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Petra Fromme honored with the prestigious Anfinsen Award

(Arizona State University) Arizona State University researcher Petra Fromme has received the 2021 Christian B. Anfinsen Award. The honor is bestowed by The Protein Society, the premier international association dedicated to supporting protein research.

A Single Injection Reverses Blindness in Patient with Rare Genetic Disorder – Another RNA Success

A patient with a genetic form of childhood blindness gained vision, which lasted more than a year, after receiving a single injection of an experimental RNA therapy into the eye. The gene editing research was conducted at the Perelman School of Medicine in the University of Pennsylvania. Results of the case, detailed in a paper […]

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Where Drug Trafficking and Climate Change Collide – JSTOR Daily

The oft-repeated prediction that climate change will hit hardest for already vulnerable populations is playing out in real time for Indigenous Rarámuri communities in Mexico’s restless northwestern borderlands. The Rarámuri (also called the Tarahumara) live in a mountainous region coveted…

How Climate Alarmists Fuel Climate Denial

‘The end is nigh!’ is an age-old conceit of religious zealots and prophets of doom. Preaching apocalypse may comfort believers, but it isn’t very convincing to unbelievers. In the Olivet Discourse, also known as the Little Apocalypse, Jesus predicts great catastrophic…

Georgia Lab Experiments Shows CBD Reduces Plaque And Improves Cognition in Early Onset Alzheimer’s

A two-week course of high doses of CBD helped restore the function of two proteins key to reducing the accumulation of beta-amyloid plaque, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease, and improved cognition in an experimental model of early onset familial Alzheimer’s—a form of Alzheimer’s that doctors know for certain is linked to genes—investigators report. The proteins […]

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Pioneering Arthritis Treatment For Dogs is Rolled Out And Vets Call it ‘Groundbreaking’

A world-first arthritis treatment for dogs is being rolled out, and vets are hailing it as “groundbreaking.” The new biological therapy involves the synthesis of antibody molecules to eradicate pain caused by arthritis. The antibodies have been manufactured in the USA by Zoeitus, the largest global animal health company, and Scotland’s dogs will be the […]

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What Gretel Ehrlich Gets Wrong About Climate Change – Outside

In the early months of the pandemic, as travel ground to a halt, news outlets and random Twitter users breathlessly pointed out that smog was clearing up, animals were roaming the streets, and even Venice’s canals were looking better than ever. Many of…

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Healthy lifespan analysis using nematodes

Researchers have developed an automated measurement system to assess healthy lifespan using nematodes. This system performs a mini-population analysis to classify specific populations of nematodes based on qualitative differences in lifespan. Since there are many similarities between the mechanisms that determine the lifespan of nematodes and humans, this system could make it easier to develop drugs and find foods that extend the healthy lifespan of humans.