Daily Archives: August 19, 2022

2022-08-19: News Headlines

____ (2022-08-19). China strongly opposes U.S. chips bill: commerce ministry. ecns.cn The Chips and Science Act passed by the U.S. Congress contains provisions that restrict relevant companies' normal economic, trade and investment activities in China, which is discriminatory and will distort the global semiconductor supply chain and disrupt international trade.

WSWS (2022-08-19). Sri Lankan government unleashes brutal police attack on student demonstration. wsws.org Half an hour after the march began students were confronted by a massive contingent of 0 police, including riot control officers, and accompanied by two water cannons.

Anne N. Sosin, Rebecca Holcombe (2022-08-19). Ensuring Safe In-Person Education Remains an Afterthought in US Covid Plan. commondreams.org As schools prepare to open, the BA5 subvariant is once again driving cases upward as political will to act falls ever lower.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-08-19). The W-Curve Model: Understanding a new college student's experience. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The W-Curve Model was first proposed in 1963 to explain adjustment to culture shock. Starting college is a culture shock for many young people. It is often the first time students are away from home for an extended period. Freshman year is known for new experiences, but it also presents various challenges. Each new college student's experience is unique. Parents should be aware of the predictable adjustment pattern to help students navigate difficult times. The…

Monet Bailey (2022-08-19). Researchers discover 60 new autism genes. healtheuropa.com A new study has identified 60 autism genes that could provide vital insight into the full spectrum of the disorder. Autism affects individuals in different ways, from finding it hard to communicate and getting anxious in unfamiliar situations. It is currently unclear what causes this condition however, a new study by Columbia University researchers found …

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-08-19). Mayo Clinic research shows bebtelovimab to be a reliable option for treating COVID-19 in era of BA.2, other subvariants. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic researchers say the monoclonal antibody bebtelovimab, already authorized by the Food and Drug Administration for emergency use on the omicron variant of COVID-19, is a reliable option to treat BA.2 and other COVID-19 subvariants. The findings of their multisite, retrospective study involving 3,607 high-risk patients appear in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. "This study gives us confidence that bebtelovimab is reliable for the treatment of high-risk patients during this omicron…

Triplejustice (2022-08-19). Teach-in People's Assembly (focus climate crisis). indybay.org Are you concerned about the future of the planet and all life on it? are you concerned about the IRA? you are invited to a free Teach-in on People's Assembly Saturday September 10th, from 1 to 3pm PST on zoom. Local Celebrities, Alycee Lane, & Jeremy Lent (authors) will be presenting as well as Yusra Bitar & Derek Seidman of littlesis. This Teach-in is free and open to the public…

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-08-19). Mayo Clinic announces a strategic collaboration for a new era of biomanufacturing. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic today announced a strategic collaboration in biomanufacturing to deliver novel biotherapeutics for rare and complex conditions. The collaboration brings together science, engineering and manufacturing to advance Mayo Clinic's vision of bringing new cures to clinical care. The focus will be on therapies derived from human sources known as biologics — cells, blood, enzymes, tissues, genes or genetically engineered cells — for use in medicines. Therapeutics based on biologics have the…

Rian Overy (2022-08-19). Are NHS vape kits the way to help people quit smoking? healtheuropa.com A new study from the University of East Anglia has proposed that NHS vape starter kits could help people quit smoking. Researchers worked with General Practitioners (GPs) and the NHS stop smoking service to create a pilot vape shop voucher scheme to help patients quit smoking. The scheme was aimed at 'hardened smokers' who had …

____ (2022-08-19). Asian elephants' forest habitat loses over 67,000 sq km in 18 years: study. ecns.cn The forest habitat of Asian elephants lost about 67,635 square kilometers from 2001 to 2018, accounting for about 13.4 percent of their habitat in 2000, says the International Research Center of Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-08-19). Mayo Clinic Minute: Where is the kidney stone belt? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Where you live, what you eat and how much you drink may tell health care professionals more about your risk of developing kidney stones than you think. Dr. Ivan Porter II, a Mayo Clinic nephrologist, describes intense weather areas, such as the South and Southwest, as the kidney stone belt. This is where research shows kidney stones are more prevalent. Dehydration in these hot climates, combined with certain diets, are increasing risks that can result…

____ (2022-08-19). Chinese researchers build new weather station in Kunlun Mountains. ecns.cn Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and China's meteorological authorities have built a new meteorological station at an altitude of 5,200 meters in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

____ (2022-08-19). China issues sci-tech action plan to support carbon reduction. ecns.cn China has published an action plan from 2022 to 2030 on supporting the country's carbon reduction goal by science and technology measures.

Monet Bailey (2022-08-19). UCL researchers' trial anti-sickness drug for dementia hallucinations. healtheuropa.com Ondansetron, an anti-sickness drug used in the NHS for cancer patients could treat hallucinations in dementia patients. University College London is trialling an anti-sickness drug called Ondansetron as a treatment for hallucinations in people with Lewy body Dementia or Parkinson's disease. They are currently recruiting volunteers from across England, Scotland and Wales. Hallucinations affect up …

WSWS (2022-08-19). Pandemic-driven teacher shortage in US reaches crisis levels as school year begins. wsws.org A teacher shortage more than a decade in the making has hit unprecendented levels, dramatically worsened by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

____ (2022-08-19). U.S. universities facing sharp fall in Chinese students. ecns.cn A recent report by The Wall Street Journal said that during the first half of 2022, U.S. student visas issued to Chinese nationals dropped more than percent compared with pre-pandemic levels.

Anonymous103 (2022-08-18). US To Curb China's Semiconductor Technology Development. southfront.org Click to see full-size imageStopping China's chip autonomy ambitions already seems impossible. | Written by Ahmed Adel, Cairo-based geopolitics and political economy researcher | The US has imposed new export restrictions affecting China's semiconductor industry. The new ban includes export restrictions of Equipment Data Acquisition (EDA) and diamond &#1 ; used for semiconductor substrates instead of silicon and is the latest generation chip. The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the US Department of Commerce has an…

WSWS (2022-08-18). Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and his fascistic attacks against education. wsws.org Florida schools are opening this month in the wake of several anti-democratic education bills that went effect this summer and massive teacher shortage.

Rian Overy (2022-08-18). Tropical Infectious Disease Consortium awarded £1.6 million. healtheuropa.com The Tropical Infectious Disease Consortium has received important funding from the Medical Research Council, which will accelerate research into tuberculosis and malaria. The Tropical Infectious Disease Consortium (TIDC) has received £1.6 million in funding from the Medical Research Council via the Impact Acceleration Account (IAA). This funding will allow the consortium to support their projects …

TeleSUR (2022-08-18). Uruguayan Government Evicts Students in Protest. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday night, the security forces controlled by the administration of President Luis Lacalle evicted students who had occupied 10 schools to demand an increase in the budget for education. | RELATED: | The evictions were coordinated by the Interior Minister, which accepted a request submitted by the Education Training Council (CFE) of the National Administration of Public Education (ANEP). | In various cities of the country,…

_____ (2022-08-18). Brazil's Health Workers Vow To Save Public Healthcare In The Country. popularresistance.org Hundreds of health activists participated at the Free, Democratic and Popular Health Conference, organized by Frente pela Vida (Front for Life) on August 5 in Sà£o Paulo. Health workers, managers, social and political leaders, researchers and public health experts from various parts of the country discussed a health agenda for Brazil. The nation is currently facing challenges including the lack of funding for the Unified Health System (Sistema àönico de Saúde, SUS) and accumulated problems due to the COVID-19 pandemic. | The event was attended by former president and current presidential candidate Luiz…

_____ (2022-08-18). Indigenous-Led Solutions Essential To Reversing Plastic Pollution. popularresistance.org Plastic pollution is an international problem, as trillions of pieces of plastic have made their way into the ocean from commercial and household waste, blown from landfills and trash cans into sewers and rivers and out to sea. Marine animals can ingest and become entangled in ocean plastic, leading to sickness, starvation and death. Plastic leaches toxic chemicals and doesn't biodegrade naturally in the environment. | An inordinate amount of plastic waste has been dumped in the Pacific Islands (Te Moananui) in what is referred to as waste colonization or waste colonialism — where a disproportionate amount…

_____ (2022-08-18). Israeli Forces Raid Offices Of Palestinian Civil Society Groups. popularresistance.org Israeli forces closed the offices of seven Palestinian civil society rights groups in the occupied West Bank in an overnight raid on Thursday. | Al-Haq said Israeli soldiers stormed its offices in Ramallah, confiscating items, shutting down the main entrance with an iron plate, and leaving behind a military order declaring the organization unlawful. | Other groups raided included Addameer, the Bisan Center for Research & Development, Defense for Children International-Palestine (DCIP), the Union of Palestinian Women's Committees and the Union of Agricultural Work Committee and the Union of Health Workers Com…

Monet Bailey (2022-08-18). Finding a low toxicity treatment for childhood leukaemia. healtheuropa.com New research has discovered a new method that potentially paves the way for safer treatments for childhood leukaemia. Leukaemia is the most common cancer in children under 15, with over 6 children and young adults in the UK diagnosed yearly. Childhood leukaemia is almost always acute, meaning it develops quickly, and symptoms include anaemia, bruising …

Monet Bailey (2022-08-18). How a herbal medicine protects against inflammatory bowel disease. healtheuropa.com Researchers in Japan have found a common herbal remedy that protects against colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease condition. A new study by Zhengzheng Shi and colleagues at the RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences (IMS) found that DKT — a herbal medicine containing ginger, pepper, ginseng, and maltose reduced the severity of inflammatory bowel disease …

Rian Overy (2022-08-18). New anti-cancer drug in development. healtheuropa.com Researchers in the US have been working on a new anti-cancer drug. The drug will be absorbed through the gut's lymphatic system, allowing new ways to treat cancer. A new anti-cancer drug is under development at the University of Michigan. Researchers believe a new method of absorption, through the lymphatic system rather than blood cells, will allow …

Rian Overy (2022-08-18). Research uncovers how a superbug is spreading infections in hospitals. healtheuropa.com Hospital superbugs are using thin, stretchy fibres to attach themselves to surfaces and cause infections, according to new research from the University of Turku. Researchers at the University of Turku have found that the superbug known as Acinetobacter baumannii, is using ultrathin fibres to cling onto surfaces and spread infection. Acinetobacter baumannii is anti&#1 ;biotic resistant …

Ryan Cristián (2022-08-18). CDC's Half-Hearted/Dishonest Mea Cupla & What It Is Meant To Cover Up. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (8/16/22). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth

Dana Sanchez (2022-08-18). Student, 20, Makes $110M Trading Meme Stock Bed Bath & Beyond: How He Did It. moguldom.com Jake Freeman, an applied math and economics major at the University of Southern California, made about $110 million in a well-timed sale of shares in meme stock Bed Bath & Beyond after the 20-year-old bought low in July, and then sold high a month later. Freeman bought close to 5 million shares in Bed Bath …

TeleSUR (2022-08-18). Commission: No Evidence 43 Missing Students in Mexico Are Alive. telesurenglish.net The disappearance of 43 students from the teachers' normal school in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, southern Mexico, since the night of September 26, 2014, "was a State crime," and there are no indications to affirm that the students are alive; the Truth Commission on the case said Thursday at the National Palace, the seat of the Executive. | The Undersecretary of Human Rights, Population and Migration of the Ministry of the Interior (SG), Alejandro Encinas, speaks during a press conference today, at the National Palace in Mexico City…

____ (2022-08-18). China develops bio-based degradable footwear. ecns.cn Chinese researchers have developed and produced bio-based degradable shoes under composting conditions, according to China Chemical Industry News.

____ (2022-08-18). Chinese researchers develop bio-based degradable footwear. ecns.cn Chinese researchers have recently developed and produced bio-based degradable shoes which are stable for everyday use and can degrade quickly under composting conditions, according to China Science Daily.

WSWS (2022-08-18). New study reveals potentially "life-altering" neurologic complications in children hospitalized with COVID-19. wsws.org The shocking information revealed in this study emerges just days before school districts across the US reopen their doors to tens of millions of students, teachers, and other school staff for fully in-person learning.

Ahmed Adel (2022-08-17). NATO's 2030 Strategic Concept Threatens to Destabilise the World. globalresearch.ca

Abayomi Azikiwe (2022-08-17). Mumia Abu-Jamal Remains the Voice of the Voiceless. globalresearch.ca

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