November 15, 2019

Jamaica: Sebastian Elliott living his dream

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By Vanessa James From Jamaica Gleaner Sebastian Elliot has achieved his goal, and has gone above and beyond what he hoped to attain for himself. As a locally and internationally acclaimed artist, Elliot has been a part of more than his fair share of art shows, and at the age of 35, he has a […]

Automobili Lamborghini honors Ferdinand K. Piëch with Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 unveiled at IAA 2019 in Frankfurt

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Sant’Agata Bolognese/Frankfurt IAA, 10 September 2019 – Automobili Lamborghini honors Ferdinand K. Piëch with the naming announcement of its first hybrid super sports car, unveiled today at Frankfurt IAA. The fastest Lamborghini ever will bear the moniker of Sián FKP 37, in recognition of Ferdinand Karl Piëch, born in 1937, who played a significant role in […]

Automobili Lamborghini honors Ferdinand K. Piëch with Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 unveiled at IAA 2019 in Frankfurt

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Sant’Agata Bolognese/Frankfurt IAA, 10 September 2019 – Automobili Lamborghini honors Ferdinand K. Piëch with the naming announcement of its first hybrid super sports car, unveiled today at Frankfurt IAA. The fastest Lamborghini ever will bear the moniker of Sián FKP 37, in recognition of Ferdinand Karl Piëch, born in 1937, who played a significant role in […]

Extinct Caribbean bird yields DNA after 2,500 years in watery grave

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Florida Museum of Natural History From EurekAlert! GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Scientists have recovered the first genetic data from an extinct bird in the Caribbean, thanks to the remarkably preserved bones of a Creighton’s caracara from a flooded sinkhole on Great Abaco Island. Studies of ancient DNA from tropical birds have faced two formidable obstacles. Organic […]

He Jiankui: Baby gene experiment ‘foolish and dangerous’

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By James Gallagher From BBC The first people to be gene-edited – a pair of baby twin girls – may have been mutated in a way that shortens life expectancy, research suggests. Prof He Jiankui shocked the world when he genetically altered the twins to try to give them protection against HIV. But a study in […]

DNA makes some people more prone to fainting

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from Newsmax Some folks are more prone to fainting than others, and the reason might lie in their DNA. Danish researchers who analyzed millions of gene variants in DNA of 400,000 people have zeroed in on a gene that increases a person’s risk for fainting. It’s believed that 20% to 30% of people faint at […]

British fast food fish shops are serving up endangered shark meat

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By Steve Williams From Care2 Fish and chips is a British delicacy served across the UK in restaurants and fast food takeaways, but a new study from the University of Exeter finds that the fish customers are eating isn’t what they supposed. It’s actually endangered shark meat. Writing in the journal “Scientific Reports“, the researchers outline how they […]

Nurse arrested over US care home patient pregnancy

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From BBC Police in Arizona say they have arrested a nurse after a patient at a care facility gave birth. The suspect has been named as Nathan Sutherland, 36, who worked at the Hacienda Healthcare clinic. He is being charged with one count of sexual assault and one count of abusing a vulnerable adult. The […]

The downside of home genetic testing

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By Jordyn Cornier From Care2 Home genetic test kits like 23&Me are pretty incredible. With one little vial of saliva, you can find out your genetic predisposition for diseases like cancer, Alzheimer’s, obesity and more—which potentially allows you to make lifestyle shifts and take precautions to turn those genes off. But researchers have started wondering—is […]

Just how clean is that stethoscope?

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From Newsmax For doctors and nurses in hospitals, hand-washing between patients is a must. But what about their stethoscopes? A new hospital study finds that stethoscopes are laden with a wide range of bacteria. Some, such as Staphylococcus aureus, can cause serious infections such as pneumonia. The findings were published Dec. 12 in the journal […]