This Canine Disease Is Now Spreading To Humans, And It’s Almost Impossible To Spot

An outbreak of canine brucellosis has veterinarians and pet owners worried. Some shelters have even sealed themselves off from the public for a month. The disease, causing flu-like symptoms in dogs, is zoonotic, meaning it can also be transmitted to humans, and multiple transmission cases have already been reported. According to CNN, the first cases […]

Injections of a novel protein reduced artery blockage by enhancing lymphatic vascular function in mice Mice that received injections of a protein called VEGF-C experienced about a 30% reduction in artery blockage compared to untreated mice. The VEGF-C injections improved lymphatic transport, limited plaque formation and stabilized plaque even after mice were switched to a high-fat diet. Vía Latest Science News — ScienceDaily

Plaque in arteries may not all be the same; targeting specific immune cells in plaque may reduce heart attack and stroke risk A specific type of immune cell is more commonly found in arterial plaque from patients suffering from a recent stroke or mini-stroke, according to preliminary research. Vía Latest Science News — ScienceDaily

Humanwide program uses data-driven, integrated team approach to predict, prevent disease A pilot program combining cutting-edge tools of biomedicine with a collaborative, team-based method, offers a new approach to personalized health care that captures the promise of Precision Health: to predict, prevent and treat disease based on the individual patient. Vía Latest Science News — ScienceDaily

Brain changes linked with Alzheimer’s years before symptoms appear In a records review of 290 people at risk for Alzheimer’s disease, scientists say they have identified an average level of biological and anatomical brain changes linked to Alzheimer’s disease that occur three to 10 years — some even more than 30 years — before the disease’s first recognizable symptoms appear. Vía Latest Science […]

Producing food whilst preserving biodiversity In nature conservation and agriculture, there are two opposing views of how to combine high biodiversity and sustainable food production: nature conservation should either be integrated into agricultural land, or segregated into protected areas in order to enable maximum yields in the food production areas. Researchers now advocate coordinated approaches that combine nature conservation […]

Parents unknown: Mysterious larvae found in Panama’s two oceans Animals in hard-to-reach places, especially strange, ‘unattractive,’ animals, may completely escape our attention. We don’t know what their role is in the environment. In fact, we don’t even know they exist. New research may double the number of species of a little-known marine creature, based on DNA studies of its larvae. Vía Latest Science […]

Nepal probes journalists for Dalai Lama news amid fears of growing Chinese influence

Three Nepali journalists are being probed for circulating a news item on the Dalai Lama, officials said Tuesday, in a sign of growing Chinese influence on its small Himalayan neighbour. The journalists, who work with Nepal’s national news agency Rastriya Samachar Samiti (RSS), were asked for clarifications after translating a wire report about the Dalai […]

Breakthrough in new material to harness solar power Physicists are pushing the performance of solar cells to levels never before reached. They have made a significant breakthrough in the chemical formula and process to make a new material. The ultra-high efficiency material called a tandem perovskite solar cell is being developed to help solve the world energy crisis. Vía Latest Science News […]

Fans Say Got Season 8 Sucks And Here Are 83 Hilarious Memes About It Even if you don’t watch Game of Thrones, you probably know at least something about it from the thousands of memes, articles, and rants on social media. And you’re probably aware that since the final season aired back in April, many fans of the show are quite unhappy with what they’ve been given. Especially […]

Fans Say Got Season 8 Sucks And Here Are 83 Hilarious Memes About It Even if you don’t watch Game of Thrones, you probably know at least something about it from the thousands of memes, articles, and rants on social media. And you’re probably aware that since the final season aired back in April, many fans of the show are quite unhappy with what they’ve been given. Especially […]

Keeping things in proportion: Lem2 necessary for nuclear scaling A research team has found that inner nuclear membrane protein Lem2, backed up by endoplasmic reticulum protein Lnp1, acts as a valve to control the flow of the membrane into and out of the nuclear envelope. The researchers showed that by controlling membrane flow, Lem2 forms part of a regulatory system responsible for nuclear […]

Historically ‘safer’ tramadol more likely than other opioids to result in prolonged use Surgical patients receiving the opioid tramadol have a somewhat higher risk of prolonged use than those receiving other common opioids, new research finds. However, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) classifies tramadol as a Schedule IV controlled substance, meaning it’s considered to have a lower risk of addiction and abuse than Schedule II opioids, such […]

Tokyo’s Shibuya neighborhood likely to ban public drinking due to Halloween mayhem

Shibuya’s world-famous Halloween street parties may not be going away, but it looks like they’ll be going non-alcoholic. Over the last decade, Japan’s Halloween celebrations have been getting bigger and bigger, but one thing remains the same: the biggest bash in the country is the one in Tokyo’s Shibuya neighborhood. What started off as a […]

Why Would Indexers Become Anti-Competitive Monopolists?

  I have previously discussed all of the ways active managers have been slagging low cost indexers, but here is my quick reminder for you: “Active-investing advocates warn us that low-cost indexing is “worse than Marxism,” is “devouring capitalism” or is “lobotomized investing.” The litany of complaints doesn’t end there: Passive investing is “distorting market… […]

Lawmakers endorse plan for HK$7.7 billion desalination plant in Hong Kong that will meet 5 per cent of city’s drinking water needs

Hong Kong lawmakers have unanimously endorsed a HK$7.7 billion (US$987 million) plan for the government to build a desalination plant that will meet 5 per cent of the city’s demand for drinking water.At a meeting of the Legislative Council’s public works subcommittee on Tuesday, members also urged the government to plan for the future expansion […]

Pilot e-health portal to give Hong Kong patients a closer look at their vital health data and allow them to actively manage their health

Patients in Hong Kong will be able to access their own medical records and input health data with the trial run later this year of a new portal for the city’s electronic health record sharing system.The move will broaden access to the e-health record system, which was launched in 2016 and is currently accessible only […]

Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang argues in final appeal that he landed a misconduct conviction through his misjudgment not wrongdoing

Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang Yam-kuen returned to court on Tuesday for his final appeal, arguing a mere misjudgment on his part had left him with a criminal conviction for misconduct.The 74-year-old former chief executive, sporting his signature bow tie, walked hand in hand with his wife Selina Tsang Pou Siu-mei into the Court […]