Current Event Summaries by Caiolinn P.

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  1. NIH reveals its formula for tracking foreign influences

    They are concerned about their China foreign talents recruitment program undermining their application system. They are thinking that other Chinese institutions are using the funds given to the Chinese applicants under NIH. The leakage of information through other Chinese institutions are a real risk to the NIH. They are trying to find the scientist that have crossed the line with the NIH funding in China. These funding are so important to China because enhances their ratings on the various citation indices. But the U.S still want to seem welcome to other foreign scientist. But they are saying that it is still a risk to working or funding foreign institutions. But they are saying that they do not have any hard facts yet but still want to work with foreign institutions.

  2. 50 years ago, scientists warned of marijuana’s effects on the unborn

    Using marijuana while being pregnant may lead to major health issues. Like one issues could be linked to a greater risk of premature birth. That cannabis may change the nerve connections in the brain’s hippocampus, which plays a role in learning and memory. And the use of marijuana by pregnant women has doubled from 2002 to 2017 from 3.4 percent to 7 percent. There is also a risk of the health of the mother after she gives birth to the baby. One of the reasons that pregnant women use marijuana is to treat morning sickness. The possibility that marijuana is teratogenic, causing damage to unborn children. They are wanting to put warning labels on marijuana like the do on cigarettes.

  3. Scientists triple storage time of human donor livers

    Scientists have extended the time of human livers can be stored transplantation by modifying a previous protocol to extend the viability of rat livers. Before human livers were only viable for an average of nine hours. But the new method of preservation maintains liver tissue for up to 27 hours. Giving transplant doctors and patients a much longer timeframe to work with. The research is supported by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease. Both parts of the National Institutes of Health. They found out that if the cells get freezed they experience irreparable damage. But after they found out that is when they found out they can control the rats liver at 6 degrees celsius without freezing them called supercooling.

  4. How the eyes might be windows to the risk of Alzheimer’s disease

    In recent years researchers investigating the pathology of Alzheimer’s disease have primarily directed their attention to the two causative or contributory factors. The accumulation of protein plaques in the brain called amyloid-beta and tangles of a protein called tau. Both have been linked to damaging and killing neurons resulting in progressive cognitive dysfunction. New studies focuses on pupillary responses which are driven by the locus coeruleus. A cluster of neurons in the brainstem involved in regulating arousal and also modulating cognitive function. Tau is the earliest occurring known biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease. The study was led by first author William S. Kremen and senior author Carol E. Franz. In previously published work the researchers had reported that adults with mild cognitive impairment, often a precursor to Alzheimer’s disease.

  5. Vaping-related illness reports have surged to 805 from 46 U.S. states

    The number of vaping-related lung injuries has soared in the last week up to 805 from 530. Users can modify the products, and the heating process can also influence the types and amounts of chemicals a user is exposed to. The identification of the cause or causes for the outbreak may take substantial time and continuing effort. As injuries surge and with recent research finding that vaping among teens. Continues to climb there have been federal and state calls to limit the use of flavored e-cigarettes.The Food and Drug Administration is expected to release plans to pull non-tobacco e-cigarette flavors from the market. Meanwhile, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York and Rhode Island, as well as San Francisco, have recently announced bans on some or all nicotine vaping products. With Massachusetts also banning marijuana vaping products.

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