Mysterious ‘pulse’ detected in sky is leaving scientists dumbfounded

Unusual radio signals have been spotted pulsing in the sky about 1,300 light-years away from Earth. According to a report in The Conversation, a team of scientists discovered a strange flash or “pulse” in the Milky Way. University of Sydney lecturer Manisha Caleb explained in the report: “My colleagues and I (the MeerTRAP team) made the discovery when observing the Vela-X 1… Continue reading Mysterious ‘pulse’ detected in sky is leaving scientists dumbfounded

Immune recognition of self and non-self explored in new study — ScienceDaily

Unless you are an identical twin, you probably aren’t often mistaken for someone else. Likewise, our own sense of self as distinct from all other humans is deeply ingrained since early childhood. The immune system, however, faces far greater challenges in distinguishing self from non-self. Should this complex surveillance network fail to identify a foreign… Continue reading Immune recognition of self and non-self explored in new study — ScienceDaily

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A new tool could help us find killer asteroids hiding in plain sight

A former NASA astronaut has come up with a plan to save the Earth from killer asteroids. Dr. Ed Lu, who has a doctorate in applied physics, is trying to find a way to discover dangerous asteroids with enough advanced warning to deflect them away from Earth. It’s a noble effort and one that could… Continue reading A new tool could help us find killer asteroids hiding in plain sight

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Death from alcohol-related liver disease could be prevented with early diagnosis and intervention, says new study

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Patients dying of alcohol-related liver disease had frequent interactions with secondary care services prior to their death, and a new study has found that these opportunities to address their high-risk drinking behavior could have been missed. The research found that people who died from alcohol-related liver disease (ARLD) had an average… Continue reading Death from alcohol-related liver disease could be prevented with early diagnosis and intervention, says new study

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Context-dependent amygdala–prefrontal connectivity during the dot-probe task varies by irritability and attention bias to angry faces

Brotman MA, Schmajuk M, Rich BA, Dickstein DP, Guyer AE, Costello EJ, et al. Prevalence, clinical correlates, and longitudinal course of severe mood dysregulation in children. Biol Psychiatry. 2006;60:991–7. PubMed  Article  Google Scholar  Dougherty LR, Smith VC, Bufferd SJ, Kessel EM, Carlson GA, Klein DN. Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder at the age of 6 years… Continue reading Context-dependent amygdala–prefrontal connectivity during the dot-probe task varies by irritability and attention bias to angry faces

Promoting prostate cancer tests in men without symptoms should be approached with caution

Prostate cancer cells. Credit: NIH Image Gallery Inviting people who don’t have symptoms to be screened for prostate cancer is not currently recommended and should be approached with caution because, for most men, the benefit is small and uncertain and there are clear harms, warn experts in The BMJ today. NHS England teamed up with… Continue reading Promoting prostate cancer tests in men without symptoms should be approached with caution

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Mandating flu jab, but not COVID-19 jab, ethically justified for healthcare staff

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Mandating the flu jab for healthcare staff is ethically justified, but the same can’t be said of the COVID-19 jab, argue leading ethicists in an extended essay published online in the Journal of Medical Ethics. Unlike the COVID-19 jab, the pros outweigh the cons for all age groups: the flu jab… Continue reading Mandating flu jab, but not COVID-19 jab, ethically justified for healthcare staff

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