Medical

Please don't call police about 'drunk' birds, department says

Please don't call police about 'drunk' birds, department says That, plus the fact that many birds have yet to migrate south, means more birds are feeling the effects than in past years. On social media, Gilbert residents noted seeing birds "walking on a sidewalk", while others reported hitting several with their vehicles. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence death toll rises to 51

Hurricane Florence death toll rises to 51 Experts told USA Today they expect the current plague of mosquitoes to die down in the coming weeks as the weather gets colder. Often referred to as "gallinippers", the mosquitoes have a painful bite and take advantage of damp, low-lying areas to lay their eggs. [Full Article...]

Trump mocks Kavanaugh accuser he had called credible witness

Trump mocked Ford at a rally in MS on Tuesday night, listing what he described as holes in her account as his audience laughed. "I had one beer, right?" 'How did you get there?' I don't remember. Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of CT, who sits on the Judiciary Committee and is a frequent Trump critic, slammed Trump for the remark. According to a New York Times report , Brett Kavanaugh , c... [Full Article...]

American-Japanese duo wins 2018 Nobel Medicine Prize for landmark cancer research

American-Japanese duo wins 2018 Nobel Medicine Prize for landmark cancer research Tasuku Honjo was born in 1942 in Kyoto, Japan. But a powerful system also needs powerful regulation, for which our bodies have evolved so-called "checkpoints", or brakes, that guard against overactivity of the immune response. Both Allison and Honjo discovered how to lift the molecular "brakes" that keep our immune cells from attacking ourselves - specifically for the cancer cells that spa... [Full Article...]

Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded

The 2018 Nobel Prize in chemistry was awarded Wednesday to Frances H. Arnold, George P. Smith and Gregory P. Winter for their work that harnessed evolutionary principles to create new proteins. All three "have taken control of evolution", using the principles of genetic change and selection to create proteins, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences wrote in its announcement. [Full Article...]

Trio wins chemistry Nobel for work on antibody drugs and detergents

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018 was awarded today with one half going to Frances H. Arnold and the other half jointly to George P. Smith and Sir Gregory P. The first pharmaceutical created using this method was adalimumab, approved for use in 2002, which is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and inflammatory bowel diseases. [Full Article...]

'Brain-eating amoeba' kills man at Texas surf resort

'Brain-eating amoeba' kills man at Texas surf resort A New Jersey man has been killed by a brain-eating parasite he may have contracted at a wave pool in Texas, reports claim. According to a GoFundMe page dedicated to him, Mr Stabile felt unwell while mowing his lawn on September 16. The amoeba can infect people when it enters the body through the nose. "The CDC collected water samples and are now investigating to find the source", Kelly Crain... [Full Article...]

Children in Maharashtra, Telangana, UP given contaminated polio vaccines

Children in Maharashtra, Telangana, UP given contaminated polio vaccines Moreover, another health department official said that they had 30,000 doses of vaccine (contaminated). As the vaccine was administered as part of the government's universal immunisation programme, the ministry has also ordered immediate withdrawal of the particular manufacturer's vaccine. [Full Article...]


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