Will There Be Enough Monkeypox Vaccine?

A factory making Jynneos, the safest vaccine, has been closed since August, threatening global supplies as the virus spreads.

#bavarian-nordic-as, #factories-and-manufacturing, #monkeypox, #shortages, #smallpox, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

Who’s Got Two Pseudothumbs and Loves Bamboo? This Panda Bear.

Fossils found in southwestern China give a hint to the development of the panda’s sixth digit — a rudimentary, thumblike bone extension.

#bamboo, #china, #fingers, #fossils, #paleontology, #pandas, #research, #scientific-reports-journal, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

A Canine Companion So Nice It (Maybe) Evolved Twice

Two different ancient wolf populations contributed DNA to modern dogs, according to a new study.

#dogs, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #genetics-and-heredity, #pets, #research, #wolves, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

As Monkeypox Spreads, U.S. Plans a Vaccination Campaign

States will be given vaccine doses from the federal stockpile, but supplies of the safest type are limited.

#chelsea-manhattan-ny, #health-and-human-services-department, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #men-and-boys, #monkeypox, #smallpox, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

CRISPR, 10 Years On: Learning to Rewrite the Code of Life

The gene-editing technology has led to innovations in medicine, evolution and agriculture — and raised profound ethical questions about altering human DNA.

#biology-and-biochemistry, #broad-institute, #clinical-trials, #crispr-dna, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #doudna-jennifer-a, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #genetic-engineering, #genetics-and-heredity, #he-jiankui, #nobel-prizes, #science-and-technology, #university-of-california, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Abortion Pills Take the Spotlight as States Impose Abortion Bans

Demand for medication abortion is surging, setting the stage for new legal battles.

#abortion, #abortion-drugs, #becerra-xavier, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #food-and-drug-administration, #garland-merrick-b, #states-us, #telemedicine, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

Does Your Nose Help Pick Your Friends?

In a small study, researchers in an olfaction lab found that people who had an instant personal connection also had similarities in their body odors.

#brain, #friendship, #nose, #smells-and-odors, #your-feed-science

The Effects of Sleep Debt

Recent studies in humans and mice have shown that late nights and early mornings may cause long lasting damage to your brain.

#brain, #mice, #research, #sleep, #sleep-debt, #trends-in-neurosciences-journal, #veasey-sigrid-c, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Scientists Discover the Largest Bacteria Ever Seen

Researchers found bacterial cells so large they are easily visible to the naked eye, challenging ideas about how large microbes can get.

#bacteria, #guadeloupe, #microbiology, #research, #science-journal, #your-feed-science

Centenarian Tortoises May Set the Standard for Anti-Aging

Tortoises and turtles don’t just live for a long time — they barely age while they live.

#biology-and-biochemistry, #ectotherm, #endotherm, #longevity, #research, #science-journal, #turtles-and-tortoises, #your-feed-science

The Incredible Journey of Three African Wild Dogs

Three sisters braved lions, crocodiles, poachers, raging rivers and other dangers on a 1,300-mile transnational effort to forge a new dynasty.

#africa, #dogs, #land-use-policies, #lions, #lusaka-zambia, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #wildlife-sanctuaries-and-nature-reserves, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science, #zambia

Tattoo Artists Face a Grayer Palette in Europe

The E.U. has prohibited some pigments, deeming them potentially hazardous to humans. Artists and manufacturers around the world are struggling to find replacements.

#alex-de-pase, #art, #consumer-protection, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #ephemeral-tattoo, #europe, #european-union, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #intenze-tattoo-ink, #lou-rubino, #mario-barth, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #skin, #tattoos, #united-states, #world-famous-tattoo-ink, #your-feed-science

Vaccines for Young Children Are Coming, but Many Parents Have Tough Questions

The vaccines seem safe for children and are likely to protect against severe illness. But data on efficacy are thin, and most children have already been infected.

#biontech-se, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #children-and-childhood, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #moderna-inc, #parenting, #pfizer-inc, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

Avian Influenza Is Affecting Wild Mammals

As a new version of bird flu spread through North America this spring, scientists began finding the virus in red foxes, bobcats and other mammals.

#avian-influenza, #birds, #canada, #foxes, #h5n1, #mammals, #michigan, #united-states, #wisconsin, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Uterine Cancer Is on the Rise, Especially Among Black Women

The cancer eventually will become the third most common type among women, experts say. The mortality rate is highest among Black Americans.

#black-people, #cervical-cancer, #deaths-fatalities, #endometrial-cancer, #fibroids, #hysterectomies, #jama-oncology-journal, #menopause, #ovarian-cancer, #race-and-ethnicity, #tests-medical, #united-states, #uterine-cancer, #uterus, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-science

A Better Way to Measure Immunity in Children

Some scientists believe that a clearer picture of Covid vaccine efficacy could have emerged sooner if investigators had tracked certain immune cells, not just antibodies.

#antibodies, #biontech-se, #children-and-childhood, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #immune-system, #moderna-inc, #parenting, #pfizer-inc, #tests-medical, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

Abortions Increase in the U.S., Reversing a 30-Year Decline, Report Finds

A new survey of the nation’s abortion providers found increases in every region of the country from 2017 to 2020.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #guttmacher-institute, #states-us, #united-states, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

How Cats Make the Most of Their Catnip High

A new study finds that the feline reaction to catnip and silver vine helps to stave off mosquitoes and other bloodsucking insects.

#animal-behavior, #cats, #insects, #iridoid, #iscience-journal, #nepetalactone, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

As the Large Hadron Collider Revs Up, Physicists’ Hopes Soar

The particle collider at CERN will soon restart. “There could be a revolution coming,” scientists say.

#cern, #dark-matter-astronomy, #fermi-national-accelerator-laboratory, #geneva-switzerland, #higgs-boson, #illinois, #large-hadron-collider, #magnets-and-magnetism, #neutrinos, #particle-accelerators, #physics, #space-and-astronomy, #your-feed-science

They Were Cigarette Smokers. Then a Stroke Vanquished Their Addiction.

Patients whose brain injury coincidentally relieved their nicotine cravings may help unravel the neural underpinnings of addiction, a new study suggests.

#addiction-psychology, #brain, #nature-neuroscience-journal, #smoking-and-tobacco, #stroke, #your-feed-science

New Experimental Therapy for A.L.S. Approved in Canada

The F.D.A. is also reviewing the treatment, Albrioza, but the agency’s scientists have raised questions about its effectiveness.

#amylyx-pharmaceuticals-inc, #amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis, #canada, #clinical-trials, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #food-and-drug-administration, #health-canada, #united-states, #your-feed-science

Eavesdropping on the Secret Lives of Dolphins in New York Harbor

For two years, an array of six underwater microphones tracked the feeding noises of marine mammals newly prevalent in New York waters.

#animal-behavior, #dolphins-and-porpoises, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #new-york-harbor, #research, #your-feed-science

C.D.C. Dismisses Airborne Transmission of Monkeypox. Some Experts Disagree.

The virus “is not known to linger in the air,” agency officials said. But the research is far from definitive.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #disease-rates, #masks, #monkeypox, #smallpox, #united-states, #world-health-organization, #your-feed-science

The New Abortion Bans: Almost No Exceptions for Rape, Incest or Health

Most of the state abortion prohibitions that would go into effect if Roe v. Wade is overturned do not contain carve-outs that were once widely supported by abortion opponents.

#abortion, #incest, #law-and-legislation, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #sex-crimes, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

Monkeypox Can Be Airborne, Too

An abrupt change in C.D.C. guidance underscores a little-known phenomenon: On occasion, monkeypox can be transmitted through aerosols, similar to the coronavirus.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #masks, #monkeypox, #smallpox, #your-feed-science

Before Chickens Were Nuggets, They Were Revered

The origin of the domestic fowl is more recent than previously thought, but it may have taken them thousands of years to become food.

#animal-behavior, #antiquity-journal, #archaeology-and-anthropology, #carbon-dating, #chickens, #fossils, #proceedings-of-the-national-academy-of-sciences, #research, #thailand, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

A Prominent Manhattan Doctor Is Accused of Sexual Assault

Dr. Kevin M. Cahill performed abusive and unnecessary examinations, a former patient claims in a lawsuit, and pursued her romantically for years. His lawyer says the exams were appropriate.

#american-irish-historical-society, #cahill-kevin-m, #doctors, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #lenox-hill-hospital, #manhattan-nyc, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tests-and-examinations, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-science

How Anonymous Is Bitcoin, Really?

In myth, the cryptocurrency is egalitarian, decentralized and all but anonymous. The reality is very different, scientists have found.

#bitcoin-currency, #blockchain-technology, #computers-and-the-internet, #cryptography-codes-and-ciphers, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #mathematics, #silk-road-web-site, #virtual-currency, #your-feed-science

This Optical Illusion Has a Revelation About Your Brain and Eyes

Your pupils may be dilating when you see images like this one as your brain tries to anticipate the near future.

#brain, #eyes-and-eyesight, #frontiers-in-human-neuroscience-journal, #optical-illusions, #research, #your-feed-science

21 Americans Infected With Monkeypox, C.D.C. Reports

As the number of cases outside Africa approaches 800, governments are scrambling for a limited pool of vaccines and treatments with unclear effectiveness.

#bavarian-nordic-as, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #chimerix-inc, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #emergent-biosolutions-inc, #great-britain, #monkeypox, #nigeria, #smallpox, #stockpiling, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

Giraffes May Be Long-Necked for Fights, Not Just Food

Evolutionary theories said giraffes developed their height to get to better eats, but ancestors may have gained the advantage through head-butting battles.

#evolution-biology, #fossils, #giraffes, #head-body-part, #neck, #paleontology, #research, #science-journal, #skull-body-part, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Doctors Transplant 3-D Printed Ear Made of Human Cells

3DBio Therapeutics, a biotech company in Queens, said it had for the first time used 3-D printing to make a body part with a patient’s own cells.

#3-d-printers, #clinical-trials, #ears-and-hearing, #factories-and-manufacturing, #implants, #surgery-and-surgeons, #tissue-human, #your-feed-science

Liviah’s New Liver: A Family Grapples With a Girl’s Puzzling Hepatitis

A 4-year-old in Ohio is one of hundreds of children worldwide who have developed unexplained liver problems in recent months.

#children-and-childhood, #cincinnati-ohio, #cincinnati-childrens-hospital-medical-center, #families-and-family-life, #hepatitis, #jaundice, #liver, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

The World’s Largest Plant Is a Self-Cloning Sea Grass in Australia

The species is called Poseidon’s ribbon weed, and researchers say it has spread to cover an area the size of Cincinnati over the past 4,500 years.

#australia, #cloning, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #flowers-and-plants, #genetics-and-heredity, #grass, #proceedings-of-the-royal-society-b-journal, #research, #your-feed-science

During the Omicron Wave, Death Rates Soared for Older People

Last year, people 65 and older died from Covid at lower rates than in previous waves. But with Omicron and waning immunity, death rates rose again.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-delta-variant, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #elderly, #nursing-homes, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

Megalodon Extinction May Have Been Driven by Hungry Great White Sharks

The largest shark that ever lived may have vanished in part because the comparatively smaller great white had a taste for the same prey.

#endangered-and-extinct-species, #fossils, #isotopes, #nature-communications-journal, #paleontology, #research, #sharks, #teeth-and-dentistry, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science, #zinc

A Balm for Psyches Scarred by War

MDMA-assisted treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder “represents real hope for long-term healing,” health experts say.

#clinical-trials, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #ecstasy-drug, #iraq-war-2003-11, #johns-hopkins-university, #mental-health-and-disorders, #mithoefer-michael, #multidisciplinary-assn-for-psychedelic-studies, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #traumatic-brain-injury, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-marine-corps, #united-states-navy, #veterans, #veterans-affairs-department, #vietnam-war, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Can I Stop Isolating If I’m Still Testing Positive for the Virus?

Some people may test positive for the coronavirus for 10 days or longer, but interpreting those results remains difficult, experts said.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #medicine-and-health, #quarantines, #tests-medical, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Dinosaurs Started Out Hot, Then Some of Them Turned Cold

Scientists directly measured the metabolic rate of extinct animals, which revealed that some giant dinosaurs became coldblooded.

#anatomy-and-physiology, #biology-and-biochemistry, #dinosaurs, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fossils, #nature-journal, #paleontology, #pterosaurs, #research, #temperature, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Russian Academics Aim to Punish Colleagues Who Backed Ukraine Invasion

A campaign is circulating a list of dozens of researchers in the hopes they will be denied the prestige of election into the Russian Academy of Sciences.

#elections, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #russia, #russian-academy-of-sciences, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #science-and-technology, #your-feed-science

Who Is Protected Against Monkeypox?

Older people who received smallpox vaccinations may yet have some immunity, researchers say. Healthy children and adults generally do not become severely ill.

#antibodies, #europe, #monkeypox, #smallpox, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

‘Quantum Internet’ Inches Closer With Advance in Data Teleportation

Scientists have improved their ability to send quantum information across distant computers — and have taken another step toward the network of the future.

#computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #delft-netherlands, #delft-university-of-technology, #hefei-china, #nature-journal, #physics, #quantum-computing, #quantum-theory, #your-feed-science

Some Elephants Are Getting Too Much Plastic in Their Diets

In India, the large mammals see trash in village dumps as a buffet, but researchers found they are inadvertently consuming packaging and utensils.

#containers-and-packaging, #elephants, #india, #plastic-bags, #plastics, #research, #uttarakhand-india, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #your-feed-science

As Monkeypox Cases Rise, Nations Are Urged to Examine Vaccine Stores

The United States has stockpiled millions of doses of two smallpox vaccines, also effective against monkeypox. But the outbreaks so far are clustered in other countries.

#canary-islands, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #disease-rates, #epidemics, #europe, #european-center-for-disease-prevention-and-control, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #monkeypox, #smallpox, #spain, #stockpiling, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

Watch a Giant Stingray’s Safe Return to Its River Home

The Mekong River is home to enormous and endangered aquatic life. A 400-pound fish’s release shows how some conservation efforts in Cambodia are paying off.

#cambodia, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #mekong-river, #research, #stingrays, #wonders-of-the-mekong-project, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

The Michigan Mink Mystery: How Did an Interspecies Outbreak Unfold?

The puzzling coronavirus cases highlight ongoing surveillance challenges and blind spots.

#agriculture-and-farming, #agriculture-department, #animal-and-plant-health-inspection-service, #animals, #antibodies, #canada, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #deer, #dogs, #livestock, #livestock-diseases, #michigan, #minks-animals, #netherlands, #ontario-canada, #taxidermy, #wisconsin, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Daily Aspirin Regimen May Cause Bleeding

Millions of Americans take aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke. Now, doctors are advising against it — especially for people over 70.

#american-college-of-cardiology, #aspirin, #blood-pressure, #elderly, #heart, #journal-of-the-american-medical-assn, #preventive-medicine, #stroke, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

C.D.C.’s Pandemic Team Will Surrender Some Responsibilities

The transition was announced in a letter to agency employees, but details were scant.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #medicine-and-health, #walensky-rochelle, #your-feed-science

Puberty Starts Earlier Than It Used To. No One Knows Why.

Some girls are starting to develop breasts as early as age 6 or 7. Researchers are studying the role of obesity, chemicals and stress.

#breasts, #children-and-childhood, #herman-giddens-marcia-e, #obesity, #research, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #your-feed-science

Scientists Uncover a Shady Web of Online Spider Sales

More than 1,200 species of arachnids are part of a largely unregulated global marketplace, according to a new study.

#animals, #collectors-and-collections, #communications-biology-journal, #conservation-of-resources, #convention-on-international-trade-in-endangered-species, #costa-rica, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fish-and-wildlife-service, #international-trade-and-world-market, #scorpions, #spiders, #united-states, #vietnam, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science