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Friday Funny: 26 European Countries Have Banned Richard Spencer

Poor Richard Spencer. Purveyor of white nationalism, face of the alt-Right and President of the National Policy Institute (a white nationalist think tank) has reportedly been banned from 26 European countries. Um, his whole platformShow More Summary

Mexican ruling party to pick presidential candidate on February 18

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) said on Thursday registration for PRI contenders in the July 2018 presidential election will begin on Dec. 3, and that a national convention would pick the candidate on Feb. 18.

NIH scientists and collaborators find prion protein in skin of CJD patients

National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists and collaborators at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have detected abnormal prion protein in the skin of nearly two dozen people who died from Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). The scientists also exposed a dozen healthy mice to skin extracts from two of the CJD patients, and all developed prion disease.

NIH scientists and collaborators find prion protein in skin of CJD patients

(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) NIAID scientists and collaborators at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have detected abnormal prion protein in the skin of several people who died from Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). Show More Summary

The Trump Tax Plan Wants to Create a Nation of Idiots

Republicans' newest legislation is an attack on the very institution of higher learning. The House tax bill is an all-out attack on the future prosperity of America, not that any of the major news organizations are telling you that in plain English. Show More Summary

AI-Equipped Killer Drones Are Extremely Dangerous As Depicted In ‘Slaughterbots’ Video

Future of Life Institute released a video entitled “Slaughterbots” at a United Nations Convention on Conventional Weapons in Geneva earlier this month. It depicts and warns the people of the dangers of killer drones that are equipped...Show More Summary

Kessler Foundation awarded Traumatic Brain Injury Model System Grant for 2017-2022

(Kessler Foundation) The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) has awarded Kessler Foundation a $2.23 million, five-year grant to fund the Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury...Show More Summary

How disposable diapers can improve measurements of tumor growth

(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) In pursuit of a better imaging phantom for improved tumor measurements, NIST scientists hit upon an effective but unconventional solution: injecting water into disposable diape...

A conversation with the NIH director: On overseeing medical breakthroughs, making music and riding a Harley

Dr. Francis S. Collins, known for his landmark discoveries of disease genes and his leadership of the Human Genome Project, is the director of the National Institutes of Health, the largest and most prestigious biomedical research institution in the world. In an interview with Tom Fox, Collins discussed his approach to leadership, a potential medical […]

Study to examine how tumor necrosis factor works to reduce intestinal inflammation

(Children's Hospital Los Angeles) D. Brent Polk, MD, AGAF, an investigator at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, has been awarded $1.5 million by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the NIH for the study of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and its role in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Show More Summary

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Rutgers Health and University Hospital Unite with the American Cancer Society in the Fight Against Colorectal Cancer

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Rutgers Health, and University Hospital have committed to increasing colorectal cancer screening across New Jersey by joining a national effort with the American Cancer Society in the fight against this disease.

Study to Examine How Tumor Necrosis Factor Works to Reduce Intestinal Inflammation

An investigator at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, has been awarded $1.5 million by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the NIH for the study of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and its role in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Compelled Speech in California? Justices Will Hear Pro-Lifers’ Complaint

Last week the Supreme Court agreed to hear National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra, a challenge to California’s Reproductive FACT Act, which Governor Jerry Brown signed two years ago. The law targets the state’s approximately...Show More Summary

A Day of Storytelling at The Song Room

I’m very fortunate that the International Specialised Skills Institute organizers of my speaking schedule suggested visiting The Song Room. The Song Room is a national not-for-profit organisation that brightens the futures of Australia’s...Show More Summary

Hibernating ground squirrels provide clues to new stroke treatments

(NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) In the fight against brain damage caused by stroke, researchers have turned to an unlikely source of inspiration: hibernating ground squirrels. While the animals' brains experience...Show More Summary

What's your reaction to the NHS 'breakthrough' breast cancer drug?

We’d like to hear from people affected by this story and find out what this means for the availability of other drugs Two ‘breakthrough’ breast cancer drugs are to be available on the NHS after the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) negotiated prices for the treatments. Show More Summary

California’s law forcing pro-life centers to advertise abortion should be struck down. Here’s why.

(Secular Pro-Life) Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would take up the case of National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v. Becerra, which is a constitutional challenge to California’s anti-pregnancy-center law. Show More Summary

Millions, billions, trillions—how to make sense of numbers in the news

National discussions of crucial importance to ordinary citizens – such as funding for scientific and medical research, bailouts of financial institutions and the current Republican tax proposals – inevitably involve dollar figures in the millions, billions and trillions.

Solar minimum surprisingly constant

(National Institutes of Natural Sciences) Using more than half a century of observations, Japanese astronomers have discovered that the microwaves coming from the Sun at the minimums of the past five solar cycles have been the same each time, despite large differences in the maximums of the cycles. Show More Summary

Baker’s portrayal of Jesus as a sausage roll echoes the Gospel of John: biblical studies expert

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With more than 1,000 outlets across the length and breadth of the United Kingdom, Greggs the baker is a national institution. It’s not uncommon for queues to form in some towns and cities as the daily doughnuts, cheese and onion pasties and steak bakes come out of the ovens. But it is the sausage...

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