Parasitic worms offer ‘the missing link’ on the dual nature of a key immune regulator — ScienceDaily

De’Broski Herbert has a philosophy that’s guided his career researching helminths, or parasitic worms, and their interaction with their hosts’ immune systems: “Follow the worm.”

“The mantra of my lab since its inception has been that parasitic worms manipulate their hosts in very interesting ways to maintain their survival,” says Herbert, an associate professor of pathobiology in Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine. “SARS-CoV-2 doesn’t care about staying in your body very long because it is transmitted so easily. Worms aren’t spread so easily, so they have to figure out how to persist.”

That focus has revealed a key insight about an immune signaling molecule, the cytokine IL-33, that is important not only in parasite infections, but in a range of other health conditions, such as asthma, obesity, and eczema. In a new study published in Science Immunology, Herbert and colleagues made insights that explain how IL-33 can both help

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Feeling More Stress and Anxiety? Your Smartphone May Be to Blame

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Being constantly connected to a steady stream of updates, messages, and news through our smartphones can leave us feeling even more stressed out and anxious at the end of the day. Cavan Images/Getty Images
  • Experts say the barrage of text alerts and our constant social media engagement on our smartphones can take a toll on our mental and emotional health.
  • From the COVID-19 pandemic to the 2020 election, our cellphones can act as a direct conduit to anxiety with a stream of upsetting information at a very stressful time.
  • They suggest adopting practices in our daily routine to put our phones away and take a breather.

It’s late at night, you should be getting ready to fall asleep, but instead you’re up, phone in hand, doomscrolling through your social media feeds.

Or, take this one: You’re heading out for a midday walk, and instead of taking a

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Early EOS M50, SL2, T7i and T7 & 80D Sales Reported by Save Bubble

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Peter Thiel is Richer Than Ever as Tech Eclipses Macro Mess

(Bloomberg) — “Competition is for losers.”


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That’s Peter Thiel talking, again and again, about his big rule for success.

It means go where other people haven’t yet, something he famously did in the 1990s by co-founding PayPal Holdings Inc., and then even more famously, in the 2000s, by throwing $500,000 at a hoodied Harvard kid and something called TheFacebook.

His iconoclastic streak has made Thiel a rich man — richer than ever, in fact, with his data-mining company, Palantir Technologies Inc., soaring on the stock market. Today he’s worth $5.3 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

But if, after a point, money is just a way to keep score, even his latest coup with Palantir can’t disguise this fact: Peter Thiel may be one of the best investors in Silicon Valley, but his track record is decidedly mixed.

The same against-the-grain approach that has paid off so

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Fifty years ago, Oregon exploded a whale with a half-ton of dynamite

The spectacular failure, and the remarkable local newscast that captured the event, have since become enshrined in Oregon history, so beloved that Florence residents voted to name a park earlier this year after the detonated sea mammal. To celebrate the event’s 50th anniversary on Thursday, the Oregon Historical Society released a remastered video of the original broadcast and the TV station interviewed the former employees who recorded it.

“I was asked about it, virtually every day of my life, or commented on it, by everybody, strangers alike,” Paul Linnman, the on-camera reporter, told KATU.

When the whale washed ashore on Nov. 9, 1970, as Linnman reported at the time, it had been so long since the community had encountered a beached cetacean that no one knew how to dispose of the animal.

As officials pondered the problem, the body began to decay, festering until the surrounding beach smelled of rot.

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NASA Delays Milestone SpaceX Flight Until Sunday on Weather

(Bloomberg) — NASA and SpaceX delayed the launch of their first regular commercial crew flight by a day because of weather conditions that could threaten recovery operations at sea if the Dragon capsule has to abort the flight during ascent.


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SpaceX will send four astronauts to the International Space Station on Sunday evening instead of Saturday “due to onshore winds and recovery operations,” NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine tweeted Friday after a readiness review.

The Crew-1 launch is now scheduled to blast off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 7:27 p.m. on Sunday, with docking at the station planned for 27 hours later. The trip will be SpaceX’s first regular crew rotation to the orbiting lab, three months after the company completed a high-profile trial run.

NASA has contingencies for crew rescue operations along the U.S. East Coast and across the North Atlantic if a mishap forces the Dragon capsule

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Politicians and governments are suppressing science, argues The BMJ

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Politicians and governments are suppressing science, and when good science is suppressed, people die, argues a senior editor at The BMJ today.

Executive editor, Dr. Kamran Abbasi, argues that COVID-19 “has unleashed state corruption on a grand scale, and it is harmful to public health.”

Politicians and industry are responsible for this opportunistic embezzlement, he writes. So too are scientists and health experts. “The pandemic has revealed how the medical-political complex can be manipulated in an emergency—a time when it is even more important to safeguard science.”

He points to examples of suppression of science or scientists during the UK’s pandemic response, including inappropriate involvement of government advisers in the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), attempts to withhold information on COVID-19 and inequalities, block publication of a study on point-of-care antibody testing for COVID-19, and instruct scientists not to talk to the media.

In the

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DoorDash CEO says it has helped small businesses during COVID-19

DoorDash CEO Tony Xu said he founded his company to help small restaurants, many of which are shuttering during the coronavirus pandemic.

In a letter attached to his initial public offering prospectus, Xu said his mom, who worked as a Chinese restaurant server to pay for medical school, inspired him to build DoorDash. He described DoorDash’s mission as “fighting for the underdog,” including community restaurant workers like his mom and owners of local stores.  

The National Bureau of Economic Research estimates one in five businesses have closed permanently due to the coronavirus pandemic. Independent restaurant owners said as many as 85% of their shops could permanently shutter before 2021. In the letter, Xu recognized the way the pandemic hit small restaurants, and said DoorDash helped “local businesses succeed.”

“While small businesses are vital to our communities … they now risk being left behind in the convenience economy where consumers have

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How Biden will shape the energy industry, and what’s next for oil after a tumultuous few weeks

Welcome to Insider Energy, a weekly energy newsletter brought to you by Business Insider. 

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Here’s what you need to know:

Hello, and happy Friday! 

I guess a few things happened in the last week.

  • Major news networks projected Joe Biden will be the next president. 
  • Pfizer revealed successful results from its coronavirus vaccine trial, sending oil and energy stocks surging (Peloton and other stay-at-home stocks tumbled …). 
  • US coronavirus cases shattered daily records (Iowa, my home state, I’m looking at you.)
  • My puppy gained what looks like 10 pounds because he’s a growing boy and maybe I fed him too many treats. 

We also published our investigation into the energy company Powerhome Solar. Let’s start there. 

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Buying solar panels for your home comes with all

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Microdisplay Market Latest Technology Advancements, Growth and Future Scope 2020 to 2025

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Nov 13, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
The Global Microdisplay Market research report primarily aims to hint at opportunities and challenges in the Global industry. The report also underscores potential risks, threats, obstacles, and uncertainties in the market and helps clients in intuiting them precisely and operating their business accordingly. The report covers an extensive span of the global Microdisplay market ranging from historical and current events to futuristic stich of the market.

The Microdisplay market will register a 20.2%% CAGR in terms of revenue, the global market size will reach $ 1586.1 million by 2025, from $ 760.7 million in 2019.

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The report presents the market competitive landscape and a corresponding detailed analysis of the major vendor/key players in the market. Top Companies in

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