Month: June 2022

Research shows genetic diversity among thoroughbreds

Multi-phase study led by the UK’s Gluck Center demonstrates genetic diversity in thoroughbred horses. The Thoroughbred horse has been a remarkable product of human selection over several centuries, and the breed’s health and athletic qualities have led to its use in the development of many, if not most, modern horse breeds. Thoroughbred breeders have long …

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Cosmological thinking meets neuroscience in new theory about brain connections

Overview: A new mathematical model identifying essential connections between neurons reveals that some neural networks in the brain are more essential than others. Source: HHMIA After a career exploring the mysteries of the universe, a senior scientist from Janelia Research Campus is now exploring the mysteries of the human brain and developing new insights into …

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New gene for Alzheimer’s disease in identified women

Overview: Researchers have identified a new gene called MGMT that appears to increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease in women. Source: Boston University Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder and the most common cause of dementia, affecting more than 5.8 million people in the US. Scientists have discovered some genetic variants that increase …

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‘That will mean that our politics have set themselves straight’

Rep. Liz Cheney gives a “Time for Choose” talk at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California.Mark J. Terrill/AP Photos Rep. Liz Cheney said the day she can disagree with the Democrats is the day American politics gets course corrected. Cheney delivered a speech on Wednesday warning Republicans of the threat Donald Trump poses to …

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NIH researchers discover new genetic eye disease

news item Thursday 9 June 2022 Genetic and clinical research reveals a new type of macular dystrophy, a cause of central vision loss. Researchers at the National Eye Institute (NEI) have identified a new disease that affects the macula, a small part of the light-sensitive retina necessary for sharp, central vision. Scientists report their findings …

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Mitch McConnell says he will repeal the bipartisan China law if Democrats revive their agenda with Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema

Senate Leader Mitch McConnell.Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Mitch McConnell vowed to effectively destroy the big bipartisan legislation if Democrats pursue their own plan. McConnell’s statement is a major and arguably fatal setback to a protracted effort to pass a China law. Lawmakers on both sides have moved to boost the US semiconductor …

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Study Reveals Genetic Differences Between Fetal Monocytes

Karen Mestan, MD, adjunct professor of pediatrics in the neonatology division and senior author of the study published in JCI Insight. A multidisciplinary team of Northwestern Medicine researchers has found striking differences in the gene expression of monocytes — specialized immune cells — in the developing fetus. published in the news JCI Insight. The study …

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Ricky Martin’s former talent manager alleges in new lawsuit that she “saved” his career from a “devastating” scandal and that he paid her no more than $3 million in commissions

Ricky Martin.Emma McIntyre/Getty Images Ricky Martin was indicted on Wednesday by his former talent manager Rebecca Drucker. Drucker claims Martin owes her over $3 million in unpaid commissions. Drucker also said in the lawsuit that she once saved Martin from a scandal that ended his career. Ricky Martin was sued on Wednesday by his former …

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Varroa mite outbreak threatens Tocal Agricultural Institute’s bee genetics program

A beekeeping palace in New South Wales is feared a week after the Varroa mite detected in the port of Newcastle† Most important points: Millions of bees and their hives are being destroyed to stop the spread of Varroa mites An important genetic ‘palace’ in NSW is just 2 miles outside the Extermination Zones Industry …

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This was the scariest moment in the GOP governor of Arizona’s debate. Be warned, America

(From left) Scott Neely, Kari Lake, Ted Simons, Paola Tulliani Zen and Karrin Taylor Robson prepare to debate Republican candidates ahead of the Aug. 2 primary for the Arizona governor’s office in Phoenix. There was no shortage of tense moments during Thursday’s food fight, otherwise known as the Republican gubernatorial debate in Arizona. There was, …

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