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Looting going on big time right now in Philadelphia #Philadelphia on Twitter

Crowds looting Apple Store, food stores, liquor stores, post office, Foot Locker, pharmacies etc.
Posted by womanofthehills | Wed Sep 27, 2023, 12:24 AM (18 replies)

Search on for a missing Marine Corps fighter jet in South Carolina after pilot safely ejects

“A Marine Corps pilot safely ejected from a fighter jet over South Carolina and the search for his missing aircraft was focused on two lakes near North Charleston“

The pilot ejected and parachuted safely into a North Charleston neighborhood at about 2 p.m. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was in stable condition, said Maj. Melanie Salinas. The pilot's name has not been released.

“Based on the missing plane's location and trajectory, the search for the F-35 Lightning II jet was focused on Lake Moultrie and Lake Marion, said Senior Master Sgt. Heather Stanton at Joint Base Charleston. Both lakes are north of North Charleston.”

Posted by womanofthehills | Mon Sep 18, 2023, 01:34 AM (4 replies)

Pregnancy hormone estriol promotes myelin repair in MS mice

Treatment with estriol, a hormone that’s produced during pregnancy, reduced disease severity and promoted myelin repair in the cortex — a key brain region affected in multiple sclerosis (MS) — in a mouse model of the disease.

Those are the main findings of the study, “Neuroprotection in cerebral cortex induced by the pregnancy hormone estriol,” published in Laboratory Investigation and conducted by a team of scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

“This is the first study to identify a treatment that could repair myelin in the [brain’s] cortex, undoing some of the damage caused by MS,” UCLA stated in a university press release.

Posted by womanofthehills | Wed Aug 9, 2023, 07:13 PM (4 replies)

New clue about why Covid is deadlier for men: Estrogen may play a protective role

Women who received hormone replacement therapy after getting Covid had a 78 percent lower overall mortality rate than women who didn't take estrogen, a study found.

But experts say it makes sense that estrogen could play a protective role against Covid, since the hormone is known to stimulate an immune response through the production of antibodies. At the same time, higher levels of estrogen can keep the immune system from responding overly aggressively to a viral infection, which can lead to life-threatening inflammation.

"We see in women, they have a faster and higher antibody response ... to Covid infection, which probably means that they can clear the infection quicker than the men," said Dr. Christopher Wilcox, a co-author of the new study and an academic clinical fellow at the University of Southampton. https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/estrogens by-may-play-role-covid-less-deadly-women-rcna29287

More in depth-

More in-depth gov studies

The role of estradiol in the immune response against Covid-19

Posted by womanofthehills | Sat Jul 29, 2023, 11:56 AM (0 replies)

Adobe is adding an AI-powered image generator to Photoshop

New York

Photoshop is about to look a little different.

Adobe on Tuesday said it’s incorporating an AI-powered image generator into Photoshop, with the goal of “dramatically accelerating” how users edit their photos.

The tool, called Firefly, allows users to add or delete elements from images with just a text prompt, according to Adobe. It can also match the lighting and style of the existing images automatically, the company said.

It’s currently available in a new Photoshop beta app. The company plans to roll the product out to all Photoshop customers by the end of the year.

Posted by womanofthehills | Thu May 25, 2023, 11:37 AM (5 replies)

Politico -"Democrats race to avoid a Biden embarrassment in New Hampshire

“NASHUA, N.H. — Top Democrats are scrambling for ways to avoid a catastrophe in New Hampshire in which Joe Biden may not appear on the primary ballot, ceding the first unofficial contest of 2024 to a fringe candidate.

The bizarre predicament is one of the president’s own making, after he pushed for changes to the party’s presidential nominating calendar that stripped the Granite State of its first-in-the-nation primary. The move was designed to reward South Carolina, which catapulted Biden to the nomination in 2020.

But there’s a state law requiring New Hampshire’s contest be held a week before any others, and Republicans in charge of the governor’s office and state legislature are refusing to touch it. If they don’t, a primary may well be held without the sitting president putting his name on the ballot.
Now, national Democrats are searching for an off-ramp. With a June deadline looming for New Hampshire to make progress on changing its law or get kicked out of the official early voting lineup, Democratic National Committee members are privately considering giving the state more time.“

Posted by womanofthehills | Thu May 18, 2023, 03:11 PM (13 replies)

Sudan fighting brings "huge biological risk" as lab holding samples of deadly diseases occupied, WHO

Geneva — Fighters have occupied a national public laboratory in Sudan holding samples of diseases including polio and measles, creating an "extremely, extremely dangerous" situation, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday. Fighters "kicked out all the technicians from the lab... which is completely under the control of one of the fighting parties as a military base," said Nima Saeed Abid, the WHO's representative in Sudan.

He did not say which of the two warring factions had taken over the laboratory, as a tense truce appeared to be largely holding Tuesday, easing more than a week of intense fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the country's RSF paramilitary group. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/sudan-virus-risk-world-health-organization-says-lab-occupied-disease-samples/
Posted by womanofthehills | Tue Apr 25, 2023, 07:57 PM (5 replies)

Tucker Takes a new role on the view! Babylon Bee


NEW YORK, NY — As part of a plan to broaden its audience, the long-running daytime talk show The View has announced former Fox News host Tucker Carlson will be joining the program's panel. Producers hope Carlson's presence will both draw new viewers and educate current cast members.

"Tucker's going to be a great addition," said Executive Producer Brian Teta. "Not only will we reap the benefits of bringing in a more politically conservative audience but our other co-hosts will benefit from hearing new political perspectives! Win-win!"
Posted by womanofthehills | Mon Apr 24, 2023, 03:47 PM (4 replies)

Boom in labs handling dangerous pathogens not matched by biosafety and biosecurity regulation

The number of labs handling dangerous pathogens has risen to more than 100 around the world but has not been accompanied by sufficient oversight, raising biosafety and biosecurity concerns, a new report by King’s College London

There has been a global boom in construction of labs handling dangerous pathogens, but this has not been accompanied by sufficient biosafety and biosecurity oversight. Our new report documents for the first time the current picture around the world and sets out clear recommendations to help address current shortcomings that need to be implemented at the local, national and international level.
– Dr Filippa Lentzos. https://twitter.com/filippalentzos/status/1636387584149696523?s=46&t=YZgyyp4w_z7vW3neKxa6cQ
Posted by womanofthehills | Mon Apr 24, 2023, 09:36 AM (0 replies)

You gotta love this John Fetterman tweet

Posted by womanofthehills | Wed Apr 19, 2023, 08:53 PM (5 replies)
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