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The TB Vaccine Mysteriously Protects Against Lots of Things. Now We Know Why

The TB Vaccine Mysteriously Protects Against Lots of Things. Now We Know Why

When babies in the African countries of Guinea Bissau and Uganda were given the tuberculosis vaccine, something remarkable happened. Instead of the vaccine only protecting against the target bacteria – Myocbacterium tuberculosis – the tuberculosis vaccine offered broad protection against a range of unrelated infections, including respiratory infections and serious complications such as sepsis.   Australian researchers have …

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NASA’s Additional Artemis I Test Objectives for Space Launch System Rocket and Orion Spacecraft

Animation of the Orion spacecraft flying around the Moon. Credit: NASA. During Artemis I, which is scheduled to launch as early as August 29, NASA plans to accomplish several primary objectives. These include demonstrating the performance of the Orion spacecraft’s heat shield from lunar return velocities, demonstrating operations and facilities during all mission phases from …

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Researchers Visualize the Intricate Branching of the Nervous System

Summary: Study reveals the molecular mechanism that allows neural networks to grow and branch out. Source: Yale Our nervous system is composed of billions of neurons that speak to one another through their axons and dendrites. When the human brain develops, these structures branch out in a beautifully intricate yet poorly understood way that allows …

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The Brain’s Drainage System in 3D

Summary: The CSF drainage pathways are similar between mice and humans, researchers discovered. Source: Yale Meningeal lymphatic vessels are potential targets to treat brain diseases. Laboratories at Yale and the Paris Brain Institute (Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, Paris) have imaged brain drainage by meningeal lymphatics in mice and in humans. The recent Journal of Experimental Medicine paper led by …

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An Effective New Treatment for Chronic Back Pain Targets the Nervous System

Summary: A newly developed method called sensorimotor retraining appears to be effective at treating chronic back pain. Source: University of Neww South Wales People challenged with chronic back pain have been given hope with a new treatment that focuses on retraining how the back and the brain communicate, a randomised controlled trial run by researchers …

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COVID-19 Vaccines Hinder the Immune System, Lead to More Severe Illness: Dr. Robert Malone

COVID-19 Vaccines Hinder the Immune System, Lead to More Severe Illness: Dr. Robert Malone

A study out of the United Kingdom has shown that health care workers who received multiple COVID-19 vaccine boosters after initially being infected with the original virus strain from Wuhan are more prone to chronic reinfection from the Omicron variant. This may help explain why the people who have received several COVID-19 vaccine boosters are …

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Deshaun Watson, suspended six games, beat the NFL’s broken system

Deshaun Watson, suspended six games, beat the NFL’s broken system

Comment on this story Comment Deshaun Watson won. Sadly, he won. Disturbingly, he won. When an independent disciplinary officer released her ruling Monday morning, it was as sickening as it was predictable. In the NFL’s incoherent system of punishment, two dozen accusations of sexual misconduct are worth a puny six-game suspension. Perhaps Watson is so …

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James Webb Peers Into TRAPPIST-1, a Star System Full of Earth-Like Planets

The James Webb Space Telescope has started peering at the most tantalizing candidates for life elsewhere in the universe—a group of exoplanets in the star system known as TRAPPIST-1. It means that in the coming years, astronomers can expect a wealth of data from a group of planets outside our solar system that will help …

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