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What We Know about Long COVID So Far

This syndrome is getting to be just a little bit creepy — especially for those of us who are under 50 (–as well as those over 50 who sometimes feel like we’re still younger than 50). 😉 DwN What We … Continue reading

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Geneticist who unmasked lives of ancient humans wins the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Because these GEITP pages have been sharing many of Svante Pääbo’s exciting breakthrough publications — over the past 14 years — we believe it is only appropriate to report on his winning the 2022 Nobel in Physiology or Medicine this … Continue reading

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Major Scientific Publisher Retracts More Than 500 Papers

Along with the themes of “gene-environment interactions” and “evolution” — GEITP emails over the past 14+ years include, from time-to-time, breaking news on “fraud and corruption in science.” This winning article, just published in The Epoch Times, qualifies for sharing … Continue reading

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NASA flies its spacecraft into asteroid in direct hit

Web site from my astronomy son, David. This project is SO cool. SO amazing all this could be done (from millions of miles away) Dimorphos: NASA flies its spacecraft into asteroid in direct hit Jonathan Amos Science correspondent @BBCAmoson Twitter … Continue reading

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Do the JWST Images bebunk the Big Bang Theory? Or Not?

In 1931, Monseigneur Georges Henri Joseph Édouard Lemaître (b. 1894; d. 1966) put forth the idea that there was once a primordial atom which had contained all the matter in the universe. The other support for the Big Bang that … Continue reading

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Earliest history of eukaryotic life: Integration of Biology and Geology

From time to time, GEITP ponders various aspects of the earliest evolution of Life Forms on Earth. The attached article discusses the early evolution of eukaryotes — which is arguably one of the most important processes in the history of … Continue reading

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Did the US Jump the Gun with the New Omicron-Targeted Vaccines?

This article — just out today on Medscape — will no doubt be of interest to some of you. DwN Did the U.S. Jump the Gun with the New Omicron-Targeted Vaccines? Céline Gounder and Elisabeth Rosenthal September 12, 2022 Last … Continue reading

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How can a temporal sequence of related memories — be explained — at the gene-environment level ?

Memories acquired close together in time often become linked, such that recalling one memory leads to the recall of additional memories. For example, recently while writing a “Memoirs” book for my children and grandkids, I tried to remember the name … Continue reading

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Researchers Discover a Possible Pathway to Prevent COVID Infection

These are worthwhile points, George. This study underscores the difficulties and complexities of transitioning — all the way from an in vitro system to a cell-culture system using Lec2 living cells — to studies in the intact laboratory animal, and, … Continue reading

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Researchers Discover a Possible Pathway to Prevent COVID Infection

Due to the large interest among GEITP’ers in looking-at/reading/examining the preprint described in the previous email — attached please find the Petitjean et al., pdf file (from the David Alsteens Lab) in Nat Commun, in press, accepted for publication on … Continue reading

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