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    The Food and Drug Administration assured the Daily Caller News Foundation Friday that it has not entered into any contracts “for the purchase of human fetal tissue” since 2018.  The FDA’s response follows news that it procured fetal organs, tissue, and heads for research that involved “humanized mice,” documents obtained by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch show. “There...
    Sac C Wat'hn Buy Thna Thwi Phl / EyeEm | EyeEm | Getty Images One of the biggest unknowns for retirees may be whether they'll eventually need long-term care — that is, help with daily living activities — and to what degree. Many people may end up requiring little care if they need any at all, according to new research...
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – Doctors at Swedish Medical Center waiting on a decision by the Food and Drug Administration about a booster shot for COVID-19 vaccines say more time should be spent studying the idea. An FDA panel will discuss on Friday whether another dose of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines would benefit healthy adults who already have two doses. “These...
    ON September 17, 2021, Google celebrated the 133rd birthday of scientist and biochemist Michiyo Tsujimura. Tsujimura has been credited as as Japan's first woman doctor of agriculture. Who was green tea researcher Michiyo Tsujimura? Michiyo Tsujimura was born on September 17 in 1888 in Okegawa, Saitama Prefecture, Japan. She spent her early career teaching science before she chased her dream...
    "This is something we never should have allowed without proper oversight and safety protocols," Carter said. "We knew the dangers of gain-of-function research, but the National Institute of Health and Dr. Fauci continued to fund it in America and overseas. Evidence continues to mount that COVID-19 originated from the Wuhan Institute of Virology with research funded by U.S. taxpayers. We...
    A WUHAN lab created coronavirus strains that were up to 10,000-times stronger than usual — amid fears a virus may could have escaped when a technician was bitten by a mice. Bombshell documents have emerged which reveal how Chinese research funded by a US government agency involved souping up the virus and then transmitting it to "humanised mice". 5Documents...
    Kevin Dietsch/Getty Fight disinformation. Get a daily recap of the facts that matter. Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.In July, after President Joe Biden said coronavirus misinformation on Facebook was “killing people,” an anonymous company official jawed back, saying Facebook would “not be distracted by accusations which aren’t supported by the facts.” But behind the scenes, Facebook employees were...
    PET owners take more than three months on average to get to grips with a new puppy or kitten, research has revealed. But 78 per cent now regard their arrival as their new best friend, according to a study of 2,000 UK adults who had bought a puppy or kitten over the past 12 months. 1Pet owners take more than...
                        Wisconsin Representative Mike Gallagher (R-WI-08) introduced a bill that would limit gain-of-function research for five years by pausing taxpayer funding. Gallagher, Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA-01) and Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) introduced bipartisan legislation that would “put a five-year freeze on taxpayer funding for gain-of-function research.” Rep. Gallagher, @RepBuddyCarter,...
    This Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, mental health experts are starting to share their thoughts on new reports that Facebook was told that Instagram has a negative impact on teenage girls. The Wall Street Journal obtained internal documents detailing research presented to Facebook, which kept the information a secret. “It’s troubling that anyone would conduct research and not disclose the findings,”...
    The emails were sent between 2013 and 2018, the year President Donald Trump's administration canceled the FDA's contracts with ABR. The Trump administration in 2019 banned federal funding for research that used human fetal tissue from aborted babies, but in April the Biden administration reversed Trump's policy. The emails detail cost estimates, purchase orders, kinds of fetal parts purchased...
    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded nearly $470 million to researchers who will study the long-term impacts of COVID-19 among thousands of patients. This grant will go to New York University (NYU) Langone Medical Center, which will act as the central hub for long Covid research and provide smaller grants to more than 100 scientists. The $470 million...
    Nearly half of all new U.S. buyers since the start of 2019 were women, according to new data, a tremendous shift in the historically male-dominated market. Preliminary results from the 2021 National Firearms Survey obtained by The Wall Street Journal found that an estimated 3.5 million women in the U.S. became gun owners between Jan. 2019 to April 2021. In that same period, 4...
    Social media is no longer just a means of staying connected. Today, it has the power to create communities, establish trends, and build or break a brand. In terms of market research, social media can be an invaluable tool in helping marketers understand the audience to whom they are selling. Real estate coach Adrian Bo has thirty-two years of experience...
    The National Institutes of Health awarded nearly $470million to support studies among tens of thousands of Americans that will investigate the long-term effects of COVID-19. The initiative, named RECOVER — Researching COVID to Enhance Recovery — aims to better understand a condition known as long COVID, where symptoms of the illness persist long after infection in some cases. Researchers also hope...
    THE average Brit will recycle almost one quarter of a million items over the course of their lifetime, according to research. A study into 2,000 people found the average person will put 16,380 plastic bottles, 15,397 cardboard boxes and 12,448 yoghurt pots into their recycling bin over the typical adult lifespan of 63 years. 1The average Brit will recycle almost...
                      by Sarah Imgrund  Attempts to sanction scholars for their speech, research or teaching practices has skyrocketed since 2015, with about three in four campaigns leading to some form of professional sanction – including termination – according to a new report by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. Such attacks...
    (CNN)Clinical trials for coronavirus vaccines should include examination of any possible effects on women's menstrual cycles -- if only because so many women are worried about possible problems, a British expert argued Wednesday.But there's also evidence the immune response prompted by both vaccines and viral infections can temporarily affect menstrual cycles, so studying these effects is important, Dr. Victoria Male,...
    CHEAP blood pressure pills widely prescribed on the NHS will one day help treat dementia, experts hope. Amlodipine, which costs £1.17 a pack, improved blood and oxygen supply to the brain, tests on mice showed. 1Cheap blood pressure pills widely prescribed on the NHS will one day help treat dementia, experts hopeCredit: Getty - Contributor Vascular dementia, which affects about...
    The federal government made available 198 pages of correspondence between a medical supplier and the Food and Drug Administration detailing procurement of fetal tissue for research involving "humanized mice," according to a conservative watchdog group. The records, produced in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Health and Human Services Department, mainly pertain to communications and...
    MSNBC host Mehdi Hasan mocked Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., Tuesday as he reacted to a report about her effors to understand the costs associated with President Joe Biden's $3.5 trillion budget plan. According to the Axios report, Sinema uses "secret spreadsheets" containing the costs and tax hikes associated with programs in the plan as she takes part in negotiations with...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Hey guys, important vaccine alert – the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer will not cause your testicles to swell or cause male infertility. According to University of Miami Health System researchers, who performed the actual clinical trials, there is no scientific evidence to back a claim made by singer Nicki Minaj that they cause infertility...
    Two Republican congress members introduced legislation to pressure China to reveal everything the country knows about the origins of COVID-19, after the US said it couldn't determine whether it had leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.  Elise Stefanik, of New York, and Rob Wittman, of Virginia, put forth The World Deserves to Know Act, which would sanction Chinese officials...
    CANON BEACH, OR. -- From the Oregon Coast to the Jersey Shore, hundreds of Bristol Myers Squibb employees are biking across America to raise money for an incredible cause. "I'm biking in the Coast 2 Coast for Cancer ride to honor my dad," says participant and Melanoma survivor, Jill Comely.She and hundreds of other Bristol Myers Squibb employees are biking...
    In another disturbing report on what was going on at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) and similar labs before the pandemic, we have learned that researchers created viruses that held 10,000 times the viral load higher than their naturally-occurring counterparts (meaning that the engineered virus was significantly more infectious). On top of that, we also learned that researchers at...
    (CNN) — Instagram says it’s looking at new ways to discourage users from focusing on their physical appearance after The Wall Street Journal revealed that Facebook researchers have repeatedly found that the photo-sharing platform is toxic for teen girls. The newspaper reported on Tuesday that researchers at Facebook, which purchased Instagram in 2012, have been conducting studies for the past...
    By Charles Riley | CNN Business Instagram says it’s looking at new ways to discourage users from focusing on their physical appearance after The Wall Street Journal revealed that Facebook researchers have repeatedly found that the photo-sharing platform is toxic for teen girls. The newspaper reported on Tuesday that researchers at Facebook, which purchased Instagram in 2012, have been conducting...
                      by Ailan Evans  Facebook is aware that Instagram, an image-sharing social media platform it owns, has harmful effects on the self-esteem of teen girls, according to leaked research seen by The Wall Street Journal. Internal research, documents and research reportedly show that Facebook has studied the harmful effects Instagram can...
    Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei attends a panel discussion at the company headquarters in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China June 17, 2019.Aly Song | Reuters BEIJING – Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei said it is expanding its team of scientists even as the company has lost revenue in the wake of U.S. sanctions. It's a bet that doubling down on research can help...
    Nicki Minaj is seen arriving to the 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2019 in New York City.Gilbert Carrasquillo | GC Images | Getty Images Nicki Minaj faced public backlash Tuesday after tweeting the day before that a friend of her cousin developed swollen testicles and impotence after getting...
    More than 160 Stanford University professors have signed an open letter to the U.S. attorney general asking that the Justice Department to end the China Initiative, citing concerns that it harms the U.S.’s competitiveness and fuels racial biases.  The 177 Stanford University faculty members signed the Sept. 8 letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland detailing how the program, which was...
    Members of Congress introduced bipartisan legislation last Friday to put a freeze on federal funding for the sort of gain-of-function research that some claim is responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill, titled the Pausing Enhanced Pandemic Pathogen Research Act, was introduced by Reps. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., Buddy Carter, R-Ga., and Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, and seeks to halt the funding...
    Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) suggested Tuesday that Dr. Anthony Fauci should face “travel restrictions” for lying to “Congress about funding gain-of-function research at the Wuhan lab.” “How about travel restrictions for bureaucrats who lied to Congress about funding gain-of-function research at the Wuhan lab?” Cotton said in a tweet that shows Fauci being interviewed on MSNBC, where he said domestic...
    Facebook knows Instagram is toxic for young girls and has done for at least two years but continues to add beauty-editing filters to the app, despite 6 percent of suicidal girls in America blaming it for their desire to kill themselves.  Leaked research obtained by The Wall Street Journal and published on Tuesday reveals that since at least 2019, Facebook...
    Facebook is aware that Instagram, an image-sharing social media platform it owns, has harmful effects on the self-esteem of teen girls, according to leaked research seen by The Wall Street Journal. Internal research, documents and research reportedly show that Facebook has studied the harmful effects Instagram can have on its users, especially teen girls, according to the WSJ. “We make...
    According to a recent report from the Wall Street Journal, social media giant Facebook is aware that its Instagram photo-sharing platform can have a negative effect on the body image of young women. One of Instagram’s internal presentations admits: “We make body image issues worse for one in three teen girls.” In a recent report titled “Facebook Knows Instagram Is Toxic...
    Check out our must-buy plant-based cookbooks! Learn more Recent research shows that a high fructose diet can be closely linked to obesity and weight problems. According to the study, consuming fructose seems to have an effect on cells that allows them to take in more nutrients. This could explain the rising numbers of obesity in areas where fructose...
    Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images Nicki Minaj said Monday she has not gotten vaccinated yet, and while she indicated she will get it soon, she claimed a family member got a side effect from the shot (a claim that was met with a fair amount of skepticism). Ahead of the Met Gala, Minaj said she’s not going because of its vaccine requirement....
    New research shows that dogs can detect the scent of epileptic seizures up to an hour before it happens. Older research suggested that this unique ability was more of mental awareness. However, this new research says otherwise, giving scientific proof that dogs can actually smell seizures. Study author Neil Powell, a visiting scholar in biology at Queen’s University...
    Only forty-five percent of polled adults trust scientists regarding the coronavirus origins theory, according to a Monday I&I/TIPP poll. “How much trust do you place in scientists… coronavirus origin” theory, the poll asked. Overall, only 45 percent said they trust scientists. Democrats, however, are more likely to trust scientists than Republicans (64-28 percent). Independents mark lower than the overall number...
    MILAN (AP) — An Israeli-French-American Holocaust survivor and historian and a U.S. scientist specializing in gut bacteria were among the recipients this year’s Balzan Prizes, recognizing scholarly and scientific achievements, announced on Monday. Saul Friedlander, who has taught at both the University of California, Los Angeles and Tel Aviv University, was awarded the prize for Holocaust and Genocide Studies...
    Basalt is spread on the Leverhulme Centre for Climate Change Mitigation's research cornfields in Illinois. Jordan Goebig Fight disinformation. Get a daily recap of the facts that matter. Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter. This story was originally published by Yale E360 and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. On a hot and humid August day near...
                        According to new research by The Hoover Institution at Stanford University, Tennessee is the second most popular destination for companies fleeing California. With the top destination being Texas, Arizona and Nevada followed the Volunteer state in third and fourth place, respectively.  The study found that from January 1,...
    A dad is walking 1,200 miles without shoes to raise awareness and experience a portion of the hardship his daughter faces with her rare genetic condition. British Army Major Chris Brannigan, 41, and his wife Hengameh, 43, welcomed their daughter Hasti into the world nine years ago. Hasti was diagnosed with Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS) in 2018. The rare...
    Check out our must-buy plant-based cookbooks! Learn more A new study finds health concerns that vaping raises the risk of blood clots, high blood pressure, high heart rate, and damaged arteries in youths. These vaping risks are startlingly similar to the risks associated with smoking cigarettes, leading researchers to warn people that their vaping habit may not be...
    TWENTY six of the twenty-seven scientists who publicly trashed the Covid lab leak theory, have links to Wuhan researchers, it has been reported. The group published a letter in March last year- denouncing “conspiracy theories” that the virus was made or leaked from the centre in the Chinese city. 5The scientists had previously denounced claims that the Covid was leaked...
                      by Andrew Kerr  U.S. and Chinese researchers funded by Dr. Anthony Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) created viruses in a Wuhan lab that exhibited over 10,000 times higher viral load in humanized mice than the natural virus they were based on, according to an infectious disease...