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    How Vaccines Work

    Alia Hoyt
    May 6, 2020


    Vaccines are usually given via a hypodermic injection, but some are given through the mouth or nose. There are two main groups of vaccines: live-attenuated vaccines and...
  2. COVID Vaccine Trials Excluding Older Adults

    Dr. Sharon K. Inouye
    September 28, 2020


    Imagine the end of the pandemic — with new cases and deaths trending down towards zero — a time we are all eagerly anticipating. Key to achieving this...
  3. Re: New Super Enzyme Eats Plastic Bottles Six Times Faster

    Plastic contamination in our oceans and rivers is worse than most people realize. Anything that helps alleviate this contamination is music to my ears.
  4. Re: Social Isolation and Stress Management

    I agree that technology--despite all its wonderful benefits--can help to make people feel isolated. But, social isolation and the feeling of loneliness is pervasive. It's a worldwide problem. For...
  5. Re: Silk Offers Home-Made Solution For Covid-19 Prevention

    Everything you need to know about how to wash homemade & store-bought COVID-19 face masks. Read this:
    https://www.ask.com/culture/need-to-know-covid19-mask-care?ad=dirN&qo=serpIndex&o=740004
  6. Re: Black Soldier Fly Maggots Feed On Food waste

    I've been searching to identify negative aspects of the black soldier flies larvae (BSFL), and, so far, I can't find anything. In fact, BSFL has also proven good for the environment. According to a...
  7. Social Isolation and Stress Management

    Dr. Linda J. Dobberstein
    September 28, 2020


    Unlike any other time in recent history because of COVID-19, social isolation is the new normal. Months of shut down in various forms and ongoing...
  8. Is Lab-Grown Food the Future? -- Pros and Cons to Consider

    Ocean Robbins
    August 21,2020

    Since 2013, lab-grown food — and specifically cultured “clean meat” — has been gathering increasing attention and funding. The first-ever lab-grown burger was created...
  9. Re: Black Soldier Fly Farm Planned For Broome

    Research on potential uses of black soldier flies larvae (BSFL) date back to the '70s. The BSFL maggots eat all types of organic waste, ranging from rotting food waste to manure and spent grains...
  10. Re: Silk Offers Home-Made Solution For Covid-19 Prevention

    I went online to see if anyone was selling silk masks, and found several websites offering them. Prices varied, and so did customer reviews.
  11. Re: Silk Offers Home-Made Solution For Covid-19 Prevention

    I did not know silk naturally contains copper!! I wonder about washing a mask made of silk. I've always thought of silk items as delicate, requiring special care.
  12. Re: Black Soldier Fly Farm Planned For Broome

    The chicken and turkey I've eaten in the last 2 years were probably fed black soldier fly larvae (BSFL). The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved BSFL for inclusion in poultry feed in...
  13. Re: Fructose Made In The Brain Could Be Mechanism Driving Alzheimer's Disease

    I think the overall ageing process is a more significant factor for driving Alzheimer's than fructose in the brain. All but one of the top 6 countries with the highest rate of Alzheimer's--Finland,...
  14. Re: Black Soldier Fly Maggots Feed On Food waste

    Using black soldier fly maggots to treat organic waste really took off in developing countries in the late 1990s when the UN identified the inability to dispose of solid waste as the second most...
  15. Re: Fructose Made In The Brain Could Be Mechanism Driving Alzheimer's Disease

    Interesting study!! It reminds me of the studies a few years ago that linked Alzheimer's to blood sugar metabolism in the brain----deeming Alzheimer's as Type 3 Diabetes. This study states that...
  16. Re: In the Race for COVID-19 Vaccine, Slow Starters Could Still Win Out

    That's the million $$ question???? The short answer is no one knows. Experts agree the SARS-CoV-2 virus (an RNA virus) has mutated at least 14 times from the original strain. However, some argue...
  17. COVID Cremation Trend: What You Need To Know

    Margie Fisher
    September 21, 2020

    Why has cremation become more popular during the pandemic?
    In addition to the increasing trend in cremations prior to the pandemic, during COVID-19, the...
  18. Re: Body Hair Is Natural. Society Thinking Otherwise Is Dangerous

    And yet, more and more men are waxing their bodies. It's called "manscaping." Read more here:

    https://www.mensjournal.com/style/manscaping-guys-guide-getting-rid-body-hair/
  19. Re: 54-Year-Old Man Died From Eating Too Much Black Licorice—Here’s How That Happens

    This guy ate several packs of licorice per day. Licorice has been used medicinally for centuries. It has many healthy compounds, primarily glycyrrhizin. But, too much glycyrrhizin can be fatal, as...
  20. Re: 11 Banned Foods Americans Should Stop Eating

    Yes, ractopamine is marketed under the brand name Paylean, and it's also available under the names: Topmax and Optaflexx. Good news: Some U.S. pork producers announced last fall they would...
  21. Re: Health Benefits of Squash + How to Prepare and Eat It

    Genetically Modified zuchinni and squash....Whoa.....Who knew??
  22. Health Benefits of Squash + How to Prepare and Eat It

    Ocean Robbins
    September 2, 2020

    Every so often, the world brings squash to the center of our attention. If you live in the US, it’s hard to avoid “pumpkin-spice” mania during the winter holiday...
  23. Re: AC Immune Semorinemab Misses Alzheimer's Trial Goals

    This is disappointing, as this 18-month study is the only one I'm aware of that targeted "tau protein," instead of "amyloid plaque"--the two prominent brain substances associated with Alzheimer's.
  24. AC Immune Semorinemab Misses Alzheimer's Trial Goals

    Clinical Trials
    September 24, 2020

    Swiss-based biopharmaceutical company AC Immune and Genentech have said that Phase II TAURIEL trial of semorinemab failed to meet the primary efficacy endpoint...
  25. Re: 11 Banned Foods Americans Should Stop Eating

    Very informative. I was not aware of #8 on the list -- "Ractopamine" This growth hormone has been around at least 20 yrs., and is used as a feed additive to promote faster muscle growth in pigs,...
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