A loss for Ohio agriculture after Fledderjohann killed in automobile accident

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest According to troopers from the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Jordan Fledderjohann, 26, died at Mercer Health in Coldwater on Sept. 11 after an automobile accident at the intersection of U.S. Route 127 and Cover Four Road in Mercer County.Fledderjohann, from Botkins, will be remembered by many for his incredible success showing market goats at the Ohio State Fair and nationally. He had the Grand Champion Market Goat in 2011, the first year a market goat was sold in the Sale of Champions. Both before and after that, he was a staple at the Ohio State Fair and other goat shows as he worked with many exhibitors to help them succeed. Here is a clip with Fledderjohann from the 2011 Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions.last_img read more

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Rory McIlroy emerges from wild day to win Players Championship

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Just make three more good swings … and this thing is yours,” McIlroy kept telling himself.He delivered in a major way to win the next best thing to major.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other McIlroy made two late birdies to regain the lead, was at his best when the pressure was the highest, and he closed with a 2-under 70 for a one-shot victory over Jim Furyk in his 10th appearance at The Players Championship.“To step up and make those three good swings, it’s very satisfying knowing that it’s in there when it needs to be,” McIlroy said. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Google Philippines names new country director “Magic,” Vegas said. “If I tried it a thousand times I wouldn’t even come close to making it.”Both shot 66 and tied for third.Jon Rahm and Tommy Fleetwood lost their way early, and then late.Rahm, who had a one-shot lead, started with three bogeys in four holes and recovered until a curious decision. Tied for the lead, he was 220 yards away in a bunker, partially blocked by trees on the par-5 11, when he went for the green and hit into the water, making bogey. He was still in the game until failing to birdie the 16th and hitting into the water on the 17th. Rahm shot 76.Fleetwood opened with a three-putt bogey and made all pars until hitting into the water on the 11th for bogey. He made eagle on the 16th to have a fleeting chance until coming up short of the island. He shot 73 and tied for fifth with Brandt Snedeker (69) and Dustin Johnson (69). Most important, he found dry land on the 17th with a 9-iron, and relied on a memory from 10 years ago in Hong Kong — pick a target and swing hard — to hammer a tee shot down the 18th fairway to set up the win.He finished at 16-under 272 and earned $2.25 million, to date the biggest winner’s check in golf.The timing was ideal. McIlroy had not finished worse than a tie for sixth in his five previous starts this year — three of them playing in the final group — with no trophy to show for it. And one month away is the Masters, the final piece for McIlroy to get the career Grand Slam.It wasn’t easy. Eight players had at least a share of the lead at some point, and a dozen players were separated by two shots at various times.“I think the toughest part is seeing yourself up there, whatever score you’re on, and seeing 10 or 11 guys with a chance,” McIlroy said. “I guess that was the hardest thing was just getting yourself to the point mentally where you say, ‘Well, why not me? This is my tournament. I’m going to finish it off.’”Furyk didn’t know he was in The Players until one week ago, and he was on the verge of winning until McIlroy came through in the end. Furyk started the back nine with two birdies to get in the mix and finished strong. His only regret was a 3-foot par putt on the 15th.Even so, it showed he has plenty of game left after devoting two years as Ryder Cup captain. The runner-up finish moves him high enough in the world ranking (No. 57) to qualify for the Match Play in two weeks.“A shot here, a shot there, maybe could have been a little different,” Furyk said. “But ultimately, left it all out there. It was also nice to get in contention, to get under the heat, to have to hit shots under a lot of pressure, and then to respond well to that and hit some good golf shots. It’ll be a confidence boost going forward.Some of the most entertaining moments came from everyone else.Eddie Pepperell of England, in his Sawgrass debut, ran off four birdies in a five-hole stretch to briefly share the lead, none bigger than a putt from just inside 50 feet on the 17th. One group later, Jhonattan Vegas holed a putt from the bottom left to the top right pin position, just under 70 feet, the longest putt made on the island green since the PGA Tour had lasers to measure them. That gave him a share of the lead, too. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES McIlroy could not afford a mistake over the final hour because of Furyk, the 48-year-old former Ryder Cup captain who nearly pulled off a stunner. Furyk, one of the last players to qualify for the strongest field in golf, capped off a 67 with a 7-iron into the 18th so good that he started walking when he hit it. The ball plopped down 3 feet from the hole for a birdie to take the lead.But not for long.Coming off a careless bogey on the 14th, McIlroy thought he was in trouble when his tee shot went well to the right toward a clump of native grass. He was lucky it came down into the bunker, and from there he drilled a 6-iron from 180 yards.“Some golf shot there,” Harry Diamond, his caddie and best friend, said as the ball was in the air.McIlroy called it “the best shot of the day, by far,” and it settled 15 feet behind the hole for a birdie to tie. Then, he blasted a 347-yard drive — the longest of the day on the par-5 16th — into a good lie in the rough that left him a 9-iron to 20 feet for a two-putt birdie and the lead.ADVERTISEMENT No. 22 Auburn routs 8th-ranked Tennessee for SEC title Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, holds the trophy after winning The Players Championship golf tournament Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — His best swing was followed by his biggest drive, both setting up birdies, and from there Rory McIlroy knew how to finish.Suddenly staked to a one-shot lead, McIlroy had a 125-yard walk along the water to the 17th hole to face an island that never looks smaller than on Sunday at The Players Championship, followed by the toughest hole on the TPC Sawgrass with water down the entire left side.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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End of third quarter Cardinals have the ball and a

first_imgEnd of third quarterCardinals have the ball and are on the move as the quarter comes to an end. Just 15 more minutes of preseason football!:51 left in third quarterA lot happened, with the most important thing being Kareem Martin suffering an apparent knee injury. He was down on the turf for a while being looked at by trainers, but eventually walked off. He is walking to the locker room under his own power, for what it’s worth. GLENDALE, Ariz. — We made it.The Cardinals are playing their final preseason game Thursday night as the defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos are in town.Given that it is the fourth preseason game neither team’s starters are expected to play much — if at all — and instead the game will feature reserves and players who are fighting for the final handful of available spots on each roster. Cardinals will take over at their own 36 and have a little momentum at the moment.Still 3:20 left in first quarterCatanzaro’s kickoff sails out of the back of the end zone. Our own Craig Grialou surmises the kickers were instructed to just boot everything deep so as to minimize chance of injury. That would make some sense.Broncos begin at their 25.3:20 left in first quarterIt was the Penny show, as the big back kept lowering his shoulder and trying to run through defenders. Looked he was going to reach the end zone on third down but somehow got stood up at the one. The Cardinals went for it on fourth down and Barkley hit J.J. Nelson with a nice corner fade.The PAT is good and the score is now 10-7. Hey, something good!6:29 left in first quarterA 41-yard pass to Brittan Golden was just what the doctor ordered, and then on third down Barkley found Golden again to keep the drive going. An eight-yard run from Elijhaa Penny has Arizona at the Denver 11.Still 9:41 left in first quarterCardinals take over at their 25 after another touchback. It would certainly behoove Barkley to start making some plays.9:41 left in first quarterCardinals surrendered a first down but then the defense stiffened. Arizona held the Broncos to a field goal, which is a bit of a win for how that was going. 6:43 left in preseasonPenny punches it in and for good measure does so again for a two-point conversion. The hole for the conversion was rather large, he could have walked in.The score is 31-17.Still 7:42 leftRefs overturned the call on the field, which led to me making an “a Penny short” joke on Twitter. Sorry. On the next play, Barkley came up short on a sneak.7:42 left in preseasonElijhaa Penny punches it in from five yards out, putting a nice ribbon on an excellent night for him. Refs are taking an extra close look at it — all scoring plays are reviewed, though this one was announced to the crowd.If it stands, the score will be 29-17, pending the PAT.11:17 left in preseasonMarquis Bundy made a really nice catch in traffic while taking a hit, and the Cardinals have a first down on the Denver 17. 2 Comments   Share   2:46 left in second quarterBarkley tried to thread the needle again on third down, but this one was less successful and got batted away. A lot of traffic but didn’t seem close to being picked. Catanzaro came on for a short field goal, and now the Cardinals are up 13-10.For what it’s worth, this is the first time the Cardinals have led this preseason since going up 3-0 on the Raiders in the first game.3:41 left in second quarterFollowing a screen pass that fell incomplete it is second and goal from the nine. Cards got there after Barkley hit Marquis Bundy with a really nice pass in traffic. The QB has settled in nicely, and the offense is moving (against backups) because of it.6:14 left in second quarterA nice gain on a pass to TE Hakeem Valles and then some solid runs from Penny have the Cardinals moving. A penalty pushes them back to their own 49, where it is now first and 20.9:02 left in second quarterCardinals lose LB Tristan Okpalaugo to an injury, looked to be leg-related. He walked off the field with some help. Defense forces a punt, which bounces around before being downed at the Arizona 24. Andre Ellington was back to return the boot, by the way.Score is 10-10 and Cardinals seem to be settling in. Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians watches during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/George Bridges) For the Cardinals, Matt Barkley is expected to be the QB the entire game, and his performance will be something to watch.Let’s get to it.Game overAnd that’s it, the preseason is over! Cardinals win 38-17 and the next time you see them on the field it will count.1:05 left in preseasonCardinals are forced to punt, and Ronald Zamort just crushes the returner but is flagged for kick catch interference. No fair catch was called, for what it’s worth. Ball moves up to the Arizona 40.2:00 left in preseasonThe Cardinals face a third and two from their 17 as there are just two minutes left in the preseason.3:05 left in preseasonCardinals give up some yards but force a punt when Robert Nkemdiche brings down Lynch. The rookie fought through double team to get there, and showed how talented he is. Too talented, in fact, to be on the field this late in this game.Punt is downed at the Arizona nine.5:26 left in preseasonDrew Butler handles kickoff duties and the ball is returned to the Denver 45.5:36 left in preseasonLinebacker Gabe Martin picks off Lynch and takes the ball to the house, with the touchdown and PAT making the score 38-17. Martin is on the bubble and that certainly won’t hurt his cause. Still 10:55 left in second quarterBroncos take over at their own 25. Arizona’s defense started generating pressure, winning the line of scrimmage. That would be a good thing to continue.10:55 left in second quarterIt got to a third and short and Barkley completed a pass to Nelson, but the throw was a bit behind him and the receiver didn’t have a chance to shake the defender. Catanzaro came on for a 45-yard field goal, and the score is knotted up.Arizona’s offense seems to be finding a rhythm, which is good to see.12:57 left in second quarterKerwynn Williams is chewing up plenty of yards on the ground, and Barkley found J.J. Nelson with a nice pass on third down. Offense is moving.End of first quarterKerwynn Williams picks up five (could have been more if Nelson would have attempted to block) and the quarter comes to an end. Cardinals are starting to get things going, maybe?:12 left in first quarterJordan Taylor breaks another tackle — this one Brandon Williams’ — and picks up some good yardage. However, the Cardinals defensive front, with help from Robert Nkemdiche and Ed Stinson, began to make its presence felt. Pressure was good and the tackling was better, and McManus’ field goal attempt sailed wide right. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelocenter_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Also, the Broncos scored a touchdown on a three-yard pass from Lynch to Taylor. The score is 23-17.5:00 left in third quarterBarkley hit Shipley with a really nice pass down the field, but the drive stalled and Butler was brought on to punt. The QB looked sharp again, and even on third down threw a nice, catchable (but difficult) ball to Chris Hubert.Penalty on the punt pushes the ball back to the Denver six., with the score Arizona 23, Denver 10.7:53 left in third quarterRed Bryant destroys Paxton Lynch after getting off a third down pass, and got some high fives on the sideline for it. The pass fell incomplete, and there was a block in the punt during Jaxon Shipley’s return. All told, the ball is at the Arizona 14 to begin the drive.9:33 left in third quarterKick is returned out from the back of the end zone to the Denver 17. Not a great decision, really.9:43 left in third quarterCardinals moved the ball well as Barkley found Shipley for a good gain and then running lanes were open, but on third and two Penny dropped a catchable and Catanzaro came out for a 59-yard field goal attempt. The kick was good, so that’s cool.Score is 23-10, Cardinals.13:15 left in third quarter Score is 10-0 visitors.10:57 left in first quarterCardinals picked up a first down after a couple of nice Kerwynn Williams runs, but then on a play where Barkley seemed to have some time to get rid of the ball ended up getting sacked and fumbling. The Broncos recovered and have the ball at the Arizona 27.Preseason or not, this is a terrible start for players who are fighting for their jobs.Still 12:16 left in first quarterKickoff sails to the back of the end zone. Another touchback and the Cards take over at their 25.12:16 left in first quarterA couple of really good runs for Kapri Bibbs (big holes to run through) set the stage for a touchdown pass to Jordan Taylor. It went for 57 yards and was made possible by a missed Cariel Brooks tackle. Brooks has had a solid camp, but plays like that will not help his chances of sticking.PAT is good and the score is 7-0, Broncos.13:26 left in first quarterBarkley threw behind Brittan Golden on first down, Chris Johnson gained a yard on second down and then Barkley found Kerwynn Williams for a short gain on third down. Cardinals punt, Broncos take over at their 25.Note: John Brown was in the game for the Cardinals, getting his first action this preseason. Earl Watford was at left tackle. 15:00 left in first quarterCardinals won the toss and chose to receive. Kickoff sails deep into the end zone and goes for a touchback. Barkley and the offense take over at the Arizona 25.5:00 before kickoffIn case you were wondering, it looked like everyone on the Arizona Cardinals’ sideline was standing for the National Anthem. Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Defense forces a three-and-out with help of a Denver hold, and the punt bounces out of bounds at the Arizona 27. Barkley and the offense take over.HalftimeWell, that got better. Cardinals found their offense and the defense started to impose its will, and the home team carries a 20-10 lead into the break.Matt Barkley’s chances of making this roster are slim no matter what happens tonight, but he’s looked very good and shown a kind of promise that he hadn’t yet.:30 left in second quarterA negative run and a penalty pushed the Cardinals back, but a good pass to TE Ifeanyi Momah preceded a really good ball to Jaxon Shipley, which went for a 14-yard touchdown. The PAT is good and the Cardinals are up 20-10.Nice hurry-up drive from Barkley, who has really looked good today.1:15 left in second quarterBarkley hit Jaxon Shipley for a nice gain and then connected with Marquis Bundy, who took a big hit but held on. Cardinals have it at the Denver 15.1:39 left in second quarterCardinals force a punt and it is downed at the Denver 45. Cardinals take over with two timeouts and a chance to see Barkley run the hurry up offense.2:00 left in second quarterThe Broncos face a second and 12 from their 18. Cardinals have taken some control of this game, though they most certainly would have liked to have scored a touchdown on their last drive.last_img read more

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Rep Kahle supports comprehensive plan to improve school safety in Michigan

first_img08May Rep. Kahle supports comprehensive plan to improve school safety in Michigan Categories: Kahle News,News State Rep. Bronna Kahle today voted in favor of a comprehensive plan to improve school safety in Michigan.The plan would create a statewide school safety commission to review security procedures and suggest improvements. Grants would be provided to make security improvements, with priority placed on school buildings with the greatest need. Schools would designate a local liaison to work directly with the commission.“This plan establishes a framework that could help make every school in Lenawee County and the entire state more secure,” said Kahle, of Adrian. “Keeping students and teachers safe at school is a must so they can focus on learning. This common-sense strategy is a step in the right direction.”Other pieces of the House plan include:Requiring schools to submit incident reports to the statewide school safety commission. The reports would provide the commission with examples of how incidents and threats were handled to develop best practices for other Michigan schools to follow.Requiring new school construction or major renovation projects to include safety features such as reinforced entryways and remote door locks.Making the OK2SAY school safety program permanent by eliminating a sunset date. The program allows the confidential reporting of tips on potentially harmful or criminal activity directed at students, school employees or school buildings.Mandating consistent, standardized training related to school violence incidents as part of the requirements to be a licensed law enforcement officer in Michigan.House Bills 5828-30 and 5850-52 advance to the Senate for further consideration.####last_img read more

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Sandia researchers uncover personalized medicine software vulnerability

first_imgSecurity cybersleuthsRelated StoriesIT Faces the Digital Pathology Data TsunamiNutritional supplements offer no protection against cardiovascular diseases, say researchersIt is okay for women with lupus to get pregnant with proper care, says new studyTo find this vulnerability, Hudson and his cybersecurity colleagues at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign used a platform developed by Sandia called Emulytics to simulate the process of genome mapping. First, they imported genetic information simulated to resemble that from a sequencer. Then they had two servers send information to Emulytics. One provided a standard genome sequence and the other acted as the “man-in-the-middle” interceptor. The researchers mapped the sequencing results and compared results with and without an attack to see how the attack changed the final sequence.”Once we discovered that this attack could change a patient’s genetic information, we followed responsible disclosure,” Hudson said. The researchers contacted the open source developers, who then issued a patch to fix the problem. They also contacted public agencies, including cybersecurity experts at the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team, so they could more widely distribute information about this issue.The research, funded by Sandia’s Laboratory Directed Research and Development program, continues testing other genome mapping software for security weaknesses. Differences between each computer program mean the researchers might find a similar, but not identical, issue, Hudson said. The LDRD funding also supports membership in the National Science Foundation’s Center for Computational Biology and Genomic Medicine.Along with installing the latest version of BWA, Hudson and his colleagues recommend other “cyberhygiene” strategies to secure genomic information, including transmitting data over encrypted channels and using software that protects sequencing data from being changed. They also encourage security researchers who routinely analyze open source software for weaknesses to look at genomics programs. This practice is common in industrial control systems in the energy grid and software used in critical infrastructure, Hudson said, but would be a new area for genomics security.”Our goal is to make systems safer for people who use them by helping to develop best practices,” he said. Source:Sandia National Laboratories Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Jul 2 2019A weakness in one common open source software for genomic analysis left DNA-based medical diagnostics vulnerable to cyberattacks.Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories identified the weakness and notified the software developers, who issued a patch to fix the problem. The issue has also been fixed in the latest release of the software. While no attack from this vulnerability is known, the National Institutes of Standards and Technology recently described it in a note to software developers, genomics researchers and network administrators.The discovery reveals that protecting genomic information involves more than safe storage of an individual’s genetic information. The cybersecurity of computer systems analyzing genetic data is also crucial, said Corey Hudson, a bioinformatics researcher at Sandia who helped uncover the issue.Personalized medicine -; the process of using a patient’s genetic information to guide medical treatment -; involves two steps: sequencing the entire genetic content from a patient’s cells and comparing that sequence to a standardized human genome. Through that comparison, doctors identify specific genetic changes in a patient that are linked to disease.Genome sequencing starts with cutting and replicating a person’s genetic information into millions of small pieces. Then a machine reads each piece numerous times and transforms images of the pieces into sequences of building blocks, commonly represented by the letters A, T, C and G. Finally, software collects those sequences and matches each snippet to its place on a standardized human genome sequence. One matching program used widely by personalized genomics researchers is called Burrows-Wheeler Aligner (BWA).Sandia researchers studying the cybersecurity of this program found a weak spot when the program imports the standardized genome from government servers. The standardized genome sequence traveled over insecure channels, which created the opportunity for a common cyberattack called a “man-in-the-middle.”In this attack, an adversary or a hacker could intercept the standard genome sequence and then transmit it to a BWA user along with a malicious program that alters genetic information obtained from sequencing. The malware could then change a patient’s raw genetic data during genome mapping, making the final analysis incorrect without anyone knowing it. Practically, this means doctors may prescribe a drug based on the genetic analysis that, had they had the correct information, they would have known would be ineffective or toxic to a patient. Forensic labs and genome sequencing companies that also use this mapping software were temporarily vulnerable to having results maliciously altered in the same way. Information from direct-to-consumer genetic tests was not affected by this vulnerability because these tests use a different sequencing method than whole genome sequencing. Corey Hudson, bioinformatics researcher at Sandia last_img read more

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Researcher finds possible strategy for killing cancer cells in children

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Jul 4 2019In Belgium, there are 70,000 new adult cases of cancer every year, compared to 350 in children. Owing to lack of interest from pharmaceutical groups, treatments for pediatric cancers are developing much less rapidly than those for adults. The chemotherapy recommended for most childhood cancers is just as toxic as it was 20 years ago. In addition, it has significant consequences for the child: infertility, deafness, and premature aging. After chemotherapy sessions, the child suffers a loss of stem cells, which are crucial to the healing and regeneration of tissues. The cured child has an entire life to live, yet the capacity of his or her tissues to regenerate has diminished.For 15 years Anabelle Decottignies, a professor at the UCLouvain de Duve Institute, and her team have been studying telomeres, the little bits of chromosomes that play a vital role in aging. Normally, telomeres shorten over time, causing cells and organs to age. This is natural aging. In a cancer cell, telomeres don’t shorten. As a result, the cancer cells don’t age and they divide indefinitely, forming tumors and metastases.Prof. Decottignies’s goal is to target the cancer cell and safeguard the rest of the body, by forcing telomeres to shorten and thus prevent them from dividing. Achieving this necessitates understanding the mechanisms that allow cancer cells to maintain their eternal youth: * the team of Joris Messens, a professor at the VUB Center for Structural Biology, will identify molecules at the heart of the new therapy; * the team of Benjamin Elias, a chemist and professor at the UCLouvain Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences, will synthesize the therapeutic molecules for ALT cancers. Related StoriesNew protein target for deadly ovarian cancerSugary drinks linked to cancer finds studyResearchers identify gene mutations linked to leukemia in children with Down’s syndromeRecently, the UCLouvain team identified a protein that allows the survival of cancer cells that use the ALT mechanism, which is not essential to the survival of healthy cells. Its name: TSPYL5. This protein is absolutely essential to the proper functioning of the telomeres of cancer cells that have the ALT mechanism, but not the telomeres of cells using telomerase or healthy cells. When the TSPYL5 protein is removed, the cancer cells die due to dysfunction of their telomeres. ‘This is the first time we have found a specific target to fight cancer cells in children’, Prof. Decottignies says.For the past year, Prof. Decottignies has been working with two other research teams to find new therapeutic molecules targeting TSPYL5: * In most cases, the cancer cells reactivate the expression of an embryonic gene. In the first stage of normal embryonic development, our cells are ‘eternally young’ thanks to the enzyme telomerase. In 90% of cancers, this enzyme can awaken, leading to tumors and metastases. * In 5 to 10% of cancer cases, most involving children, the cancer cells establish an alternative system based on a mechanism called alternative lengthening of telomeres (ALT). It is completely pathological – in other words, ALT is not active in any of our healthy cells, making it an ideal target for new anti-tumor therapies. Up next? Testing the molecules in culture and verifying in vitro that they kill ALT cancer cells and spare healthy cells. After that, preclinical tests will be done in mice. Finally, clinical trials in pediatric oncology will take place. For now, the first big challenge is to find molecules that kill only cancerous cells. The second will be to have very effective molecules that do not generate resistance from the cancer cell. If all these conditions are met, Prof. Decottignies’s team will have contributed to the improvement of treatments for pediatric cancers. Source:Université catholique de Louvainlast_img read more

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Heres What It Really Means That Iran Enriched Uranium to 45

first_img Originally published on Live Science.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GameIf You’re Over 40 And Own A Computer, This Game Is A Must-Have!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoPrimeSolarQuotesCalifornia Signs Solar Law Helping Homeowners Save Hundreds A Month.PrimeSolarQuotesUndoDr. Marty Nature's Feast Freeze-Dried RAW Cat Food3 Signs Something’s Wrong Inside Your Cat’s BodyDr. Marty Nature’s Feast Freeze-Dried RAW Cat FoodUndoAncestryThe Story Behind Your Last Name Will Surprise YouAncestryUndoClassmatesSearch For Any High School Yearbook, It’s Free.ClassmatesUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo 5 Weird Things You Didn’t Know About Chernobyl The Biggest Unsolved Mysteries in Physics What’s That? Your Physics Questions Answered Iran claims it has enriched uranium to 4.5%, breaking the limit of 3.67% set during the 2015 nuclear deal. The move was a response to the U.S. violating the terms of the deal under President Donald Trump’s administration. But what does the enrichment news mean? To a certain extent, this is a question with a simple, chemical answer. As the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission explains on its website, uranium comes in a few different forms (or “isotopes”). All of them have the same number of protons (92) but a different number of neutrons. By far, the most common such isotope in nature is uranium-238, which has 146 neutrons. On Earth, this isotope makes up 99.3% of any sample of naturally occurring uranium. But for nuclear reactors (or bombs), that flavor isn’t very useful. Dense clusters of uranium-238 don’t tend to start nuclear chain reactions. The second most common isotope, however, uranium-235 (making up just about 0.7% of any sample of natural uranium and containing 143 neutrons), does tend to start nuclear chain reactions. In these reactions, the nuclei of the uranium atoms split into smaller nuclei and release neutrons. Those neutrons then cause other nuclei to split, releasing more neutrons for a self-sustaining “chain” reaction that emits enormous amounts of energy. [Top 10 Ways to Destroy Earth] These Sharks Were Too Busy to Notice a Bigger Predator Watching ThemThe unexpected twist at the end of this feeding frenzy delighted scientists.Credit: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Windows to the Deep 2019Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Headbutting Tiny Worms Are Really, Really Loud00:35关闭选项Automated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.livescience.com/65898-iran-uranium-enrichment.html?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0002:2802:28  Enriching uranium is the process of sorting uranium-238 atoms out of a uranium sample such that the sample includes a higher proportion of uranium-235. Uranium enriched to 3.67% is 3.67% uranium-235. Uranium enriched to 4.5% is 4.5% uranium-235. And so on.  So does Iran’s breaking of its enrichment threshold mean that the country is now significantly closer to having a bomb?  Not really. As the Associated Press reported, 4.5% is enriched enough for Iran to power its peaceful, already-active Bushehr nuclear reactor. But that level falls far short of the standard 90% threshold for “weapons-grade” uranium. And enriching uranium to 90% is an enormous technical challenge. It requires building and operating very advanced centrifuges. If you’ve followed news of international attempts to sabotage the Iranian nuclear effort, you know that the most successful effort — a computer virus called Stuxnet — attacked Iranian centrifuges. Centrifuges are common enough pieces of laboratory equipment. They spin samples of material around so as to generate centrifugal force. Under that intense force, heavier and lighter materials tend to separate. However, a common laboratory centrifuge is nowhere near powerful enough to separate uranium-235 from uranium-238. The two isotopes are nearly, but not quite, identical in mass. And a sample of uranium contains very little uranium-235. As Live Science previously reported, a country seeking to enrich uranium must first transform a uranium sample into a gas. Then, that gas must be whipped up to intense speeds in powerful industrial centrifuges to cause the two isotopes to separate, before the uranium atoms get extracted from the gas once again. To extract the 137 lbs. (62 kilograms) of uranium-235 necessary to build the bomb dubbed “Little Boy” that was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, the United States in 1945 expended a full 10% of its national energy supply, according to “The Making of the Atomic Bomb” (Simon & Schuster, 1995). The original uranium sample weighed 4 tons (3,600 kilograms). And 20,000 people helped build the refining facility that made the bomb, a facility that required 12,000 people to operate. It’s not infeasible that Iran could enrich a significant stockpile of weapons-grade uranium. But the 4.5% mark doesn’t represent a significant step in that direction, except in symbolic terms. Iran has also threatened to enrich uranium to 20%, which is closer but still not weapons grade. The question now is whether the breakdown of the nuclear deal, precipitated by the U.S., continues to escalate tensions.last_img read more

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Indiana Jones Meets Star Wars in Archaeology From Space Enter to Win

first_imgWhat is it like to uncover the mysteries of ancient civilizations … from space? Archaeologist Sarah Parcak is a pioneer in the field of space archaeology, using images from satellites orbiting high above Earth to detect long-buried signs of cultures that thrived millennia ago. Her work in Egypt resulted in a breakthrough map of the legendary city of Tanis, made famous in the movie “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” But while Parcak’s fictional counterpart Indiana Jones dug through dusty sand and crawled through jungles to reach remote sites, much of Parcak’s work is conducted on computers, analyzing images that use infrared and lasers to peer below the ground and reveal ancient secrets hidden far below.OTD in Space – July 17: X-15 Breaks Altitude RecordOn July 17, 1962, the American test pilot Bob White broke the world record for the highest altitude flight. He took off from Edwards Air Force Base in a rocket-powered X-15 aircraft and made it to an altitude of 314,750 feet. That’s almost 60 miles! At the time, the Air Force considered the edge of space to be 50 miles above the Earth. So White received astronaut wings for his record-breaking spaceflight.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放OTD in Space – July 16: Apollo 11 Launches to the Moon00:43关闭选项Automated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.livescience.com/65918-archaeology-from-space-giveaway.html?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0000:3400:34  In Parcak’s new book “Archaeology from Space: How the Future Shapes Our Past” (Henry Holt and Company, 2019), she offers readers a tantalizing glimpse of the technologies that make space archaeology possible; she also reveals extraordinary discoveries that satellites have brought to the surface for the first time in thousands of years. Live Science sits down with Parcak on Facebook Live today (July 12) at 11:30 a.m. ET, for an interview about her book and her two decades of field work spanning five continents. We’ll also be giving away two copies of “Archaeology from Space” (one copy per winner). To participate, leave a comment on the post by 12:01 a.m on July 15. Winners will be selected at random. The contest rules are below. Don’t forget to check Facebook and Twitter for updates on this contest and other live-video events. ‘Archaeology From Space: How the Future Shapes Our Past’ Giveaway Official Rules NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of 50 U.S & D.C., 18 or older. 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Alliance with TMC Rift between Central State Congress wide open

first_imgKCR to skip Mamata’s January 19 rally? Mamata Banerjee The Bengal unit wants to “go it alone” . national elections Ahead of Mamata Banerjee’s January-19 mega rally, which aims to present an united Opposition to the BJP, the Congress remains a divided house.And in further trouble, the Congress leadership in Bengal has been left red-faced with the party’s high command deciding to share dais with Banerjee. Senior leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Abhishek Manu Singhvi will attend the rally.The Bengal unit wants to “go it alone” here. In fact, the unit and its regional head Somen Mitra has requested AICC President Rahul Gandhi that none of the senior AICC leaders partake in the event. Singhvi was nominated to the Rajya Sabha from Bengal with support from the Trinamool Congress (TMC). Banerjee’s mega rally is said to be a show of strength with most non-BJP parties attending and expressing support for a united Opposition. DMK President MK Stalin, Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu, former PM HD Deve Gowda, SP Chief Akhilesh Yadav, senior leaders from BSP, NCP Chief Sharad Pawar and others will attend the rally.‘Political courtesy’Sources in the Congress indicate that senior leaders from the Bengal unit may skip the meeting. According to Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, former WBPCC chief, Kharge’s presence is a “political courtesy” and it should not mean an alliance with Banerjee at the national level.“There is a rally being held that will have presence of anti-BJP parties. Naturally, the Congress as a party should be present. So Khargeji’s is there more out of political courtesy,” he told BusinessLine.This is not the first time that the Congress’ Bengal leadership has been over-looked by the high command in Delhi. Earlier, Congress’ Rajya Sabha MP Abhishek Manu Sighvi had represented the West Bengal government in both the Supreme Court and the Calcutta High Court.The latest stand-off came when Singhvi appeared for the State government and appealed before the Calcutta High Court to disallow BJP’s proposed rath yatra. The Bengal unit has been vociferous against such dual stand. “While we understand that Singhvi is a professional, it is the local leadership that has to explain to the workers and supporters. We lose our support base as it is difficult for us to explain as to how a party’s Bengal unit — which opposes TMC — and the Central leadership can have a different stand,” Chowdhury added. January 17, 2019 politics COMMENTS RELATED COMMENT Published on SHARE state politics TMC delegation leave Assam after overnight detention SHARE SHARE EMAILlast_img read more

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In Karnataka Cabinet reshuffle likely to appease members

first_img COMMENT Karnataka Move comes amid reports of rift in the Cong-JD(S) combine May 29, 2019 SHARE SHARE EMAIL SHARE Published oncenter_img Karnataka Cabinet ready to execute lease-cum-sale land deal with JSW Steel politics Amid reports that a Cabinet expansion or reshuffle is on the cards in a bid to save the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition government in Karnataka, AICC general secretary KC Venugopal will hold a series of meetings with party leaders and legislators in the city on Wednesday.Venugopal, who reached here late Tuesday night, will meet Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, CLP leader and Coordination Committee chief Siddaramaiah, Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara and Pradesh Congress chief Dinesh Gundu Rao, sources said.Venugopal will then hold a meeting with Congress ministers in the coalition government, they said, adding he will also take part in the CLP meeting scheduled in the evening.Voices of dissent are gaining ground within the Congress in Karnataka as two of its MLAs met former Chief Minister SM Krishna at his Bengaluru residence on Sunday.The coalition government in the southern State has been fragile since its inception, with reports of its collapse surfacing every now and then.Venugopal’s visit to the city gains significance as the coalition leaders are planing for an expansion or a reshuffle of the Kumaraswamy Cabinet, aimed at saving the government.Disgruntled legislatorsWhile, Siddaramaiah on Tuesday had said it would be an expansion to fill three vacant posts, there are also reports quoting top sources in the government that some ministers may be asked to step down to make way for disgruntled legislators. RELATED COMMENTSlast_img read more

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