Connecting genetic variants to changes in expression levels to understand immune-mediated diseases — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] Researchers in Japan have compiled a first-of-its-kind genetic database for autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases. This resource will allow experts to more deeply understand how immune disorders develop and plan future drug discovery projects. Scientists also hope this atlas of immune-related genome data may eventually be applied to investigations of infectious diseases like COVID-19. “To […]

How your tears may soon help save your life

[ad_1] Here’s a good reason to start crying with happiness: your tears could soon save your life by providing an early warning of cancer, diabetes and autoimmune disease. In future, they may even predict your risk of developing Alzheimer’s. And tears are not the only bodily secretions that are being used in a new generation […]

Vaccine passports WON’T be ready by May 17

[ad_1] Heathrow’s boss today warned of his ‘deep concerns’ about impending chaos at arrivals after it emerged covid passports will not be ready for the start of foreign holidays from May 17 and could be delayed until ‘later in the summer’. John Holland-Kaye said the Home Office and UK Border Force ‘need to get a […]

Coronavirus: Covid elimination policies are best, says Oxford article

[ad_1] Countries that tried to keep out Covid completely rather than controlling it survived the pandemic with fewer deaths, more money and more freedom, economists say. In an article published in The Lancet medical journal, Oxford University researchers said countries with ‘zero Covid’ policies did best by their citizens. Australia and New Zealand notoriously took […]

Further studies underway to determine extent of clinical benefits — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] 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 […]

Genetic effects of Chernobyl radiation — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] 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 […]

Scientists generate synthetic mouse embryos containing the three fundamental cell types normally found in pre-implantation embryos — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] In their effort to understand the very earliest stages of life and how they can go wrong, scientists are confronted with ethical issues surrounding the use of human embryos. The use of animal embryos is also subject to restrictions rooted in ethical considerations. To overcome these limitations, scientists have been trying to recreate early […]

Pregnant women with COVID 20 times more likely to die and infants may have to be in NICUs longer

[ad_1] Pregnant women infected with COVID-19 face much higher risks of severe and deadly complications during childbirth, a new study suggests. Researchers found that ill mothers-to-be had a 76 percent higher risk of developing preeclampsia – a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure – and 59 percent more likely to give birth prematurely, requiring their infants […]

Viewing your own face, even subconsciously, is rewarding — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] As humans, we each have a powerful ability to easily recognize our own face. But now, researchers from Japan have uncovered new information about how our cognitive systems enable us to distinguish our own face from those of others, even when the information is presented subliminally. In a study published this month in Cerebral […]

Repurposed drug works by building cells’ skeleton and transportation network — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] A simple dietary supplement reduces behavioral symptoms in mice with a genetic mutation that causes schizophrenia. After additional experiments, including visualizing the fluorescently stained dancing edge of immature brain cells, researchers concluded that the supplement likely protects proteins that build neurons’ cellular skeletons. The supplement betaine was first isolated from sugar beets and is […]

Covid PILLS could be available in UK ‘by autumn’ says Boris Johnson

[ad_1] People in the UK could be offered pills to treat Covid at home from autumn this year thanks to a new antivirals taskforce being set up by No10. Boris Johnson today said he will assemble a team of scientists to find ways for people to recover from the virus without going into hospital because […]

New safer blood test is close to 100 per cent accurate at spotting nut allergies 

[ad_1] A new blood test promises to diagnose food allergies more accurately and offer a safer alternative to current testing practices. A trial by doctors at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London has found that the test — called the basophil activation test (BAT) — is close to 100 per cent accurate at spotting […]

Novel genetic mitochondrial disorder discovered — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] The list of known genetic mitochondrial disorders is ever-growing, and ongoing research continues to identify new disorders in this category. In an article recently published in Brain, a Japanese-European team of scientists, including researchers from Fujita Health University, describe mutations in the LIG3 gene, which plays a crucial role in mitochondrial DNA replication. These […]

Metformin inhibits disease progression in non-diabetic chronic kidney disease (ND-CKD) — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] Researchers from Kumamoto University (Japan) have found that the anti-diabetic drug metformin significantly prolongs the survival of mice in a model that simulates the pathology of non-diabetic chronic kidney disease (ND-CKD) by ameliorating pathological conditions like reduced kidney function, glomerular damage, inflammation and fibrosis. Metformin’s mechanism is different from existing therapeutics which only treat […]

Triangular-shaped spikes key to coronavirus transmission, finds new study — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] COVID-19 needs no introduction. Last year, the disease, which is caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2, reached every continent across the globe. By the end of March 2021, there had been an estimated 128 million cases recorded with almost three million of these being fatal. As scientists’ race to develop vaccines and politicians coordinate their […]

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

[ad_1] 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 […]

ER visits for suicidal behavior declined during the first 8 months of pandemic, Michigan study finds — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] While people may expect suicide rates to rise during a worldwide crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic, a University of Michigan study suggests the onset of the pandemic and state of emergency executive orders likely did not increase suicide-related behavior in the early months of the outbreak. The report, led by U-M researchers Rachel […]

Exercise promotes healthy living and a healthy liver — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common liver disorder worldwide, affecting as much as a quarter of humanity. It is characterized by fat accumulation in liver cells and may progress to inflammation, cirrhosis and liver failure. Now, researchers at the University of Tsukuba reveal the positive effects, beyond the expected weight-loss benefit, […]

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

[ad_1] 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 […]

Scientists develop biofuel cells that can power wearable electronics purely by using human sweat — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] Wearable electronic devices and biosensors are great tools for health monitoring, but it has been difficult to find convenient power sources for them. Now, a group of scientists has successfully developed and tested a wearable biofuel cell array that generates electric power from the lactate in the wearer’s sweat, opening doors to electronic health […]

Gold dust in your contact lenses could help colour blindness, research shows 

[ad_1] Contact lenses made with millions of gold nanoparticles, no bigger than a speck of dust, could combat a common type of colour blindness. These ‘gold dust’ particles filter out certain wavelengths of light, so the brain can distinguish between different colours, particularly reds and greens, more easily. Around one in 12 men and one […]

Inheriting acquired traits requires trailblazer modifications to unfertilized eggs — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] An epigenetic study at the RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences shows that in mouse egg cells, modifications to histone H2A at lysine 119 lay the groundwork for inherited DNA functional modifications from the mother. In books and the movies, a group of people on a special mission always sends out a scout to […]

EU approaches India for 10m doses of AstraZeneca Covid vaccine as Delhi blocks UK jabs shipment

[ad_1] The European Union has approached India in a bid to buy 10million doses of the AstraZeneca jab from its Serum Institute, as the bloc desperately scrambles to procure more vaccine supplies.  Britain has already blamed India’s export ban for delaying the shipment of five million doses to the UK and restricting the country’s vaccine […]

New proposal for the management of low back pain with a proprioceptive approach — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] Ever since the early humans learned to walk upright, they have suffered, as an unfortunate consequence of their erect posture, from low back pain. Modern understanding on this matter dictates that low back pain, in particular, is caused due to a postural instability resulting from poor “proprioception,” which is a term for the perception […]

Covid Brazil: Death rate TRIPLED among people in their 20s in February

[ad_1] Brazil‘s coronavirus death rate tripled among people in their 20s in February as the country’s dangerous new variant took over, a study has found. Researchers investigated the ratio of Covid cases to deaths in Brazil last month and found it surged in young people. Even though the numbers of cases across the country were […]

Studimi/ Ky është vendi më i lumtur në botë! Ja në cilin vend renditet Shqipëria, Kosova më e lumtur se ne

[ad_1] Finlanda është vendi më i lumtur në botë. Kombet Nordike dominojnë listën globale ndërsa Mbretëria e Bashkuar bie pesë vende në vendin e 18-të – ndërsa Zimbabve vjen i fundit në listë. Ndërkohë për sa i përket Shqipërisë, vendi ynë rendit i 63. ndërsa për sa i përket Kosovës renditet në vendin 31. Shumë […]

NASA spacewalk: Watch astronauts Kate Rubins, Victor Glover outside the space station

[ad_1] The spacewalk will assist with a continuation of upgrades for the space station orbiting Earth. The activity is expected to last about six-and-a-half hours, and you can watch it live on NASA’s website and the NASA TV channel. Both NASA crew members are veteran spacewalkers at this point. Glover has already conducted two spacewalks […]

Doctor: I’m worried the Olympics can’t be made safe against Covid

[ad_1] I, like many other public health professionals, am concerned that these measures may be both too little and too late. I worry deeply about the implications of the Games for the health of three groups: the athletes and staff; the spectators and their home country; and the host community itself. Currently, there are simply […]

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway – CNN

[ad_1] In his annual letter to shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway (BRKB), investing guru Warren Buffett disclosed that the company took an $11 billion writedown last year on its 2016 purchase of Precision Castparts, describing it as “a mistake.” The 90-year-old billionaire, Berkshire’s chairman since 1970, said in the company’s annual letter to shareholders that the […]

Why Japan took so long to start Covid-19 vaccinations, even with the Olympics looming

[ad_1] In Japan, only about 18,000 doses have been administered, according to the Japanese government. Like the US, Japan is using the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine as part of its program. Yet Japanese regulators took two more months to approve its use. The government says it has been deliberately cautious. After a series of vaccine scandals stretching […]

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

[ad_1] 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 […]

Global stocks routed as inflation fears dominate

[ad_1] Asian markets followed US stocks lower. Japan’s Nikkei 225 (N225) tumbled 4%, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index (HSI) closed down 3.6% — that index’s worst day in nine months. South Korea’s Kospi (KOSPI) dropped 2.8%, while China’s Shanghai Composite Index (SHCOMP) lost 2.1%. European stocks also dropped sharply in early trading. The FTSE […]

Bokksu review: Experience Japan through snacks

[ad_1] (CNN) —   Many of us are still working from home, which we’ve all learned comes with some pros and cons. You don’t have to commute, but you’re finding it hard to log off your computer at the end of the day. You can wear sweatpants to work, but you can’t fall asleep because […]

Ron Johnson: Why the senator’s fringe conspiracy theories are so alarming (opinion)

[ad_1] It would be OK, for example, to guffaw at Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, after he sat in the Senate on Tuesday, during the first hearing investigating the January coup attempt by followers of then-President Donald Trump, and offered an alternative reality about what occurred. The notion was so far from the plain truth that […]

Japan increases protection for US military amid ‘severe security environment’

[ad_1] The number of what Japan calls “asset protection” missions was up from 14 in 2019 amid a “severe security environment,” according to an announcement from Japan’s Ministry of Defense. The Japanese military said the 25 missions involved Japan Self-Defense Forces (SDF) protecting US Navy ships on four occasions while those ships were gathering information […]

Opinion: What Biden and Pelosi can learn from a 1941-1942 presidential commission

[ad_1] In addition, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has called for a “9/11-type commission” to investigate the attack on the Capitol. Subsequently, congressional Democrats have drafted an initial plan to create a bipartisan commission that would examine the security failures at the Capitol to ensure that something similar never happens again. Under this plan, the commission’s […]

Hadaka Matsuri: Japan’s famed Naked Festival cancelled for all but a select few

[ad_1] (CNN) — This time a year ago, thousands gathered for Japan’s annual Hadaka Matsuri — also popularly known as the “Naked Festival”– in Okayama prefecture in the southern part of Honshu island. In today’s climate of social distancing, the video highlights from last year’s event (see above) are a surreal reminder of how much […]

Pilot: what happens in an emergency like United 238 (Opinion)

[ad_1] What exactly is meant by catastrophic and uncontained? A catastrophic failure is an event that occurs as a result of pieces of the plane itself traveling at high speed through the jet engine, destroying it in the process. In the circumstance of United 328, it appears that a fan blade that came loose in […]

Beijing’s 2008 Olympics were a soft power victory for China, but 2022 may be another story

[ad_1] Remembered today as an event in which record-breaking sporting achievements were matched only by the spectacular pageantry and organization of the Games, the success of the Beijing Olympics was no sure thing. China had never hosted the Olympics before, and in the run-up to the 2008 Games — held under the slogan “One World, […]

Opinion: The US is back in the Paris Agreement. Now what?

[ad_1] The US was a key player in helping to deliver the Paris Agreement, with former State Secretary and current US climate envoy John Kerry playing an instrumental role in this successful process. I have been extremely encouraged by the conversations I have had with Kerry and White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy — […]

Japan’s ruling LDP party faces sexism backlash as it invites women to look but not talk at key meeting

[ad_1] Toshihiro Nikai, secretary general of the country’s leading Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), on Tuesday proposed that women lawmakers should be able to observe the party’s key meetings — but not speak in them. The 82-year-old’s plan to allow five female lawmakers to observe the party’s main gatherings was a response to criticism that the […]

South China Sea: US steps up challenges to Spratly Islands in freedom of navigation operation

[ad_1] In a so-called freedom of navigation operation, the guided-missile destroyer USS Russell steamed within 12 nautical miles of the Spratly Islands in the southern portion of the 1.3 million square mile waterway, almost all of which China claims as its sovereign territory. “This freedom of navigation operation (“FONOP”) upheld the rights, freedoms and lawful […]

White House Covid-19 adviser says drop in US cases could be “misleading” in face of variants

[ad_1] Japan’s minister in charge of Covid-19 vaccinations, Taro Kano, speaks during a news conference in Tokyo on February 16, 2021. Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP via Getty Images   Japan will begin vaccinating its healthcare workers Wednesday with 40,000 doctors and nurses from 100 hospitals across the country receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, according to the head of […]

Japan begins vaccine rollout on Wednesday

[ad_1] Japan’s minister in charge of Covid-19 vaccinations, Taro Kano, speaks during a news conference in Tokyo on February 16, 2021. Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP via Getty Images   Japan will begin vaccinating its healthcare workers Wednesday with 40,000 doctors and nurses from 100 hospitals across the country receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, according to the head of […]

Indonesia’s poor COVID-19 responses take a toll on its global image

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Indonesia’s failure to reduce the number of COVID-19 cases nine months after declaring its first cases in March reflects its slow and poor responses to the spread of COVID-19 pandemic. Its handling of the virus has taken a toll on the country’s global reputation. As of December 1, Indonesia had […]

Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, ‘modernist’ French president, dies at 94

[ad_1] France’s former president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, who brought about rapid social change and was a leading force in founding the European Union, died Wednesday at the age of 94 from complications linked to Covid-19, his family said. Although Giscard d’Estaing only served a single term as president from 1974 to 1981, his death marks […]

UN chief slams ‘suicidal’ war on nature as 2020 on track to be one of hottest years on record

[ad_1] Issued on: 02/12/2020 – 19:26 This year is on course to be one of the three warmest ever recorded, the United Nations said Wednesday, as the UN chief warned the world was on the brink of “climate catastrophe”. The past six years, 2015 to 2020, are set to make up all six of the […]

Steps from Eiffel Tower’s original staircase sells for €274,000 at auction

[ad_1] Issued on: 02/12/2020 – 07:59Modified: 02/12/2020 – 08:01 A 14-step chunk of the Eiffel Tower’s spiral staircase was sold for 274,475 euros ($328,427) in Paris on Tuesday, nearly 10 times the guide price, auction house Artcurial said. The nearly-three-metre-high artefact was part of the original 1889 staircase that connected the second and third floors […]

BioNTech, Pfizer ask Europe to OK vaccine for emergency use

[ad_1] This May 4, 2020, file photo provided by the University of Maryland School of Medicine, shows the first patient enrolled in Pfizer’s COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine clinical trial at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. The German pharmaceutical company BioNTech and its U.S. partner Pfizer say they have submitted an application for […]

Study identifies countries and states with greatest age biases

[ad_1] Two studies from Michigan State University pinpoint where in the world you’ll find the most age bias, and where the “golden years” are considered truly golden. Credit: Creative Commons via PxHere Elders are more respected in Japan and China and not so much in more individualistic nations like the United States and Germany, say […]

Should Isolation Periods Be Shorter for People With Covid-19?

[ad_1] People with Covid-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, are most infectious about two days before symptoms begin and for five days afterward, according to a new analysis of previous research. A few patients who are extremely ill or have impaired immune systems may expel — or “shed” — the virus for as long […]

Researchers find how stress and the circadian clock affect sleep

[ad_1] 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 […]

The key to normal sleep

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain With fall and winter holidays coming up, many will be pondering the relationship between food and sleep. Researchers led by Professor Masashi Yanagisawa at the University of Tsukuba in Japan hope they can focus people on the important middlemen in the equation: bacterial microbes in the gut. Their detailed study […]

They Beat Back the Virus (Again and Again and Again)

[ad_1] HONG KONG — First, it was travelers and university students bringing the coronavirus back to Hong Kong from Europe and the United States. Then, sea crews and bar patrons were the ones spreading infections. In the latest wave, a large cluster appears to have started in ballroom dancing halls that are popular with older […]

Universität Greifswald verkauft geschütztes Verfahren PEMP

[ad_1] Die Universität Greifswald hat die Patentanmeldung für ein spezifisch genutztes Verfahren an die NIPOKA GmbH verkauft. Das Start-up hat seine Laborräume mit einem Superresolution Mikroskop im BioTechnikum Greifswald (WITENO GmbH). Weltweit leiden bis zu 17 Prozent der Bevölkerung an Nierenerkrankungen – Tendenz stark steigend. Da es bisher keine heilende Therapie oder entsprechende Medikamente zur […]

Obesity is not only the individual’s responsibility

[ad_1] Statistical differences were found in all of the categories on the graph. Credit: Adapted from Table 3 in Asahara et al. PLOS ONE, 2020. Research based on 5425 citizens’ responses to a questionnaire survey has illuminated that obesity causes are linked to various factors in addition to the individual’s current socioeconomic circumstances, including childhood […]

Early Coronavirus Mutation Made It Harder to Stop, Evidence Suggests

[ad_1] 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 […]

Oxford AstraZeneca trials show Covid vaccine is ‘highly effective’, drugmaker says

[ad_1] Issued on: 23/11/2020 – 11:07 A coronavirus vaccine developed by drug firm AstraZeneca and Oxford University has shown 70 percent effectiveness in trials involving 23,000 people, they said in a statement on Monday. The announcement comes after other trials of drugs developed by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna announced effectiveness above 90 percent. The results ranged between […]

U.S. should look at how other high-income countries regulate health care costs: study

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Structuring negotiations between insurers and providers, standardizing fee-for-service payments and negotiating prices can lower the United States’ health care spending by slowing the rate at which healthcare prices increase, according to a Rutgers study. The study, published in the journal Health Affairs, examined how other high-income countries that use a […]

Covid-19 vaccine: the next steps

[ad_1] Pfizer and BioNTech have applied for an emergency use authorization request for a coronavirus vaccine With US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech applying for an emergency use authorization in the United States for their coronavirus vaccine and US biotech company Moderna expected to do so soon, here are the next steps […]

Superspreader events key driver in Covid-19 pandemic

[ad_1] Colorized scanning electron micrograph of an apoptotic cell (green) heavily infected with SARS-COV-2 virus particles (yellow), isolated from a patient sample. Image captured at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Maryland. Credit: NIH/NIAID At churches, on cruise ships and even in the White House, superspreading events that can sicken dozens, even […]

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

[ad_1] 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 […]

World Health Organization Rejects Antiviral Drug Remdesivir as Covid-19 Treatment

[ad_1] The World Health Organization on Thursday recommended against using the antiviral remdesivir, a drug that had generated intense interest as a treatment for Covid-19. An expert panel “concluded that remdesivir has no meaningful effect on mortality or on other important outcomes for patients, such as the need for mechanical ventilation or time to clinical […]

W.H.O. Rejects Antiviral Drug Remdesivir as a Covid Treatment

[ad_1] The World Health Organization on Thursday recommended against using the antiviral remdesivir, a drug that had generated intense interest as a treatment for Covid-19. An expert panel “concluded that remdesivir has no meaningful effect on mortality or on other important outcomes for patients, such as the need for mechanical ventilation or time to clinical […]

T-Wolves pick Edwards first in NBA draft, France’s Hayes seventh overall

[ad_1] Issued on: 19/11/2020 – 17:26 The Minnesota Timberwolves made University of Georgia standout Anthony Edwards the first overall selection in the pandemic-delayed 2020 NBA draft on Wednesday.  The Timberwolves, who finished 19-45 in the coronavirus-disrupted 2020 season, opted for Edwards, who averaged 19 points per game as a freshman, to bolster a roster that […]

The Coronavirus Vaccines Will Likely Work. Making Them Fast Will Be Hard.

[ad_1] The promising news that not just one but two coronavirus vaccines were more than 90 percent effective in early results has buoyed hopes that an end to the pandemic is in sight. But even if the vaccines are authorized soon by federal regulators — the companies developing them have said they expect to apply […]

UN General Assembly president reprimands Security Council for ‘failing to do its job’

[ad_1] Issued on: 17/11/2020 – 04:48 UN General Assembly president Volkan Bozkir on Monday criticised the Security Council, saying it was failing to respond to the world’s biggest challenges due to “competing interests.” “The council has, on many occasions, failed to carry out its responsibility to maintain international peace and security,” Bozkir, a Turkish diplomat, […]

Genetisches Risiko für tödliche Blutgerinnsel bei CED-Patienten identifiziert

[ad_1] Blutgerinnsel sind die häufigste Todesursache bei Patienten mit chronisch-entzündlicher Darmerkrankung (CED). In einer kürzlich veröffentlichten retrospektiven Studie haben US-amerikanische Forscher festgestellt, dass eine Kombination seltener und häufiger genetischer Varianten bei einigen CED-Patienten das Risiko für die Entwicklung thromboembolischer Erkrankungen, die solche Blutgerinnsel verursachen, signifikant erhöhte. „Die von uns identifizierte genetische Signatur hat das Risiko […]

SpaceX, NASA successfully launch first private space mission

[ad_1] Issued on: 16/11/2020 – 03:28 Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX launched four astronauts on a flight to the International Space Station on Sunday, NASA’s first full-fledged mission sending a crew into orbit aboard a privately owned spacecraft. SpaceX’s newly designed Crew Dragon capsule, which the crew has dubbed Resilience, lifted off atop a SpaceX […]

SpaceX astronauts prepare for lift-off in first ‘operational’ flight to ISS

[ad_1] Issued on: 15/11/2020 – 11:13 Four astronauts were poised to launch on the SpaceX Crew Dragon “Resilience” to the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday, the first of what the US hopes will be many routine missions following a successful test flight in late spring. Three Americans — Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon […]

Asia forms world’s biggest trading bloc, excludes America

[ad_1] Issued on: 15/11/2020 – 07:20 Fifteen Asia-Pacific economies formed the world’s largest free trade bloc on Sunday, a China-backed deal that excludes the United States, which had left a rival Asia-Pacific grouping under President Donald Trump. The signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) at a regional summit in Hanoi, is a further […]

New York fights virus resurgence as global daily deaths top 10,000

[ad_1] Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain New York battled to fend off a second wave of coronavirus infections with new restrictions on bars and restaurants Friday, as the pandemic rages across the US and global daily deaths topped 10,000 for the first time. Cases are surging throughout America and Europe, with governments forced to take more […]

Japonia po përballet me një valë tjetër të coronavirusit, por “kjo valë e tretë” është shumë më ndryshe

[ad_1] Një valë tjetër e COVID-19 duket se po merr vrull në Japoni, por një numër i madh i rasteve asimptomatike krahasuar me shpërthimet dhe transmetimet e mëparshme që ndodhin në familje dhe vendet e punës po i detyrojnë zyrtarët të rishikojnë mënyrën se si ata të gjurmojnë infeksionet e grupeve dhe është duke forcuar […]

Pompeo’s meetings in France to be held in ‘complete transparency’ with Biden team, says Macron

[ad_1] Issued on: 13/11/2020 – 16:25 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo leaves Friday for a seven-nation trip that includes France, where his meetings will be held in “complete transparency towards the team of president-elect Joe Biden”, according to a statement by French President Emmanuel Macron’s office. The visit comes days after the top US […]

Poorer nations face vaccine wait as West locks down supply

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Hailed this week as a pandemic game-changer, the new COVID-19 vaccine offered countries that had pre-ordered doses a potential escape from a cycle of lockdowns and new waves of sickness and death. But while richer nations plan their vaccination programmes through the end of 2021, experts warn that poorer and […]

China-backed trade deal to be signed at Southeast Asian summit

[ad_1] Issued on: 12/11/2020 – 05:22 Fifteen Asia-Pacific nations are set to sign an enormous free trade deal at an online summit that started Thursday, with the pact seen as a coup for China in extending its influence across the region. Once signed, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will be the world’s largest trade […]

Genetic risk for fatal blood clots identified in IBD patients

[ad_1] Micrograph showing inflammation of the large bowel in a case of inflammatory bowel disease. Colonic biopsy. Credit: Wikipedia/CC BY-SA 3.0 Blood clots are the biggest cause of death in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)—ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease. In a retrospective study recently published in the journal Gastroenterology, Cedars-Sinai investigators found that a […]

Under Biden, EU must still ‘live without US global leadership’

[ad_1] The EU will once again have a cooperative US partner when Joe Biden becomes president, but Europeans should harbour no illusions: Washington will be no globo-cop nor NATO’s big protector, leaders and analysts say. “Great day for US and Europe, we look forward to working together with new administration to rebuild our partnership,” the […]

World leaders congratulate Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for election victory

[ad_1] World leaders on Sunday cheered Joe Biden’s election as US president as a chance to enhance cooperation on climate change, the coronavirus and other problems after four years of President Donald Trump’s rejection of international alliances. While Trump refused to accept the results of the election, Western and Asian allies expressed hope for a fresh […]

FDA panel urges rejection of experimental Alzheimer’s drug

[ad_1] In this Dec. 12, 2019 photo provided by Biogen, a scientist works on Alzheimer’s disease research in a laboratory at the drugmaker’s headquarters in Cambridge, Mass. On Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, a panel of outside experts will meet to advise the Food and Drug Administration on the drug, called aducanumab from Biogen Inc. and […]

Down syndrome-associated gene suppresses age-related corneal clouding

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain An analysis of aging in Down syndrome and hypercholesterolemia mouse models has suggested that a Down syndrome-associated gene, DSCR-1, protects against abnormal vascularization of the cornea and associated corneal opacity (blindness) by suppressing oxidized LDL cholesterol production and new downstream angiogenic signaling in patients with chronic high cholesterol. Epidemiological data […]

Poor nutrition in school years may have created 20 cm height gap across nations

[ad_1] Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A new global analysis led by Imperial College London, and published in journal The Lancet, has assessed the height and weight of school-aged children and adolescents across the world. The study, which used data from 65 million children aged five to 19 years old in 193 countries, revealed that school-aged […]

Biden could face a ‘Green divide’ if he wins the US election

[ad_1] While the US election still hangs in the balance, a win by Democrat Joe Biden comes with the promise of the US rejoining the Paris climate agreement, as he has vowed to do on his first day in office. But doing so risks widening the divide not only between disaffected Donald Trump voters who want to protect traditional jobs in oil and gas but from progressives within […]

Fighting Zika? Call in the T cells

[ad_1] Left: Aedes mosquito. Right: Zika virus particles (red) shown. Credit: NIAID Where Aedes mosquitoes fly, Zika virus may not be far behind. Although the explosive 2015-2016 Zika epidemics in the Americas are behind us, Zika may re-emerge, and “in many countries, Zika may be spreading in silence,” says Sujan Shresta, Ph.D., a professor at […]

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A.I. tool provides more accurate flu forecasts

[ad_1] Credit: Stevens Institute of Technology Predicting influenza outbreaks just got a little easier, thanks to a new A.I.-powered forecasting tool developed by researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology. By incorporating location data, the A.I. system is able to outperform other state-of-the-art forecasting methods, delivering up to an 11% increase in accuracy and predicting influenza […]

Gencode für die Herzreparatur mit Stammzellen mit Hilfe Künstlicher Intelligenz entschlüsselt

[ad_1] Bild: © igorbukhlin – Adobe/Stock Ein Forscherteam aus Deutschland und Japan, koordiniert von Prof. Gustav Steinhoff von der Universitätsmedizin Rostock, hat einen neuen hochspezifischen Genexpressionscode entdeckt, der die Stammzellantwort für die Herzreparatur nach einem Infarkt steuert. Die Forscher nutzten dabei neue Algorithmen der künstlichen Intelligenz. [ad_2]

Abnormal blood pressure levels while sleeping increase risk of heart disease, stroke

[ad_1] Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain People who experience high blood pressure while sleeping are more likely to experience future cardiovascular disease especially heart failure, even when their daytime blood pressure is within normal ranges, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation. Health care professionals typically use in-office and […]

Cruise Ships Can Sail Again, With Strict Rules. Here’s What to Know.

[ad_1] The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday lifted its “no sail” order on U.S. cruise ships and set out a framework for how cruising could restart. Under the new structure, cruise companies must demonstrate adherence to stringent health and safety protocols including extensive testing, quarantine measures and social distancing. If they meet […]

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[ad_1] “Insects in the home produced more disgust in the brain than insects in the wild, especially cockroaches,” said Dr. Eric Schumacher, director of Georgia Tech’s Center for Advanced Brain Imaging. “Our research suggests that we may be conditioned against pests in the home because they may be associated with contamination or illness. It’s not […]

New strategy for treating common retinal diseases shows promise

[ad_1] In a new study, scientists test a possible new therapy for eye diseases that’s based on fragments of the CITED2 protein. Here, the protein interacts with tips of blood vessels in the retina. Credit: Ayumi Usui-Ouchi, Friedlander laboratory at Scripps Research Scientists at Scripps Research have uncovered a potential new strategy for treating eye […]

AstraZeneca, J&J vaccine trials back on track in US

[ad_1] Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca have announced the resumption of separate major clinical trials for experimental Covid-19 in vaccines in the United States Two major clinical trials for experimental COVID-19 vaccines got back on track in the United States Friday—providing a glimmer of hope as the number of cases skyrocket across the country. COVID-19 […]

Inadequate COVID-19 response likely resulted in 130,000

[ad_1] Between 130,000 and 210,000 COVID-19 deaths in the United States could have been avoided if the Trump administration had quickly and effectively implemented a cohesive public health response to the novel coronavirus, according to a new report. The report by Columbia University Earth Institute’s National Center for Disaster Preparedness, titled “130,000—210,000 Avoidable COVID-19 Deaths—and […]

Diagnostic, therapeutic advance for rare neurodegenerative disorder

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Mayo Clinic researchers, along with national and global collaborators, have developed a potential test for Machado-Joseph disease, or spinocerebellar ataxia type 3 (SCA3)—a disease that has no cure. They also have clarified the role of a gene target associated with the disease. The inherited disease is linked to a mutation […]

NASA spacecraft successfully grabs sample of rocks from asteroid

[ad_1] Issued on: 21/10/2020 – 03:53 A NASA spacecraft touched down on the rugged surface of the Bennu asteroid on Tuesday, grabbing a sample of rocks dating back to the birth of our solar system to bring home. The minivan-sized OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, built by Lockheed Martin, extended its 11-foot (3.35 m) robotic arm toward a flat patch […]

Drinking green tea and coffee daily linked to lower death risk in people with diabetes

[ad_1] Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Drinking plenty of both green tea and coffee is linked to a lower risk of dying from any cause among people with type 2 diabetes, suggests research published in the online journal BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care. Drinking 4 or more daily cups of green tea plus 2 or […]

Persimmons pack plenty of nutritional punch

[ad_1] Ekspansio/E+, Getty Images Persimmons are low in calories and high in fiber—a combination that makes them a good choice for weight control. Their mix of antioxidants and nutrients—including vitamins A and C—makes them ideal for a healthy diet. But for all of the benefits that come in these colorful, somewhat uncommon fruits, it may […]

Europe surges past 250,000 virus deaths as Israel lifts lockdown

[ad_1] Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Europe passed the milestone of 250,000 deaths from COVID-19 on Sunday as Israel and Australia’s second-largest city of Melbourne began to gradually ease their strict lockdowns. European nations have ratcheted up restrictions on daily life to tackle soaring infections, with a 44 percent increase in cases this week. Nighttime curfews […]

WHO warns Europe virus surge of ‘great concern’

[ad_1] European countries have unveiled tough new measures to try to curb a surge in coronavirus infections which the World Health Organization warned Thursday is of “great concern”. Underscoring the disruption wrought by Covid-19 even in the corridors of power, US presidential candidate Joe Biden’s running mate Kamala Harris suspended travel after a staffer contracted […]