Prof Sarah Gilbert, Covid vaccine creator: Now let’s take on 12 more diseases
Prof Dame Sarah Gilbert says medical science has transformed ambitions for new vaccines. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nasa ’s Lucy rockets into the sky with diamonds to explore asteroids
Spacecraft with name inspired by a skeleton and the Beatles, and with lab-grown gems, starts 12-year questA Nasa spacecraft named Lucy has rocketed into the sky with diamonds on a 12-year quest to explore eight asteroids.Seven of the mysterious space rocks are among swarms of asteroids sharing Jupiter ’s orbit, thought to be the pristine leftovers of planetary formation.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press in Cape Canaveral Tags: Nasa Space Asteroids The Beatles US news Ringo Starr Florida Science World news Source Type: news

New CDC Holiday Covid-19 Guidance: All Should Wear Face Masks Indoors In Public
Here's what else the newly updated CDC "Holiday Celebrations" guidance says. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Science /science business pharma Source Type: news

Figures of Babylon: oldest drawing of a ghost found in British Museum vault
A 3,500-year-old image tablet of a ‘miserable male ghost’ gives up its secretIts outlines are faint, only discernible at an angle, but the world ’s oldest drawing of a ghost has been discovered in the darkened vaults of the British Museum.A lonely bearded spirit being led into the afterlife and eternal bliss by a lover has been identified on an ancient Babylonian clay tablet created about 3,500 years ago.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Dalya Alberge Tags: British Museum Culture Archaeology Science UK news Middle East and North Africa World news Source Type: news

Short on Staff, Some Hospices Ask New Patients To Wait
“It causes huge distress to tell a family, ‘We can’t serve you,’” said one state hospice organization director. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paula Span Tags: your-feed-science Hospice Care Nursing and Nurses Shortages Elder Care Death and Dying Labor and Jobs Home Health Care Elderly National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization your-feed-health Source Type: news

Well you would say that: the science behind our everyday biases
Covid has turned us into pandemic experts, all too ready to gainsay scientists and distorting our reasoning, but psychology can help us understand how our prejudices are formedAs I wasted an hour ’s worth of petrol trying to find more petrol last month,Justin Webb poked at the chief secretary to the Treasury, Simon Clarke, on theToday programme, seeking a reason why much of the country is running on fumes and why HGV drivers are currently more elusive than dark matter. Clarke explained that the problem is “driven in part by workforce demographics” – no doubt – and is “worsened by Covid r...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Adam Rutherford Tags: Psychology Science Society Source Type: news

More power to Mark Billingham ’s book-hurling elbow. I might join in | Rebecca Nicholson
Life ’s too short for bad literature, so let’s follow the writer’s exampleDo you ditch a book if it does not immediately grab your attention or do you trudge through it joylessly, weighed down by some invisible obligation to complete it, no matter how arduous the task? The writerMark Billingham got stuck into this endless debate at the Cheltenham literature festival last week, admitting that he gives up on five out of 10 books that he starts, because “life’s too short” and “there are so many great books out there”. If genre fiction, in particular, doesn’t grab you after...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Rebecca Nicholson Tags: Books Culture William Shatner Space Source Type: news

NASA's Asteroid Chaser Lucy Soars Into Sky With Diamonds
The rocket will spend more than a decade exploring asteroids thought to date back to when the planets formed. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 16, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

NASA ’s Asteroid Hunter Lucy Soars Into Sky With Diamonds
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A NASA spacecraft named Lucy rocketed into the sky with diamonds Saturday morning on a 12-year quest to explore eight asteroids. Seven of the mysterious space rocks are among swarms of asteroids sharing Jupiter’s orbit, thought to be the pristine leftovers of planetary formation. An Atlas V rocket blasted off before dawn, sending Lucy on a roundabout journey spanning nearly 4 billion miles (6.3 billion kilometers). Researchers grew emotional describing the successful launch — lead scientist Hal Levison said it was like witnessing the birth of a child. “Go Lucy!” he urged...
Source: TIME: Science - October 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: MARCIA DUNN / AP Tags: Uncategorized Space wire Source Type: news

Viva la vulva: why we need to talk about women ’s genitalia
Ignorance about the basic biology of vulvas is still shockingly high – yet there are huge health benefits, physical and emotional, to be won with better understandingIf you have a vulva between your legs, could you identify the seven separate structures in a mirror? If your partner has a vulva, can you identify theirs?For over half the population, the vulva is a significant part of their body; an exit and an entrance, a site of pleasure and, often, pain, that speaks to core human function and need. In 2021, it can feel as if we ’re on the cliff-edge of emancipation from the history of oppression and ick surroun...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Eleanor Morgan Tags: Sex Biology Science Education Women Gender Life and style Source Type: news

NASA launches an asteroid hunter named Lucy with a Beatles connection
A NASA spacecraft named Lucy rocketed into the sky Saturday morning on a 12-year quest to explore eight asteroids. Its roundabout journey will span nearly 4 billion miles.(Image credit: John Raoux/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: The Associated Press Source Type: news

'Johnny'll love that': Ringo Starr wishes Nasa Lucy mission well – video
The Beatles drummer, Ringo Starr, was among those asked to add their messages to a Lucy mission plaque. The spacecraft has set off on a 12-year quest to explore eight asteroids, mostly around Jupiter's orbit. The mission was named after the 3.2m-year-old skeletal remains of a human ancestor found in Ethiopia nearly a half a century. Dr Donald Johanson discovered the remains while the Beatles song Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds was playing, passing on the name to his discoveryContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 16, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Nasa Space Jupiter Ringo Starr Florida The Beatles Source Type: news

How did Jeff Bezos ’s Blue Origin fail to dominate the billionaire space race?
The company employs the world ’s top engineers and has access to unlimited money but is plagued by safety concerns and toxic workplace cultureThebillionaire space race is only a race by name. In actuality, there is SpaceX – and everyone else.Only the company founded by Elon Musk nearly two decades ago has sent a rocket booster into orbit and landed it safely again. Only SpaceX has landed a rocket the size of a 15-storey building on a drone ship in the middle of the ocean. Only SpaceX has carried bothNasa astronauts andprivate citizens to the International Space Station. Only SpaceX is producing thousands of its...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Daniel Oberhaus Tags: Blue Origin Jeff Bezos Science Technology Space US work & careers Source Type: news

Researchers may have discovered two new ways of extending your life - breakthrough study
RESEARCHERS engaged in the pursuit of extending life are making considerable headway. Life science company Longevica claims to have made the "first" major breakthrough since two tried-and-tested methods for extending lifespan were discovered. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chinese astronauts arrive at space station for longest mission
The Shenzhou-13 vessel docked at its space station to kick off a record-setting six-month stayThree astronauts successfully docked with China ’s new space station, state media said, on what is set to be Beijing’s longest crewed mission to date and the latest landmark in its drive to become a major space power.The three blasted off shortly after midnight on Saturday (1600 GMT) from the Jiuquan launch centre in northwestern China ’s Gobi desert, state-run news agency Xinhua said, with the team expected to spend six months at the Tiangong space station.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse Tags: Space China Science Asia Pacific World news Source Type: news

Former Pfizer VP says there is "clear evidence of fraud" concerning 95% covid vaccine efficacy claim
(Natural News) Dr. Michael Yeadon, a former vice president at drug giant Pfizer who now works as a chief science officer for America’s Frontline Doctors (AFLDS), has come out to claim that there is “clear evidence of fraud” in the Pfizer study that claims the company’s Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) “vaccines” are 95 percent effective against... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The FDA ’s Vaccine Expert Panel Recommends Approval of a J & J Booster for Anyone Who Had an Initial Shot
The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) expert vaccine panel on Friday, Oct. 15, recommended a booster dose of the Johnson&Johnson-Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. In a unanimous vote, the 19-member panel recommended the booster for anyone who was previously immunized with the vaccine, at least two months after the that first dose. With the advice, the panel has now backed boosters for all three vaccines currently available in the US. J&J’s vaccine is the only one authorized in the U.S. (and globally) that requires only a single dose. If the FDA accepts the committee’s decision, which it is expected to ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Scientists Face a Third Round of Charges by Mexican Government
Nearly three dozen of Mexico ’s leading researchers are being accused of money laundering, embezzlement, and organized crime, a move other academics say is politically motivated. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 15, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot Unanimously Recommended for Emergency Use Authorization by U.S. FDA Advisory Committee
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., October 15, 2021 – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) unanimously voted 19-0 to recommend Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for a booster dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine for adults aged 18 and older at least two months following initial vaccination with the single-shot vaccine. The vote was based on findings from two Company clinical trials, including the Phase 3 ENSEMBLE 2 study, which evaluated a booster dose of the Johnson &...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Dotmatics partners with RockStep Solutions to provide an integrated solution for digitalized in vivo drug discovery
(Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 15, 2021 Category: Science Tags: The Scientist The Marketplace Source Type: news

‘Sensational’: skeleton buried in Vesuvius eruption found at Herculaneum
Archaeologists find remains of fugitive during first dig at site near Pompeii in almost three decadesThe partially mutilated remains of a man buried by the AD79 eruption of Mount Vesuvius at Herculaneum, the ancient Roman town close to Pompeii, have been discovered in what Italy ’s culture minister described as a “sensational” find.Archaeologists said the man, believed to have been aged between 40 and 45, was killed just steps away from the sea as he tried to flee the eruption.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Angela Giuffrida in Rome Tags: Archaeology Europe Italy Volcanoes Science World news Source Type: news

VectorBuilder and Landau enter into strategic partnership to establish world & rsquo;s first primate gene therapy R & amp;D center
(Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 15, 2021 Category: Science Tags: The Scientist The Marketplace Source Type: news

What Research Says About the CDC's New 3-Foot Quarantine Rule
The CDC now suggests that only children who were within 3 feet, not 6 feet, of an infected student should quarantine, provided they were masked in a classroom. Does the science support this change? (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 15, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

FDA panel endorses a booster shot for J & J's COVID-19 vaccine
U.S. health advisors unanimously endorsed Johnson & Johnson's request to offer a second dose to its single-shot COVID-19 vaccine. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - October 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Vacancy: Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Nutritional Science (JNS)
The Trustees are seeking applications  for an Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Nutritional Science (JNS). JNS is an international, peer-reviewed, online only, open access journal that welcomes high-quality research articles in all aspects of nutrition. The underlying aim of all work should be, as far as possible, to develop nutritional concepts - though the key criterion for acceptance is scientific soundness.  JNS encompasses the full spectrum of nutritional science including public health nutrition, epidemiology, dietary surveys, nutritional requirements, metabolic studies, body composition, energet...
Source: The Nutrition Society - October 15, 2021 Category: Nutrition Authors: Cassandra Ellis Source Type: news

Shutting Down Old Oil Rigs Is Harder —and More Expensive—Than it Sounds
As workers continue to comb beaches for tar balls in California’s Orange County after an underwater pipeline ruptured on Oct. 2, another massive fossil fuel cleanup operation is just getting underway on a 55-year-old rig anchored 120 miles up the coast. It’s a taxpayer-funded, $60 million debacle that reveals just how difficult and costly it may be to shut down aging oil rigs in the Pacific Ocean and decarbonize the country’s energy supply. Anchored two miles off Santa Barbara, the rig in question, known as Platform Holly, was built by ARCO in 1966, sold to Mobil in 1993, then sold again to a small Colora...
Source: TIME: Science - October 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Alejandro de la Garza Tags: Uncategorized climate change TIME 2030 Source Type: news

Addressing gender identity biases in electronic health record systems
A team of transgender researchers, led by YSM postdoctoral researcher Clair Kronk, are working to better represent patients ’ gender identities in EHR systems. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 15, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Nasa prepares to launch Lucy mission to distant asteroids
Six-year voyage to Trojans could reveal vital information on history of solar systemNasa is gearing up to launchthe Lucy mission on Saturday for a voyage that could revolutionise our knowledge of planetary origins and the formation of the solar system.A space probe will fly atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Stuart Clark Tags: Nasa Science Space Source Type: news

Why Britons are tolerating sky-high Covid rates – and why this may not last
Analysis: as Covid cases reach 40,000 a day, scientists think normalisation is partly to blame for the lack of public reactionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt ’s one of the conundrums of the current phase of the Covid pandemic; the UK has among the highest number of infections across the world and a death toll that continues to steadily climb, yet the national mood seems sanguine. So is this down to British stoicism, a Keep Calm and Carry on mentality?Not according to experts. They talk of many factors being at play – and warn it may not last.Continue reading... (Source: Guar...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Hospitals Vaccines and immunisation NHS Health Science UK news Source Type: news

Nondisclosure Agreements, Trade Secrets, and Trademarks Considered Very Important to More U.S. Businesses than Were Patents or Copyrights in 2017
The Annual Business Survey ( ABS ) asked a sample of the 4.6 million for-profit U.S. businesses with at least one employee to report the importance of various types of intellectual property ( IP ) protection to their business in 2017. According to estimates from the ABS, 7 % of for-profit U.S. businesses viewed trade secrets as very important to their business in 2017, and another 9 % viewed them as somewhat important. Nondisclosure agreements were reported by the largest share of businesses ( 20 % ) as a type of IP protection that is viewed as very important ( 9 % ) or somewhat important ( 11 % ) to their business. The AB...
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - October 15, 2021 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Exploring the future of heart health for women
Yale cardiologists and WHRY director Carolyn Mazure discuss the state of caring for women ’s heart health and how to improve health outcomes for women. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 15, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

OPSYNVI ® (macitentan and tadalafil) Becomes the First and Only Health Canada-Approved Once Daily Fixed Dose Combination Treatment for Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
Toronto, ON, (October 15, 2021) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that Health Canada approved OPSYNVI® (macitentan 10mg and tadalafil 40mg) for the long-term treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH, World Health Organization [WHO] Group 1) to reduce morbidity in patients of WHO functional class (FC) II or III whose PAH is idiopathic, heritable, or associated with connective tissue disease or congenital heart disease.OPSYNVI® should be used in patients who are currently treated concomitantly with stable doses of macitentan 10mg and tadalafil 40mg (20mg x ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Ghana: KNUST Hospital Dental Clinic Inaugurated
[Ghanaian Times] A dental clinic has been built at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) hospital to provide oral care to members of the University community and serve as a training facility for medical students. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Queen Elizabeth and Greta Thunberg Are Sending the Same Message on Climate Change. Will World Leaders Listen?
More than 75 years separate Queen Elizabeth II from climate activist Greta Thunberg, but both share similar reservations with world leaders who talk a good game on climate change but aren’t prepared to back it up with action. In remarks caught on a livestream Thursday, the British monarch was heard talking about COP26, the UN climate conference that begins in Glasgow later this month. “Extraordinary isn’t it. I’ve been hearing all about COP,” the Queen said in conversation with her daughter-in-law Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, and a Welsh official at the opening of the Welsh parliament. &l...
Source: TIME: Science - October 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Dan Stewart Tags: Uncategorized climate change Londontime News United Kingdom Source Type: news

Covid: how did error over wrong PCR test results in UK happen?
An estimated 43,000 people may have been given false negative results. Here are the key issuesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAn estimated 43,000 people may have been given wrong negative PCR Covid test results, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has said.Here we answer key questions about the error:Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jamie Grierson Tags: Coronavirus NHS World news Health Society Infectious diseases Medical research UK news Source Type: news

AI and maths to play bigger role in global diplomacy, says expert
Professor of negotiation and conflict management says recent advances mean techniques will be used moreInternational diplomacy has traditionally relied on bargaining power, covert channels of communication and personal chemistry between leaders. But a new era is upon us in which the dispassionate insights of AI algorithms and mathematical techniques such as game theory will play a growing role in deals struck between nations, according to the co-founder of the world ’s first centre for science in diplomacy.Michael Amb ühl, a professor of negotiation and conflict management and former chief Swiss-EU negotiator, s...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Artificial intelligence (AI) World news Science Mathematics International trade Switzerland Global economy Technology Source Type: news

Covid PCR tests: at least 43,000 in UK may have had false negatives
Health Security Agency suspends operations at privately run lab in WolverhamptonCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAt least 43,000 people may have been wrongly given a negative Covid test result, the UK Health Security Agency has said, as it announced the suspension of operations at a privately run lab in Wolverhampton.NHS test and trace has suspended testing operations by Immensa Health Clinic at its laboratory in Wolverhampton, the agency said.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jamie Grierson, Steven Morris and Rowena Mason Tags: Coronavirus England Infectious diseases Medical research UK news Science Source Type: news

Seattle set to lose a quarter of its police force over COVID vaccine mandate as other emergency services, industry sectors prepare for collapse
(Natural News) If the COVID-19 pandemic has done anything, it has exposed the Democratic Party for what it is: a den of authoritarians, tyrants and science deniers who don’t care about anything but accruing more power by destroying civil liberties that are supposed to be protected by the Constitution. Case in point: Mandating the vaccine.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inclusive Education to Break the Cycles of Poverty
Street Library in Mayotte, July 2016. Credit: François Phliponeau/ATD Fourth World - Centre Joseph Wresinski By Olivier De Schutter and Donald LeeNEW YORK, Oct 15 2021 (IPS) In September 2021, children in the northern hemisphere returned to school after the summer break. For some, the end of the holidays signaled a return to normalcy and to the joys of learning after facing months of school closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For the majority of children in the Global South, however, the return to reality looked grimmer. Digital divide leaving billions behind Many children have been unable to pursue their educat...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Olivier De Schutter and Donald Lee Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Financial Crisis Global Headlines Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Takes Steps to Equitably Resolve All Current and Future Talc Claims
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., October 14, 2021 – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced that LTL Management LLC (LTL), a newly created and separate subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, that was established to hold and manage claims in the cosmetic talc litigation, has filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. This filing is intended to resolve all claims related to cosmetic talc in a manner that is equitable to all parties, including any current and future claimants. Johnson & Johnson and its other affiliates did not file for bankruptcy protection and will continue to operate their bus...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Latest News Source Type: news

‘It Moved Me to Tears.’ William Shatner On Briefly Going Where Some Men Have Gone Before
On Oct. 13, actor William Shatner, 90, best known for his role as Star Trek’s Captain James T. Kirk, went to space for real aboard a Blue Origin New Shepard rocket. He was aloft for only 10 minutes—but they were 10 minutes that forever transformed him. The day after his return, Shatner—now the oldest person to have ever traveled to space—sat down with TIME to talk about his experience. TIME: I was struck, as were many people, by the degree of your emotion when you returned to Earth. You seemed especially moved by the sight of the thin onion skin of atmosphere that is all that protects us from the ki...
Source: TIME: Science - October 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Space Source Type: news

The dinosaur extinction led to lots of new mammals and birds — and snakes to eat them
After the dinosaurs disappeared, the world saw an explosion of birds and mammals. But a study suggests a burst of new snakes appeared, too, with diets to match the newly expanding array of animals. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christopher Intagliata Source Type: news

EPA Settles Lawsuits, Agrees to Broader Asbestos Risk Evaluations
Facing legal pressure from health and advocacy organizations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to broaden its ongoing Risk Evaluation for Asbestos under the Toxic Substances Control Act. An agreement to settle two lawsuits – both alleging inadequate evaluation of toxic asbestos – was filed Oct. 13 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco. The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization was the lead plaintiff in the risk evaluation litigation and was joined by health organizations, scientists and doctors, including acclaimed thoracic surgeon Dr. Raja Flores of Moun...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 14, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Five things to know about the Biden administration's vaccine mandates
The Biden administration believes mandating COVID-19 vaccines is the best way to end the pandemic. Here's what you need to know. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - October 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Erin B. Logan Source Type: news

‘This comforter of blue’: how Shatner’s blast into space became an ode to Earth
Captain Kirk ’s profound reflection on our home planet was an ironic outcome for a trip that was meant to boost space travelThere ’s nothing like a vacation to make you appreciate home.That seemed to be the sentiment behind William Shatner ’s words as hereturned from a brief journey to space on Wednesday. Inremarks filmed after he landed, the actor described having had “the most profound experience I can imagine”.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Matthew Cantor Tags: William Shatner Space Blue Origin Jeff Bezos Technology US news Source Type: news

Understanding Cancer Evolution Through the Lens of Single Cell Genomics
Nicholas Navin and Lars Velten discuss sampling, sequencing, and tracing single cells to study how cancer cells adapt to various environments. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 14, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Sponsored Webinars Source Type: news

Drone Flies Lungs Between Hospitals For Transplant Patient
The lungs made the six minute flight last month before being transplanted into a 63-year old man in Toronto. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Victoria Forster, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Science /science business pharma & Source Type: news

People taking statins less likely to die from Covid, study suggests
Experts warn findings do not prove cholesterol-lowering drugs can reduce death ratesMillions of people who take statins may be less likely to die from Covid, research suggests.The cholesterol-lowering drugs are one of the world ’s most popular medications. They can also reduce inflammation in blood vessels, which has prompted questions over whether they could help with outcomes in coronavirus patients.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Gregory Health editor Tags: Statins Coronavirus Medical research Science Health Source Type: news

A meteorite crashes through a home in Canada, barely missing a woman's head
British Columbia resident Ruth Hamilton had a rude awakening earlier this month when a large meteorite plunged from space, through her roof and landed in her bed.(Image credit: Nadia Palici/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Scott Neuman Source Type: news

William Shatner has taken a small step, but it ’s a giant leap to call him an astronaut | Brief letters
Space travel | Books | Duels in filmAmazing though William Shatner ’s short journey into near space was, I think it ’s a bit of a stretch to call him an astronaut (William Shatner in tears after historic space flight: ‘I’m so filled with emotion, 13 October). You ’ll be calling us letter writers journalists next.David Edwards HulmeStockport, Greater Manchester• As we seem to have entered a period of pointless “space” travel, can I put forward my qualifications to be the first 84-year-old retired solicitor born in Bishop Auckland with a wife called Shirley and th...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: William Shatner Space Culture Science Books Film Source Type: news