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Evidence suggests bubonic plague had long-term effect on human immunity genes

(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Scientists examining the remains of 36 bubonic plague victims from a 16th century mass grave in Germany have found the first evidence that evolutionary adaptive processes, driven by the disease, may have conferred immunity on later generations of people from the region.

Global Vaccine Crisis Sends Ominous Signal for Fighting Climate Change – The New York Times

Brazil’s right-wing populist president, Jair Bolsonaro, scorned public health guidance and insisted that lockdowns and mobility restrictions would be a bigger threat to the country’s weak economy. Brazil now has one of the world’s highest death tolls and its economy…

Researchers Create CRISPR ‘On-Off Switch’ to Control Inherited Genetic Problems Without Changing DNA

Scientists have figured out how to modify the unrivaled gene-editing tool CRISPR to extend its reach to the epigenome, which controls how genes are switched on or off. The researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, and MIT’s non-profit Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and have already used the tool in the lab to […]

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Tick-Borne Infection Immune to Most Antibiotics May Be Blocked Using Special ‘Nanobodies’

Tiny molecules called nanobodies, which can be designed to mimic antibody structures and functions, may be the key to blocking a tick-borne bacterial infection that remains out of reach of almost all antibiotics, new research suggests. The infection is called human monocytic ehrlichiosis (HME), and is one of the most prevalent and potentially life-threatening tick-borne […]

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Europe Will Open its Doors to Vaccinated American Tourists This Summer

Americans haven’t been able to visit Europe on nonessential trips for over a year, but that now looks set to change. Fully vaccinated tourists from the States will be able to come to the European Union over the summer, Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, has recently told the New York Times. […]

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Investments in climate change solutions will pay off for global health – STAT – STAT

World leaders, beckoned by President Biden, are assembling on Earth Day, April 22, to create greater urgency to fight climate change. The summit is taking place during the worst infectious disease pandemic in a century. World leaders need to pay…

As pandemic recedes, global warming resumes. Plus more updates in the drive to curb COVID-19 – Lincoln Journal Star

{{featured_button_text}} CDC Says Disinfecting Surfaces to Prevent COVID-19 Is Often for Show. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday that the risk of transmitting COVID-19 through surfaces is low. Chief of the Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch Vincent…

New Brain Cancer Immunotherapy Shows Promise in Human Trial – Most Patients Saw No Tumor Growth For 3 Years

A landmark human trial testing a vaccine that’s designed to help the immune system target brain tumors has shown promising results—and Phase 2 of the trial is now being planned. According to a Nature article published by the researchers leading the trial, the vaccine was safe for all patients, and showed the hoped-for immune response […]

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Prince William Echoes The Great ‘Reset’ Pablum

Prince William has confirmed that he’s at least as dodgy a kingly prospect as his father the Prince of Wales by calling for a ‘Reset.’ William, who is second in line to the British throne, slipped the codeword into a…