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Scientists grow mini organs to see how coronavirus ravages the body

Scientists grow mini organs to see how coronavirus ravages the body

Technology
Scientists are growing miniature organs to see how the coronavirus attacks the body.These organoids based on lung, liver, kidney and intestine tissues reveal in a laboratory setting how the SARS-CoV-2 virus affects cells and causes so much damage. According to an article in the journal Nature, they are crucially offering researchers an invaluable opportunity to experiment with medicines which could be effective against COVID-19. Image: COVID-19 in the lungs. Pic: George Washington University Hospital Although researchers know how devastating the coronavirus can be to the body's organs, it's unclear whether some of this damage is caused by the virus directly or by the immune response it triggers.Unlike cultured cells on a dish, organoi...
Body of F-15 pilot found after crash

Body of F-15 pilot found after crash

World
June 15 (UPI) -- The body of the pilot whose U.S. Air Force F-15 fighter jet crashed into the North Sea on Monday was recovered, officials said. The USAF 48th Fighter Wing, based at the RAF Lakenheath, Britain, station, said in a statement the F-15C Eagle crashed during a training mission early Monday morning. Though some F-15s can carry two pilots, military officials said the "C" variant involved in Monday's crash carried just one. The plane took off from Lakenheath, the largest air base in Britain operated by the U.S. Air Force. Advertisement The cause of the crash remains unknown, and identification of the pilot will not be released until relatives are notified. "The pilot of the downed F-15C Eagle from the 48th Fighter Wing has been located, and confirmed deceased," a statement from t...
Billie Eilish responds to body shaming in concert video

Billie Eilish responds to body shaming in concert video

Entertainment
March 10 (UPI) -- Billie Eilish began her "Where Do We Go?" tour Monday in Miami, showing a video between songs in which she sheds her traditionally baggy sweater and spoke out against body shaming. "Some people hate what I wear, some people praise it, some people use it to shame others, some people use it to shame me, but I feel you watching, always," Eilish said. "Nothing I do goes unseen." Eilish said she could not live or perform for the approval of others. "While I feel your stares, your disapproval or your sighs of relief, if I lived by them, I'd never be able to move," she said. "Is my value based only on your perception? Or is your opinion of me not my responsibility?" At 18, Eilish has experienced the upside and downside of fame as a teenager. She won awards from Grammys to BRIT...

Brazil prosecutors seek to suspend head of indigenous body

World
The Brazilian federal prosecutor's office is seeking to suspend the appointment of a former missionary as head of a government body responsible for protecting uncontacted and recently contacted indigenous groupsByThe Associated PressFebruary 11, 2020, 10:17 PM2 min readRIO DE JANEIRO -- The Brazilian federal prosecutor's office filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to suspend the appointment of a former missionary as head of the government body responsible for protecting uncontacted and recently contacted indigenous groups. The suit asks for the suspension of Ricardo Lopez Dias' naming to the post, citing an “evident conflict of interest” and a possible reversal in Brazil's long-established no-contact policy with such indigenous communities. The lawsuit also alleges a threat of “genocide and et
Measles makes body ‘forget’ how to fight infection

Measles makes body ‘forget’ how to fight infection

Health
Measles has a devastating impact on the body's immune system that could make it harder to fight infections for years, a pair of studies show. The virus can cause "immune amnesia" - meaning the body forgets how to fight bugs it once knew how to beat. Measles also resets the immune system to a "baby-like" state, compromising its ability to devise ways of tackling new infections.Experts said the findings showed the importance of vaccination. Remind me, what is measles?Measles is a virus that initially causes a runny nose, sneezing and fever.A few days later it leads to a blotchy rash that starts off on the face and spreads across the body. Most people will recover, but measles can cause life-long disability. It can be deadly, especially if it causes pneumoni...