November 30, 2020

Why is Eli Lilly still forcing animals to endure cruel swim tests?

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By Susan Bird From Care2 On May 6, 2019, shareholders of pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and Co. will have a chance to end the use of cruel “forced swim testing” on small mammals. As a beneficial holder of 56 shares of company stock, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has submitted a proposed shareholder […]

The hidden stories of medical experimentation on Caribbean slave plantations

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From LONDA SCHIEBINGER, STANFORD UNIVERSITY, The Conversation August 14, 2017 From The San Francisco Chronicle (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Londa Schiebinger, Stanford University (THE CONVERSATION) In the natural course of events, humans fall sick and die. Patients hope for miraculous remedies to restore […]

Three Centuries of Forged History -Cayman Islands

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From CAYMAN ISLANDS NATIONAL MUSEUM : Three Centuries of Forged History Almost three centuries of forged history is clearly visible, printed in indelible ink, in the annals of a 2003 Caymanian history book. Am I questioning the factuality of an impressive historical document? No, I am describing a recently repatriated three-hundred year-old wood object – […]

The Butlers prepare for the Olympic Games to represent Cayman Islands

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Geoffrey Butler and his sister, Lara Butler will be the first Cayman Islands Olympic athletes to compete on August 6 and August 7 in the 400m freestyle and 100m backstroke respectively.  “I’m just trying to keep calm and keep working on skills in my training every day. I’ve been working on turns a lot these […]

Jamaica’s Gov’t lifts ban on individuals from Ebola-hit countries

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From Jamaica Observer KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Government of Jamaica has lifted its ban on individuals entering the island from countries affected by Ebola, with immediate effect. According to a release from the security ministry today, the decision was made recently by Cabinet, and was guided by recent indications received from the World Health Organization […]

Brave souls enter isolation dome to begin simulation of life on Mars

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By Liza Hearon From Mashable Six smiling people entered a dome on a barren Hawaiian volcano on Friday afternoon, and it remains to be seen whether they’ll still be smiling after a year of isolation to simulate life on Mars. The HI-SEAS IV is the longest mission yet to simulate long-duration space exploration. University of […]

Can the blood of Ebola survivors create a cure?

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From Fox News For months, Vanderbilt University researcher Dr. James Crowe has been desperately seeking access to the blood of U.S. Ebola survivors, hoping to extract the proteins that helped them overcome the deadly virus for use in new, potent drugs. His efforts finally paid off in mid-November with a donation from Dr. Rick Sacra, […]

UN says Ebola-hit nations at risk of hunger

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From Aljazeera Up to one million people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone face starvation due to border closures and quarantines. Up to one million people are at risk of going hungry in West African nations battling the Ebola virus due to border closures, quarantines and crop losses, UN food agencies have said. The deadly […]

African business leaders raise millions for Ebola crisis fund

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From Caribbean360 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Tuesday November 11, 2014 – Against the backdrop of thousands of deaths as Ebola continues its rampage in West Africa, some of the continent’s leading businessmen have established a crisis fund to help the countries worst hit by the deadly virus. At a pledge meeting held over the weekend in […]

Makers of KitKat and MilkyWay join Ebola fight

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By Ben Rooney From CNN The world’s largest chocolate companies are joining the fight against Ebola. West Africa is where most of the world’s cocoa beans are grown and the companies are concerned that the virus could disrupt supply of the raw material for chocolate. Already, wholesale cocoa prices have been soaring in recent weeks. […]