Elephant Genes Could Hold the Key to Avoiding Cancers

Elephant Genes Could Hold the Key to Avoiding Cancers

Oxford, United Kingdom….Scientists modelling the cancer-suppressing p53 gene identify how the 20 different molecules unique to elephants get activated for increased sensitivity and response against carcinogenic conditions – with implications for cancer treatments in humans. Scientists from seven research institutions including the University of Oxford and the University of Edinburgh have used pioneering bioinformatic modelling […]

The Latest from the CDC on Monkeypox

The Latest from the CDC on Monkeypox

Atlanta, GA…On May 18, 2022, a U.S. resident tested positive for monkeypox after returning to the U.S. from Canada. As of May 18, 2022, no additional monkeypox cases have been identified in the U.S. Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are collaborating with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to investigate […]

Briefing by White House COVID-⁠19 Response Team and Public Health Officials

Briefing by White House COVID-⁠19 Response Team and Public Health Officials

Washington, DC…Good morning, and thanks for joining us.  Today, we’ll start with an update from Dr. Walensky on the state of the pandemic and CDC’s COVID-19 surveillance efforts.  DR. WALENSKY:  Good morning.  Thanks, Jeff.  I’d like to start by walking you through today’s data.  The current seven-day daily average of cases is about 247,300 cases […]

FDA Authorizes First Oral Antiviral for Treatment of COVID-19

FDA Authorizes First Oral Antiviral for Treatment of COVID-19

Silver Spring, MD…Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for Pfizer’s Paxlovid (nirmatrelvir tablets and ritonavir tablets, co-packaged for oral use) for the treatment of mild-to-moderate coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in adults and pediatric patients (12 years of age and older weighing at least 40 kilograms or about 88 pounds) with positive […]

“Neuroprosthesis” Restores Words to Man with Paralysis

“Neuroprosthesis” Restores Words to Man with Paralysis

San Francisco, CA…Researchers at UC San Francisco have successfully developed a “speech neuroprosthesis” that has enabled a man with severe paralysis to communicate in sentences, translating signals from his brain to the vocal tract directly into words that appear as text on a screen. Jessie Liu, BS, David Moses, PhD, and Sean Metzger, MS. The achievement, which […]

President Biden Highlighting the Importance of Getting Vaccinated

President Biden Highlighting the Importance of Getting Vaccinated

Green Road Community Center Raleigh, NC… President Biden Highlighting the Importance of Getting Vaccinated and Kicking Off a Community Canvassing Event. 5:33 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Hello, Raleigh. (Applause.) I — I’m going to — AUDIENCE MEMBER: (Inaudible.) (Laughter.) AUDIENCE MEMBER: We love you! (Applause.) THE PRESIDENT: Love you back. (Applause.) Well, look, that old […]

Johnson & Johnson on COVID-19 Vaccine Pause

Johnson & Johnson on COVID-19 Vaccine Pause

New Brunswick, NJ…The safety and well-being of the people who use our products is our number one priority. We are aware of an extremely rare disorder involving people with blood clots in combination with low platelets in a small number of individuals who have received our COVID-19 vaccine. The United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and […]

COVID-19 Has Exacerbated the Economic Inequality and Caregiving Crisis Facing Women of Color. Here’s How the American Rescue Plan Helps.

COVID-19 Has Exacerbated the Economic Inequality and Caregiving Crisis Facing Women of Color. Here’s How the American Rescue Plan Helps.

Washington, DC… Women have been on the front lines of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis. Their labor — in hospitals and laboratories, on farms and in factories, in stores and in homes — has long been critical to keeping our nation running, and the past year has made these contributions all […]

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