A man receives controversial transplant of genetically modified pig heart

News 01/11/22, 00:34

Despite ethical controversies, Dave Bennett, 57, a resident of Maryland, USA, agreed to receive a genetically modified pig heart as an alternative solution to his heart problem.  The surgery lasted nine hours as doctors attached Bennett to the heart of a one-year-old, 240-pound pig bred explicitly for this purpose at the ...

Five deaths from rabies in the US last year, the most for a decade

News 01/08/22, 05:57

Rabies is a virus that infects the central nervous system and is typically lethal to both animals and humans. The disease is conveyed mainly by the bite of an infected animal, with bat interactions accounting for most infections in the United States in recent years. Five people died of rabies in ...

New COVID-19 strain found in France, could be more resistant to vaccines

World 01/07/22, 21:22

French scientists have detected a new mutant variant of the coronavirus, which they fear could be more resistant to COVID-19 vaccines but is not fast spreading. The new variant, dubbed "IHU" or B.1.640.2, was first reported in November by researchers at the Méditerranée Infection University Hospital Institute in Marseilles, which means it ...

Andrew Cuomo to face no charges in handling nursing home COVID-19 deaths

New York 01/06/22, 15:25

An investigation into Andrew Cuomo's handling of nursing home COVID-19 deaths is closed with no charges against the former New York governor, according to Fox News. Early this week, Elkan Abramowitz, a former federal prosecutor who represents Cuomo, said that the Elder Care Unit from the Manhattan District Attorney's Office informed him that they ...

In the shadow of the Genocide Olympics, partial shutdown in Ningbo, China

China 01/06/22, 01:13

The partial closure of Ningbo in China's eastern Zhejiang province, which has resulted in fewer drivers and trucks, has generated concerns about supply for major fashion firms such as Nike and Adidas. Ningbo is the world's busiest port in tonnage and third in daily container handling. However, the emergence of the ...