More Monsters at the Door

March 25, 2021

With the catastrophy of the Covid19 pandemic seared into our collective psyche, epidemiologists are now forming a picture of what new horrors the future may bring. There is substantial concern within the scientific community over the possible emergence of new disease vectors; there is even a name for the illness caused by this yet to be discovered entity; "Disease X."  It has been estimated that there are 1.6 million different viruses on the earth, of which only 263 have shown to cause disease. Scientists at EcoHealth Alliance, a non-profit organization that "develops science-based solutions to prevent pandemics and promote conservation" are determined to build an overall picture of the high risk areas of the global pandemic map, tentatively referred to as the "Global Virome Projec...

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Lenzilumab and Coronavirus

October 20, 2020

While the search for an effective vaccine against Coronavirus gobbles up most of the public attention in the ongoing battle against Covid19, so-called game changing "breakthroughs" may come from drugs that block the lethal effects of the virus in the generation of "cytokine storms" when the body ...

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Perspectives on Coronavirus

May 31, 2020

The unpleasant message is finally sinking in, despite the unwillingness of certain politicians to accept it. The will be no widely available safe, and effective vaccine for at least a year, and perhaps longer, even much longer. The earlier, optimistic predictions of a workable vaccine that would ...

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The story of Golden Rice

October 21, 2019

Golden Rice, a genetically modified organism, has been the subject of a years long and multi million dollar struggle to see the light of day. First proposed at a rice conference in 1984, the term refers to a strain of rice modified to produce beta carotene, a vitamin A precursor. Currently the ab...

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Combating Global Warming Through Reforestation

July 12, 2019

A recent SCIENCE report (...

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