• Latasha Pettway posted an update in the group Group logo of HealthHealth 3 days, 20 hours ago

    Candida Auris, A Drug-Resistant Fungus, Is Now The World’s Most Feared Hospital Microbes Due To Global Warming. C. Auris Frequently Causes Bloodstream Infections, But Can Also Infect Respiratory And Central Nervous Systems, Internal Organs, And Skin. ~60% Of Infected Patients Have Died. Long Stay In Health Institutions Increases Risk Of Infection.

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  • Latasha Pettway posted an update in the group Group logo of DiscoveryDiscovery 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    Very Human-Like Analogy Of A Dramatic Case Of Functional Horizontal Gene Transfer Ever Found In Complex Organisms. Here, The Parasitic Plant Dodder Uses Stolen Host Genes To More Effectively Siphon Off The Host Nutrients. Even Some Stolen Genes are Sent Back Into The Host Plant As Weapons In Silencing The Host Defense Genes.

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  • Latasha Pettway posted an update in the group Group logo of DiscoveryDiscovery 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    A New Record Has Been Set For The Number Of CRISPR Edits That Can Be Done To A Single Human Cell While keeping The Cell Alive. The New Record Of 13,200 Genetic Changes Could Enable, E.G., The Large Scale Removal Of Unwanted Genes, And The Engineering Of New Species To Mention These Few. Cool!

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  • Latasha Pettway posted an update in the group Group logo of OtherOther 5 months ago

    Women Are On A Roll Here At NASA. The Current Administrator Of NASA, Jim Bridenstine, Is Expecting That A Woman Will Make The First Steps, For Mankind, On The Red Planet, Mars. The Trip To Mars, According To Jim Bridenstine, Would Be Made Possible By NASA’s 2020 Budget. So Looking Forward To 2020 And Beyond.

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  • Latasha Pettway posted an update in the group Group logo of OtherOther 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    NASA Will Conduct The First All-Female Space Walk On The 29th Of March 2019 At The International Space Station. The Walk, Which Will Be Carried Out By Astronauts Anne McClain And Christina Koch, Is Expected To Last For About 7 Hours. The First Woman To Fly In Space, In 1963, Was Valentina Tereshkova Of Russia.

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  • Latasha Pettway posted an update in the group Group logo of OtherOther 7 months, 1 week ago

    Capsaicinoids, That Compound That Is Found In Chili Pepper, Which Gives Your Mouth That Burning Sensation Could Be Genetically Engineered Into Tomatoes, According To Scientists, To Give It A Spicy Taste. Talk About Spicy Tomatoes–Still Trying To Rap My Head Around That, But It’s Not The Craziest Thing That I Have Heard.

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  • Latasha Pettway posted an update in the group Group logo of HealthHealth 7 months, 3 weeks ago

    It Would Be Crazy If I Went To The Hospital For Treatment, Only To Contract A Deadly Disease. This Is The Fear Surrounding The New Jersey Outpatient Surgery Facility In Saddle Brook, Where It\’s Suspected That 3,778 People May Have Been Exposed To HIV, Hepatitis B And C Due To Poor Sterility And Safety Practices.

  • Latasha Pettway posted an update in the group Group logo of HealthHealth 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    It Seems Like Gene Editing May Have Been Used To Create The First Human Gene Edited Baby. The Scientists Used Gene Editing To Remove The Gene, CCR5, Which Is Said To Enable HIV Infection. The Reason For Doing This May Seem Warranted, But Some Folks Are Concerned About The Ethical Implications Of The Action.

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  • Latasha Pettway posted an update in the group Group logo of DiscoveryDiscovery 11 months, 3 weeks ago

    Scientists Have Cloned The Virus Responsible For Some Of The Most Destruction, In The World, To Wine Grapes. The Virus, Grapevine Leafroll-Associated Virus 3 (Leafroll 3), Is Said To Cause Millions Of Dollars In Damages. The Cloning Would Enable Scientists Understand How The Virus Works So As To Find A Cure.

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  • Latasha Pettway posted an update in the group Group logo of HealthHealth 1 year ago

    Damn Bacteria Do Know How To Adapt! A Relatively Recent Study Has Now Indicated That Bacteria, Specifically Enterococcus Faecium, Is Now More Resistant To Hand Based Alcohol Sanitizer. Enterococcus Faecium, Aside From Being The Leading Cause For Urinary Tract Infections And Sepsis In Hospitals, Is also Resistant To Antibiotics. Hmm!

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