Our lungs, bones, blood vessels and other major organs are made up of cells, and one way our bodies keep us healthy is by using protein messengers known as ligands that bind to receptors on the surfaces of cells to regulate our biological processes... Now a team led by Stanford bioengineer and department chair Jennifer Cochran has tweaked one ligand in slightly different ways to produce two startlingly different results. One set of alterations caused neuronal cells to regenerate, while different tweaks to the same protein inhibited lung tumor growth.
The experiments her team described in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences were performed on rat and human cells or in mice that model actual diseases and are still far from being tested in humans. But the results show how scientists are becoming increasingly adept at tinkering with the body's protein-based control mechanisms to help vital organs heal themselves.
Someday, we might be able to carry around tiny, AI brains that can function without supercomputers, the internet or the cloud. Researchers from MIT say their new “brain-on-a-chip” design gets us one step closer to that future.
Attorney General Bill Barr told Fox News' Bret Baier in an exclusive interview aired Tuesday that Americans will be able to recognize "some" of the names under investigation as part of U.S. Attorney John Durham's ongoing probe into federal surveillance abuses -- and that he is "very troubled" by "what has been called to" his attention so far.
"People say all the time, 'Oh, we got to get the vice president out of the basement,'" McAuliffe told the "monthly breakfast" of the Norfolk City Democratic Committee. "He's fine in the basement. Two people see him a day: his two body people. That's it. Let Trump keep doing what Trump's doing."
A Pentagon official told Fox News on Tuesday that the National Guard saw its high-water mark several days ago, and that there will be a “very steady decline” in the coming days as states "out-process" those National Guard forces on duty.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 27% of American Adults favor reducing the police budget in the community where they live. Despite the growing political movement to defund police departments and channel that money into more social services, 59% are opposed to cutting their local police budget, while 14% are undecided.
The North’s Korean Central News Agency said all cross-border communication lines would be cut off at noon in the “the first step of the determination to completely shut down all contact means with South Korea and get rid of unnecessary things.”... In its announcement, North Korea said Tuesday’s move was a response to South Korea’s failure to stop activists from floating anti-Pyongyang leaflets across their border.
New Delhi-based BellTroX InfoTech Services targeted government officials in Europe, gambling tycoons in the Bahamas, and well-known investors in the United States including private equity giant KKR and short seller Muddy Waters... Aspects of BellTroX’s hacking spree aimed at American targets are currently under investigation by U.S. law enforcement...
The bill follows China’s increased investment in AI and other emerging technologies. A report submitted to Congress by the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence outlined how quickly China is closing in on the United States’ tech research hold. The report said the United States “has returned to pre-Sputnik levels” of federal research and development spending and warned China could overtake the United States in R&D spending within the next decade.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today that it will provide $2.96 billion in the remaining Emergency Solutions Grants funding to aid homeless Americans and people at risk of becoming homeless because of hardships such as job loss, wage reduction or illness due to COVID-19.
“Chad Daybell, who resides at that residence [where the remains were found] has also been taken into custody for questioning in regards to that.” ... Daybell and Vallow have been under police scrutiny since November after investigators realized Vallow’s two kids, 17-year-old Tylee Ryan and 7-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow, hadn’t been seen since September.
During a May 31 conference call with 50 aldermen, Alderman Raymond Lopez told Lightfoot that the city was unprepared for the demonstrations, according to a recording of the call obtained by a CBS affiliate in the city... Lightfoot initially didn’t answer Lopez’s inquiry and wanted to move on to the next question. But Lopez said, “It’s not something you ignore. This is a question that I have.”... “I think you’re 100% full of shit, is what I think,” Lightfoot said. “F--- you, then," Lopez responded...
The order names two individuals using business names including Rising Eagle and JSquared Telecom. The FCC said robocalls falsely claimed to offer health insurance plans from major health insurance companies such as Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, and UnitedHealth Group.
When you click on the “Donate” button on blacklivesmatter.com you are sent to an “ActBlue” donations page... ActBlue claims to be tax exempt organization and all donations to it are tax-deductable. The terms and conditions also link to ActBlue and mention “Campaign Finance Laws”... When you research the expenditures of ActBlue, all of their contributions are directly going to top DNC campaigns... Act Blue is not a charity. It appears more accurately to be an illegal funding arm of the DNC. (Do all the individuals around the world know that when they donate to Black Lives Matter, they are really donating to the Democrat Party?)