' Kafkaesque Nightmare': Judge Wants Researcher Reinstated'Kafkaesque Nightmare': Judge Wants Researcher Reinstated
Judge Block emphasized that one of the world ' s leading molecular biologists disagreed with the investigation committee ' s conclusion that Dr Blain committed research misconduct.Retraction Watch (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - January 27, 2023 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

The Bivalent Booster Protects Against New COVID-19 Variants, New Data Show
In this study, the bivalent booster was slightly better at generating virus-fighting antibodies than in previous studies, which found only small differences between people boosted with the original and bivalent vaccines in terms of antibodies generated against BQ.1.1 and XBB.1. (Unpublished data from these groups shows similarly small differences with XBB.1.5.) In those studies, however, blood wasn’t collected from people before and after their fourth booster dose; instead, the scientists compared blood from different groups of people who had been either boosted with the original or bivalent doses. A strength of the ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 25, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

The Pankey Institute to Hold Their Flagship " Essentials 1 " Course at the 2023 Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting
Pankey ' s Essentials Series is known for helping dentists transform their experience of practicing dentistry, increasing predictability, fulfillment and even profitability KEY BISCAYNE, Fla., Jan. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- " Hinman is excited to offer Pankey ' s Essentials 1 Course during our March 2023 meeting. This is an excellent opportunity to ' Explore Your Future ' in dentistry, " said Dr. Roy McDonald, General Chairman, Hinman Dental Meeting 2023. The E1 course will be held in-person at the Hinman Dental Meeting, March 16-18, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia with a virtual session scheduled later. The course is being led by...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 25, 2023 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

For People With Disabilities, Losing Abortion Access Can Be a Matter of Life or Death
These days, Flora Ellis’s mother keeps a stash of morning-after pills in a closet in their Oklahoma home. That’s not just because she’s a “cool mom,” although Ellis, 20, confirms that she is. It’s because Ellis was born with a connective-tissue disorder that prevents her body from properly making collagen. In addition to limiting her mobility and contributing to frequent injuries, Ellis’s condition means that pregnancy comes with a chance of organ rupture. Now that abortion is banned in Oklahoma, neither Ellis nor her mother want to take chances. Ellis’s health issues prevent...
Source: TIME: Health - January 25, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized abortion healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Dr Michael Hayes, 1939-2022
Dr Michael Hayes, Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry (Oral Biology) within the Department of Biochemistry, died on 22 September 2022. His colleagues Professor Dick Denton FRS and Dr John McGivan offer an appreciation. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 25, 2023 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Obituaries; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Dental School Source Type: news

Humans able to understand other apes better than thought, research suggests
Study from St Andrew ’s University gauges ability of people to interpret bonobo and chimpanzee gesturesWe may not be able to strike up a conversation, debate politics or chat about the meaning of life with other great apes, but our ability to understand one another might be greater than once thought.Researchers have discovered adult humans can discern the meaning of gestures produced by bonobos and chimpanzees, despite not necessarily using such gestures themselves.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 24, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Animal behaviour Animals Evolution Science World news Research Scotland Biology Source Type: news

Glassfrogs hide red blood cells in their livers to become transparent
Glassfrogs make themselves transparent while they rest by taking red blood cells from circulation and concealing them in their livers. Now, a U.S. National Science Foundation-supported team of biologists and biomedical engineers has shown how these … (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - January 24, 2023 Category: Science Authors: NSF Source Type: news

Milk restriction affects calves ’ ability to learn
New research has shown calves' ability to focus and learn are seriously affected when their milk allowance is suddenly reduced and that they could experience negative feelings of hunger. The study is published in Royal Society Biology Letters. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 24, 2023 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

Plucky idea: the feather library providing a visual A to Z of India ’s birds
Finding a trapped silverbill during lockdown inspired Esha Munshi to create an invaluable record of species in an uncertain worldPhotographs supplied by the Feather LibraryEsha Munshi, an architect based in Ahmedabad, has “breathed birds” as far back as she can remember. She has travelled all over India on birding trips and has, she says, spotted 1,060 of the 1,400 bird species in the country.But it was at home, during the Covid-19 lockdown in 2020, that she saw an Indian silverbill caught in the protective netting on her balcony, attracting the attention of her cat. Although the bird escaped, some of its feathers were...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 24, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Kalpana Sunder Tags: Birds India Wildlife Environment South and central Asia World news Zoology Biology Science Source Type: news

East Bay synthetic biology company Sestina Bio bought by onetime partner
Three companies will be rolled up into one with different technologies for biomanufacturing. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 20, 2023 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

How shapeless blobs of cells grow into wriggling worms
AUSTIN, TEXAS— A newborn infant looks unmistakably hu man, with legs, mouth, ears, and bottom all in place. The same can’t be said about the youngest sea stars, worms, or butterflies: Many invertebrates start out looking nothing like the adults they will become. Now, researchers have monitored one worm’s larval cells during the transfor mation to adulthood, spying on their fates and how their identities changed. The work, reported earlier this month at the annual meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology here, provides some of the first clear cell-by-cell clues about what happen...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 17, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news

A top U.S. science oversight board is about to get much more diverse
The demographic makeup of the presidentially appointed body that oversees the National Science Foundation (NSF) skewed toward white men under former President Donald Trump. But last week, President Joe Biden took a big step toward restoring its previous diversity. On 13 January, Biden announced the pending appointment of seven women and one man for the eight vacancies on the National Science Board (NSB). The new class, which includes five scientists of color, will give the 24-member board a roster that features 10 women, three Black scientists, and three Latino scientists. The current 16-member roster only ...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 17, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news

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Scientists Gave Penguins a Mirror, And We Have Lots of Questions Science Alert The Who-Ate-Whom of Terms in Biology: Virovory Small Things Considered. Fascinating. Keep reading Why Was King Tut Buried with a Trumpet? The Honest Broker The Chinese View of the World: Is a Non-Zero-Sum Game Possible?…#indonesian #trumpet #tutburied #linksandantidote #mirror #cambodia #valdai #vietnam #thingsyouown #fiveeyes (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Altruism towards other species may have helped humans thrive, study finds
How toddlers interact with dogs helps explain how humans came to domesticate animals, scientists sayThe human urge to lend a hand extends to animals from the earliest years of life, according to researchers who observed toddlers interacting with friendly dogs.Children as young as two years old went out of their way to help dogs get toys and tasty treats that were placed beyond their reach, despite never having met the animals before, scientists found.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 16, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Animal behaviour Science Dogs Animals Biology Harvard University Pets Evolution Source Type: news

For decades, she endured brief blackouts. Then a scary one hit her.
A diagnosis uncovered the potentially deadly reason for the fainting spells and led to major surgery from which the conservation biologist continues to recover. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 14, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sandra G. Boodman Source Type: news