Curing Type 1 Diabetes

And while we are at it, all of the other dread auto-immune diseases. Many of the therapies described below are only for Type 1 diabetes (T1D), but hacking the immune system, teaching T-cells not to attack specific body cell types, is extremely promising for every cell type involved, and every resulting disease. Phosphatidyl Serine, shown … Read more

CDC recommends first vaccine to protect infants from RSV

CNN  —  The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday it is recommending a new vaccine to help protect babies against severe respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV. “This is another new tool we can use this fall and winter to help protect lives,” said CDC Director Dr. Mandy Cohen. “I encourage parents to … Read more

As Covid-19 hospitalizations climb, rates among seniors and children raise concern

CNN  —  Covid-19 hospitalizations have been on the rise in the United States for months, with weekly admissions now more than triple what they were two months ago. Seniors have the highest rates of Covid hospitalizations by far, but hospitalizations among children — especially among those younger than 5 — are rising fast. More than 20,500 … Read more

Hardeep Singh Nijjar killing: What does international law say? | Human Rights News

The fallout continues from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s announcement that his government is investigating “credible allegations of a potential link” between the Indian government and the killing of a Sikh leader in British Columbia. If those allegations are proven, experts said the June 18 killing of Hardeep Singh Nijjar would represent a targeted, extrajudicial … Read more

Worm that jumps from rats to slugs to human brains has invaded Southeast US – Ars Technica

Adult female worm of Angiostrongylus cantonensis recovered from rat lungs with characteristic barber-pole appearance (anterior end of worm is to the top). Scale bar = 1 mm. The dreaded rat lungworm—a parasite with a penchant for rats and slugs that occasionally finds itself rambling and writhing in human brains—has firmly established itself in the Southeast … Read more

UN’s Big Week Sent Ominous Message to the World

For one week each year, as world leaders gather in New York for the United Nations General Assembly meetings, the biggest stories in international affairs all seem to be laid out, side-by-side for Americans to view up close. This year, the spectacle and related developments here in the United States had to leave most rational … Read more