Mapping words to colors

No language has words for all the blues of a wind-churned sea or the greens and golds of a wildflower meadow in late summer. Globally, different languages have divvied up the world of color using their own set of labels,...

Scientists develop artificial intelligence method to predict anti-cancer immunity

Researchers and data scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center and MD Anderson Cancer Center have developed an artificial intelligence technique that can identify which cell surface peptides produced by cancer cells called neoantigens are recognized by the immune system. The...

‘She’s gaining hope again’: Ontario provides coverage for costly yet life-saving drug

TORONTO -- Madi Vanstone is hoping that next week, she'll have access to a life-saving treatment for cystic fibrosis (CF) that has just been approved for coverage in Ontario. On Friday, the Ontario Ministry of Health (MOH) announced that they...

Israel says U.S. booster plan supports its own aggressive push

JERUSALEM -- Israel is pressing ahead with its aggressive campaign of offering coronavirus boosters to almost anyone over 12 and says its approach was further vindicated by a U.S. decision to give the shots to older patients or those at...

Quebec to offer nurses bonuses of up to $18K to end staffing crisis

The Quebec government has announced it will provide nurses with financial bonuses of up to $18,000 as part of its emergency plan to fix the staffing crisis in the province's health-care network. Bonuses of $15,000 will go to full-time nurses and part-time...

CDC director overrules advisory panel, paving way for wider use of COVID-19 vaccine boosters

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday backed a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for Americans aged 65 and older, some adults with underlying medical conditions, and some adults in high-risk working and institutional...

Guiding microbes along their path

The interdisciplinary field of active matter physics investigates the principles behind the behavior and self-organization of living organisms. The goal is to reveal general principles that allow to describe and predict the performance of living matter and thereby support the...

Radiation therapy reprograms heart muscle cells to younger state

New research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that radiation therapy can reprogram heart muscle cells to what appears to be a younger state, fixing electrical problems that cause a life-threatening arrhythmia without the need for...

Overdose crisis: Funding for depleted naloxone kit supply coming, B.C. premier promises

Chilliwack, B.C. - British Columbia's supply of naloxone for police departments is depleted, forcing some to pay for their own kits of the overdose-reversing drug. Premier John Horgan said the ministers of finance and mental health and addictions are working...

CDC director diverges from recommendation, endorses COVID-19 booster for millions of older Americans

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday endorsed booster shots for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans, opening a major new phase in the U.S vaccination drive against COVID-19. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky signed off...
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