Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education expands competencies

The Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education (GCCHE), an international forum for developing curricula related to the health impacts of climate change, has announced an expanded set of key competencies for students of public health, nursing, and medicine. The result of lessons learned from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the expanded competencies include added information…

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Scientists develop a cheaper method that might help create fuels from plants

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Scientists have figured out a cheaper, more efficient way to conduct a chemical reaction at the heart of many biological processes, which may lead to better ways to create biofuels from plants. Scientists around the world have been trying for years to create biofuels and other bioproducts more cheaply; this study, published…

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Ferroptosis resistance in cancer: An emerging crisis of new hope

Announcing a new publication for BIO Integration journal. In this opinion article the authors Daiyun Xu, Yonghui Lü, Yongxiao Li, Shengbin Li, Zhe Wang and Junqing Wang from Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China discuss ferroptosis resistance in cancer. Ferroptosis is a lethal consequence of accumulated lipid peroxidation catalyzed by ferrous iron and oxygen. This unique…

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Single-dose COVID-19 vaccine triggers antibody response in mice

Across the world, health care workers and high-risk groups are beginning to receive COVID-19 vaccines, offering hope for a return to normalcy amidst the pandemic. However, the vaccines authorized for emergency use in the U.S. require two doses to be effective, which can create problems with logistics and compliance. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Central…

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Novel RNA factors may help cancer cells thrive

Like Peter Pan, some cells never grow up. In cancer, undifferentiated stem cells may help tumors such as glioblastoma become more aggressive than other forms of the disease. Certain groups of genes are supposed to help cells along the path to maturity, leaving their youthful «stemness» behind. This requires sweeping changes in the microRNAome —…

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Gene therapy strategy found effective in mouse model of hereditary disease TSC

BOSTON — Patients with tuberous sclerosis complex, a genetic disorder characterized by the growth of noncancerous tumors in multiple organs of the body, have limited treatment options. A team led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has now shown that gene therapy can effectively treat mice that express one of the mutated genes that…

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One 18-Hour Flight, Four Coronavirus Infections

The versions of the coronavirus that all seven carried were virtually identical genetically — strongly suggesting that one person among them initiated the outbreak. That person, whom the report calls Passenger A, had in fact tested negative four or five days before boarding, the researchers found. Updated  Jan. 8, 2021, 5:03 a.m. ET “Four or…

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Urs Fischer Distorts The Iconic Louis Vuitton Monogram

Courtesy of Louis Vuitton With each new year comes an aura of possibility and reinvention. That spirit is at the very heart of the new Louis Vuitton x Urs Fischer collection, which fittingly launched on New Year’s Day. The capsule’s launch marries the Swiss contemporary artist’s vision with Louis Vuitton’s iconic monogram logo for an…

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