http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/apr/10/sea-level-rise-climate-crisis-miami-new-orleans That “burst”, more than double the global average of 0.17in (0.44cm) per year, is fueling ever more powerful cyclones, including Hurricane Ian, which struck Florida in September and caused more than $113bn of damage – the state’s costliest natural disaster and the third most expensive storm in US history, according to the National Oceanic … More AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Where’s the urgency to develop & install alternative energy and stop global warming and coastal erosion? The technology exists. Decommissioned coal plants have the energy interfaces to support wind and solar power for grid integration. Miniature nuclear power plants can be safely installed and changing our methods of farming can all contribute to decreased carbon and methane emissions. Three Federal programs dispersed funds to States for renewable energy, employ more people and implement sustainable energy projects, now!
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/apr/11/epa-plastic-based-fuel-cancer-risk-approval-questions The new scrutiny is in response to an earlier investigation by ProPublica and the Guardian that revealed the EPA approved the new chemicals even though its own scientists calculated that pollution from production of one of the plastic-based fuels was so toxic that one in four people exposed to it over their lifetime would … More AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce EPA being sued over granting a permit to Chevron to produce fuel from plastic waste. The rate of cancer would increase dramatically in any community exposed to the refinery process. EPA continues to recommend processes and chemicals that are Fossil Fuel based or contain PFAS, a known toxin that is unnecessarily added to clothing and fabric. When will the EPA stop harming citizens and ban products and processes containing toxins? Lawsuits and protests reverse ingrained policy decisions.
Moderna seeking to roll out vaccines for cancer, heart disease by end of decade https://www.timesofisrael.com/moderna-seeking-to-roll-out-vaccines-for-cancer-heart-disease-by-end-of-decade/
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/mar/03/walgreens-abortion-pills-pressure-conservative-states Abortion pills are a critical part of reproductive care nationwide. Of all US abortions, more than half are now with pills rather than with a procedure, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a research group that supports abortion rights. But medication abortion has drawn increasing attention since the supreme court’s decision to overturn Roe v … More AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce If the people were polled, over 60% would vote in favor of easy access to an abortion. Mifepristone is used safely, in conjunction with misoprostol, to terminate pregnancies up to 10 weeks. It was developed in France in the 1980’s (RU 486) and is used extensively throughout Great Britain and the EU today. Why are State’s attorneys general interfering in Women’s Reproductive Health? Why is a women’s health legislated by a politician, rather then her physician?
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/mar/02/co2-emissions-may-be-starting-to-plateau-global-energy-watchdog-iea CO2 from energy – by far the biggest source of emissions – increased by less than 1% in 2022. This was despite the turmoil in energy the markets caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The rise is smaller than the 6% increase in emissions from energy recorded by the IEA in 2021, a leap … More AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Surprising good new. The total Carbon Emissions increased less then 1% even with the war in Ukraine. However, we need a 7% reduction in emissions to halve emissions for the decade. There has been major investments in renewables, heat pumps and EV’s. Our warming planet, also cut down the need for Fossil fuel energy. Let’s keep up our investment in sustainable energy. Why not intersperse Solar panels in agriculture and create a cooler wetter environment for crops to grow? Many Europeans are employing these sustainable methods.
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2023/feb/19/could-alzheimers-be-caused-by-an-infection evidence pointed towards herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) – a pathogen found in 70% of the UK population, and the cause of oral herpes – as a prominent suspect. Studies in the UK, France and Scandinavia suggested that people who had been infected with herpes were more likely to get Alzheimer’s. When Prof Ruth … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Fascinating, Alzheimer’s may be caused by the Herpes virus infecting us. A study out of Oxford, Great Britain will culminate in 2024 with more definitive results. If Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1), can cause Alzheimers, there’s a simple remedy; the Shingrex Vaccine. The Vaccine is a two shot regimen, administered for free in the US, up to a maximum of 4 months apart. Some bacteria may be causal as well and we know some who have gotten Covid are prone to dementia. Amyloids are necessary to protect our brain from inflammation. Too many plaques, may be a function of old age and/ or a poorly functioning immune system. It appears people who get herpes and are treated with an antiviral are 9 x’s less likely to get Alzheimer’s. #ScienceUpFront
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2023/feb/18/bond-villain-dna-could-transform-cancer-treatment-scientists-say with ecDNA. Scientists could see all sorts of strange, unaccountable things happening – tumours spreading with unanticipated speed or cancers becoming resistant to drugs that had initially been effective in attacking them. “Now, at last, we have revealed the agents of these events. It is ecDNA,” added Chang. The breakthrough is part of a … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Major Cancer breakthrough: Dr Chang at Stanford, working under a major scientific research program, the Cancer Grand Challenges, coordinates scientific disciplines from the Cancer Center UK and US National Cancer Institute, has uncovered an extra chromosomal DNA , that is unattached to cells and functions to turn on cancer cells. The ecDNA, as it’s called, has the ability to evade detection, until the body is most vulnerable and then produce cancer/ tumors. Now that they’ve found ecDNA, researchers are working on ways to disrupt this protein. Once this protein is disrupted, tumors can be destroyed with existing methodologies. Researchers from many scientific disciplines are working towards destroying these extra cellular DNA particles. When they’re successful, they’ll be able to prevent cancer reoccurring.
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2023/feb/05/bright-sparks-could-bioelectricity-make-us-smarter-and-healthier Call it the “electrome”. The identification of the genome and microbiome proved crucial steps to understanding the full complexity of biology, but some scientists think it’s now time to plot the outlines of the electrome: the electrical dimensions and properties of cells, the tissues they collaborate to form, and the electrical forces that are … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Is bio electricity the new frontier of the 21 st Century? It’s a beginning. Our cells are charged particles that communicate with each other. In Defense, the brain is stimulated electrically for greater focus and accuracy. In cancer cells , an electric current , can disrupt their ability to metastasize. In Parkinson’s, two thin wires, inserted in the brain, slows the disease’s progression. Bio electricity is in its nascent form, all potential. Further experimentation is required to determine our understanding of body electrical impulses. How do cells communicate? How does bio electrical impulses give shape to our formation? We know heart muscle can trigger synchronous behavior when placed next to stem cells; they’ll all beat in unison, as one.
http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2023/jan/25/guinea-worm-disease-could-be-second-ever-human-illness-to-be-eradicated Only 13 cases of guinea worm disease were reported worldwide in 2022, a provisional figure that if confirmed would be the smallest ever documented, the US-based Carter Center has said. The tiny number of cases, down from 15 the previous year, is the result of more than four decades of global efforts to stamp … More TheVoiceOfJoyce The Jimmy Carter Foundation has achieved a significant milestone in eradicating Guinea Worm from 21 African Nations. Cases have decreased in animals and man from 3.5 million in 1989 to 13 cases last year. With increased sanitary conditions, drinking water no longer contains these parasites. This will be the first disease eradicated without a Vaccine. Kudos!