Tho' Nature, red in tooth and claw
These words of Alfred Lord Tennyson have come to represent Darwinian "survival of the fittest." But how do you survive when you have neither tooth or claw? Bacteria use chemical weapons, and using E. Coli as a model; researchers sought to understand how simple regulators might produce multiple combat strategies. The investigation also asked whether strategy would provide a survival advantage.
E. Coli’s chemical defenses
A new study says that among high-risk women, how they approached treatment and prevention was clearly related to whether they personally knew of family members or friends who died of breast cancer. Those who did were more likely to take aggressive measures to battle the disease; those who didn't took a more conservative approach.
The recently-published “Social Justice Warrior Handbook,” which satirizes people who promote liberal, multicultural, anti-capitalist, anti-globalization, politically correct views, could have had Indian activist and mountebank Vandana Shiva on the cover. She opposes the tools and practices of modern agriculture and science--and well, modernity in general—and advocates retrogressive policies that will cause widespread malnourishment, deprivation and death to the very people she claims to champion.
Why hire a PhD or a person with a bachelor's degree in science when it's cheaper and easier to hire a social media intern who has spent the last few years copying-and-pasting press releases about scary toxins and miracle vegetables?
In 2016, on one spring day in Australia (around November), which is also thunderstorm season there, thousands of people began to have trouble breathing, all at the same time.
It was a national asthma attack that ended up killing ten people. The culprit was something called thunderstorm asthma which was first identified in the 1980s.
Why does thunderstorm asthma happen?
James Cagney might call these "dirty double-crossing rats" but they're likely not dirty, and they don't mean to do it. But pet rats can carry and pass along a type of hantavirus, the Seoul virus, that can make their owners pretty sick, says the CDC.
Partner getting a little junk in the trunk? How can you get him/her to slim down? Start dieting yourself. Trust us, your partner will follow.
http://monographs.iarc.fr/ENG/Classification/With much fanfare, the International Agency for Research on Cancer announced that hot beverages are carcinogenic. But a new study shows that tea is not a culprit.
As the first physician to serve three administrations AND be the appointed Physician to the President for two presidents, Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson is a historical figure. Find out here: Are presidents difficult patients? Can his team operate on Air Force One? How does he feel about his recent press conference over President Trump's physical or the politicizing of a candidate's health, in general? And more...
Researchers have found a way to model the thinking of experts that could allow machines to explain their "thinking." That would be a great step forward in the deep learning of medical diagnosis by computers.