- The U.S. Marines are experimenting with ways to kill tanks at very long distances.
- The Marines got rid of their tanks in 2020, saying they were too large and heavy to transport to remote islands.
- New weapon systems that can kill tanks at much greater distances will replace tanks as anti-tank weapons.
Although muscle stem cells are able to grow and repair torn muscle tissue after we sustain an injury, they become less effective as we age. Now researchers at the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute at Monash University have discovered a novel protein that can trigger the proliferation of these stem cells and promote healing, offering hope not only to those who have torn a muscle, but also the elderly and those suffering severe muscle wasting diseases.
While studying the cells that migrated to the site of a muscle injury in zebrafish, the researchers noticed macrophages appeared to play a role in triggering the regeneration of muscle stem cells. Macrophages are a type of white blood cell that converge on the site of any injury or infection in the body to clear away debris and promote healing. Professor Currie calls them “the clean-up crew of the immune system.”
To study the regeneration of skeletal muscle, the research team, led by Professor Peter Currie, turned to zebrafish. The zebrafish is a popular animal model for studying cell regeneration due to their quick reproduction rate, the fact that they share at least 70 percent of their genes with humans, and the ease with which they can be manipulated experimentally. They are also transparent, providing a convenient window for the viewing of actual regeneration in living muscle.
by: Brent Smith
I posted this last Thursday, but the wizards at YouTube took offense at what I had to say, so they deleted the video.
I’ve since switched to Rumble, so I’m re-releasing it.
At the same time the authorities are telling us that we may have to don not one or two masks, but three, to keep us safe from Covid-19, the deadliest virus known to mankind, Tucker Carlson reports that the Biden administration will quietly begin releasing detained illegal immigrants into American society without even testing them.
by: Brent Smith
For a year, the CDC has been the benchmark, the Granite Sentinel of “settled science” regarding Covid-19. Their word was gospel. Now this.
As you read the following article, remind yourself – perhaps even repeat it as a mantra: “This is not about the students – this is not even about the teachers – this is as it has been from the start, only about the Teacher’s Union.” And maybe you can add, if it’s not too cumbersome, that the White House and democrat Party are wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Teacher’s Union, the most powerful and influential union possibly in existence today.
When the heart is injured it can’t repair itself, meaning that heart failure often requires a transplant of the whole organ. But now, scientists at EPFL have developed an artificial aorta that can help pump blood, taking some of the pressure off the heart and reducing or even eliminating the need for a transplant.
- The U.S. Navy is studying light aircraft carrier concepts with an eye toward adopting them for the future fleet.
- A light aircraft carrier could embark modern combat jets and drones.
- The Navy could use the smaller, but more affordable light carriers to both grow the fleet and be in more places at once.
by: Brent Smith
Given our nation’s current situation, maybe I should just stop reading – at least articles on current events.
I mean, literally everything is gloom and doom. We’ve become completely tribal, politically speaking. You’re now either part of the free-thinking, free-market, frugal tribe of live and let live, or you’re a member of the cancel culture, identity politic, free-spending tribe.
If you’re a minority, you’re oppressed – if you’re white, you’re a racist. You believe in the Second amendment and the right to own and carry a firearm, or you’re a gun grabber. The list goes on and on.