Harvard's new food initiative to benefit people and the planet

Harvard’s new food initiative to benefit people and the planet

“The health consequences are enormous. About 42% of Americans at that time [are obese] … I could spend hours talking about the harmful effects of obesity, from cancer to eye disease, almost every organ in the body is affected,” Willett said. “Obesity is a major risk factor for dying from COVID, [linked to] diabetes and …

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Vickroy: You are not helpless - here are 10 ways to help save the planet from climate change

Vickroy: You are not helpless – here are 10 ways to help save the planet from climate change

The world is on fire. But you can help turn it off. According to NASA’s “The Effects of Climate Change,” droughts, wildfires, and extreme rainfall are happening faster than scientists previously estimated. “In fact, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – the United Nations body set up to assess the science related …

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Ancestral heritage and cancer: a new connection discovered

The study also identified a new taxonomy of prostate cancer. Two groundbreaking studies recently published in journals Nature and Genome medicine found genetic signatures that explain ethnic disparities in prostate cancer severity, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. By genetically analyzing prostate cancer tumors from Australian, Brazilian and South African donors, the team has developed a new …

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Nationwide screening leads to more Fabry diagnoses in the Czech Republic...

Nationwide screening leads to more Fabry diagnoses in the Czech Republic…

Implementing nationwide screening programs for Fabry disease in people with a heart condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) can help improve diagnosis of the disease, a study in the Czech Republic has found. In the country, the program led to the diagnosis of Fabry in four men and two women among the 589 HCM patients screened. …

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Scientists sequence world's largest pangenome to help unlock genetic mysteries behind finer silk

Scientists sequence world’s largest pangenome to help unlock genetic mysteries behind finer silk

Phenotypic diversity in silkworms. Credit: BGI Genomics BGI Genomics, in collaboration with Southwest University, the State Key Laboratory of Silkworm Genome Biology and other partners, has constructed a high-resolution pan-genome dataset representing nearly all of a silkworm’s genomic content. This research paper, providing genetic information on artificial selection (domestication and breeding) and ecological adaptation, was …

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Amazon’s fate hinges on Brazil’s election, experts say

Jhe fate of the Amazon hinges on national elections in Brazil on Sunday, experts say, who say continued rampant destruction under President Jair Bolsonaro could push the world’s largest rainforest to an irreversible tipping point. By contrast, a victory for former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who oversaw a sharp drop in deforestation when …

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star wars planet kenari and cassian andor

Star Wars Andor: 7 Things You May Not Know About Planet Kenari

There remains much mystery in the galaxy far, far away, as many star wars planets remain unexplored and unexplained. Andor is the new series that recently had a three-episode premiere on Disney Plus and is set before the 1977 original. star wars. The series hopes to answer many questions about Cassian Andor’s life before A …

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Image of a heart with a DNA double helix in front of it to indicate genetic heart diseases such as familial hypercholesterolemia.

New U.S.-Private Collaboration Aims for Precision Heart Failure Treatment

Credit: iStock/SvetaP DNA double helix: iStock/Kagenmi A new partnership to study heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is launched by the National Institutes of Health and several private companies. The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) and the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) will work with partners including Bayer US, …

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How Truss’ post-Brexit farm policy descended into chaos

The chaos in the English countryside began with the click of a mouse from an official. Late last week, farmers who worked with the government on environmental subsidy programs saw their regular meetings about it removed from their online calendars without warning. This seemed to hint at what was feared – that the new post-Brexit …

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