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2022-08-01: News Headlines

Liberation Staff (2022-08-01). PSL Editorial — Black August 2022: Continuing the centuries-long struggle for justice. liberationnews.org Party for Socialism and Liberation branches across the country are organizing educational and cultural events as part of the Black August tradition that dates back to 1979, reaffirming our determination to overthrow the grinding oppression imposed by U.S. capitalism on Black America.

TeleSUR (2022-08-01). Scientists Design Two-in-One Antibodies Against COVID Variants. telesurenglish.net Chinese and U.S. scientists have developed two cocktail antibodies against COVID-19 that may deliver a one-two punch to infections caused by the prevalent Omicron variant. | RELATED: | Researchers from the University of Science and Technology of China, the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio designed bivalent nanobodies that can provide broad-spectrum protection again…

Jamanetwork (2022-08-01). Study Selection for Reviewing Statins Effects on Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply We thank Drs Andrikopoulos and Vlachopoulos for their consideration of our systematic review and meta-analyses. The following should address their points. The correspondents state that "ooling of studies with different clinical contexts may lead to erroneous conclusions." This issue of clinical heterogeneity is clearly addressed in our article; we identified and acknowledged the "significant clinical and statistical heterogeneity," which had "received little or no attention in prior meta-analyses." We reiterate now that influential clinical guidelines are predicated on the results of meta-analyses of agg…

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-08-01). WHO declares monkeypox a global health emergency. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The World Health Organization's Emergency Committee has declared the monkeypox outbreak to be a global health emergency. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there have been over 16,000 cases globally, including in 68 countries where the virus isn't typically seen. Of those cases, more than 2,800 were in the U.S. Dr. Richard Kennedy, co-director of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group, explains what the declaration means. "The monkeypox outbreak has spread far beyond…

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-08-01). Science Saturday: Lupus rates increasing, communities of color especially vulnerable. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org New research led by Mayo Clinic shows that more people are being diagnosed with lupus than in the past, while risks of severity and death remain the same. The study is published in BMJ Annals of the Rheumatologic Diseases. Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation and pain throughout the body. Most common in women (9 of 10 diagnosed cases); it attacks both joints and organs — including the skin. "In our study, we confirmed that in…

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-08-01). Mayo Clinic, Mercy collaborate to globally transform patient care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Innovative data science will enable patients to receive personalized, predictive and proactive medicine ROCHESTER, Minn., and ST. LOUIS — A 10-year collaboration agreement between Mayo Clinic and Mercy — a first-of-its-kind alliance between two large health care systems — will use the most current data science and years of deidentified patient outcomes to find diseases earlier and start patients on paths to better health more quickly. "This unique collaboration will eliminate the barriers to innovation…

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-08-01). Mayo Clinic researchers pinpoint genetic variations that might sway course of COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Researchers at Mayo Clinic's Center for Individualized Medicine have discovered key human genomic signatures that could help explain why COVID-19 is severe in some people and mild in others. After analyzing volumes of diverse worldwide DNA sequence data, the scientists identified mutations in two human proteins that might sway the course of SARS-CoV-2 — the virus responsible for COVID-19. Their study reveals that variants in the genes for ACE2 and TMPRESS2 can…

Oakland Privacy (2022-08-01). Thursday 8/4: Stop Shotspotter Teach-In. indybay.org

____ (2022-08-01). Moscow zoo celebrates birthdays for two giant pandas. ecns.cn The Moscow Zoo celebrated the birthdays of two giant pandas Ding Ding and Ru Yi. Six-year-old male Ru Yi was born on July 31, 2016 whereas five-year-old female Ding Ding was born on July 30, 2017. The pair arrived in Moscow in 2019 for a 15-year joint research program.

____ (2022-07-31). (W.E. Talk) Shing-Tung Yau: Why are many Chinese students good at solving mathematical problems but not becoming great mathematicians. ecns.cn Recently, the Fields Medal which is known as the Nobel Prize in mathematics issued every four years was announced. Four "Generation Y", young mathematicians from France, America, Britain and Ukraine won the prizes. There into, June Huh has an especially legendary experience, who is a Korean-American mathematician had a bad math performance and even was repelled by math in his early years, finally becomes another Asian who won the medal after Shing-Tung Yau, Terence Chi-Shen Tao and Bao Chau Ngo.

_____ (2022-07-31). Rebuilding collective intelligence. popularresistance.org Economists, think tanks and journalists have spent billions of words trying to convince everyone that economic growth comes primarily from technological 'disruption' and investment by individuals in their own education and training, rather than from exploitation, imperialism and financial speculation. | This belief, a key tenet of neoliberalism, continues to shape education policy in England. The Tories hope that by turning education into a market, young people will begin to think of themselves as education consumers, making savvy choices about what degrees will get them the best paid jobs in the future. Meanwhil…

TeleSUR (2022-07-31). Colombia: Vice President To Defend Peace and Social Justice. telesurenglish.net The vice-president-elect of Colombia, Francia Márquez, expressed this Saturday in Argentina that her country will experience a change towards a new national project in which peace, dignity, social, racial and gender justice, and care for the environment will be prioritized. | RELATED: | During an interview with feminist and researcher Verónica Gago at the Kirchner Cultural Center, Gustavo Petro's running mate said that "the great…

The Counter Signal (2022-07-31). Trudeau Moves Forward with Fertilizer Reduction Climate Policy. globalresearch.ca

Alex Krainer (2022-07-31). A Small Short? The Coming Collapse of the Air Travel Industry. globalresearch.ca

TeleSUR (2022-07-31). Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake Reported in Nepal. telesurenglish.net Nepal's Earthquake Monitoring and Research Center (Nemrc) reported Sunday the occurrence of an earthquake of magnitude 6.0 about 147 kilometers east-southeast of Kathmandu, its capital. | RELATED: | The Nemrc detailed that the epicenter of the earthquake was located at a depth of about 10 kilometers in the vicinity of the district of Khotang, and traveled from 65 km northwest of Dharan to 26 km west of Bhojpur, local…

OtherWords (2022-07-31). Like Bad Science Fiction: The Growing Danger of Anti-Abortion Extremism. juancole.com By Mitchell Zimmerman | &#1 ; (Otherwords.org ) &#1 ; Contraceptives banned. Miscarriages prosecuted. Pregnant people under surveillance. Is this the future Americans want? By Mitchell Zimmerman | July 27, 2022 It's January 2026. The Republican president thanks Congress for banning all abortions and makes an enthusiastic plea for a law that would require a national registry …

Contributing Writers (2022-07-31). Video: Survey on How 300,000 people from 175 countries have fared "without taking a COVID-19 vaccine" marktaliano.net Corona Investigative Committee Session 114: The Inverse Principle By Dr. Katarina Lindley, Dr. Robert Verkerk, and Reiner Fuellmich Global Research, July 29, 2022 Corona Investigative Committee 23 July 2022 To receive Global Research's …

____ (2022-07-31). U.S. chips bill will disrupt global trade: commerce ministry. ecns.cn The Chips and Science Act passed by the U.S. Congress contains provisions that restrict the normal economic, trade and investment activities of relevant companies in China, which will distort the global semiconductor supply chain and disrupt international trade, China's Ministry of Commerce said Friday.

Staff (2022-07-31). Descubren un fósil tridimensional de un pez jurásico. cubadebate.cu Un fósil de pez de unos 180 millones de años, extraordinariamente bien conservado en tres dimensiones, fue encontrado recientemente en un yacimiento de fósiles de un periodo del Jurásico Inferior descubierto en una granja del Reino Unido, informa LiveScience.

____ (2022-07-31). English education meeting kicks off. ecns.cn The 2022 Global English Education China Assembly, a three-day high-level educational event focused on broadening international education cooperation, kicked off on Friday in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province.

Fight Back (2022-07-30). Hundreds march in Denver for justice in police mass shooting. fightbacknews.org Denver, CO — About 200 people took to the streets on Thursday, July 21, protesting Denver police officers opening fire into a crowd of people early Sunday morning, injuring seven people. Their demands included the immediate release of the unedited body cam footage, restitution for the victims and community control of police. The event was led by Denver Students for a Democratic Society and supported by groups such as Denver Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Denver Democratic Socialists of America, Young Communist League of Colorado, and the newly formed Denver-Aurora Community Action Committee. | A crowd…

Project Censored (2022-07-30). Censoring How We Teach the Past Threatens our Present and Future; and Understanding Food Waste and Climate Change in a Global System. projectcensored.org This week on the Project Censored Show, Eleanor and Mickey begin the hour in conversation with esteemed historian Dr. David Goldfield, who is a long-time academic and author who has…

Geoff Watts (2022-07-30). [Perspectives] Cathie Sudlow: devoted to data. thelancet.com Do doctors specialising in medical data science choose it because they dislike working with patients? Over the past decade or so Cathie Sudlow, Professor of Neurology and Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Edinburgh, UK, and Director of the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Data Science Centre, has emerged as a leading force in medical informatics, so the question is clearly one for her. "Absolutely not", is her amused response. But, as she concedes, circumstances have changed over time. When Sudlow took on her BHF role in 2020, she had to stop her clinical work entirely.

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