'Cancer does not wait': Children's medicine shortage stokes anger in Mexico
Hermes Soto, who turned 5 on Monday, will not be celebrating his birthday with friends. Instead, he is bracing for his 15th chemotherapy session to tackle a rare but aggressive form of cancer that threatens to kill him. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New study says novel coronavirus (CoVid-19) likely has R0 value as high as 6.6
(Natural News) Researchers from the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico have pre-published a new study in the journal medRxiv (associated with the British Medical Journal) that says the actual basic reproductive number, or R0, for novel coronavirus is somewhere between 4.7 and 6.6, as opposed to the 2.2 to 2.7 range being claimed... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psychedelics have lost their cool. Blame Gwyneth Paltrow | John Semley
Mushrooms used to be the territory of hippies, explorers, indigenous people and artists. Now tech bros and wellness gurus have taken overOn a June evening in 1955, an investment banker and amateur mycologist named Robert Gordon Wasson found himself in an adobe house high in the mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico, encountering the divine. That night, Wasson, his wife, the photographer Allan Richardson and about 20 local indigenous people took part in a Mazatec ritual involvingpsilocybe mexicana, a species of hallucinogenic mushroom. As Wassonrecounted in Seeking the Magic Mushroom, his 1957 Lifemagazine photoessay: “We chewe...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: John Semley Tags: Culture Drugs Science Health Gwyneth Paltrow Source Type: news

FBI Officials Discuss Virtual Kidnappings
[00:00:03] ... It was really an aha moment where the FBI goes, wow, the people making these phone calls all day, every day to the US are in prison in Mexico City, and they speak English, they speak... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - February 16, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Mexico tackles obesity crisis with tough food labels
Consumers confronted with warnings on products that contain excess salt, sugar and calories (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Astronomers to sweep entire sky for signs of extraterrestrial life
Project is collaboration between privately-funded firm and New Mexico observatoryAstronomers will sweep the entire sky for signs of extraterrestrial life for the first time, using 28 giant radio telescopes in an unprecedented hunt for alien civilisations.The project is a collaboration between the privately-funded Seti Institute and the Very Large Array observatory in New Mexico, one of the world ’s most powerful radio observatories. Gaining real-time access to all the data gathered by VLA is considered a major coup for scientists hunting extraterrestrial lifeforms and an indication that the field has “gone main...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Astronomy Science World news Space US news Source Type: news

Mercury poisoning from skin cream - Kuehn B.
Using a mercury-tainted skin-lightening cream obtained in Mexico left a California woman unable to speak or care for herself, according to a CDC report. The 47-year-old Mexican American woman sought outpatient medical care last July after developin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

The Guardian view on looking for aliens: friends in the sky? | Editorial
Recent discoveries in space and Earth sciences have provided encouragement to searchers for distant civilisationsIs there anybody out there? For centuries human beings have wondered, although the ways in which we have gone about this have varied, encompassing spiritual and metaphysical questions as well as scientific ones. As we have gained greater understanding of the universe, however, our searches have taken on more concrete form. Questions about extraterrestrials have become a subject for science rather than science fiction and philosophy.Now anew collaboration between the Very Large Array observatory in New Mexico and...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Alien life Seti (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Space Science Astronomy Source Type: news

Allegro: A little about Sonia …
My life-long hobby is dancing; I started at the age of 6. During undergraduate studies, I used to perform salsa and Mexican folk dance, but I love to... The post Allegro: A little about Sonia… appeared first on Ashfield Healthcare. (Source: Ashfield Healthcare News)
Source: Ashfield Healthcare News - February 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ashfield Healthcare Communications Source Type: news

AHA News: Stroke Rates Down for Mexican Americans, Up for White Adults
Title: AHA News: Stroke Rates Down for Mexican Americans, Up for White AdultsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/13/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/14/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - February 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

New findings from the Neotropics suggest contraction of the ITCZ
(University of New Mexico) Research by an international team of scientists led by University of New Mexico Professor Yemane Asmerom suggests contraction of the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) during a warming Earth, leading in turn to drying of the Neotropics, including Central America, and aggravating current trends of social unrest and mass migration. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AHA News: Stroke Rates Down for Mexican Americans, Up for White Adults
THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Ethnic disparities in stroke rates declined among Mexican Americans in the last couple of decades, according to new research. But at the same time, stroke rates for white adults... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 13, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Taking a bite out of mosquito-borne disease
(University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center) An innovative -- and inexpensive -- technique targets mosquito larvae where they live. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Children miss more school when their mothers experience high physical violence
(George Mason University) A new study published in Maternal and Child Health Journal, led by Anna M. Scolese, Master of Public Health student at George Mason University, found that 23.3% of women who experienced intimate partner violence (IPV) reported their child's school attendance was disrupted due to IPV. The study used baseline data from a sub-sample of 659 women in Mexico City who recently experienced IPV and reported having a child under age 18. Researchers identified four distinct classes of IPV experiences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Circular reasoning
(University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center) Circular RNA may play a role in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Exploring the link between cacao byproducts and obesity management
In this study, researchers from the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico prepared, characterized and analyzed the effects of a nutraceutical made using cacao byproducts on altered cardiometabolic risk markers. Their findings were published in the Journal of Medicinal Food. When making chocolate, only cocoa seeds are used. The other parts and byproducts are discarded,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Third-party intervention in peer victimization: self-evaluative emotions and appraisals of a diverse adolescent sample - Frey KS, Strong ZH, Onyewuenyi AC, Pearson CR, Eagan BR.
African American, European American, Mexican American, and Native American adolescents (N  = 270) described how they felt and appraised their own actions in response to a peer's victimization. Analyses compared times they had calmed victim emotions, ampli... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Understanding the contribution of public- and restricted-access places to overall and domain-specific physical activity among Mexican adults: a cross-sectional study - J áuregui A, Salvo D, Medina C, Barquera S, Hammond D.
We examined the contribution of a variety of places and domains of PA to meeting PA recommendations ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

SwRI, UTSA to team on $18M vaccine development project
Southwest Research Institute will share in an $18 million contract from the U.S. Department of Defense to develop a vaccine that can be used to protect humans from tularemia, a potential biothreat also known as rabbit fever. SwRI will share the contract with the University of Texas at San Antonio and Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, which is based in New Mexico. SwRI's pharmaceutical testing laboratories will formulate UTSA’s modified bacterium for human clinical trials using intradermal… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

SwRI, UTSA to team on $18M vaccine development project
Southwest Research Institute will share in an $18 million contract from the U.S. Department of Defense to develop a vaccine that can be used to protect humans from tularemia, a potential biothreat also known as rabbit fever. SwRI will share the contract with the University of Texas at San Antonio and Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, which is based in New Mexico. SwRI's pharmaceutical testing laboratories will formulate UTSA’s modified bacterium for human clinical trials using intradermal… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 10, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

Spain and Mexico renew search for 17th-century treasure galleon
Project aims to locate Nuestra Se ñora del Juncal and train underwater archaeologistsAlmost 400 years after storms sent one of Spain ’s greatest treasure galleons to the bottom of the sea off Mexico, archaeologists from the two countries are to renew their search for the ship and its precious cargo of gold, silver and jewels.Even before the tempests hit, the omens for the Nuestra Se ñora del Juncal’s return voyage in October 1631 were decidedly ill. A day before the fleet of which it was a part set sail from Mexico, its commander died. The ships pressed on even though the Juncal was in a poor stat...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sam Jones in Madrid Tags: Archaeology Spain Mexico Americas Europe Science World news Source Type: news

Utah sends employees to Mexico for lower prescription prices
Utah is paying public employees to travel to Mexico to fill their prescription medications in a program aimed at reducing the high cost of prescription drugs (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder and depression after the September 19th, 2017 earthquake in Mexico - Maya-Mondrag ón J, Sanchez-Roman FR, Palma-Zarco A, Aguilar-Soto M, Borja-Aburto VH.
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Natural disasters cause mental disorders, the most frequent are Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression, which should be quickly identified for immediate psychological care. The aim of this study was to estimate the frequen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Outbreak Should Bring Out the Best in Humanity
Pandemics are perversely democratic. They’re nasty, lethal and sneaky, but they don’t discriminate. No matter your age, ethnicity, religion, gender, or nation, you’re a part of the pathogenic constituency. That shared vulnerability, and the resulting human collectivism—a universal response to a universal threat—is newly and vividly evident in the face of the now-global outbreak of the novel coronavirus known as 2019-nCoV. As of writing, there have been over 30,000 diagnosed cases and over 630 related deaths. A virus that emerged in a single city, Wuhan, China—indeed, in a single crowded ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV Infectious Disease Source Type: news

Professional adversities and protective factors associated with suicidal ideation in Mexican psychiatrists - Fres án A, Yoldi-Negrete M, Robles-García R, Tovilla-Zárate CA, Suárez-Mendoza A.
BACKGROUND: Psychiatrists may be at an increased risk of suicide, since they encounter stressful factors in their everyday activities in addition to the sociodemographic factors for suicidal ideation reported for Mexican population. AIM OF THE STUD... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Cervical cancer screening saves lives
(University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center) Three-year interval in screening for cervical cancer is as effective as annual checkups, study finds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 7, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

NASA Astronaut Christina Koch Returns Safely From History-Making 328-Day Mission
(MOSCOW) — NASA astronaut Christina Koch, who has spent nearly 11 months in orbit on the longest spaceflight by a woman, landed safely in Kazakhstan on Thursday along with two of her International Space Station crewmates. The Soyuz capsule carrying Koch, along with station Commander Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency and the Russian space agency Roscosmos’ Alexander Skvortsov, touched down southeast of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, at 3:12 p.m. (0912 GMT). Koch wrapped up a 328-day mission on her first flight into space, providing researchers the opportunity to observe the effects of long-duration spaceflig...
Source: TIME: Science - February 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Vladimir Isachenkov / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime Space Source Type: news

Fat-fighting drug discovery
(University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center) Cancer-fighting compound fights obesity and diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Early adolescent substance use in a national sample of Mexican youths: demographic characteristics that predict use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs - V ázquez AL, Domenech Rodríguez MM, Schwartz S, Amador Buenabad NG, Bustos Gamiño MN, Gutierrez López ML, Villatoro Velázquez JA.
The United States and Mexico have seen significant increases in the prevalence of substance use among Latinx adolescents in the last 20 years. Research is needed to address rising national rates of substances use to inform the development of policies and i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Why We Are So Ill-Prepared for A Possible Pandemic Like Coronavirus
We were surprised in 2002 when a new coronavirus called SARS emerged from southern China and spread to 17 countries, causing more than 8,000 disease cases and nearly 800 deaths. We were surprised in 2009 when a new H1N1 influenza strain emerged in Mexico and caused worldwide panic. We were surprised in 2014 when Ebola virus broke out in three West African countries, with nearly 30,000 cases and more than 11,000 deaths. And here we are now, facing the 2019-nCoV coronavirus outbreak, on the verge of becoming a worldwide pandemic, wthin China reporting over 20,000 cases and nearly 500 deaths. Three years ago in a book, Deadl...
Source: TIME: Health - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael T. Osterholm and Mark Olshaker Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV health ideas Source Type: news

How many rare diseases are there?
(University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center) Dr. Tudor Oprea says a better method for classifying rare diseases will lead to improved patient care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Meet the Brilliant Minds Behind the First ICD
Mirowski: From WWII to Sinai Hospital The story of how Mieczyslaw "Michel" Mirowski ended up in America where he conceived the idea of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is almost as incredible as the invention itself, if not more so. Mirowski was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1924. He grew up among the large Jewish population of Warsaw at that time, but when the Nazis invaded Poland in 1939, 15-year-old Mirowski left his family and fled to Russia with a friend. He would be the only member of his family to survive World War II, according to a 2010Â&nb...
Source: MDDI - February 3, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Implants Source Type: news

Measuring the rise of gun violence across presidential administrations in Mexico - Weigend E, Bhatia R.
There is evidence that the overall volume of firearms in Mexico has increased, directly impacting the rise of homicides and costs on the population. Missing from the discussion, however, are simple metrics that indicate by how much both rates and proportio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Exposure to unsafe mobility: traveling in the cargo area of pickup trucks in three Mexican cities - P érez-Núñez R, Vera-López JD.
Objective: To estimate the prevalence of pickup trucks transporting people in the cargo area and to identify factors associated to this behavior in three Mexican cities.Methods: Eight rounds of roadside observations of randomly selected picku... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

If the coronavirus makes it to Mexico, open borders will ensure a pandemic in the USA... and sanctuary cities will be hardest hit
(Natural News) With the first confirmed coronavirus death now recorded outside of China, and with confirmed infections rapidly accelerating across 18 nations, it is becoming increasingly obvious to intelligent observers that the coronavirus pandemic cannot be contained. The total number of confirmed infections has now skyrocketed past 14,000, with over 300 confirmed deaths and likely... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Xenophobia ‘Is A Pre-Existing Condition.’ How Harmful Stereotypes and Racism are Spreading Around the Coronavirus
As 10-year-old Connor and a friend played one recent day at recess, they were approached by a group of boys wanting to play a game — testing the boys for coronavirus. Connor, who is half-Chinese, and his friend, also Chinese, played along at first, but Connor’s mother Nadia Alam tells TIME that they quickly became uncomfortable and that the other boys wouldn’t stop, she says. “In this instance, I honestly don’t think the kids who targeted my son acted out of malice,” Alam said in an emailed statement to TIME. “They were acting out the fear and ignorance around them. My son was upse...
Source: TIME: Health - February 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jasmine Aguilera Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV onetime Source Type: news

Methamphetamine abuse trends in psychiatric emergency services: a retrospective analysis using big data - Miller J, Atala R, Sarangarm D, Tohen M, Sharma S, Bhatt S, Khafaja M, Kroth PJ, Cruz M.
OBJECTIVE: This exploratory retrospective study assessed demographic and hospital utilization characteristics of patients presenting with methamphetamine use to an urban psychiatric emergency service in New Mexico. METHODS: De-identified data from ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Association between overt and subtle experiences of discrimination and violence and mental health in homosexual and bisexual men in Mexico - Mendoza-Perez JC, Ortiz-Hernandez L.
The aim of this study was to determine whether the experiences of direct or subtle forms of discrimination and violence are associated with mental health in Mexican gay, homosexual, and bisexual (GHB) men. A cross-sectional survey was conducted online; the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Coronavirus meaning: Why are people calling disease ‘Corona Beer Virus’? Firm speaks out
THE CORONAVIRUS spreading across the world and infecting thousands and killing hundreds in China has been linked by some to the Mexican beer Corona by virtue of it sharing the name. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mexico ’s Monarch Defender Found Dead
Details of Homero G ómez González’s death are not yet known. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 30, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Wilbur Ross says coronavirus outbreak could bring back jobs to the US
Commerce secretary says ‘I think it will help accelerate the return of jobs to North America, some to the US’The US commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, said in an interview on Thursday that thecoronavirus outbreak could bring back jobs to America.In controversial comments on morning TV, Ross remarked that the deadly illness that has broken out in China and is spreading internationally could lead to job growth for businesses in the US and Mexico. He was speaking during a segment on Fox Business Network.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Kenya Evelyn in Washington Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Trump administration Infectious diseases World news China Asia Pacific US politics US news Science Source Type: news

Risk factors associated with maltreatment syndrome in Mexican children seen at the Emergency Department - Robledo Aceves M, Jaime Maldonado NJ, Mart ínez Romero E, Barriga Marín JA.
This study analyzed the risk factors associated with chi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Man's headaches turn out to be triggered by a tape worm that was in his brain for a decade
Doctors at Dell Seton in Texas removed a tape worm that an Austin man named Gerardo likely contracted from eating under-cooked pork 10 years ago in Mexico and which traveled to his brain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cipla, PAG eye Wockhardt ’s formulations business
Wockhardt employs more than 7,000 people and has a presence in the US, Britain, Ireland, Switzerland, France, Mexico, Russia and other countries. It has manufacturing and research facilities in India, the US and Britain, and a plant in Ireland. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mycotoxin toxicity and residue in animal products: prevalence, consumer exposure and reduction strategies - a review - Adegbeye MJ, Reddy PRK, Chilaka CA, Balogun OB, Elghandour MMMY, Rivas-Caceres RR, Salem AZM.
Mycotoxin residues are transferred from feed to animal products, yet, less attention has been paid to it in developing countries like Nigeria, India, Mexico etc. There is a need to find alternative alleviation material for reducing the impact of mycotoxin.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

The adult mortality profile by cause of death in 10 Latin American countries (2000-2016) - Calazans JA, Queiroz BL.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the adult mortality profile from eight causes of death in 10 Latin American countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay) from 2000 to 2016. METHODS: The cause of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

The role of Mexican immigration to the United States in improved workplace safety for natives from 1980 to 2015 - Dillender M, McInerney M.
Between 1980 and 2015, Mexican immigration to the United States and the share of Mexican immigrants in the labor force quintupled. We provide the first evidence examining whether this impacted one element of the work environment for native workers: workpla... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Mexico says possible case of coronavirus under investigation
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday that authorities are investigating one potential case of coronavirus in the northern border state of Tamaulipas. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Study reveals pre-Hispanic history, genetic changes among indigenous Mexican populations
(Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)) To better understand the broad demographic history of pre-Hispanic Mexico and to search for signatures of adaptive evolution, scientists have sequenced the complete protein-coding regions of the genome, or exomes, of 78 individuals from five different indigenous groups from Northern (Rara?muri or Tarahumara, and Huichol), Central (Nahua), South (Triqui, or TRQ) and Southeast (Maya, or MYA) Mexico. The genomic study is the largest of its kind for indigenous populations from the Americas. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 22, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Gulf Research Program Awards $2 Million to Seven Projects to Improve Understanding and Prediction of the Gulf of Mexico Loop Current System
The Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine today announced $2 million in grant awards for seven new projects through its Understanding Gulf Ocean Systems (UGOS) Grants 2 competition. These grants support projects focused on new theories, technologies, and methodologies to improve understanding and prediction of the Loop Current System (LCS) of the Gulf of Mexico. The LCS influences hurricane intensity, offshore safety, the entire Gulf food chain, and fishing, tourism, and other industries that are vital to the Gulf Coast economy. However, LCS behavior is difficult to st...
Source: News from the National Academies - January 21, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news