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

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 1:19 P.M. EDT MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  Good afternoon, everyone.  Q    Good afternoon. MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  As you can see, we have the National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan joining us today to talk about — give a little bit of a preview and talk about the President’s visit with President Zelenskyy today.  … Read more

Functional characterization of Alzheimer’s disease genetic variants in microglia

Nott, A. et al. Brain cell type-specific enhancer-promoter interactome maps and disease-risk association. Science 366, 1134–1139 (2019). Article  CAS  PubMed  PubMed Central  Google Scholar  Neuner, S. M., Tcw, J. & Goate, A. M. Genetic architecture of Alzheimer’s disease. Neurobiol. Dis. 143, 104976 (2020). Article  CAS  PubMed  PubMed Central  Google Scholar  Song, M. et al. Mapping … Read more

Study suggests tradeoffs between the ozone layer, pollution and skin cancer

Comment on this storyComment Almost half a century ago, scientists began to theorize that a certain class of chemicals — which were found in virtually every air conditioner, aerosol can and refrigerator around the world — had a particularly dangerous side effect. These compounds, known as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), could float up into the stratosphere and … Read more

C5+1 Leaders’ Joint Statement | The White House

The New York Declaration: C5+1 Resilience through Security, Economic, and Energy Partnership  This week, we – the presidents of the United States, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and the Republic of Uzbekistan – met on the occasion of the first-ever C5+1 Presidential Summit, held during the 78th session … Read more

10 Best Morning Habits for All-Day Energy

How many times do you start to fade out in the middle of your workday? Feeling tired presents a major issue when you haven’t even wrapped up your meetings, deadlines, or workout routine at the end of the day—not to mention whatever obligations await you at home. Fear not, because we spoke with the experts … Read more