According to the Center for Disease Control, 1.25 million people suffer from type 1 diabetes in the US alone. So far, it can only be managed with diet and regular doses of insulin, but scientists at UT Health San Antonio have invented a way of curing the disease in mice that may one day do the same for humans even with type 2 diabetes.
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Actual Afghanistan MOAB Video Below!
Get it? Because the MOAB is affectionately known as the Mother of All Bombs.
The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Burst, or MOAB, is as much fun as it sounds – unless you are the enemy.
Weighing in at 22,600 lbs., and 30 feet in length, the MOAB is the largest conventional (non-nuclear) air burst ordinance on the planet. Technically, it’s not the “largest” in our arsenal. That distinction is owned by MOP, the Massive Ordinance Penetrator, which weighs in at 30,000 lbs., and is capable of “penetrating” 200 ft of reinforced concrete.
In other words, it matters little to us where you bags of dirt choose to hide. We don’t need nukes to root you out. And unlike his predecessors, we finally have a President with the stones to utilize the tools provided him. Hopefully it won’t be the last time we hear of such a bomb being used.
When it comes to surgically replacing sections of missing or damaged bone, there are two main approaches: harvesting pieces of bone from elsewhere in the body, or using shaped metallic implants. That said, harvesting bone is invasive and painful, while metallic implants won’t grow along with the patient.
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There was a scene in one of the Iron Man movies, I’m not sure which, where billionaire genius and mega-eccentric Tony Stark (Iron Man) gets called up before a Senate committee on Capitol Hill.
Things didn’t go the way they do in the real world – where the CEO agrees to be publicly bullied by corrupt senators and is required to be contrite as the Senate show ponies badger and berate him. Then the private sector executive is supposed to slink off with his tail between his legs.
In the movie, Tony Stark instead stands up to them and basically tells them to stick it where the sun don’t shine. He then walks out, leaving one senator bewildered and swearing at him as he exits.
As I watched this, I thought, what a pleasure it would be to see this done in real life – someone, or company, finally standing up to the feds and fighting rather than the usual acquiescence.
Sadly for corporations, it is not just the government with whom they must contend. Companies are also badgered by a plethora of radical left activist groups who make their living, or a portion of it, by shaking down private sector companies.
A British sniper took out a feared ISIS executioner as he prepared to murder several hostages by shooting a fuel tank on his back and incinerating him.
The SAS marksman fired a single round from his Barrett .50 caliber sniper rifle at the terrorist, who was about to use a flame thrower to kill 12, from 1,500m (1640 yds). That’s over 16 football fields long – almost a mile away.
Most people will be familiar with the feeling of a ringing in their ears after a night of loud music.
Although the ringing is normally temporary, repeated damage like this in humans, and other mammals, leads to hearing problems and eventually causes deafness.
But sea anemones possess a skill we do not – they can repair cells like those damaged in human ears through loud noises, a new study has shown.
These stunning pictures of naval forces preparing for battle during the Second World War have been brought back to life 70 years on.
The photographs, which show British, American and Finnish troops off the coasts of Japan and Russia during the war, as well as survivors being transferred between ships, have been colourised by emergency medical technician Jared Enos, from North Kingstown, US.
The 19-year-old said he has spent the last year transforming the images from their original black and white state into these fascinating colourful images, which he hopes will give a better insight into the Second World War for younger generations.
A breakthrough treatment for multiple sclerosis has been shown to halt the disease in its tracks.
Doctors used chemotherapy to kill off patients’ faulty immune cells and then replaced their stem cells to ‘reset’ the system.
The clinical trial, involving 24 patients, had remarkable results.
All but one of the Canadian patients were able to come off all medication for seven and a half years without their disease progressing.