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Novel autoantibody adds fuel to COVID-19 "firestorm" of inflammation, blood clots

Researchers have discovered another functional autoantibody in COVID-19 patients that contributes to the disease's development and the 'firestorm' of blood clots and inflammation it induces. The autoantibody makes it much harder for the body to degra.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyJul 20th, 2021

UC Reactor Makes Martian Fuel

Engineers at the University of Cincinnati are developing new ways to convert greenhouse gases to fuel to address climate change and get astronauts home from Mars. UC: UC College of Engineering and Applied Science assistant professor Jingjie Wu and hi.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News12 hr. 18 min. ago

As Florida punishes schools, study finds masks cut school COVID outbreaks 3.5X

Universal masking prevents some school outbreaks and lowers case rates. Enlarge / A second-grade teacher talks to her class during the first day of school at Tustin Ranch Elementary School in Tustin, CA on Wednesday, August 11, 2021. (credit: Ge.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News13 hr. 51 min. ago

Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine highly effective against serious illness: study

Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine highly effective against serious illness: study.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsSep 24th, 2021

New research reveals credit rating agencies responded too slowly to COVID-19

The first study into the effect of COVID-19 on sovereign credit ratings found that rating agencies were slow to react to the pandemic's unprecedented economic and fiscal reverberations. The research raises questions about the timeliness and reliabili.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 24th, 2021

How COVID-19 upended our understanding of migration, citizenship and inequality

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that the global system governing migration may not be sustainable. Temporary migration schemes including those for seasonal agriculture workers or those allowing for construction and care work no longer function when p.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 24th, 2021

Biden official reveals the failure behind America"s epic chip shortage

The shortage of computer chips is raising the price of new and used cars, delaying shipments of electronics and holding back the economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsSep 24th, 2021

CanSinoBIO COVID-19 vaccine, tested at lower dosage, safe for children: study

CanSinoBIO COVID-19 vaccine, tested at lower dosage, safe for children: study.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsSep 24th, 2021

CDC Panel Endorses Pfizer COVID-19 Booster Shots For People 65 and Older

A key Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory group unanimously voted Thursday to recommend distributing Pfizer and BioNTech's Covid-19 booster shots to older Americans and nursing home residents, clearing the way for the agency to give t.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Twitter Adds Bitcoin Tipping, Pushes Further Into NFTs

Twitter will let users send and receive tips using Bitcoin as part of a broader push to help users make money from the service. From a report: Twitter also said Thursday that it's looking into authenticating users' nonfungible tokens -- digital goods.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Carbon dioxide reactor makes Martian fuel

Engineers at the University of Cincinnati are developing new ways to convert greenhouse gases to fuel to address climate change and get astronauts home from Mars......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Tech billionaire: Facebook is what"s wrong with America

From the climate crisis to Covid, Marc Benioff sees a common thread for what ails America today: deception that is allowed to spread like wildfire on Facebook......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Former Defense Secretary James Mattis invested $85,000 in Theranos and let Elizabeth Holmes take his blood

James Mattis, the former US Secretary of Defense and onetime Theranos board member, recounted how he lost confidence in the failed blood-testing startup during his testimony Wednesday in the criminal trial of the company's founder and former CEO Eliz.....»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

"Ultra-potent" antibody against COVID-19 variants

A technology developed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center has led to the discovery of an "ultra-potent" monoclonal antibody against multiple variants of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, including the delta variant......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

An experimental loop for simulating nuclear reactors in space

Nuclear thermal propulsion, which uses heat from nuclear reactions as fuel, could be used one day in human spaceflight, possibly even for missions to Mars. Its development, however, poses a challenge. The materials used must be able to withstand high.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

COVID-19 creates dire US shortage of teachers, school staff

One desperate California school district is sending flyers home in students' lunchboxes, telling parents it's "now hiring." Elsewhere, principals are filling in as crossing guards, teachers are being offered signing bonuses and schools are moving bac.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

COVID disrupts aluminum capacitor supply in SE Asia

On top of the global shortage of semiconductors, passive components are also seeing undersupply as COVID looms large in Southeast Asia, where suppliers are forced to manufacture at lower capacity......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

"It must stop now." Marc Benioff says Facebook doesn"t care about disinformation

From the climate crisis to Covid, Marc Benioff sees a common thread for what ails America today: deception that is allowed to spread like wildfire on Facebook......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Idaho COVID crisis: Hospitals overflowing with sicker, younger patients

"These people didn't need to die now, and they didn't need to die like this." Enlarge / A coronavirus preparedness tent setup outside a hospital emergency room entrance at Gritman Medical Center in the northern Idaho city of Moscow in March 2020.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Former Defense Secretary James Mattis testifies in trial of Elizabeth Holmes

James Mattis, the former US Secretary of Defense and onetime Theranos board member, recounted how he lost confidence in the failed blood-testing startup during his testimony Wednesday in the criminal trial of the company's founder and former CEO Eliz.....»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

Billion-dollar biotech company"s focus expands to include COVID

Harlan and Chad Robins started Seattle-based Adaptive Biotechnologies 12 years ago to find a cure for cancer. Now, they have broadened their mission to take on COVID-19......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021