Yad Vashem concerned over Polish case against researchers

[ad_1] JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial said Thursday it was “deeply disturbed” by the implications of a libel case in Poland in which two prominent Holocaust researchers were ordered to apologize to a woman for allegedly slandering her uncle over his wartime actions. Lawyers for 81-year-old Filomena Leszczynska argued that the scholars … Read more

U.S. COVID-19 Death Toll Might Reach 300,000 by December, Researchers Predict : NPR

[ad_1] A team at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation now projects the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 will reach nearly 300,000 by December. STACEY VANEK SMITH, HOST: By December 1, the U.S. death toll from coronavirus could reach 300,000. That is the grim new projection from a prominent team of … Read more

Researchers Figure Out How To Genetically Alter Squid : Shots

[ad_1] On the left is an unmodified hatchling of a longfin inshore squid (Doryteuthis pealeii). The one on the right was injected with CRISPR-Cas9 targeting a pigmentation gene before the first cell division. It has very few pigmented cells and lighter eyes. Karen Crawford hide caption toggle caption Karen Crawford The first genetically-altered squid has … Read more

Without A Vaccine, Researchers Say, Herd Immunity May Never Be Achieved : Shots

[ad_1] Public health officials advise social distancing strategies and masks, in part because the latest evidence suggests that catching the coronavirus, even if you’re young, is risky business. A significant portion of COVID-19 survivors suffer fatigue, blood clots, fevers and other symptoms for weeks and months after clearing the infection. Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images … Read more