2024-04-13: News Headlines

Cristen Hemingway Jaynes, EcoWatch. (2024-04-13). United Nations: We Have 'Two Years To Save The World' From Climate Crisis. popularresistance.org We are running out of time to take action on climate change, says Simon Stiell, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. | In a speech titled "Two Years to Save the World," Stiell emphasized that governments, development banks and business leaders must take steps to avert much more serious impacts of the climate crisis within that time frame, reported Reuters. | "For those who say that climate change is only one of many priorities, like ending poverty, ending hunger, ending pandemics, or improving education, I simply say this…

Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. (2024-04-13). The Premises Of The Diplomatic Mission Shall Be Inviolable. popularresistance.org We live in dishonest times, where certainties have crumbled, and malevolence stalks the landscape. There is Gaza, of course. Gaza above all else is on our minds. Over 33,000 Palestinians have been killed by Israel since 7 October, with more than 7,000 people missing (5,000 of them children). The Israeli government has brutally disregarded the global public opinion mounted against them. Billions of people are outraged by the stark fact of their violence and yet we are unable to force a ceasefire from an army that has decided to raze an entire people.

A Radical Guide (2024-04-13). Disabled Communists and Anarchists: Disability Action Research Kollective. indybay.org In January, we posted a Call for Submissions for a project inviting volunteers to write and submit a short, single-paragraph biography about radicals with disabilities. That project is still underway, and the creator of the call has shared the first product, Disabled Communists and Anarchists: Disability Action Research Kollective, and this note is below.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2024-04-13). Video: Neoliberal Shock Treatment, Chile, Argentina and The Aftermath: "Deadly Macro-Economic Reforms". Michel Chossudovsky and James Corbett. globalresearch.ca

Tamara Lucas (2024-04-13). Perspectives] Shakuntala Thilsted: shifting our approach to food systems. thelancet.com Food scientist Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, Director for Nutrition, Health and Food Security Impact Area Platform for the agricultural research group CGIAR, is best known for pioneering whole-system approaches in food studies that have shaped how food systems are studied. At WorldFish, a CGIAR centre, she has led research and innovations in aquatic foods systems that influence multiple organisations and committees, providing thought leadership and shaping high-level conversations in transformation of food systems.

David S Jones (2024-04-13). Perspectives] Still seeking health in the greenhouse. thelancet.com It seems fitting that The Lancet, a medical journal that was founded in the country that pioneered coal-powered industrialisation, would be the first to warn about the health effects of climate change. On April 15, 1989 The Lancet published an unsigned editorial, "Health in the Greenhouse". Its message was clear: "Action to combat global warming must not be allowed to await the results of further research. Remedial measures are needed now. Already this decade has produced six of the warmest years this century." Exactly the same warning could be written today.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-04-13). New heated drug baths provide hope for patients with stomach cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic researchers used a new approach to chemotherapy to more than double the typical survival rate for patients with stomach cancer and peritoneal metastasis, which is cancer that has spread to the lining of the abdominal cavity.

Himmatrao Saluba Bawaskar, Gargi H Sapkal, Pramodini Himmatrao Bawaskar (2024-04-13). Correspondence] The complexities of mental health in rural India. thelancet.com Depression is often taken as a fact of life. Relentless competition, stressful work lives, and additional responsibilities aggravate mental health circumstances for young people. Many parents also impose their interests and passions onto their children, causing them to neglect their own passions.1 Between 2017 and 2023, 23 students died by suicide at Kota, a popular education hub for examination preparation and pre-entrance examinations in Rajasthan, India, due to low examination grades.2 Poor mental health and suicide elsewhere in the world have been detailed in the literature.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-04-13). Unleashing CAR-T cell therapy to destroy solid tumors in thyroid cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic researchers will jump four hurdles to apply chimeric antigen receptor-T cell therapy (CAR-T cell therapy) to solid tumors in thyroid cancer. This regenerative immunotherapy has shown promising results in blood cancers, and new research is focused on using this treatment on more types of malignancies. "CAR-T cell therapy is unlike other therapeutics," says Saad Kenderian, M.B., Ch.B., a hematologist and cancer researcher. "Other therapies may slow down cancer. CAR-T cell therapy has shown…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-04-13). Could CAR-T cell therapy improve kidney transplants? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Chimeric antigen receptor-T cell therapy (CAR-T cell therapy) could provide a revolutionary approach to organ transplantation for patients who are hard to match and susceptible to rejection, Mayo Clinic researchers discovered. Their pioneering research focuses on using CAR-T cells derived from the patient's own immune system to prevent rejection of donated organs. Sensitized patients are those who have high levels of antibodies that cause their immune systems to react negatively to potential donor organs. These…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-04-13). Mayo Clinic, Terasaki Institute launch collaboration for transplant innovation. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Mayo Clinic and Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation announced today a research collaboration centered on improving organ transplant outcomes. Beginning in April, Mayo Clinic biomedical researchers and Terasaki Institute scientists will work together on two core areas: real-time monitoring of donated organ health from procurement to transplant surgery and developing predictive technologies to determine which transplant recipients have a higher likelihood of rejection. That will be done by creating prognostic signatures and…

Bing-Syuan Zeng, Ping-Tao Tseng, Chih-Sung Liang (2024-04-13). Correspondence] Over-diagnosis of psychiatric disorders. thelancet.com In their Perspectives piece, Cristian Montenegro1 highlights that international and national funding agencies might influence the definition of participation and community engagement in mental health research in a continuous cycle. To date, clinical practices adhere to a validated diagnostic process, and the treatment approach can vary depending on alterations in the diagnosed condition. An important illustration of this is the transition from a diagnosis of unipolar depression to bipolar depression, which necessitates a distinct therapeutic strategy.

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