CT uncovers bone disease in Tyrannosaurus rex jaw

Researchers in Germany identified bone disease in the fossilized jaw of a Tyrannosaurus rex using a CT-based, nondestructive imaging approach, according to a study being presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North Ameri.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgDec 1st, 2021

Is It Wrong To Mock People Who"d Opposed Covid Vaccines and Then Died of Covid?

Slashdot reader DevNull127 shares a transcript from a recent segment on CNN: CNN: Here's a moral question peculiar to these days: Is it wrong to mock people who publicly crusade against the Covid vaccine, and then die of the disease? Or does it.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 17th, 2022

Space Anemia Is Tied To Being In the Void and Can Stick Around Awhile

fahrbot-bot shares a report from Ars Technica: Space isn't easy on humans. Some aspects are avoidable -- the vacuum, of course, and the cold, as well as some of the radiation. Astronauts can also lose bone density, thanks to a lack of gravity. NASA h.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 15th, 2022

CDC to update advice on best masks—but just wants you to wear one, any of them

The best mask is the one Americans will actually wear, CDC director says. Enlarge / Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, testifies during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Com.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJan 12th, 2022

Genetic discovery to improve breeding for disease resistance in wheat

Australian and European researchers have discovered a genetic element in a common wheat pathogen with potential to help streamline breeding for disease-resistant wheat varieties that are better suited to Australian conditions......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 12th, 2022

Is more better? Amounts and frequency of milk replacer fed to calves under heat stress

Calves raised during the heat of summer have reduced growth, increased disease incidence, and higher mortality rates compared with those raised in temperate environments or neutral thermal conditions. The reduced average daily weight gain observed in.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 12th, 2022

Vets in Poland hope antibiotics will save brown bear cub

A veterinarian said Tuesday that a brown bear cub found exhausted in snowy woods in southeastern Poland has been diagnosed with a disease that will be treated with antibiotics......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 12th, 2022

Understanding how autoactivation triggers cell death

Apoptosis is a process that causes cell death. It can go awry in cancer cells, sustaining the disease. Scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have captured the structure of BAK, a protein that triggers apoptosis. They have shown how BAK.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 11th, 2022

Brrr! Some schools close as extreme cold grips US Northeast

A mass of arctic air swept into the Northeast on Tuesday, bringing bone-chilling sub-zero temperatures and closing schools across the region for the second time in less than a week......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 11th, 2022

In a First, Man Receives a Heart From a Genetically Altered Pig

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: A 57-year-old man with life-threatening heart disease has received a heart from a genetically modified pig, a groundbreaking procedure that offers hope to hundreds of thousands of patients.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 11th, 2022

First images of enzyme provide insights into cause of hereditary neurological disease

WEHI researchers have produced the first molecular images of an enzyme that controls proteins to signal and communicate with each other in human cells. The discovery could help to solve the mystery cause of a rare group of hereditary neurodegenerativ.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 10th, 2022


A medical staff member wearing a costume looks at a child who receives a shot of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at a mass vaccination center in Prague, Czech Republic, January 8, 2022. REUTERS/David W CernySuperman, Cinderella and Minions.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsJan 9th, 2022


A pharmacist holds a vial of the Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine in West Haven, Connecticut, U.S., February 17, 2021. REUTERS/Mike SegarThe effectiveness of COVID-19 boosters  is likely to wane in the coming months, and people may.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsJan 8th, 2022

How bone conduction headphones work – and why you should try them

Bone conduction headphones give runners and cyclists freedom, and can also help people with hearing disabilities......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsJan 8th, 2022

CDC head talks screwups, 4th doses, omicron’s wave in long-awaited briefing

The wide-ranging briefing gave a better view of how the CDC sees omicron playing out. Enlarge / The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters stands in Atlanta, Georgia, on Saturday, March 14, 2020. (credit: Getty |.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJan 7th, 2022

Cystic fibrosis drugs can be "life-changing" for patients: New images reveal how the molecules work

A mutated protein causes the genetic disease cystic fibrosis. Now, researchers have solved the structure of the protein and how certain drugs bind to it, unveiling their mode of action......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 7th, 2022

A new cholera strain replaced older strains during the seventh cholera pandemic

The bacterium Vibrio cholerae is the causative agent of the diarrheal disease cholera and is responsible for seven known pandemics. The seventh cholera pandemic began in 1961 and is still active. Unlike previous pandemics, it is caused by cholera str.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 7th, 2022

French parliament approves Macron"s vaccine pass

 People wearing protective face masks walk in the Tuileries Gardens in Paris amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in France, January 5, 2022. REUTERS/Gonzalo FuentesThe French parliament on Thursday approved President Emmanuel Macron.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJan 6th, 2022

Covid Will Become Endemic. The World Must Decide What That Means

The task of 2022 will be figuring out how much action we’re willing to take and how much disease and death we’ll tolerate......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsJan 5th, 2022

The toilet of a First Temple period luxury villa reveals the Jerusalem elite suffered from infectious disease

A new study by Tel Aviv University and the Israel Antiquities Authority has exposed the remains of 2,700-year-old intestinal worm eggs below the stone toilet of a magnificent private estate. The egg remnants belong to four different types of intestin.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJan 4th, 2022

Computer model of blood enzyme may lead to new drugs for cardiovascular disease

Membrane-associated proteins play a vital role in a variety of cellular processes, yet little is known about the membrane-association mechanism. Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) is one such protein with an important role in cardiovas.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2022