis will make an Apostolic trip to the Arab Republic of Egypt from 28 to 29 April 2017, visiting the city of Cairo. The programme of the trip will be published shortly.
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Pope to meet with most powerful European leaders on March 24

March 3, 2017. On March 24 a historic meeting will take place between the pope and many of the most powerful heads of government throughout Europe. The meeting was announced by the Director of the Press Office of the Holy See, Greg Burke and will begin at 6 p.m. in the Sala Regia of the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican.

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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