The enforcer The judge in the case, US District Judge Edward Davila of the Northern District of California, agreed with the prosecutors. As such, he ordered Holmes to undergo up to 14 hours of psychological testing and psychiatric evaluation by two government-appointed doctors over the course of two consecutive days. Davila also ordered that the government’s evaluation of Holmes be recorded on video—over Holmes’ objections. … [Read more...] about Judge in Theranos fraud case orders 14-hour psychological test for Holmes
High iron reading in blood test
When it doubt, hit it with a sword Bamforth and his colleagues decided that there was only one way to truly understand how well the shield would have held up in combat: they built their own and shot it with arrows. “As the bark of the shield dried and bent into its final shape, we realized how strong it would be. The bark, which had been soft and easy to cut when ‘green’ (wet still from being part of a tree) rapidly stiffened up,” explained Bamforth. “We shot some arrows from a wooden bow and were surprised to see them bouncing off.” … [Read more...] about This 2,400-year-old bark shield took a beating in an Iron Age fight
There's evidence that THC has a significant effect on the network, but researchers aren't quite sure how it happens. There are cannabinoid receptors all over the brain, including in "areas that constitute the key nodes of the [default mode network]," Piomelli said. It could be "that THC deactivates the [default mode network] by combining with those receptors," but it's also possible that THC quiets the network through an "indirect effect that involves cannabinoid receptors in other brain regions." … [Read more...] about How does cannabis get you high?
Known commonly as a “royal disease” because it afflicted many of Europe’s ruling families during the 19th and 20th centuries, hemophilia manifests in two forms: types A and B. Together, both types are estimated to affect more than 1 million men globally. (The X-linked disease is extremely rare among women.) Hemophilia A is the more common of the two and is caused by a gene mutation that results in a defective form of blood coagulation factor VIII. Those affected experience a clotting disorder, joint issues, and life-threatening bleeding episodes—sometimes more than 30 per year—unless they receive prophylactic treatment of synthetic factor VIII or other proteins that aid clotting. … [Read more...] about New fusion protein treatment holds promise for ‘royal’ blood clotting disorder
The researchers checked the fetal cells for expression of a variety of proteins flaviviruses use to latch on to cells. A protein called AXL was the only one that was present. The researchers went on to show that antibodies that bind to the AXL protein prevented Zika from entering cells. These antibodies had no effect on Dengue and West Nile viruses when they were used to infect other cell types. The antibodies also had no effect on other viruses that can cross the placental barrier, like influenza. … [Read more...] about Zika crosses the placenta by latching on to fetal blood vessels