Bacteria related to lung parasites discovered, named after Pokémon — ScienceDaily


‘Pokemonas’ live in round amoebae, similar to Pokémon, which are caught inside balls in the popular video game.  A research team at the University of Cologne has discovered previously undescribed bacteria in amoebae that are related to Legionella and may even cause disease. The researchers from Professor Dr Michael Bonkowski’s working group at the Institute […]

Fasting lowers blood pressure by reshaping the gut microbiota — ScienceDaily


Nearly half of adults in the United States have hypertension, a condition that raises the risk for heart disease and stroke, which are leading causes of death in the U. S. At Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. David J. Durgan and his colleagues are dedicated to better understand hypertension, in particular the emerging evidence suggesting […]

Combining solar panels and lamb grazing increases land productivity, study finds — ScienceDaily


Land productivity could be greatly increased by combining sheep grazing and solar energy production on the same land, according to new research by Oregon State University scientists. This is believed to be the first study to investigate livestock production under agrivoltaic systems, where solar energy production is combined with agricultural production, such as planting agricultural […]

Two novel biobanks offer investigatory targets for cocaine and oxycodone addiction — ScienceDaily


A major hurdle to developing new and effective treatments for drug addiction is better understanding how exactly it manifests itself before, during and after chronic use. In a paper published online in the April 21, 2021 issue of the journal eNeuro, an international team of researchers led by scientists at University of California San Diego […]

Skin and bones repaired by bioprinting during surgery — ScienceDaily


Fixing traumatic injuries to the skin and bones of the face and skull is difficult because of the many layers of different types of tissues involved, but now, researchers have repaired such defects in a rat model using bioprinting during surgery, and their work may lead to faster and better methods of healing skin and […]

Ship traffic dropped during first months of COVID pandemic — ScienceDaily


Ship movements on the world’s oceans dropped in the first half of 2020 as Covid-19 restrictions came into force, a new study shows. Researchers used a satellite vessel-tracking system to compare ship and boat traffic in January to June 2020 with the same period in 2019. The study, led by the University of Exeter (UK) […]

In mice, therapy based on natural molecules improves lung function — ScienceDaily


A new treatment is among the first known to reduce the severity of acute respiratory distress syndrome caused by the flu in animals, according to a new study. Tests in mice infected with high doses of influenza showed that the treatment could improve lung function in very sick mice and prevent progression of disease in […]

Impaired drainage also may play a role in Alzheimer’s in people — ScienceDaily


Experimental Alzheimer’s drugs have shown little success in slowing declines in memory and thinking, leaving scientists searching for explanations. But new research in mice has shown that some investigational Alzheimer’s therapies are more effective when paired with a treatment geared toward improving drainage of fluid — and debris — from the brain, according to a […]

Woman’s cat saved her life by detecting breast cancer


An animal lover has hailed her rescue cat a hero after he saved her life by detecting her breast cancer. Kate King-Scribbins, 35, from St Paul, Minnesota, was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer after her rescue cat, Oggy, became ‘obsessed’ with lying on the left side of her chest. Woken up by a shooting […]

Researchers identify a psychedelic-like drug without the hallucinogenic side effects — ScienceDaily


Psychedelic drugs have shown promise for treating neuropsychiatric disorders such as depression and posttraumatic stress disorder. However, due to their hallucinatory side effects, some researchers are trying to identify drugs that could offer the benefits of psychedelics without causing hallucinations. In the journal Cell on April 28, researchers report they have identified one such drug […]

Antimicrobial resistant bacteria getting into watershed — ScienceDaily


It’s well established that infectious disease is the greatest threat to the endangered chimpanzees made famous by the field studies of Jane Goodall at Gombe National Park in Tanzania. Now, new research led by scientists at Emory University shows that nearly half of the fecal samples from wild chimpanzees contain bacteria that is resistant to […]

Awakening ‘ghosts’ in patients with Parkinson’s, a powerful diagnostic tool — ScienceDaily


Scientists are developing a completely new ‘brain stress test’ for evaluating the mental status of patients with Parkinson’s disease, the second most prevalent neurodegenerative disease worldwide. It involves awakening the ‘ghosts’ hidden in specific networks of the brain to predict the onset of hallucinations. “We’re developing something similar to a cardiac stress test, but instead […]

‘Jelly’ that could renew damaged knee joints


An injection of jelly could help treat worn-out joints. Scientists hope the jab, using jelly found in donated umbilical cords, will stimulate the growth of cushioning cartilage once injected into the knees of patients with osteoarthritis. Tests on animals suggest the jelly — called Wharton’s jelly — can potentially reverse damage to joints caused by […]

How safe is it to take Roaccutane?


In December 2003, 22-year-old Jon Medland, from Devon, grew irritated by a collection of angry, red pimples decorating his shoulder blades. Topical creams, prescribed by his dermatologist, added to the annoyance, staining his towels and bed sheets. Worse still, they didn’t work. Eventually, Jon decided to opt for a stronger treatment and asked for a prescription […]

Stress test finds cracks in the resistance of harmful hospital bugs — ScienceDaily


Research has identified critical factors that enable dangerous bacteria to spread disease by surviving on surfaces in hospitals and kitchens. The study into the mechanisms which enable the opportunistic human pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa to survive on surfaces, could lead to new ways of targeting harmful bacteria. To survive outside their host, pathogenic bacteria must withstand […]

MERS DNA vaccine induces immunity, protects from virus challenge in preclinical model — ScienceDaily


A synthetic DNA vaccine candidate for Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) developed at The Wistar Institute induced potent immune responses and afforded protective efficacy in non-human primate (NHP) models when given intradermally in abbreviated, low-dose immunization regimen. A similar vaccine candidate was previously shown to be safe and tolerable with a three-dose intramuscular injection […]

New ways to classify and study spinal cord neurons could inform therapies for illness or injury — ScienceDaily


Spinal cord nerve cells branching through the body resemble trees with limbs fanning out in every direction. But this image can also be used to tell the story of how these neurons, their jobs becoming more specialized over time, arose through developmental and evolutionary history. Salk researchers have, for the first time, traced the development […]

Further studies underway to determine extent of clinical benefits — ScienceDaily


A natural compound previously demonstrated to counteract aspects of aging and improve metabolic health in mice has clinically relevant effects in people, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. A small clinical trial of postmenopausal women with prediabetes shows that the compound NMN (nicotinamide mononucleotide) improved the ability of […]

Genetic effects of Chernobyl radiation — ScienceDaily


In two landmark studies, researchers have used cutting-edge genomic tools to investigate the potential health effects of exposure to ionizing radiation, a known carcinogen, from the 1986 accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in northern Ukraine. One study found no evidence that radiation exposure to parents resulted in new genetic changes being passed from […]

Removing ‘garbage’ from brain cells improves memory in mice — ScienceDaily


Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have designed an experimental drug that reversed key symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease in mice. The drug works by reinvigorating a cellular cleaning mechanism that gets rid of unwanted proteins by digesting and recycling them. The study was published online today in the journal Cell. “Discoveries in mice don’t […]

Coronavirus: Four-month-old kitten in the UK is put down after catching Covid from its owner


A kitten had to be put down after catching Covid from its owner during the UK’s first wave, scientists have revealed. The cat was a four-month-old Ragdoll that got taken to the vet in April 2020 because it was struggling to breathe.  Its condition got worse in the following days and the kitten had to […]

Simplifying Our World — ScienceDaily


Categorization is the brain’s tool to organize nearly everything we encounter in our daily lives. Grouping information into categories simplifies our complex world and helps us to react quickly and effectively to new experiences. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology have now shown that also mice categorize surprisingly well. The researchers identified neurons […]

Predicting the next pandemic virus is harder than we think — ScienceDaily


The observation that most of the viruses that cause human disease come from other animals has led some researchers to attempt “zoonotic risk prediction” to second-guess the next virus to hit us. However, in an Essay publishing April 20th in the open access journal PLOS Biology, led by Dr Michelle Wille at the University of […]

A comprehensive roadmap of muscle decline with age in mice reveals possible new targets for treatments, including the molecule Klotho — ScienceDaily


Scientists have produced a comprehensive roadmap of muscle aging in mice that could be used to find treatments that prevent decline in muscle mobility and function, according to a report published today in eLife. The study reveals which molecules in the muscle are most significantly altered at different life stages, and shows that a molecule […]

Chickens and pigs with integrated genetic scissors — ScienceDaily


Researchers at the TUM have demonstrated a way to efficiently study molecular mechanisms of disease resistance or biomedical issues in farm animals. Researchers are now able to introduce specific gene mutations into a desired organ or even correct existing genes without creating new animal models for each target gene. This reduces the number of animals […]

Novel drug regenerates erectile nerves damaged by prostate surgery — ScienceDaily


Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have developed a topical drug that regenerates and restores the function of erectile nerves damaged by radical prostatectomy, the most common treatment for localized prostate cancer. The drug was tested in rats, and the findings were published online today in JCI Insight. “Erectile dysfunction (ED) after radical prostatectomy […]

Tiny implantable tool for light-sheet imaging of brain activity — ScienceDaily


Tools that allow neuroscientists to record and quantify functional activity within the living brain are in great demand. Traditionally, researchers have used techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging, but this method cannot record neural activity with high spatial resolution or in moving subjects. In recent years, a technology called optogenetics has shown considerable success […]

What does the study of domesticated birds tell us about the evolution of human language? Looking for keys of the human language evolution in bird singing — ScienceDaily


Language is one of the most notable abilities humans have. It allows us to express complex meanings and transmit knowledge from generation to generation. An important question in human biology is how this ability ended up being developed, and researchers from the universities of Barcelona, Cologne and Tokyo have treated this issue in a recent […]

SARS-CoV-2 variants from minks evade inhibition by antibodies — ScienceDaily


It has been known for about a year that minks can become infected with SARS-CoV-2. The virus had been transmitted from humans to farmed mink and mutated in infected animals. Mutations were acquired in the spike protein, which is crucial for the entry of the virus into host cells and represents the central point of […]

Coronavirus: China knew Wuhan market was a disease risk for years before Covid, scientist says


Chinese health officials knew Wuhan’s Huanan Seafood Market was a disease risk for years before the Covid pandemic started there, an Australian scientist has claimed. Professor Eddie Holmes, a virologist at the University of Sydney, said he was taken on a tour of the market by public health officials in the now-infamous city in 2014. […]

MK-4482 shows potential to prevent and treat SARS-CoV-2 infection — ScienceDaily


The experimental antiviral drug MK-4482 significantly decreased levels of virus and disease damage in the lungs of hamsters treated for SARS-CoV-2 infection, according to a new study from National Institutes of Health scientists. SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes COVID-19. MK-4482, delivered orally, is now in human clinical trials. Remdesivir, an antiviral drug already approved […]

New measure to predict stress resilience — ScienceDaily


Researchers at the University of Zurich show that increased sensitivity in a specific region of the brain contributes to the development of anxiety and depression in response to real-life stress. Their study establishes an objective neurobiological measure for stress resilience in humans. Some people don’t seem to be too bothered when it comes to handling […]

Get your head in the game — One gene’s role in cranial development — ScienceDaily


Researchers from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) use genetic engineering in mice to further understand how cell fate is determined in the head Tokyo, Japan — Mammalian embryonic development is an extremely complex and precise process. Specific molecular events act as cues that tell cells in the embryo where to move and what type […]

Lipid research may help solve COVID-19 vaccine challenges — ScienceDaily


New research by University of Texas at Dallas scientists could help solve a major challenge in the deployment of certain COVID-19 vaccines worldwide — the need for the vaccines to be kept at below-freezing temperatures during transport and storage. In a study published online April 13 in Nature Communications, the researchers demonstrate a new, inexpensive […]

Scientists explore how ‘imprinting’ on some smells by newborn mice affects adult social behaviors — ScienceDaily


The smells that newborn mice are exposed to (or “imprint” on to use the academic term) affect many social behaviors later in life, but how this happens is still a mystery. Scientists from Japan have now discovered the molecules necessary for imprinting. Their new study sheds light on the decision-making process and neurodevelopmental disorders such […]

Gene therapy shows promise in treating rare eye disease in mice — ScienceDaily


A gene therapy protects eye cells in mice with a rare disorder that causes vision loss, especially when used in combination with other gene therapies, shows a study published today in eLife. The findings suggest that this therapy, whether used alone or in combination with other gene therapies that boost eye health, may offer a […]

Vascular smooth muscle-derived Trpv1+ progenitors have found to be a source of cold-induced — ScienceDaily


A new source of energy expending brown fat cells has been uncovered by researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center, which they say points towards potential new therapeutic options for obesity. According to the new report, published in Nature Metabolism on 12 March 2021, the key lies in the expression of a receptor called Trpv1 (temperature-sensitive […]

The structural revelation could have implications as a therapeutic target in all SARS-CoV-2 variants — ScienceDaily


A tiny protein of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that gives rise to COVID-19, may have big implications for future treatments, according to a team of Penn State researchers. Using a novel toolkit of approaches, the scientists uncovered the first full structure of the Nucleocapsid (N) protein and discovered how antibodies from COVID-19 patients interact with that […]

Researchers discover new way to starve brain tumors — ScienceDaily


Scientists from Queen Mary University of London, funded by the charity Brain Tumour Research, have found a new way to starve cancerous brain tumour cells of energy in order to prevent further growth. The pre-clinical research in human tissue samples, human cell lines and mice could lead to changes in the way that some children […]

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: It’s official: If you’re over 60, you’re HAPPIER than ever! 


What is happiness? It’s one of those questions that’s vexed great minds down the ages, including the Peanuts creator, Charles M. Schulz, who famously said: ‘Happiness is a warm puppy.’ I hate to contradict one of my favourite philosophers but, thanks to the World Happiness Report, produced every March by the United Nations Development Network, […]

Deep learning networks prefer the human voice — just like us — ScienceDaily


The digital revolution is built on a foundation of invisible 1s and 0s called bits. As decades pass, and more and more of the world’s information and knowledge morph into streams of 1s and 0s, the notion that computers prefer to “speak” in binary numbers is rarely questioned. According to new research from Columbia Engineering, […]

Energy balance includes modulation of dopamine reward signaling — ScienceDaily


Since the discovery of leptin in the 1990s, researchers have wondered, how does leptin, a hormone made by body fat, suppress appetite? Despite tremendous gains in the intervening three decades, many questions still remain. Now, a new study in mice describes novel neurocircuitry between midbrain structures that control feeding behaviors that are under modulatory control […]

We don’t know how most mammals will respond to climate change, warn scientists — ScienceDaily


A new scientific review has found there are significant gaps in our knowledge of how mammal populations are responding to climate change, particularly in regions most sensitive to climate change. The findings are published in the British Ecological Society’s Journal of Animal Ecology. Nearly 25% of mammal species are threatened with extinction, with this risk […]

Why 2020 was the year of marvellous medicine


A year ago, the world was in the grip of a deadly and, seemingly, unstoppable virus and the UK went into its first lockdown.  Since then, vaccines and life-saving drugs to counter Covid have been the focus of international attention.  But the past year has also seen major developments in treatments for cancer, diabetes, multiple […]

Social isolation results in changes of behavior and activity of immune and stress genes — ScienceDaily


Ants react to social isolation in a similar way as do humans and other social mammals. A study by an Israeli-German research team has revealed alterations to the social and hygienic behavior of ants that had been isolated from their group. The research team was particularly surprised by the fact that immune and stress genes […]

Food myths exploded! NHS doctor turned nutrition expert serves up comforting home truths


As a newly qualified NHS hospital doctor, Joshua Wolrich became obsessed with the idea that a good doctor shouldn’t be overweight  An NHS doctor now specialising in nutrition Dr Joshua Wolrich has written a new book, Food Isn’t Medicine, in which he debunks common food myths and sets out his philosophy around weight and health. […]

New pig brain maps facilitate human neuroscience discoveries — ScienceDaily


When scientists need to understand the effects of new infant formula ingredients on brain development, it’s rarely possible for them to carry out initial safety studies with human subjects. After all, few parents are willing to hand over their newborns to test unproven ingredients. Enter the domestic pig. Its brain and gut development are strikingly […]

Rewriting evolutionary history and shape future health studies — ScienceDaily


The network of nerves connecting our eyes to our brains is sophisticated and researchers have now shown that it evolved much earlier than previously thought, thanks to an unexpected source: the gar fish. Michigan State University’s Ingo Braasch has helped an international research team show that this connection scheme was already present in ancient fish […]

Covid US: Army starts clinical testing trial for its OWN vaccine


The U.S. Army has launched clinical testing for its ‘next-generation’ COVID-19 vaccine that’s designed to protect against the pandemic virus, its variants and other coronaviruses.  In early tests, the shot appears to prompt high levels of antibodies that should block the older ‘wild-type’ coronavirus, three major variants and even SARS-CoV-1, the similar pathogen that triggered […]

Society is not ready to make human brains — ScienceDaily


Stem cell research has allowed medicine to go places that were once science fiction. Using stem cells, scientists have manufactured heart cells, brain cells and other cell types that they are now transplanting into patients as a form of cell therapy. Eventually, the field anticipates the same will be possible with organs. A new paper […]

Pokémon at 25: How 151 fictional species took over the world


Written by Oscar Holland, CNN When the Gameboy titles “Pocket Monsters: Red” and “Pocket Monsters: Green” were first released in Japan in 1996, few could have predicted what came next. The concept was simple enough: Players would traverse a fictional world capturing, training and battling the creatures that inhabited it — a mission encapsulated in […]

Your top questions about Covid-19 and vaccines


How long will immunity last after getting a Covid-19 vaccine? Vaccine transmission treatment & prevention work/life family What are the side effects of the vaccines? Some vaccine trial volunteers have reported feeling flu-like effects after getting the shots. Don’t freak out if this happens to you, health experts say. “These are immune responses, so if […]

Lockdown has made London a boomtown for rats


“There’ll be something in there for sure,” he says, kicking an overflowing waste container. “Rats are like little survival machines; wherever you get reliable access to food waste, they’ll keep coming back.” Coates’ prey has become more conspicuous in London the longer England’s lockdown lasts. What’s more, the animals are on the move. Pest controllers […]

Scientists discover kangaroo painted more than 17,000 years ago is Australia’s oldest rock painting


A painting of a kangaroo in Western Australia is the oldest known rock art in the country, according to scientists, who say radiocarbon-dating analysis shows it was created more than 17,000 years ago. The kangaroo depiction was among a number of rock paintings first recorded by researchers in the 1990s in the Kimberley region, which […]

WHO panel to recommend ‘deeper’ study of early Covid-19 clues


Independent scientists told CNN the rudimentary investigative work being recommended should have been done many months previously by Chinese scientists looking into the virus’ origin. They said they found it “surprising” and “implausible” Chinese scientists had not already done that work. The panel’s recommendations will pursue, among others, two key lines of inquiry, the investigators […]

Chemicals in plastics damage babies’ brains and must be banned immediately, a group of scientists says


Project TENDR, which stands for Targeting Environmental Neuro-Development Risks, is a group of volunteer scientists, health professionals and child advocates working to study and reduce children’s exposure to neurotoxic chemicals and pollutants. “What we want to accomplish is to move the public health community, including regulators, toward this goal of elimination of phthalates,” said lead […]

Opinion: Our mask-wearing road trip across a battered America


And so on January 18 we embarked on the strangest of American road trips, crossing eight states and back, 6,000 miles in 18 days: a surreal and spectacular journey, sure to reveal truths about our battered nation, our resilient people, and ourselves. It was quiet and chilly for southern Arizona, maybe 35 degrees, when the […]

Black-footed ferret is first endangered American animal to be cloned


Elizabeth Ann was made from the cells of Willa, another black-footed ferret who lived more than 30 years ago, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) said as they revealed her to the world on Thursday. She was born to a surrogate mother in December, and scientists hope she will eventually be able to mate […]

Animals freeze to death in Texas sanctuary


After rolling power outages plunged much of the state into darkness early this week, animals at the San Antonio Primarily Primates sanctuary froze to death in the winter weather. Among the casualties were a chimpanzee, many monkeys, some lemurs and countless birds. “I never, ever thought my office would turn into a morgue, but it […]

The Swiss Cheese Model of Pandemic Defense


Q. What have we learned since March? A. Distance is the most effective intervention; the virus doesn’t have legs, so if you are physically distant from people, you avoid direct contact and droplets. Then you have to consider inside spaces, which are especially in play during winter or in hotter countries during summer: the bus, […]

Researchers define immune system’s requirements for protection against COVID-19


Colorized scanning electron micrograph of a cell (blue) heavily infected with SARS-CoV-2 virus particles (red), isolated from a patient sample. Image captured at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Maryland. Credit: NIAID Since the novel coronavirus emerged at the end of last year, scientists around the world—including Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center […]

Could a Blood Test Show if a Covid-19 Vaccine Works?


A new study in monkeys suggests that a blood test could predict the effectiveness of a Covid-19 vaccine — and perhaps speed up the clinical trials needed to get a working vaccine to billions of people around the world. The study, published on Friday in Nature, reveals telltale blood markers that predict whether a monkey’s immune […]

Outbreak investigation reveals ‘super-spreader’ potential of Andes virus


Credit: CC0 Public Domain “Super-spreader” events and extensive person-to-person contact propelled an outbreak of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in a small village in Argentina from 2018-2019, according to research published today in The New England Journal of Medicine. In the paper, an international scientific team reports the genetic, clinical, and epidemiologic features of the outbreak caused […]

Many Trial Volunteers Got Placebo Vaccines. Do They Now Deserve the Real Ones?


In October, Judith Munz and her husband, Scott Petersen, volunteered for a coronavirus vaccine trial. At a clinic near their home in Phoenix, each got a jab in the arm. Dr. Petersen, a retired physician, became a little fatigued after his shot, and developed redness and swelling on his arm. But Ms. Munz, a social […]

Moderna to Begin Testing Its Coronavirus Vaccine in Children


The drugmaker Moderna said on Wednesday that it would soon begin testing its coronavirus vaccine in children ages 12 through 17. The study, listed Wednesday on the website clinicaltrials.gov, is to include 3,000 children, with half receiving two shots of vaccine four weeks apart, and half getting placebo shots of salt water. But the posting […]

Drinking blocks a chemical that promotes attention


Martin Paukert, M.D., of the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, is studying astroglia cells and how they interact with neurons in the brain. Credit: UT Health San Antonio In a new paper, researchers from The University of Texas Health Science […]

New lab-on-a-chip infection test could provide cheaper, faster portable diagnostics


Credit: Imperial College London The chip, developed at Imperial College London and known as TriSilix, is a ‘micro laboratory’ which performs a miniature version of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) on the spot. PCR is the gold-standard test for detecting viruses and bacteria in biological samples such as bodily fluids, faeces, or environmental samples. Although […]

Long-Term-Care Residents and Health Workers Should Get Vaccine First, C.D.C. Panel Says


“So very quickly, we start having more than 150 million doses a month in March, April, May,” he added. He and other federal officials have said that the general public is likely to be able to be vaccinated by May or June. The Road to a Coronavirus Vaccine Words to Know About Vaccines Confused by […]

Who Will Get the Coronavirus Vaccine First?


After months of deliberation and debate, a panel of independent experts advising the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is set to decide on Tuesday which Americans it will recommend to get the coronavirus vaccine first, while supply is still short. The panel, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, will vote in a public meeting […]

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Free download Pet Classified App with Adminpanel | Ionic 5 | Laravel | PetGo Nulled. This item was published on codecanyon.net and sold by author SaaSMonks. But you can download Pet Classified App with Adminpanel | Ionic 5 | Laravel | PetGo completely free from here. It is also nulled by us to make sure there are no […]

Prisons Are Covid-19 Hotbeds. When Should Inmates Get the Vaccine?


The United States holds some 2.3 million individuals in prisons, jails and other detention centers, incarcerating more people per capita than any other nation. That includes nearly 500,000 people who have not been convicted of a crime and are awaiting trials, according to the Prison Policy Initiative. (Some jails have taken steps to reduce overcrowding […]

Moderna Applies for Emergency F.D.A. Approval for Its Coronavirus Vaccine


The drugmaker Moderna said it would apply on Monday to the Food and Drug Administration to authorize its coronavirus vaccine for emergency use. The first injections may be given as early as Dec. 21 if the process goes smoothly and approval is granted, Stéphane Bancel, the company’s chief executive, said in an interview. Moderna’s application […]

Gabonese citizens raise the alarm over oil spills by French company Perenco


Issued on: 27/11/2020 – 16:16 Residents of Étimboué in western Gabon have faced multiple oil spills over the past two years. Exhausted and angry, they are speaking out against Perenco, an independent Anglo-French oil company with headquarters in Paris and London, which is currently extracting petrol from about fifty different oil fields in the area. […]

Scientists reveal regions of the brain where serotonin promotes patience


Serotonin-releasing neurons (green arrows) from the dorsal raphe nucleus (DRN) penetrate many other areas of the brain, including the nucleus accumbens (NAc), orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) and medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC). Credit: OIST We’ve all been there. Whether we’re stuck in traffic at the end of a long day, or eagerly anticipating the release of a […]

Researchers find how stress and the circadian clock affect sleep


The optogenetic tool “Channelrhodopsin2” expresses CRF neurons in the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus in mice. These neurons were found to be part of the neural pathway that is crucial for the circadian regulation of sleep and wakefulness. Overactivity of CRF neurons due to stress or disturbed circadian rhythm is likely to cause insomnia and […]

‘Turncoat’ macrophages in the tumor ‘micro-environment’ underlie breast cancer progression


Credit: CC0 Public Domain New research that is examining the “tumor microenvironment” reveals not only how macrophages can become extraordinary turncoats but also how they can actively support tumor growth and metastatic progression in certain forms of breast cancer. The tumor microenvironment—or TME—refers to the region encompassing a tumor, an area entangled with blood vessels […]

The Coronavirus Won’t Stop Evolving When the Vaccine Arrives


In a 1988 essay on pandemics Joshua Lederberg, Nobel laureate and president of The Rockefeller University, reminded the medical community that when it comes to infectious disease, the laws of Darwin are as important as the vaccines of Pasteur. As medicine battles bacteria and viruses, those organisms continue to undergo mutations and evolve new characteristics. […]

Ski holidays up in the air as Europe plans for a Covid-19 Christmas


Issued on: 26/11/2020 – 05:29 Germany announced Wednesday that it will push for Europe to ban ski holidays in a bid to curb coronavirus infections, while cases of Covid-19 reached a new peak of more than 60 million globally. The prospect of Christmas behind closed doors rather than on the slopes stretched before Europeans as […]

After Admitting Mistake, AstraZeneca Faces Difficult Questions About Its Vaccine


Bigger problems soon surfaced. An AstraZeneca executive told Reuters on Monday that the company had not intended for any participants to receive the half dose. British researchers running the trial there had meant to give the full dose initially to volunteers, but a miscalculation meant they were mistakenly given only a half dose. The executive, […]

In Russia’s Vladivostok, residents recover after ‘unforgettable’ storm leaves city covered in ice


Issued on: 25/11/2020 – 18:44 The Russian port city of Vladivostok was battered by a freak ice storm on November 19, felling frozen trees and power lines, and leaving at least 150,000 people without electricity and water. Although most residents have recovered power as of November 25, the city remains covered in ice, putting residents […]

Early Coronavirus Mutation Made It Harder to Stop, Evidence Suggests


As the coronavirus swept across the world, it picked up random alterations to its genetic sequence. Like meaningless typos in a script, most of those mutations made no difference in how the virus behaved. But one mutation near the beginning of the pandemic did make a difference, multiple new findings suggest, helping the virus spread […]

Snorkeling gear, animal noses inspire better personal protective equipment


Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain In March, Stanford University bioengineer Manu Prakash flew from France to his home in California and spent two weeks in personal quarantine. After being holed up in the room where he stores his snorkeling and scuba equipment, Prakash emerged with an idea for addressing two of the pandemic’s most pressing challenges. […]

Police use tear gas to disperse refugees living in migrant camp in central Paris


Issued on: 24/11/2020 – 03:41 Police used tear gas as they dismantled a new migrant camp in the centre of Paris set up to house hundreds of refugees evacuated from makeshift suburban shelters without being relocated. Volunteers had helped set up around 500 blue tents at the Place de la Republique in the heart of the French […]

Team discovers new connection between Alzheimer’s dementia and Dlgap2


Andrew Ouellette and Sarah Neuner. Credit: Tiffany Laufer A gene known for helping facilitate communication between neurons in the nervous system has been discovered to be connected with Alzheimer’s dementia and cognitive decline, according to a national research team led by The Jackson Laboratory and University of Maine. Catherine Kaczorowski, associate professor and Evnin family […]

Snapshots of Daily Life in a Remote Region of Portugal


At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, with travel restrictions in place worldwide, we launched a new series — The World Through a Lens — in which photojournalists help transport you, virtually, to some of our planet’s most beautiful and intriguing places. This week, André Vieira shares a collection of images from Portugal. The Barroso, […]

Antimicrobial resistance as dangerous as pandemic: WHO


Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The World Health Organization warned Friday that growing antimicrobial resistance is every bit as dangerous as the coronavirus pandemic—and threatens to reverse a century of medical progress. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called the issue “one of the greatest health threats of our time”. Resistance is when bugs become immune to […]

Antibodies Good. Machine-Made Molecules Better?


The coronavirus might be new, but nature long ago gave humans the tools to recognize it, at least on a microscopic scale: antibodies, Y-shaped immune proteins that can latch onto pathogens and block them from infiltrating cells. Millions of years of evolution have honed these proteins into the disease-fighting weapons they are today. But in […]

German vaccine maker gives hope as US virus deaths top 250,000


Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The German maker of a top coronavirus vaccine said on Friday its jab could be delivered as early as December, offering more promising news even as virus deaths in the world’s worst affected country, the United States, passed a quarter of a million. A slew of positive clinical vaccine trials is […]

Denmark says mutated coronavirus from mink farms ‘most likely’ extinct


Issued on: 19/11/2020 – 12:25 A new, mutated strain of the novel coronavirus stemming from mink farms in Denmark is “most likely” extinct, the health ministry said on Thursday, amid fears the new strain could compromise COVID-19 vaccines. “No further cases of mink variant with cluster 5 have been detected since Sept. 15, which is […]

Egypt discovers ancient treasure trove with over 100 intact sarcophagi


Issued on: 15/11/2020 – 07:45 Egypt announced Saturday the discovery of an ancient treasure trove of more than a 100 intact sarcophagi, dating back more than 2,500 years ago, the largest such find this year. The sealed wooden coffins, unveiled on site amid much fanfare, belonged to top officials of the Late Period and the […]

Parasitic worms offer ‘the missing link’ on the dual nature of a key immune regulator


Samples of nasal polyps removed from patients with chronic rhinosinusitis revealed the perforin-2 protein (labeled in green) in the cellular plasma membrane. A pore protein, perforin-2 may be how IL-33, a key immune signaling molecule, is able to exit these cells to trigger an immune response, according to new work led by a Penn Vet-led […]

Ingredients in flu vaccine won’t hurt you—two pharmacists explain why


Credit: CC0 Public Domain Misunderstandings about flu vaccines have existed for decades, leading to vaccine mistrust and lower-than-ideal vaccination rates. Now that a coronavirus vaccine appears to be close, experts are concerned that the lack of trust and understanding about flu vaccines could translate into lower-than-optimal coronavirus vaccination rates. In fact, recent surveys suggest that […]

Until a Vaccine Arrives, a Worrisome Road Ahead


Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. Last Sunday, the United States reported its 10 millionth case of the coronavirus, with the last million added in the preceding 10 days. Covid-19 hospitalizations hit a new high this week, and new daily cases […]

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Research shows what happens in the sensory cortex when learning and recognising patterns


Credit: CC0 Public Domain A study by scientists at the University of Sussex is challenging the common understanding of how mammalian brains work. The research, published in Current Biology, suggests that neurons in the sensory cortex don’t just detect sensory information, but could actually decipher meaning and regulate bodily responses too. The findings could have […]

Iranians outraged after safari tour group chases wild goat to death


Alireza Shahrdari is a renowned Iranian environmentalist and an expert in reptiles and rodents: The number of safaris have been growing over the past four years. It’s incredible how many SUVs and pickup trucks you now see in wilderness areas.  In the past, the only people who partook in this kind of activity were adventurers […]

How Exercise Might Affect Immunity to Lower Cancer Risk


So, recently, a group of scientists from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and other institutions began to wonder about white blood cells. Part of the immune system, white blood cells play a key role in our defense against cancer by noting, navigating to and often annihilating malignant cells. Researchers have known for some time that […]

Who Will Win the ‘Genius Dog Contest?’ Watch the Competition Begin


If you’re looking for a competition where you don’t have to worry about whether the losers will concede, you might try the Genius Dog Contest. Starting on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Eastern time and continuing until Monday, Nov. 16, the contest, which is also a scientific experiment, will be live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube. It […]

Calls to city 311 lines can predict opioid overdose hotspots


Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Service requests to city non-emergency telephone lines can help identify “hotspots” for opioid use and overdoses, a study in Columbus found. Researchers found that calls to the 311 line—used in many cities across the United States to report non-emergency issues—tracked closely to places and times in Columbus in which opioid overdose […]