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News about Climate Change and our Planet

Month: December 2019

Try these modern twists on classic party mix

Remember party mix? That random assortment of corn/wheat/rice cereal, nuts, pretzels, Worcestershire sauce, butter and seasoned salt? Perhaps you know it by its more common branded name, Chex Mix, based on the cereal brand that actually “invented” it. Whatever you…

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Trial suggests babies in intensive care can be better protected from parental bacteria

A research team reports it has developed and tested a relatively simple strategy for reducing the chance of parents exposing their babies in the NICU to one of the most commonly diagnosed and potentially deadly microbial scourges in a hospital: Staphylococcus aureus.

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Trial suggests babies in intensive care can be better protected from parental bacteria

A research team reports it has developed and tested a relatively simple strategy for reducing the chance of parents exposing their babies in the NICU to one of the most commonly diagnosed and potentially deadly microbial scourges in a hospital: Staphylococcus aureus.

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Trial suggests babies in intensive care can be better protected from parental bacteria

A research team reports it has developed and tested a relatively simple strategy for reducing the chance of parents exposing their babies in the NICU to one of the most commonly diagnosed and potentially deadly microbial scourges in a hospital: Staphylococcus aureus.

A new breakthrough in developing effective antimalarial drugs

Parasites in the genus Plasmodium, which cause malaria, are transmitted to humans through bites from infected mosquitoes. The parasites manage to acclimatize to these two completely different hosts because the plasticity of their genome enables them to adapt as necessary. Scientists decided to investigate the epigenetic mechanisms behind this plasticity, in particular DNA methylation. They identified molecules capable of inhibiting DNA methylation and effectively killing even the most resistant Plasmodium falciparum parasites.

Betrayed by bile: Bile acids help norovirus sneak into cells

Human noroviruses, the leading viral cause of foodborne illness and acute diarrhea around the world, infect cells of the small intestine by piggybacking on a normal cellular process called endocytosis that cells use to acquire materials from their environment.

BP Exec: Climate Change Fears Depressing Daughter’s Friends

Outgoing BP CEO Bob Dudley, the man who steered the oil giant through the aftermath of the massive 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill, revealed that his daughter’s friends are taking antidepressants because of their concerns about climate change. Dudley, who is…

The BBC, Bob Ward, And The Assault On Climate Dissent

I was asked to appear on the Today program on Saturday 28 December by the guest editor, Charles Moore, and made the case that the BBC’s coverage of climate change is unbalanced. Despite a lot of interruption by Nick Robinson,…

For these bears in the Ukraine, it's too warm to hibernate

Some of the brown bears in the rehabilitation center in Synevyr National Park in southwest Ukraine are having trouble getting to sleep. Usually in winter, the residents are hibernating. But right now, according to a Facebook post from the center,…