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Study ties blood type to COVID-19 risk; O may help, A hurt

Study ties blood type to COVID-19 risk; O may help, A hurt

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A genetic analysis of COVID-19 patients suggests that blood type might influence whether someone develops severe diseaseBy BY MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical WriterJune 18, 2020, 6:26 PM4 min read4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article A genetic analysis of COVID-19 patients suggests that blood type might influence whether someone develops severe disease. Scientists who compared the genes of thousands of patients in Europe found that those who had Type A blood were more likely to have severe disease while those with Type O were less likely. Wednesday’s report in the New England Journal of Medicine does not prove a blood type connection, but it does confirm a previous report from China of such a link. “Most of us discounted it because it was a very crude st
Temperature spike: Earth ties record high heat May reading

Temperature spike: Earth ties record high heat May reading

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Meteorologists report that Earth's warming ties a record level for MayBy BY SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science WriterJune 12, 2020, 9:30 PM2 min read2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article Earth's temperature spiked to tie a record high for May, U.S. meteorologists reported Friday. Last month the global average temperature was 60.3 degrees (15.7 degrees Celsius), tying 2016 for the hottest May in 141 years of record keeping, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. That's 1.7 degrees (nearly 1 degree Celsius) higher than the 20th century average for Earth. Temperature on land set a heat record, while ocean temperatures ranked second. Parts of Africa, Asia, western Europe, South and Central America had record warmth. “We continue to warm on t
Arkansas professor accused of not disclosing ties to China

Arkansas professor accused of not disclosing ties to China

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The University of Arkansas has suspended an electrical engineering professor without pay after he was arrested on an allegation that he failed to disclose that he had close ties with the Chinese government and Chinese businessesByThe Associated PressMay 12, 2020, 2:11 AM2 min read2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleLITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The University of Arkansas has suspended an electrical engineering professor without pay after he was arrested on an allegation that he failed to disclose that he had close ties with the Chinese government and Chinese businesses. Simon S. Ang, 63, of Fayetteville, Arkansas was arrested Friday on a wire fraud count after failing to make the disclosure on an application for a NASA grant, according to a statement Monday from the FBI an...
Harvard professor charged with hiding China ties, payments

Harvard professor charged with hiding China ties, payments

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A Harvard University professor accused of concealing payments he received from the Chinese government for research remains in federal custody after a brief court appearanceBy ALANNA DURKIN RICHER Associated PressJanuary 28, 2020, 9:44 PM4 min readBOSTON -- A Harvard University professor was charged Tuesday with lying about his ties to a Chinese-run recruitment program and concealing payments he received from the Chinese government for research. Charles Lieber, chair of the department of chemistry and chemical biology, is accused of hiding his involvement in China's Thousand Talents Plan, a program designed to lure people with knowledge of foreign technology and intellectual property to China. Lieber was arrested early Tuesday at his office at the Ivy League university, officials said. H...