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Engineering Vaccines for Newborns

Northwestern University – by Amanda Morris Called the “window of vulnerability,” the first year of a newborn baby’s life is when they are highly susceptible to infectious diseases. This window could narrow or even close completely, if it were possible … Continue reading

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‘Human Project’ study will ask 10,000 to share life’s data

Reading Eagle – by Jennifer Peltz NEW YORK (AP) — Wanted: 10,000 New Yorkers interested in advancing science by sharing a trove of personal information, from cellphone locations and credit-card swipes to blood samples and life-changing events. For 20 years. … Continue reading

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The U.S. Government’s Secret Plan to Save Itself, While the Rest of Us Die

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UVM Medical Center Pushing Life Saving Tools

My Champlain Valley – by Rebecca Reese Burlington, Vt. – According to the Department of Homeland Security, a person bleeding can die from blood loss after just five minutes. This makes it crucial to be able to stop bleeding as … Continue reading

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CARMA Therapeutics Closes Initial Funding to Advance Chimeric Antigen Receptor Macrophages (CARMA) to Treat Solid Tumors

What could go wrong with this? Business Wire PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CARMA Therapeutics Inc., a biotechnology company developing cellular immunotherapies, co-founded by the University of Pennsylvania (Penn), announced today that it has closed an initial financing. The financing was co-led by AbbVie … Continue reading

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Community works with elders to learn traditional remedies for cancer patients

CBC News – by Priscilla Hwang Melinda Laboucan lost her mother to cancer a few years ago. Today, she’s out on the land with elders collecting spruce gum, buds and chaga mushrooms to help cancer patients in her community find traditional … Continue reading

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In WWI Trenches, Instant Coffee Gave Troops A Much-Needed Boost

NPR – by Jeff Koehler On April 6, 1917, the U.S. declared war on Germany and formally entered World War I. By late June, American infantry troops began arriving in Europe. One thing they couldn’t do without? Coffee. “Coffee was … Continue reading

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Inside your backside: Giant inflatable colon helps demystify colon cancer

BBC News Hundreds were welcomed to explore a nearly 13-meter long inflatable colon – complete with unhealthy polyps and lesions – on Saturday in Kahnawake, a Mohawk reserve near Montreal. The colon, which was outside of the Knights of Columbus Club, is on tour with the Colorectal … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Archives is recruiting online volunteers to transcribe documents to make the past searchable

CBC News Lovers of handwriting have long cursed computers for spelling the end of the ancient craft, but a new crowdsourcing program from the Nova Scotia Archives lets them put their passion for penmanship to work in deciphering historic documents. … Continue reading

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Hawthorn: good for tea, jelly, and of course, leprechauns

NCPR – by Paul Hetzler My earliest memory of St. Patrick’s Day is how angry it made my mother, who holds dual Irish-American citizenship and strongly identifies with her Celtic roots. It was not the day itself which got her … Continue reading

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Slammer Sale: States find closed prisons can be a tough sell

NPR ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) States are finding out the hard way that closed prisons can be a tough sell. A recent national study found at least 94 state correctional facilities have been shut down since 2011, and only a few … Continue reading

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Couple in N.S. hopes for last-minute reprieve from ‘devastating’ deportation

CBC News A tiny community of about 200 people on Nova Scotia’s south shore is rallying behind a husband and wife from the U.S. who are under a deportation order to leave Canada. David and Kathryn Wright say they’re heartbroken at the thought of … Continue reading

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1983: Rolla N. Harger Dies; Invented Drunkometer

New York Times, August 10, 1983 INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 9— Dr. Rolla N. Harger, who in 1931 invented the Drunkometer to test intoxicated drivers, died Monday at his home here. He was 93 years old. Dr. Harger had been a professor … Continue reading

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Feds: VA psychiatrist bilked $198K from health care provider

NewsOK ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a psychiatrist at a Veterans Affairs hospital in western New York bilked a health care provider out of nearly $200,000 by charging for private services he didn’t provide. The U.S. Attorney’s Office … Continue reading

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Border-crossing bears? U.S. proposal to transplant B.C. grizzlies gets huge response

CBC News – by Lisa Johnson A U.S. federal proposal that could see B.C. grizzly bears captured and shipped south to Washington State has drawn such a huge response, the public comment period has been extended for more than a … Continue reading

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Since Trump, Quiet Upstate Road Becomes a Busy Exit From U.S.

New York Times – by Rick Rojas CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. — Roxham Road is a quiet country road jutting off another quiet country road, where a couple of horses munch on soggy hay and a ditch running along the muddy pavement … Continue reading

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Foiling the Great Aluminum Conspiracy

Calemeo – by Robert Palletier THE CONSPIRACY IS as nefarious as it is ingenious: daily, thousands of commercial aircraft crisscross the skies, spewing out poisonous “chemtrails” that eventually settle earthward.  The main component of this toxic vapor is aluminum oxide, … Continue reading

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It’s still winter….

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War Powers ACT OF 1933

This is an excerpt from “A Lawsuit Is An Act Of War” by Melvin Stamper, J.D. War_Powers_Act_of_1933_with_highlights

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Whitehorse man roasts coffee beans at home with help of a bicycle

CBC As Mike Russo sits pedalling atop his stationary bicycle, he explains how a series of spindles and sprockets connect to a drum that rotates over a wood fire. He gets a leisurely pedal and his coffee beans get a nice even … Continue reading

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