Effectively and safely protecting against disease–this is what makes vaccines a vital and successful public health tool that saves lives and safeguards health and well-being. Looking at immunisation programmes' successes and remaining challenges, this week's issue of Eurosurveillance is published on the occasion of European Immunization Week (EIW) 2021.
Leading UK expert says loss of funding certain to damage attempts to tackle virus and variants Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Vital coronavirus research, including a project tracking variants in India, has had its funding reduced by up to 70% under swingeing cuts to the UK overseas aid budget. One of Britain’s leading infectious disease experts said the UK governmen
Kian Kelley-Chung was wearing a black T-shirt with the logo of his documentary and art collective on the day last summer when he found himself filming the Washington, DC, police during a protest. It was August 13, 2020, and Kelley-Chung had been recording Black Lives Matter demonstrations in the city for a couple of months. At this one, in the Adams Morgan neighborhood, he saw an officer push som
An experimental medicine seems to ease symptoms of Fragile X syndrome, a genetic disorder that is the most common inherited cause of intellectual disabilities and autism. (Image credit: Richard J. Green/Science Source)
Grounded NASA’s Mars helicopter has hit a bit of a snag. “Aim high, and fly, fly again,” a Thursday tweet by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory reads. “The Mars Helicopter’s ambitious fourth flight didn’t get off the ground, but the team is assessing the data and will aim to try again soon.” In reality, it remains unclear what the helicopter’s current state is — and it would be a shame if it had al
BrainPal The head scientist of the US Space Force has an unusual idea for how to maintain military dominance: augmenting and upgrading human soldiers. Speaking at an Air Force Research Laboratory event, Space Force chief scientist Joel Mozer suggested that we’re entering an era during which soldiers can become a “superhuman workforce,” according to Metro , thanks to new tech including augmented a
I hope we can all agree that “vaccine culture” is a bit depressing. The idea of wearing an evening gown to a COVID-19-vaccine appointment is objectively sad, and speaking from personal experience, taking an hour-long bus ride to a CVS at the dead center of Staten Island, New York, for medical treatment is not fun or exciting except by dramatic contrast to events prior. And when vaccine culture is
Climate Emergency Hawaii has become the first US state in history to declare a climate emergency, Grist reports . The state legislature passed a resolution on Thursday that calls climate change a threat to both humankind and the environment. The resolution also calls for urgent action to alleviate the adverse effects of climate change. “I’m very pleased that the Legislature has taken this step by
Climate and health policies rely on scientific expertise. But the federal science workforce has been shaped by decades of political interference, underfunding and race and gender bias. (Image credit: Cornell Watson for NPR)
When the fearless, open-hearted athlete took her own life in October, the shock was immense. Now her family is determined to find out why Damage found after late AFLW player Jacinda Barclay donates brain for concussion research Explainer: what we know about concussion in Australian sport Tall, whispering gum trees line the driveway of the Barclay property. The homestead sits nestled into a gentle
Analysis of bones from sixth to 16th centuries reveals the disease was 10 times more prevalent than expected It was a time when battles, plagues and ghastly accidents caused many a misery, but now research suggests the inhabitants of medieval Britain were no strangers to another tribulation: cancer. According to Cancer Research UK about 50% of people in the UK born after 1960 will receive a diagn
Now Live On Thursday morning, the Chinese space agency successfully launched the first and largest module of its upcoming Tiangong-3 space station into orbit. The module, Tianhe, is now floating in orbit, where it awaits the next ten rocket launches that will ferry the space stations remaining pieces to space for eventual construction . But for now, Chinese state media released video footage of t
China successfully launched the first base module of its space station earlier this week. But while the Long March 5B rocket — the largest in the country’s growing fleet of launch vehicles — successfully made the drop-off, it’s now likely to hurtle uncontrollably back down through the Earth’s atmosphere, SpaceNews reports . The rocket used four boosters and a massive core stage to get the 22.5 me
Unraveling Secrets Famous theoretical physicist Michio Kaku has a new goal for his fellow researchers: unraveling the mysteries of the universe to create a cohesive theory of everything that explains how the universe operates — and why it exists. Kaku told The New York Times that he thinks that the underlying secrets to physics could end up being simpler than the complex pile of equations, theore
According to a new report by the Washington State Department of Ecology, a massive underground radioactive chemical storage tank in the state is leaking hundreds of thousands of gallons of nuclear waste into the ground nearby. That’s bad news, reigniting fears that the waste may end up in the Columbia River, one of the largest rivers in the United States and which runs only ten miles from the sit
Lift Off Aerospace company Stratolaunch has managed to get its Roc aircraft off the ground for the second time this morning. The twin-fuselage aircraft, currently the jet with the world’s widest wingspan at a colossal 385 feet, took to the skies over the Mojave desert in Southern California at about 7:30 am local time. Journalists at the scene were able to witness the impressive launch first hand
It’s a hard bar to clear, but former “Fear Factor” host and current podcaster Joe Rogan seems to have made his worst — or at least most widely criticized —take yet. And now he’s backing down, sort of. The vaccines currently approved for use in the United States have done tremendous work protecting people from the coronavirus. New COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and deaths have declined con
Small number have died after being vaccinated, mostly having caught virus before dose could take effect A small number of people vaccinated against Covid have been admitted to hospital with the disease and died, researchers have found, but most were frail and elderly and caught the virus before the jab could take effect. Scientists say their findings are reassuring. They bear out the conclusions
In the Senate today, a simple majority isn’t enough to pass a bill: 60 out of 100 votes are necessary to break a so-called filibuster by invoking “cloture” to end debate. Routine use of the filibuster is a modern and accelerating phenomenon. Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia, who regards the filibuster as a permanent fixture worthy of protection, has seen the cloture rule invoked 1,
The Federal Aviation Administration has authorized three upcoming launches of SpaceX’s Starship spacecraft, according to a recent statement . “The agency approved multiple launches because SpaceX is making few changes to the launch vehicle and relied on the FAA’s approved methodology to calculate the risk to the public,” reads the statement. The Elon Musk-led space company has been hard at work d
Flesh Bots The Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is tired of old-school robots that use mechanical actuators — and it wants to give military tech a biological upgrade. Scientists at the ARL are diving into a new field of biohybrid robotics , in which they fuse robotic machinery with living muscle tissue, according to Nextgov . It’s a futuristic and mildly unsettling proposal, but engineers say it co
Martin parr / Magnum photos One of the sweetest parts of being a grandparent is being invited by your own adult children to spend time with your grandkids. But the invitation comes with a few conditions, and in even the most loving families, grandparents ignore these rules on a regular basis. For many reasons, they can’t help overstepping the boundaries, whether because of a prickliness at their
While the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing system has become the poster child for innovation in synthetic biology, it has some major limitations. CRISPR-Cas9 can be programmed to find and cut specific pieces of DNA, but editing the DNA to create desired mutations requires tricking the cell into using a new piece of DNA to repair the break. This bait-and-switch can be complicated to orchestrate, and can ev
Latest updates: rate of coronavirus is decreasing across the UK, according to latest ONS figures Figures on Covid deaths post-jab show vaccine’s success, scientists say AstraZeneca CEO hits back at Covid vaccine supply criticism Ministers among main routes for PPE deal ‘VIP’ channel, court hears UK economy builds momentum as Covid restrictions ease Global coronavirus updates – live 3.02pm BST The
The title of this post should be provocative, if you think about it for a minute. For “organic” read flexible, soft, and biocompatible. An electrochemical synapse is essentially how mammalian brains work. So far we can be talking about a biological brain, but the last word, “transistor”, implies we are talking about a computer. This technology may represent the next step in artificial intelligenc
A new and improved study investigating a potential link between epidural analgesia during labor and autism found no connection. That's great news for mothers and babies. The post first appeared on Science-Based Medicine .
Nasa’s sole choice of Elon Musk’s company for mission has been blamed on budget constraints Nasa has chosen SpaceX to supply the lander that will take astronauts to the moon as part of the agency’s Artemis programme . The 16 April announcement came as a surprise because the agency had originally planned to award competitive contracts to two companies. Budget constraints have been blamed for the s
The failure to halt climate change, the destruction of nature and other intertwined global crises poses an existential risk to humanity, ten Nobel laureates said Thursday following the first-ever Nobel Prize Summit.
Archeologists have learned a lot about our ancestors by rummaging through their garbage piles, which contain evidence of their diet and population levels as the local flora and fauna changed over time.
You decide to call a store that sells some hiking boots you're thinking of buying. As you dial in, the computer of an artificial intelligence company hired by the store is activated. It retrieves its analysis of the speaking style you used when you phoned other companies the software firm services. The computer has concluded you are "friendly and talkative." Using predictive routing, it connects
It took several thousand years for our culture to realize that a child is not an object. Learning how to treat children as humans continues to this day. "Nature wants children to be children before they are men," wrote Jean-Jacques Rousseau in the book Emile, or On Education (1762). While Rousseau did not see children as humans, he appealed to parents to look after their offspring. "If we conside
Forget diamonds—plastic is forever. It takes decades, or even centuries, for plastic to break down, and nearly every piece of plastic ever made still exists in some form today. We've known for a while that big pieces of plastic can harm wildlife—think of seabirds stuck in plastic six-pack rings—but in more recent years, scientists have discovered microscopic bits of plastic in the water, soil, and
While wealthier countries reopen, India and the rest of the world face a terrifying new peak in the pandemic. How did it come to this? What can be done? And with new variants and limited supplies, how does the global vaccine strategy need to change to prevent more coronavirus spikes? Staff writer Yasmeen Serhan joins James Hamblin and Maeve Higgins on the podcast Social Distance to explain. Liste
Data scientists who developed highly accurate computer modeling to predict trends for COVID-19 cases nationwide have new research that shows how important a high rate of vaccination is to reducing case numbers and controlling the pandemic.
A new study led by University of Minnesota astrophysicists shows that high-energy light from small galaxies may have played a key role in the early evolution of the Universe. The research gives insight into how the Universe became reionized, a problem that astronomers have been trying to solve for years.
At 11:23 a.m. local time Thursday at Wenchang, Hainan Island, China launched Tianhe-1, the first module of a new orbital space station. It’s scheduled to be operational by the end of 2022. The launch, which went flawlessly, sets China up for a very busy next two years as it seeks to build upon the decade’s successes and follow through with one of its most ambitious space projects yet. Although th
In August 2016 a massive storm on par with a Category 2 hurricane churned in the Arctic Ocean. The cyclone led to the third-lowest sea ice extent ever recorded. But what made the Great Arctic Cyclone of 2016 particularly appealing to scientists was the proximity of the Korean icebreaker Araon.
Newly available datasets present exciting opportunities to investigate how human population movement contributes to the spread of infectious diseases across large geographical distances. It is now possible to construct realistic models of infectious disease dynamics for the purposes of understanding global-scale epidemics. Nevertheless, a remaining unanswered question is how best…
Artemis I Core Stage Arrival at KSC NASA’s long-delayed Space Launch System (SLS) is finally beginning to take shape. Following a number of impressive engine tests, the various components of the first full spacecraft have all arrived at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, including the newly arrived core stage. That part of the mega-rocked floated up to the spaceport on a 310-foot barge earlier this wee
An international team led by Xiangming Xiao, George Lynn Cross Research Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology, University of Oklahoma College of Arts and Sciences, published a paper in the April issue of the journal Nature Climate Change that has major implications on forest policies, conservation and management practices in the Brazilian Amazon. Xiao also is director of OU
Heavy rains poured down on the island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Thursday, causing flooding and mudslides that damaged some homes and further battered areas already burdened by heavy ashfall from eruptions of La Soufriere volcano.
New research indicates that the computer-based models currently used to simulate how Earth's climate will change in the future underestimate the impact that forest fires and drying climate are having on the world's northernmost forests, which make up the largest forest biome on the planet. It's an important understanding because these northern forests absorb a significant amount of Earth's carbon
By cleverly analyzing the results, the algorithm can deduce the shape, size and layout of a room, as well as pick out in the presence of objects or people. The results are displayed as a video feed which turns the echo data into three-dimensional vision.
The detection of the axion would mark a key episode in the history of science. This hypothetical particle could resolve two fundamental problems of Modern Physics at the same time: the problema of Charge and Parity in the strong interaction, and the mystery of dark matter. However, in spite of the high scientific interest in finding it, the search at high radio frequency—above 6 GHz—has been almos
China has sent into space the core module of its space station at the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in the southern province of Hainan, kicking off a series of key launch missions with one of the goals to create a national space laboratory. This will enable scientists from around the world to conduct multi-domain space science and technical experiments. The space station should be completed by
Nearly 10,000 acres of lush seagrass vanished from Florida Bay between 1987 and 1991, leading to massive ecological changes in the region near the Florida Keys. Abundance of the seagrass, Thalassia testudinum, more commonly known as turtlegrass, a foundation species of the Florida Bay ecosystem, decreased extensively during what is considered to be one of the largest declines in seagrass cover in
In “This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends,” Nicole Perlroth chronicles the growing black market for cyberweapons, and the global arms race it has created. As with the atomic bomb, the U.S. has developed a weapon to protect its citizens which has now boomeranged back with unintended consequences.
My husband, Nicholas Britton, who has died aged 67 of bone cancer, was a pioneering mathematical biologist whose research covered a huge range of subjects, from how malaria is transmitted to the growth of tree rings, and dialects in bird song. His teaching and work on modelling techniques made an important contribution to inspiring and training the generation of researchers who are currently appl
NASA has a long tradition of unexpected discoveries, and the space program's TESS mission is no different. SMU astrophysicist and her team have discovered a particularly bright gamma-ray burst using a NASA telescope designed to find exoplanets—those occurring outside our solar system—particularly those that might be able to support life.
On 29 April, ESA and the Australian Space Agency announced the construction of a second 35-meter, deep space antenna at ESA's New Norcia station, located 140 kilometers north of Perth in Western Australia.
Many industrial processes emit carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Unfortunately, however, current electrochemical separation methods are expensive and consume large amounts of power. They also require expensive and rare metals as catalysts. A study in the journal Angewandte Chemie describes a new aerogel electrocatalyst formed from an inexpensive metal alloy, which enables highly efficient electr
The provenance of oxygen on Earth and other solar planetary bodies is a fundamental research issue. It is widely accepted that the prebiotic pathway of oxygen production in the Earth's primitive atmosphere was via vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) photodissociation of CO2 and subsequent recombination of two O atoms.
A life-sized Gundam statue in China, the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in India, Anzac Day in Australia, the world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge in Portugal, low water levels in California, a moor fire in England, a weekend lockdown in Ecuador, a Lego New York City, and much more
Every weekday evening, our editors guide you through the biggest stories of the day, help you discover new ideas, and surprise you with moments of delight. Subscribe to get this delivered to your inbox. Back in January, President Biden inherited a country being ravaged by the coronavirus, and quickly began pushing large-scale initiatives to fight the pandemic and repair the economy. Last night, i
Musical instruments bring delight to players and listeners alike. Creating the voice—or characteristic style and tone—of an instrument is an exquisite balance of physics and craftsmanship. To date, there has been little analysis of the acoustics responsible for different plucked-string instruments' distinct voices.
Researchers have discovered a mechanism through which meningitis-causing bacteria can evade our immune system. In laboratory tests, they found that Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae respond to increasing temperatures by producing safeguards that keep them from getting killed. This may prime their defenses against our immune system and increase their chances of survival, the resea
Prof. Yan Yihua and his research team from the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC) recently released detailed results of observations by the new generation solar radio telescope—Mingantu Spectral Radio Heliograph (MUSER)—from 2014 to 2019.
Understanding how light waves oscillate in time as they interact with materials is essential to understanding light-driven energy transfer in materials, such as solar cells or plants. Due to the fantastically high speeds at which light waves oscillate, however, scientists have yet to develop a compact device with enough time resolution to directly capture them.
Imagine constantly living with mice. Every time you open a cupboard to get linen, clothes or food, mice have been or are still there. When you go to sleep they run across your bed and, in the morning, your first job is to empty traps filled with dead mice. And the stench of dead mice fill the streets.
Scientists from several hospitals and research centers have shown what happens in individual cells of patients who died of COVID-19. In a study published in Nature, the researchers describe how infected cells from multiple organs exhibited a range of molecular and genomic changes. They also saw signs of multiple, unsuccessful attempts of the lungs to repair themselves in response to respiratory fa
Many Americans fail to get life-saving vaccines each year, and the availability of a vaccine for COVID-19 makes the challenge of encouraging vaccination more urgent than ever. We present a large field experiment (N = 47,306) testing 19 nudges delivered to patients via text message and designed to boost adoption…
Plant scientists say circadian clock genes, which enable plants to measure daily and seasonal rhythms, should be targeted in agriculture and crop breeding for higher yields and more sustainable farming.
CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is famous for colliding protons at world-record energies—but sometimes it pays to dial down the energy and see what happens under less extreme conditions. The LHC started operation in 2010 with a collision energy of 7 TeV, and ran at 13 TeV from 2015 to 2018. But for one week in 2017, the LHC produced moderate-intensity collisions at only 5 TeV—allowing scientist
The future of particle acceleration has begun. Awake is a promising concept for a completely new method with which particles can be accelerated even over short distances. The basis for this is a plasma wave that accelerates electrons and thus brings them to high energies. A team led by the Max Planck Institute for Physics now reports a breakthrough in this context. For the first time, they were ab
Global sea level rise associated with the possible collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet has been significantly underestimated in previous studies, meaning sea level in a warming world will be greater than anticipated, according to a new study from Harvard researchers.
An international research group led by Prof. Wang Bo and Prof. Shi Gongle from the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (NIGPAS) has collected approximately 25,000 fossil-containing amber samples and about 5,000 fossil plants in Zhangpu County, Fujian Province, southeast China from 2010 to 2019.
Even when they are smaller than a short grain of rice, larvae of the Philippine mantis shrimp display ultra-fast movements, according to a new study. Their ultra-fast punching appendages measure less than 1 millimeter (0.039 inches), and develop right when the larva exhausts its yolk reserves, moves away from its nest, and out into the big wide sea. It immediately begins preying on organisms smal
NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter was supposed to complete its fourth flight early yesterday, but data beamed back to Earth indicates that did not happen . NASA isn’t worried, though. This appears to be the same issue that caused the delay in Ingenuity’s first flight timeline. NASA says it’s planning to try this one again today, and we should know in a few hours whether or not it was successful. Becaus
New Boss After a unanimous Senate confirmation vote on Thursday, former Senator Bill Nelson is now the new head of NASA. President Joe Biden first nominated Nelson, who Space.com reports had a major impact on the space program during and after his own career as an astronaut, about a month ago . Aside from his six-day flight on the Columbia space shuttle in 1986, Nelson served in the Senate from 2
The Brazilian Amazon released nearly 20 percent more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere over the last decade than it absorbed, according to a stunning report that shows humanity can no longer depend on the world's largest tropical forest to help absorb manmade carbon pollution.
From the Pacific Northwest to the Rocky Mountains, summers in the West are marked by wildfires and smoke. New research from the University of Utah ties the worsening trend of extreme poor air quality events in Western regions to wildfire activity, with growing trends of smoke impacting air quality clear into September. The work is published in Environmental Research Letters.
The debate over what happiness is, and how to achieve it, goes back thousands of years: As Arthur Brooks, an Atlantic contributing writer, points out, the Greek philosopher Epicurus believed that happiness involved freedom from mental disturbance and the absence of physical pain. In the Stoic school of thought, happiness could be found only in a virtuous life. Contemporary research tends to point
New study results, presented at SCAI 2021, validate the effectiveness of the Medtronic Harmony transcatheter pulmonary valve (TPV) system for patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) and severe pulmonary regurgitation (PR). The Harmony TPV is designed to be a less invasive treatment option for patients with irregularity in their right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) needing pulmonary valve p
An analysis of a new international registry reveals benefits of using a longer covered stent for interventional procedures in congenital heart disease patients with Sinus Venosus Atrial Septal Defect (SVASD). The study was presented today as late-breaking clinical research at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions (SCAI) 2021 Scientific Sessions.
eNeuro is publishing a special collection of commentaries on April 30, 2021 on the neuroscience documentary In Silico. The collection, titled "Epistemological Lessons from the Blue and Human Brain Projects," features reactions to the documentary from leading neuroscientists as well as a discussion on brain modelling and massive research collaborations in general.
In a recent study, researchers created a computer model to explore how varying levels of surface ice would have affected clouds above the Martian surface. The results showed that icy, high-altitude clouds would have formed if Mars was covered in relatively small amounts of ice. These clouds would have helped warm the planet. NASA's Perseverance rover may soon confirm this hypothesis by taking geo
Histology is the study of biological tissues at a microscopic level. Also called microscopic anatomy, histology is widely used to provide diagnosis of cancer and other diseases. For example, tissue samples obtained during surgery might help to determine whether further surgical action is needed, and further surgery may be avoided if a diagnosis can be rapidly obtained during an operation.
Overdose rates were two-and-a-half times higher among patients who filled a prescription for an opioid medication after a dental procedure, compared with those who didn’t, according to a new study. Overdose rates were also higher among the family members of these patients—possibly from misuse of the leftover pills . For the study, researchers used data from 8.5 million dental procedures in teen a
GSA's dynamic online journal, Geosphere, posts articles online regularly. Locations and topics studied this month include the Central Anatolian Plateau; the Southern Rocky Mountain Volcanic Field; petrogenesis in the Grand Canyon; and the evolution of the Portland and Tualatin forearc basins, Oregon.
This study builds on decades of work showing that the protein IL-24 attacks cancer broadly, and is the first to deliver the protein using T cells. This approach is in contrast to CAR-T cells, which are built to recognize proteins on the surface of cancer cells and haven't been successful against solid tumors. Mice with prostate cancer experienced shrinkage of the original tumor as well as distant
'Superhighways' used by a population of up to 6.5 million Indigenous Australians to navigate the continent tens of thousands of years ago have been revealed by new research using sophisticated modelling of past people and landscapes.
Nature, Published online: 30 April 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01153-1 Characterization of the early developmental process called gastrulation has mostly been limited to snapshots at different time points. A model of mouse gastrulation now maps the transitions between cell types continuously in time.
A research team at the University of Cologne has discovered previously undescribed bacteria in amoebae that are related to Legionella and may even cause disease. The researchers from Professor Dr. Michael Bonkowski's working group at the Institute of Zoology have named one of the newly discovered bacteria 'Pokemonas' because they live in spherical amoebae, comparable to Pokémon in the video game,
Governments throughout the world have accelerated their ambitions towards effective climate change mitigation. What is clear, in this challenge of how to tackle the complex and global issue of climate change, is that there is no one technology or stakeholder that will drive the full and timely decarbonisation that the world and its citizens require.
What The Study Did: This simulation study estimates key populations and performance indicators along the COVID exposure notification chain of the SwissCOVID digital contact tracing app last year in Zurich, Switzerland.
What The Study Did: Changes in the demographic characteristics and clinical outcomes of pediatric emergency department visits for mental health conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic are described in this study.
Research presented today at the AATS 101st Annual Meeting, shows that the six year Integrated Cardiothoracic (CT I-6) residency continues to be the most challenging to match, while the pool of applicants has become more diverse. The study, which aimed to identify applicant characteristics associated with a successful match, used data from the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), Electronic
The shift to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic has presented significant challenges for all children and parents, but especially for kids with autism. Children with autism often struggle with changes in routine and the engagement required for remote instruction. Brooke Ingersoll , a professor of psychology at Michigan State University and director of the MSU Autism Lab, has worked clos
Once perfected, gene editing is likely to be useful only under limited conditions. Multigenic diseases like schizophrenia and cardiovascular disease are probably too complicated to be fixed by gene editing. Embryo screening is a far more effective way to achieve the same objective. The following is an adapted excerpt from the new book CRISPR People , reprinted with permission of the author. I see
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A new gene-editing technique can be used to correct mutations in muscle stem cells, paving the way for the first potential cell therapy for genetic muscle disorders. The ECRC team led by Professor Simone Spuler have published their findings in the journal JCI Insight.
Researchers in the Nanoscience Center of University of Jyväskylä in Finland and in the Guadalajara University in Mexico developed a method that allows for simulation and visualization of magnetic-field-induced electron currents inside gold nanoparticles. The method facilitates accurate analysis of magnetic field effects inside complex nanostructures in nuclear magnetic resonance measurements and e
Many industrial processes emit carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Unfortunately, however, current electrochemical separation methods are expensive and consume large amounts of power. They also require expensive and rare metals as catalysts. A study in the journal Angewandte Chemie describes a new aerogel electrocatalyst formed from an inexpensive metal alloy, which enables highly efficient electr
The study reports the design and preparation of erythrocyte membrane-bound nanoparticles (M@AP), for tumoral photodynamic-immunotherapy. The M@AP is formed by self-assembly of aggregation-induced emission polymer (AIEgens) (named P2-PPh3) and polyinosinic : polycytidylic (Poly(I:C)), followed by erythrocyte membrane encapsulation. The M@AP nanoparticles combines the PDT properties of the AIE-activ
'Feel-good films' are usually dismissed by film critics as being sentimental and without intellectual merit. But their popularity with audiences, who seek them out precisely because of their 'feel-good' qualities, tells a more favorable story. Now, for the first time, this popular movie genre has been examined scientifically.
Doctors treating babies born with Turner syndrome need to look for heart rhythm abnormalities, in addition to the usual heart problems of high blood pressure or left-sided structural heart defects, according to Meena Bolourchi, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine.
Humans have significantly altered biodiversity in all climate zones of the Earth. This has been shown by a study now published in "Science". Led by Prof. Dr. Manuel Steinbauer at the University of Bayreuth, and Dr. Sandra Nogué at the University of Southampton, an international team has investigated how the flora on 27 islands in different regions has developed over the last 5,000 years. Almost ev
Methane is not the most abundant greenhouse gas in our atmosphere, but it is among the most potent. Roughly a quarter of global methane emissions come from natural sources, and freshwater ecosystems are the largest source of atmospheric methane. Most of the data on methane dynamics in aquatic ecosystems come from boreal and temperate environments. Less is known about the fate of methane in tropica
Tungsten has the highest melting point of all metals, 3,422 degrees Celsius. This makes the material ideal for use at high temperatures in e.g. space rocket nozzles, heating elements of high-temperature furnaces, or the fusion reactor. However, the metal is highly brittle and, hence, difficult to process. Researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have developed an innovative approach
According to classical electromagnetism, a charged particle moving in an external magnetic field experiences a force that makes the particle's path circular. This basic law of physics are exploited in designing cyclotrons that work as particle accelerators. When nanometer-size metal particles are placed in a magnetic field, the field induces a circulating electron current inside the particle. The
Scientists at the University of Nottingham have developed an ultrasonic imaging system, which can be deployed on the tip of a hair-thin optical fiber, and will be insertable into the human body to visualize cell abnormalities in 3D.
The guilty verdicts delivered against Derek Chauvin on April 20, 2021, represented a landmark moment—but courtroom justice cannot deliver the sweeping changes most Americans feel are needed to improve policing in the U.S.
Advanced X-ray techniques have revealed new structural details about the specific arrangement of atoms in conjugated polymers, an important class of materials that are used in LEDs, organic solar cells, transistors, sensors and thermoelectric power devices.
One tends to think of mountain glaciers as slow moving, their gradual passage down a mountainside visible only through a long series of satellite imagery or years of time-lapse photography. However, new research shows that glacier flow can be much more dramatic, ranging from about 10 meters a day to speeds that are more like that of avalanches, with obvious potential dire consequences for those li
Researchers have succeeded in ultra-fast freezing proteins after a precisely defined period of time. They were able to follow structural changes on the microsecond time scale and with sub-nanometer precision. Owing to its high spatial and temporal resolution, the method allows tracking rapid structural changes in enzymes and nucleic acids.
Palmer amaranth is a hard-to-control noxious weed that can significantly reduce crop yields. It was first introduced in Minnesota in 2016 through contaminated seed mixes used for conservation plantings.
An international team of researchers has found evidence showing that forest regrowth in Amazonia began prior to the arrival of Europeans in South America. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes their analysis of fossilized pollen retrieved from lake beds in the region.
Three teams working independently have found evidence that suggests the Z-genome in bacteria-invading viruses is much more widespread than thought. All three of the groups have used a variety of genomic techniques to identify parts of the pathways that lead development of the Z-genome in bacteria-invading viruses known as bacteriophages. The first team was made up of researchers from several insti
Sixteen months since Covid-19 began sweeping around the world, India may be on the brink of the pandemic’s largest humanitarian disaster. A new wave of infections has swamped hospitals and official statistics are reporting around 386,000 new cases and more than 3,000 deaths per day.
Each installment of “ The Friendship Files ” features a conversation between The Atlantic ’s Julie Beck and two or more friends, exploring the history and significance of their relationship. This week she talks with Alyssa and Emily, who met at their first job out of college and then moved in together during the pandemic. They discuss the role friends play in transitioning from college to adult l
The detection of the axion would mark a key episode in the history of science. This hypothetical particle could resolve two fundamental problems of Modern Physics at the same time: the problema of Charge and Parity in the strong interaction, and the mystery of dark matter.
Small changes of sodium in the blood reduce the amount of energy produced in the mitochondria – the power plants of our cells. This has consequences for immune cells. An international research team led by MDC scientists hasdiscovered the mechanism behind this phenomenon and published their findings in the journal Circulation.
Evidence from the medical literature that contributes to adopting a new practice into clinical care is integral for surgical quality improvement. Part II of a comprehensive review of five key principles of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Quality Verification Program demonstrates the role of data surveillance and standardized processes and systems to identify problems and improve the quality
Social, economic, and demographic factors that can influence health did not affect families' acceptance of telehealth for their children's cardiac care during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study presented at the Pediatric Academic Society 2021 Virtual Meeting. The study, by research team members at the Nemours Children's Health System, suggests that telehealth is a feasible tool for famili
Every spring, researchers publish their projected forecasts of the upcoming hurricane season—how many storms may form, and how severe they may be. But what if you could create these forecasts up to a year and a half in advance? A new model from North Carolina State University incorporates machine learning to create long-range hurricane forecasts with similar accuracy to those currently in use.
"Hyposubjects: On Becoming Human," a new book from Rice professors Timothy Morton and Dominic Boyer, takes an experimental approach to thinking about the social and environmental challenges of our times.
Adverse environmental exposures during pregnancy — including those that occur before pregnancy is recognized — have a sizable effect on risk for psychiatric symptoms in childhood. Researchers are working to discover, develop and implement early life interventions that can mitigate some of these risks.
Telehealth doubles the tasks nurses complete to assist patients with chronic diseases, a new study shows. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Chelsea Howland, a doctoral student at the University of Missouri’s Sinclair School of Nursing, saw firsthand how telehealth helped her dad, who has Type 2 diabetes and lives in rural Illinois, see his diabetes specialist virtually. “…what often gets overlooked
Renewable energy is having its moment in the sun . And in the wind . And, lesser known but equally relevant, in the water. Tidal turbines don’t get as much buzz as solar and wind farms, and there are less of them out there, but the number is growing—and a unique new one is about to go live. A Scottish company called Orbital Marine Power built what it’s calling the “most powerful tidal turbine in
Living beings need elements to develop properly. The study of ionomics measures and analyzes the element accumulations in living organisms to determine which mineral nutrients are required and not required for growth. Associate Professor Toshihiro Watanabe from Hokkaido University's Research Faculty of Agriculture applies this approach to learn about mineral accumulation in both plants and soil, i
Credit: Luca Galuzzi/CC BY-SA 2.5 For scientists who study climate change, it’s no longer a question of whether or not human activity is affecting the planet. It’s a question of how much we’re wrecking the only place we call home. According to a new study from a French-led team, things aren’t going great. The researchers found that the rate of ice loss from glaciers has accelerated for the first
Dendritic cells are divided into Type 1 (DC1) and Type 2 (DC2) dendritic cells. Each type fulfils different functions: DC1 provide an immune response to bacteria and viruses, DC2 protect against fungal or parasitic infections. In a recent study conducted at MedUni Vienna's Institute of Cancer Research, researchers found that a particular group of proteins plays a major role in the development of T
Successful navigation requires the ability to separate memories in a context-dependent manner. For example, to find lost keys, one must first remember whether the keys were left in the kitchen or the office. How does the human brain retrieve the contextual memories that drive behavior? J.B. Julian of the Princeton Neuroscience Institute at Princeton University, USA, and Christian F. Doeller of the
While COVID-19 hit the textile and apparel industry especially hard, businesses with a strong online presence, several manufacturing locations and an ability to quickly adjust their merchandise were better able to withstand the pandemic's impact, according to a new study from the University of Missouri.
Humans evolved in Africa, along with chimpanzees, gorillas and monkeys. But primates themselves appear to have evolved elsewhere—likely in Asia—before colonizing Africa. At the time, around 50 million years ago, Africa was an island isolated from the rest of the world by ocean—so how did primates get there?
Phytoplankton are microscopic algae living throughout the ocean's surface waters. They can't swim and are at the mercy of the currents and tides. Despite their small size, phytoplankton enable life in the oceans—and throughout the planet—to exist.
Medical researchers at Flinders University have established a new link between high body mass index (BMI) and breast cancer survival rates — with clinical data revealing worse outcomes for early breast cancer (EBC) patients and improved survival rates in advanced breast cancer (ABC).
Having an epidural during childbirth is not associated with does not increase the risk for autism in children, according to a new study. The findings help resolve questions raised by an earlier, widely criticized report on the topic. “We did not find evidence for any genuine link between having an epidural and putting your baby at increased risk of autism spectrum disorder,” says senior author Al
The new docuseries, Q: Into the Storm, is an investigation into the QAnon conspiracy theory and the shadowy online subcultures and spaces that fuel it. An important narrative throughout the series is the negative consequences of online speech, which demonstrates the danger of digital dualism: the tendency to treat online life as distinct, separate and sometimes as less real from offline life.
The UK government recently announced an £800 million, taxpayer-funded Advanced Research and Invention Agency (Aria). The brainchild of the British prime minister's former chief adviser, Dominic Cummings and modeled on the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Darpa, the organization will focus partly on genomic research.
The current method for handling Superfund sites containing asbestos may actually increase the likelihood of human exposure to the cancer-causing material. Currently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) largely remedies sites with asbestos by capping them with soil to lock the buried toxin in place. “People have this idea that asbestos is all covered up and taken care of,” says Jane Willenbr
A new study, presented today at the AATS 101st Annual Meeting, found that severely ill COVID-19 patients treated with ECMO did not suffer worse long-term outcomes than other mechanically-ventilated patients.
While some places remain mired in the third wave of the pandemic, others are taking their first tentative steps towards normality. Since April 21, Denmark has allowed indoor service at restaurants and cafes, and football fans are returning to the stands. In countries that have forged ahead with the rollout of vaccines, there is a palpable sense of optimism.
In February 2020, Rio (not his real name), a crab and sea snail processor in Langkat regency on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, found his business drying up. Normally at this time of year his business would have been booming from seafood exports to China and Hong Kong for the Lunar New Year festival.
A collaboration between researchers at the Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana (CENIEH) and the Human Evolution Research Center (HERC) of the University of California at Berkeley has allowed a study to be published in the Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, which reviews the traditional and more innovative methods for identifying unusual horizontal concentrations of
In 1900, mathematician David Hilbert laid down 23 problems for the mathematics world to solve, the biggest of which was how to prove mathematics itself. Far from solving the issue, Kurt Gödel showed just how groundless the axioms of mathematics are. Gödel's theorem does not devalue mathematics but reveals that some truths are unprovable. Everything's a bit crazy at the moment. We're drowning in a
Many languages in the world allude to body parts to describe emotions and feelings, as in "broken-heart," for instance. While some have just a few expressions like this, Australian Indigenous languages tend use a lot of them, covering many parts of the body: from "flowing belly" for "feel good" to "burning throat" for "be angry" to "staggering liver" meaning "to mourn."
With job recruiting season in full swing, college students are busy seeking out business professionals who can help them explore potential career choices. As the candidates expand their networks, these informal exchanges can alter career expectations and choices.
Having a cat (or several) can add companionship and warmth to any household. As you share each other's space, however, you may have noticed a few quirks that your cat exhibits, varying from adorable to plainly bizarre.
Monarch butterflies fly the longest two-way migration of any insect species. Ecologist Sonia Altizer shares how these intrepid butterflies make the journey — and how it's being threatened. (Image credit: University of Georgia)
Much of our ancestral histories can be found in our bones. Archaeologist Carolyn Friewald traces the story of human migration through the hidden clues in our bones and our teeth. (Image credit: Courtesy of TED)
The benefits of working out are becoming more clear, and more complex , as we study it. The main question for most of us has been: How can we fit more exercise into our lives, especially if we don’t have space for a full gym? The Axle solves this problem by enabling a wide range of techniques, from bodyweight to classic weightlifting, with one innovative barbell. Designed by a team of sports trai
Nature Communications, Published online: 30 April 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-22715-x Efficient methods to calculate magnetically induced currents in metallic nanostructures are currently lacking. Here, the authors propose a theoretical method to compute and analyze magnetically induced currents in nanostructures validated for experimentally synthesized gold-based, hydrogen-containing ligand-pro
Nature Communications, Published online: 30 April 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-22722-y The Janssen effect refers to the saturation of the apparent mass of a column of granular material, due to friction with the boundary of the column. Here, using ferromagnetic beads, Thorens et al. succeed in controlling the apparent mass of the column via an applied magnetic field.
Nature Communications, Published online: 30 April 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-22680-5 Organic transistors that can simulate basic synaptic functions and act as biomimetic devices are advantageous for next generation bioelectronics. Here, the authors realize non-volatile organic electrochemical transistors with optimized performance required for associative learning circuits.
Nature Communications, Published online: 30 April 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-22824-7 Three-body dissociation of water, producing one oxygen and two hydrogen atoms, has been difficult to investigate due to the lack of intense vacuum ultraviolet sources. Here, using a tunable free-electron laser, the authors obtain quantum yields for this channel showing that it is a possible route to prebiotic o
Nature Communications, Published online: 30 April 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-22747-3 The authors investigate the impacts of wildfires on fluvial networks in the western US. They find that wildfires directly impacted ~6% of the total stream length between 1984 and 2014. When longitudinal propagation was included, they estimate that wildfires affected ~11% of the total stream length.
Nature Communications, Published online: 30 April 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-22608-z DEAD-box polypeptide 3 (DDX3) is a host protein belonging to the family of ATP-dependent RNA helicases. Here, the authors demonstrate that DDX3 inhibitors reverse HIV-1 latency and selectively induce cell death in HIV-1-infected cell lines, primary CD4+ T cells and in CD4+ T cells from cART-suppressed people li
Nature Communications, Published online: 30 April 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-22721-z Network robustness is usually assessed following topological criteria, but disregards the role played by non-topological information. Artime et al. propose a flexible percolation framework that overcomes this limitation and combines both dimensions, offering new ways to protect real systems.
Nature Communications, Published online: 30 April 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-22625-y Several genomic features have been found for acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) but targeted clinical genetic testing fails to predict prognosis. Here, the authors generate an AML prognostic score from RNA-seq data of patients, which successfully stratifies AML patients and which may provide guidance for therapeutic
I år är det 100 år sedan som det elektriska stamnätet byggdes ut i Sverige. Med det följde det som kallas den andra industriella revolutionen och en förändrad arbetsmarknad. Jordbrukssektorn minskade samtidigt som industrin och mer kvalificerad tjänstesektor tog ett språng. Under samma period tog strejkerna på svensk arbetsmarknad fart – under bara år 1919 bröt 440 strejker och lockouter ut.
The timestamps always get you in the end. A widely touted 2017 paper linked to a controversial company promoting regenerative medicine has been retracted after the journal came to doubt the validity of the data thanks to some strange anachronisms and a digital breadcrumb. “Intra-articular injection in the knee of adipose derived stromal cells (stromal … Continue reading
#BrainMatters is back! We'll be streaming a new episode of our webinar series next week on Friday 7th May at 12:00 CEST! Register your interest here: https://www.humanbrainproject.eu/en/brain-matters/ In the meantime, relive some highlights from past episodes with our new promo video! — ‘Brain Matters’ is a webinar series which explores the various issues being tackled by the HBP scientific com
A new study finds black patients are more likely to die after their heart bypass surgery if they're at a hospital where some care teams see mostly white patients and others see mostly black patients. On the other hand, mortality rates are comparable between black and white patients after heart bypass surgery when the teams of health care providers at their hospitals all care for patients of all ra
The Worldwide Innovative Network – WIN Consortium in personalized cancer medicine announces the publication in NPJ Precision Oncology of the Digital Display Precision Predictor (DDPP) global biomarker prototype to guide the selection of targeted therapy and predict the progression-free survival for cancer patients. Read here: https://rdcu.be/cjz6h
Researchers developed new synaptic transistors that can mimic the human brain's plasticity by simultaneously processing and storing data. After connecting transistors into a device, researchers conditioned it to associate light with pressure — similar to how Pavlov's dog associated a bell with food.
Som en stor del av allmänheten numera känner till, innehåller DNA fyra olika slags nukleobaser, nämligen adenin, cytosin, guanin och tymin (betecknade A, C, G och T). RNA innehåller uracil (U) i stället för tymin. Man trodde länge att dessa var de enda «bokstäverna» i den genetiska informationen hos alla organismer och virus. Emellertid fann man redan 1977 ett virus som angriper cyanobakterier, so
Det har gått 35 år sedan reaktor fyra i kärnkraftverket i Tjernobyl i dåvarande Sovjetunionen havererade och stora mängder radioaktivt material i form av partiklar och joniserande strålning spreds. Initialt avled 30 personer och 134 drabbades av strålsjuka, varav 11 avled i sviterna under de följande tio åren. Frågan var om även nästa generation skulle drabbas av skador som ett resultat av att dna
Skattgömman som hittades i ett gryt under ett stenblock, hade krafsats fram av något djur. Flera ärggröna föremål låg i öppen dager när orienterare, i färd med kartritning, passerade den 8 april. Arkeologer kallades genast till platsen och kunde konstatera att det var ett i det närmaste unikt fynd.
There are many technologies within view that promise to have a profound impact on society: personalized medicine, self-driving vehicles, anti-aging, nuclear fusion, artificial intelligence, and more. Besides something like super-AI, which may not even be possible, cultured meat will most likely have the most far-reaching impact in the coming decades. The reason for this is not so much just the gr
Reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine’s Abstractions blog. The thorny thought experiment has been turned into a real experiment — one that physicists use to probe the physics of information. Illustration by Samuel Velasco / Quanta Magazine The universe bets on disorder. Imagine, for example, dropping a thimbleful of red dye into a swimming pool. All of those dye molecules are going to sl
Most people can agree they’ve experienced stomachaches that have made them cancel plans or put off work because the pain overrides motivation to interact with others or focus on simple tasks. The ability of our stomach to influence our thoughts and feelings has given rise to the idea of the gut being our second brain”. This second brain, or the enteric nervous system (ENS), is a collection of ner
70–80 mil längre norrut har våren hunnit de senaste åren jämfört med det normala samma datum för 100 år sedan. Detta enligt medborgarforskningsprojektet Vårkollen, som gärna vill ha hjälp av allmänheten med rapportering av vårtecken under valborgshelgen. Du rapportera dina vårtecken på vårkollen.se
Blood pressure-lowering medication can prevent serious cardiovascular conditions such as strokes, heart failure and heart attacks even in adults with normal blood pressure, according to new research published in The Lancet.
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Research-practice partnerships (RPPs), long-term collaborations between researchers, policy makers and practitioners, represent an especially promising strategy for making sure that all children benefit from early childhood education, according to a journal released today by Princeton University and the Brookings Institution.
Tomorrow's cutting-edge technology will need electronics that can tolerate extreme conditions. That's why a group of researchers led by Michigan State University's Jason Nicholas is building stronger circuits today.
Last Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) lifted the pause in administration of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S.
Older adults were significantly affected by isolation and stress during Oregon's initial COVID-19 lockdown last spring, but they were also able to find connection and meaning in community, new hobbies and time for themselves, a recent Oregon State University study found.
Researchers from the HSE International Laboratory for Supercomputer Atomistic Modelling and Multi-scale Analysis, JIHT RAS and MIPT have compared the performance of popular molecular modelling programs on GPU accelerators produced by AMD and Nvidia. In a paper published by the International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications, the scholars ported LAMMPS on the new open-source GPU te
After surgical removal of a tumor, tests for signs of cancer DNA circulating in the blood typically rely on knowing the mutations that were present in a patient's tumor. A new study has found that a "tumor-uninformed" blood-only test can also detect residual disease.
Plant development and growth are profoundly influenced by environmental cues such as light intensity and composition. In particular, changes in red (600 nm to 700 nm) and far-red (700 nm to 750 nm) light inform about the threat of competing plants nearby, which deplete red light and generate an unfavorable…
Stomata in leaves regulate gas exchange between the plant and its atmosphere. Various environmental stimuli elicit abscisic acid (ABA); ABA leads to phosphoactivation of slow anion channel 1 (SLAC1); SLAC1 activity reduces turgor pressure in aperture-defining guard cells; and stomatal closure ensues. We used electrophysiology for functional characterizations of Arabidopsis…
Aberrant Ras signaling is linked to a wide spectrum of hyperproliferative diseases, and components of the signaling pathway, including Ras, have been the subject of intense and ongoing drug discovery efforts. The cellular activity of Ras is modulated by its association with the guanine nucleotide exchange factor Son of sevenless…
An increasing number of digital mental health interventions are designed for adolescents and young people with a range of mental health issues, but the evidence on their effectiveness is mixed, according to new research. Computerized cognitive behavioral therapy was found effective for anxiety and depression in adolescents and young people, holding promise for increasing access to mental health tr
People living with a child who attends school in-person have an increased risk of reporting evidence of COVID-19, but teacher masking, symptom screening, and other mitigation measures in schools may be able to minimize that excess risk, suggests a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
The field of soft robotics has exploded in the past decade, as ever more researchers seek to make real the potential of these pliant, flexible automata in a variety of realms, including search and rescue, exploration and medicine.
A UCLA-led study shows that physicians frequently order preventive medical services for adult Medicare beneficiaries that are considered unnecessary and of "low value" by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force — at a cost of $478 million per year.
Social media and web-based news channels became a communication superhighway for correct and incorrect public health information during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study of this vast amount of information, known as infodemiology, is critical to building public health interventions to combat misinformation and help individuals, groups, and communities navigate and distill crucial public health messa
A new ankle exoskeleton allowed users to walk, on average, 42% faster than when they wore normal shoes and no exoskeleton, researchers report. Being unable to walk quickly can be frustrating and problematic, but it is a common issue, especially as people age. Noting the pervasiveness of slower-than-desired walking, engineers tested how well a prototype exoskeleton system—which attaches around the
Processed diets, which are low in fiber, may initially reduce the incidence of foodborne infectious diseases such as E. coli infections , but might also increase the incidence of diseases characterized by low-grade chronic infection and inflammation such as diabetes, a study with mice shows. Researchers investigated how changing from a grain-based diet to a highly processed, high-fat Western-styl
This article discusses various scenes from the film Sound of Metal. Although what is discussed likely will not come as any great surprise to anyone generally familiar with the film, be aware that mild “spoilers” are ahead! If you haven’t yet seen the film but choose to read on, this article contains some clips from […]
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