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Current aquaculture tech could provide 100 times current seafood consumption

 

UCLA researchers found that over 11,400,000 km2 are potentially suitable for fish and over 1,500,000 km2 could be developed for bivalves. Both fish and bivalve aquaculture showed expansive potential across the globe, including both tropical and temperate countries. However, as would be predicted by metabolic theory, many of the areas with the highest GPI were located in warm, tropical regions. The total potential production is considerable: if all areas designated as suitable in this analysis were developed (assuming no further economic, environmental or social constraints), they estimate that approximately 15 billion tonnes of finfish could be grown every year—over 100 times the current global seafood consumption.

Overpopulation is a myth.


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^ Maybe the seasteading institute will capitalize on this idea?


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How Marijuana May Treat Aggressive Brain Cancer

 

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In what is being heralded as a breakthrough for cancer research, GW Pharmaceuticals announced on Tuesday positive results from a study using a combination of cannabidiol and tetrahydrocannabinol to treat an aggressive form of brain cancer.

 

Glioblastoma multiforme, or GBM is a “particularly aggressive brain tumor, with a poor prognosis,” according to the British-based biopharmaceutical company focused on developing proprietary cannabinoid medicine.

 

According to the study, patients with documented recurrent GBM treated with THC:CBD had an 83 percent one year survival rate compared with 53 percent for patients taking a placebo.

 

Said Professor Susan Short, principal investigator of the study:

 

“The findings from this well-designed controlled study suggest that the addition of a combination of THC and CBD to patients on dose-intensive temozolomide produced relevant improvements in survival compared with placebo and this is a good signal of potential efficacy. Moreover, the cannabinoid medicine was generally well tolerated. These promising results are of particular interest as the pharmacology of the THC:CBD product appears to be distinct from existing oncology medications and may offer a unique and possibly synergistic option for future glioma treatment.”

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Many Nurses Lack Knowledge of Health Risks for New Mothers, Study Finds

 

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In recent months, mothers who nearly died in the hours and days after giving birth have repeatedly told ProPublica and NPR that their doctors and nurses were often slow to recognize the warning signs that their bodies weren’t healing properly. Now, an eye-opening new study substantiates some of these concerns.

 

The nationwide survey of 372 postpartum nurses, published Tuesday in the MCN/American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, found that many of them were ill-informed about the dangers new mothers face. Needing more education themselves, they were unable to fulfill their critical role of educating moms about symptoms like painful swelling, headaches, heavy bleeding and breathing problems that could indicate potentially life-threatening complications.

 

By failing to alert new mothers to such risks, the peer-reviewed study found, nurses may be missing an opportunity to help reduce the maternal mortality rate in the U.S., the highest among affluent nations. An estimated 700 to 900 women die in the U.S. every year from pregnancy- and childbirth-related causes and 65,000 nearly die, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The rates are highest for black mothers and women in rural areas. In a recent CDC Foundation analysis of data from four states, nearly 60 percent of maternal deaths were preventable.

 

Forty-six percent of nurses who responded to the survey were unaware that maternal mortality has risen in the U.S. in recent years, and 19 percent thought maternal deaths had actually declined. “If [nurses] aren't aware that there's been a rise in maternal mortality, then it makes it less urgent to explain to women what the warning signs are,” said study co-author Debra Bingham, who heads the Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement and teaches at the University of Maryland School of Nursing.

 

Only 12 percent of the respondents knew that the majority of maternal deaths occur in the days and weeks after delivery. Only 24 percent correctly identified heart-related problems as the leading cause of maternal death in the U.S. In fact, cardiovascular disease and heart failure — which, according to recent data, account for more than a quarter of maternal deaths in this country — were "the area that the nurses felt the least confident in teaching about," says Patricia Suplee, an associate professor at the Rutgers University School of Nursing in Camden, New Jersey, and the lead researcher on the study.


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Current aquaculture tech could provide 100 times current seafood consumption

 

UCLA researchers found that over 11,400,000 km2 are potentially suitable for fish and over 1,500,000 km2 could be developed for bivalves. Both fish and bivalve aquaculture showed expansive potential across the globe, including both tropical and temperate countries. However, as would be predicted by metabolic theory, many of the areas with the highest GPI were located in warm, tropical regions. The total potential production is considerable: if all areas designated as suitable in this analysis were developed (assuming no further economic, environmental or social constraints), they estimate that approximately 15 billion tonnes of finfish could be grown every year—over 100 times the current global seafood consumption.

Overpopulation is a myth.

For God's sake, no it's not. That's like saying "rain is a myth" when it's sunny.

 

If I breed mice in a room but limit their resources and there are eventually 2,000 mice literally jampacked in the room, eating each other, dying on top of each other, starving to death, would you say "overpopulation is a myth?" 

Overpopulation is framed by the amount of consumable resources + the number of consumers. If there are too many consumers and/or too few resources, there is overpopulation. That's no fucking myth, that's basic objective fact.

 

The solution to overpopulation is twofold, and you're generally on the money for one when you mention this Cornucopian ideal.

 

You either reduce the number of consumers or increase the amount of consumables. You either reduce the number of mice in that room or you increase their living space and amount of food and water. Cornucopians, from what I can tell, aim for the latter.


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New Cell Study Pulls Curtain on Schizophrenia, Autism

 

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BETHESDA, Md. (CN) – It’s been two years since Stanford neurobiologists published a method for converting adult skin cells into induced pluripotent stem cells that could then be grown into 3-D clusters of brain cells.

 

The National Institutes of Health reported Wednesday that another crop of scientists have been studying the growth of star-shaped brain cells known as human cortical spheroids (hCSs) in these cell clusters.

 

Their findings, published in Neuron, confirm that the maturation of lab-grown cells largely mimics that of cells taken directly from brain tissue during very early life, a critical time for brain growth.

 

Because of the critical role this process plays in normal brain development, further study of lab-grown hCSs could uncover the underlying developmental biology at the core of various neurological and mental health disorders, such as schizophrenia and autism.

 

“The hCS system makes it possible to replay astrocyte development from any patient,” said Ben Barres, a Stanford professor of neurobiology who co-led the 2015 study, as quoted the NIH in a Wednesday article.

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New research funded by the National Institutes of Health used 3-D collections of brain tissue grown from human cells to study the brain’s star-shaped astrocytes.

(Image credit: Sergiu Pasca, Stanford University)


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Probiotic and small doses of peanuts cure peanut allergy in 70% of children
brian wang | August 17, 2017 |
 

Nearly 70 percent of children – all of whom suffered from peanut allergies –treated with a combination of probiotics and small doses of peanuts could safely consume the legume, even four years after receiving the eight-week-long treatment. Comparatively, only four percent of the children who received no treatment could eat peanuts without a reaction in the same timespan.

Lead researcher Mimi Tang pioneered the dual-therapy approach to treating peanut allergies, and she posits that probiotics – Lactobacillus rhamnosus was used in the study – increase the chances of cells responding to the immunotherapy.

 

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How Marijuana May Treat Aggressive Brain Cancer

 

http://www.alternet....ve-brain-cancer

 

It is a crime against humanity that this "drug" isn't legal in our country. Time to legalize it.


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Double-barreled attack shows potential in quest for cancer vaccine
Michael Irving Michael Irving August 18, 2017

 

In experiments on mice, researchers at Duke University have found that combining two different techniques for fighting cancer is more effective than either treatment is on its own. In one case, the mouse's immune system not only destroyed the tumor, but stayed strong enough to ward off a later injection of cancer cells, raising hopes that the strategy could one day lead to a viable cancer vaccine.

 

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Genetic enhancement will be many times more powerful than steroids
brian wang | August 19, 2017 |

Clinical trials of CRISPR gene editing, when they start this year (2017), will edit existing cells in adults using an injection of a viral vector. It seems likely that CRISPR, or some improved version of it, will be established to be both safe and effective in the near future. Professor Stephen Hsu provides an analysis of the potential improvement from genetic editing compared to steroids.

Gene editing can make the genetically rare – the genetically common

Mike Israetel, a professor of exercise science at Temple University, has estimated that doping increases weightlifting scores by about 5 to 10 percent.

 

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Key Protein Found to Be Guardian of Genome Stability

 

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Scientists have finally determined why histone 1 – a protein in cell nuclei – is a major form of protection against genomic instability and vital for organisms in general.

 

Reporting Friday in the journal Nature Communications, a team of researchers found that the suppression of histone 1 causes potentially fatal cell and DNA damage.

 

The team also determined that the deregulation of a commonly suppressed region of chromatin, known as heterochromatin, produces defects in information transcription. This disruption fosters the accumulation of DNA and RNA hybrids, or R-loops – a three-stranded nucleic acid structure that, when unscheduled, can cause damage by a number of different mechanisms. R-loops can be lethal.

 

“Although histone 1 is key component of chromatin – the form in which DNA is packaged inside the cell nucleus through the action of histones – there are still many questions open regarding this molecule,” said lead author Ferran Azorin, a professor at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) in Barcelona, Spain. “Regarding the other histones, which are major proteins in the regulation of gene expression, we know which enzymes modify them, their functions, and how they are regulated.

 

“But for some reason, the functions of histone 1 have not been addressed.”

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DNA replication. Red and green: replication regions.

(Jordi Bernués, IRB Barcelona)


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