Viruses firmly hold the world’s attention at the moment, but we shouldn’t ignore the rising health threat that bacteria pose, too. The crafty critters are fast evolving resistance to antibiotics, meaning our best drugs could soon stop working entirely. Now researchers in Australia have found a way to bypass drug resistance in these so-called superbugs – by distracting them with predatory viruses.
by: Brent Smith
Being former military myself, you know I have great respect for those who serve, in whatever capacity.
Drone pilot, office clerk, door kicker, whatever. You joined to serve.
But there are some things the military shouldn’t be doing and is best left to civilians.
This is one of them – administering the COVID vaccine to civilians, or not, as it were.
I’m becoming a fan of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. And what he said about getting the COVID vaccine certainly doesn’t hurt his standing among conservatives, or frankly anyone with a head and a heart.
Scientists from Osaka City University have found metolazone, an anti-hypertension drug that has been around for almost 50 years, can kickstart a lifespan-extending cellular repair process in roundworms. The research suggests this mechanism could be translatable to humans, offering new research pathways in the search for an anti-aging drug.
An incredible proof-of-concept study from a team of European scientists has demonstrated the development of a novel insulin molecule that can sense blood sugar levels and self-adjust its activity in response to a patient’s needs. The experimental molecule has only been tested in animals so far but the researchers are hopeful further development will offer diabetics a safer and easier insulin therapy in the future.
A virus might be the boogeyman of 2020, but we shouldn’t ignore bacteria as a looming health threat. The growing problem of antibiotic resistance isn’t slowing down, which could soon render our best drugs useless against infection. Now, researchers at the University of Hong Kong have found that an existing rheumatoid arthritis drug can be repurposed to cancel bacteria’s resistance to antibiotics.
Using tiny robots to deliver drugs is promising pathway when it comes to limiting side effects and increasing effectiveness, and some take a more theatrical approach than others. Scientists at Purdue University have come to the party with a back-flipping microbot that can tumble its way through the colon to release its payload when desired, all while being controlled externally by a magnetic field.
from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:
Should the government – local, state or federal – have the power to force anyone to be vaccinated?
That’s a good question, and assuming President Trump is right and a COVID-19 vaccine is developed, the answer may be forced upon us – and I fear, due to the panic stoked by many regarding this virus, a mandate may follow.
Then it’s just a matter of whether a vaccine edict trumps our “unalienable rights,” granted us “by our Creator,” of “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness,” and whether “Governments are [really] instituted among Men, to secure these rights,” or merely to order us around.
Currently, the best treatments for type 2 diabetes involve managing blood sugar levels, but recent research suggests that the brain may be a new drug target for longer-term control. Now, a pair of studies on rats and mice has investigated how a certain peptide works to induce remission for animals with diabetes, which could lead to new breakthroughs in human treatments.
from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:
Flu seasons historically begin about week 40 every year. Week 40 in 2020 begins Sept. 28 and ends Oct. 4.
Election Day 2020 is Nov. 3, some five weeks into flu season. I’m sure you remember having to mail-in your ballot during the last election in 2018, and certainly the last presidential election in 2016.
And in the off-chance they allowed you to go the polls, you were required to mask up.
Oh – you don’t remember any of that? Funny – neither do I, because it never happened.
Despite the average of 40,000 to 80,000 deaths per year, America has never locked down or masked up because of the flu, or SARS, or MERS, or the H1N1 swine flu.