Should Scientists Super-Charge Viruses To Make Them More Contagious?

Should Scientists Super-Charge Viruses To Make Them More Contagious? Re: Scientists Tweak Lab Viruses To Make Them More Contagious.  Some “gain of function” studies explore how a dangerous pathogen might cross species barriers to start an outbreak. They are not without controversy By Emily Willingham on June 14, 2021 “If a virus has already moved from an animalContinue reading “Should Scientists Super-Charge Viruses To Make Them More Contagious?”

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Immune Cells Suggest New Alzheimer’s Treatment Possibilities – Scientific American

HWH COMMENT – Just researching for later use. Credit: Ruaida Mannaa Immune Cells Suggest New Alzheimer’s Treatment Possibilities Brain cells called microglia have different effects as the neurodegenerative disease progresses August 1, 2021   AUTHORS Jason Ulrich is an associate professor of neurology at Washington University in St. Louis. Credit: Nick Higgins David M. Holtzman is professorContinue reading “Immune Cells Suggest New Alzheimer’s Treatment Possibilities – Scientific American”

Few Days on Antibiotics Often as Good as Weeks – Scientific American

Shorter courses cause fewer side effects and breed fewer antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” Dozens of studies show that for many bacterial infections, a short course of antibiotics, measured in days, performs as well as the traditional course, measured in weeks. Shorter courses also carry a lower risk of side effects… Continue Source: A Few Days on Antibiotics AreContinue reading “Few Days on Antibiotics Often as Good as Weeks – Scientific American”

Tomorrow’s Biggest Microbial Threats – Scientific American

Tomorrow’s Biggest Microbial Threats Health experts around the world are focused on SARS-CoV-2, but similar viruses and microbial organisms such as bacteria could create the next global killer By Mike May, Nature Medicine on May 13, 2021 Tomorrow’s Biggest Microbial Threats Credit: Marina Spence Nature Medicine In the midst of the winter rampage of COVID-19—withContinue reading “Tomorrow’s Biggest Microbial Threats – Scientific American”

First Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Released in U.S. Are Hatching Now – Scientific American

First Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Released in U.S. Are Hatching Now As Aedes aegypti mosquitoes increase their range because of warming climate, genetic manipulation of the disease-carrying species could gain wider appeal By Donavyn Coffey on May 14, 2021 First Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Released in U.S. Are Hatching Now This week, mosquito eggs placed in theContinue reading “First Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Released in U.S. Are Hatching Now – Scientific American”

We Are the Aliens – Scientific American

We Are the Aliens On a geological timescale, the emergence of the human “dataome” is like a sudden invasion by extraterrestrials, or an asteroid impact that precipitates a mass extinction By Caleb A. Scharf on May 13, 2021 We Are the Aliens Credit: Caleb Scharf Something very old, very powerful and very special has beenContinue reading “We Are the Aliens – Scientific American”

New Blood Analyzer Tells Human from Animal Samples on the Spot – Scientific American

HWH: The title suggests that humans are not animals. Surprising coming from a science magazine. Why necessary? If human animal blood, worry. If other than human animal blood, not to worry. It should have written, New Blood Analyzer Detects human animal from other animal samples on the Spot. ARTICLE: New Blood Analyzer Tells Human fromContinue reading “New Blood Analyzer Tells Human from Animal Samples on the Spot – Scientific American”