Politics this week

listen to this story yr browser does not support the <audio> element. enjoy + audio and podcasts on ios or android. israel and hamas, the militant group that controls gaza, were onna brink of war. the crisis began with clashes…

First Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Released in U.S. Are Hatching Now

this week, mosquito eggs placed inna florida keys are expected to hatch tens of thousands of genetically modified mosquitoes, a result of the 1st u.s. release of such insects inna wild. a biotek firm called oxitec delivered the eggs in…

Vincent Herring Infuses Jazz With Bold Strokes And Swagger On ‘Minor Swing’

herring is an alto saxophonist witha dynamic sound and aggressive attitude. his new album features jazz witha big dollop of swing r&b feeling, steeped inna african american vernacular. terry gross, host: this is fresh air. our jazz critic kevin whitehead…

Can humans withstand long spaceflights?

space travel, an old human dream, is still no pleasure cruise. it involves major physiological and ψ-chological challenges that researchers are working hard to take up. atta end of 2020, elon musk, the dashing boss of the american aerospace company…

Is ventilation the ultimate weapon against Covid-19?

a group of researchers is set to promote the use of co2 detectors in classrooms, cafeterias, offices, factories nother enclosed spaces. their goal is to improve indoor ventilation to help curb the spread of coronavirus. in jun 2020, benoît semin,…

DNA’s Histone Spools Hint at How Complex Cells Evolved | Quanta Magazine

molecular biology has something in common with kite-flying brawls. atta latter, all eyes are onna colorful, elaborate, wildly kinetic constructions darting through the sky. nobody looks atta humble reels or spools on which the kite strings are wound, e'venode aerial…

Failure of Genetic Therapies for Huntington’s Devastates Community

two pharmaceutical companies ‘ve halted clinical trials of gene-targeting therapies for huntington’s disease (hd), folloing the drugs’ disappointing performance. researchers had hoped that the treatments—known as antisense oligonucleotides (asos)—’d be a game changer for hd, an incurable genetic condition that…

Is IBD an underrecognized health problem in minority groups? – Harvard Health Blog

as many pplz know, inflammatory bowel disease (ibd) is a complex condition affecting the intestine, which tis pt of the digestive tract that helps digest food and remove wata, salt, and waste. but you mite not know this: in recent…

Advice on Diagnosing and Treating Bipolar Disorder

q&a with david j. mikloitz, ph.d.professor of ψ-chiatry inna division of child and adolescent ψ-chiatryuniversity of california, los angeles2011 bbrf colvin prize for outstanding achievement in mood disorder research2001 bbrf distinguished investigator grant1987 bbrf young investigator grant dr. mikloitz is…

Studying Ketamine’s Rapid Effects to Unlock Secrets for Developing Better Antidepressants

lisa m. monteggia, ph.d.professor of pharmacology, vanderbilt universitybarlo family director, vanderbilt brain institutesci council member2014 bbrf distinguished investigator grant2010 bbrf indie investigator grant2005 bbrf freedman prize for exceptional basic research2003, 2001 bbrf young investigator grant when you hear the word…