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Anti-Cancer Drug Derived From Himalayan Fungus Clears Early Clinical Trials

An Oxford University study has shown that the new drug NUC-7738—a novel chemotherapy drug, derived from a fungus—has up to 40 times greater potency for killing cancer cells than its parent compound, with limited toxic side effects. The naturally-occurring nucleoside analogue known as Cordycepin (a.k.a 3’-deoxyadenosine) is found in the Himalayan fungus Cordyceps sinensis and […]

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Promising Results From Antiviral Pill May Change the Game for COVID-19 Effects, Finds Clinical Trial

Back in August, it was reported that a simple pill taken at the onset of symptoms for COVID-19 reduced the risk of hospitalization and death by 50%. Now 1.7 million doses of that drug, an antiviral agent called Molnupiravir produced by Merck, have been secured for use in the U.S. and represents the first orally-ingested […]

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Banning Plastic Straws Won’t Help The Oceans. Here’s Why

The disposable plastic straw is a magnificent piece of engineering: Simple, cheap, durable, and unfailingly effective. Then, overnight, we abandoned it for wretched paper tubes that wither at the first sign of wetness. Such an abhorrent substitution might be justified…

Experts say climate change can make hurricanes more intense, not cause them – Tampa Bay Times

A viral image circulating on social media ridicules the idea that climate change is to blame for a recent hurricane in Florida, noting the many hurricanes that have hit the Sunshine State over the better part of two centuries. “Florida…

Millie LaFontaine: The entanglements of climate change – Concord Monitor

During the pandemic, we have come to recognize more clearly that the world outside our doors is not something to guard against, but a safe haven against a lethal viral enemy. We are starting to recognize one more way our…

Global Warming: Lockdown Gave the Planet a Break, but Didn’t Stop Climate Change | Skymet Weather Service – Skymet Weather

The world comes alive after a year-long lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, people leave aside the endless series and games at: https://nationalcasino.com/en_ca/live-casino/live-roulette, and joyfully go out into the fresh air. Along with the economy, greenhouse gas emissions are rapidly…

New Cancer Treatments May Be on The Horizon – Thanks to Success in mRNA Vaccine Trial

A personalized, mRNA vaccine, given to patients with particular kinds of aggressive cancers could leverage the immune system of the patient to kill the cancer on its own, and in doing so usher in a new epoch of cancer treatment. Messenger RNA (ribonucleic acid) vaccines were what sparked the COVID-19 vaccine drives, as Pfizer and […]

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Youth at ‘extremely high risk’ from global warming, UN says, on anniversary of Thunberg-led strikes – FRANCE 24 English

Nearly half the world’s children are at “extremely high risk” from the effects of global warming, a new UN report has found, which was launched to coincide with the third anniversary of activist Greta Thunberg’s first climate school strike. Advertising…

Internet Artist Raises $6 Million in One Day to Rescue Afghans Targeted By Taliban

A New Yorker has launched a hugely successful GoFundMe campaign to fly at-risk Afghans out of the country as quickly as possible. Internet meme artist Quentin Quarantino’s GoFundMe campaign raised $550,000 in just two hours. Now, after only a day, the total has rocketed toward $6 million and is still climbing. After two decades of […]

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