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⛔ 𝗡𝗘𝗪𝗦 - Réunion de sécurité à Douala : le Gouverneur de la Région du Littoral et tout l'État Major sont en discussion en ce moment.

#RadioBalafon #BalafonMedia #BalafonNews #Douala #microbes #insécurité #findannee2022 #psychose #Cameroun
Il est question pour eux de réfléchir sur la situation sécuritaire de la Région du Littoral en cette fin d'année en général, mais surtout sur le cas de la ville de Douala.
Une ville de Douala qui hier encore, a passé une fin de journée agitée, à cause d'une rumeur lancée par une bande de jeunes non identifiés à bord de motos, et qui ont laissé croire à l'arrivée des microbes dans les quartiers.
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"The 21st Century Question: Emergently Engineering the Future"

Follow this 🧵 today and tomorrow for highlights from our 2022 #AppliedComplexity Network and Board of Trustees Symposium:…

#Web3 #Cities #Polarization #EmergentEngineering #Decentralization
We start with a talk by SFI President David Krakauer:

"Would anyone care to guess why we're so GOOD at building transistors and so CRAP at designing drugs?"

"This thing [points to transistor] lives in a centralized system. This thing [points to cancer drug] lives in US."
"I'm going to pick on economics, because we like to do that at SFI. 'Ooh, look at that cover! So techy. Global, heat maps...' But here's 'Networks' [in the textbook]. THAT'S IT. Here's '#ComplexityEconomics.' NOTHING."
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🧵12 scientific Twitter accounts you should go follow for the latest updates on #GutMicrobiome-host interaction research: 🦠👩‍🔬🧪⬇️

#aging #immune #nutrition #probiotics #brain #SciComm
1/12. @bykriscampbell - Kristina Campbell, MSc, is a #SciComm extraordinaire. Her tweets give excellent summaries of cutting edge #GutMicrobiome-host publications primarily #FMT #probiotics and #Disease
2/12. @john_damianosMD - Dr. John Damianos tweets about all things #Microbes and #Medicine. We're talking #Probiotics, #IBD, and more, from the prospective of a clinician.
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#AntimicrobialResistance 💊 is something we all need to be aware of & understand its impact on health. Overuse of #Antibiotics for illnesses that don't need it means they can become less effective over time.
Read more in our thread below 🧵
Dr Julie Robotham, Head of #AMR Modelling and Evaluation says on #AntimicrobialResistance 👇
Read more about #AMR and its impact on world health:…
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"I am convinced that immunizing young #children [] will lead to a tsunami of #autoimmune diseases." - Dr Geert Vanden Bossche, virologist

Don't think for 1 sec. that the #pharmaceutical industry is unaware of the implications as outlined by V. Bossche.

"We cannot, we should not, under NO condition, vaccinate any child." - Dr Geert Vanden Bossche, #virologist

COVID-19 Vaccine Risks in #children - Geert Vanden Bossche speaks

Full presentation:

April 10, 2019: "Why Are #Autoimmune Diseases on the Rise?"

"It’s not so much our cleanliness but our increasingly #industrial lifestyle that is blocking the intake of these important #microorganisms."…
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2019: "a person's average micro-plastic consumption is between 70,000-121,000 particles per yr & rising for those who drank bottled water closer to 100,000."

Imagine plastic inhalation/consumption for those wearing #masks for past yr. #VirtueSignalling…
"Disposable face masks (single use masks) are produced from polymers such as #polypropylene, #polyurethane, #polyacrylonitrile, #polystyrene, #polycarbonate, #polyethylene, or #polyester (Potluri and Needham, 2005)."

They shed. Plastic is inhaled/ingested. By adults & #children.
"This new emergence of #facemasks as environmental litter both in the terrestrial & aquatic environment is a piece of evidence that the global pandemic has not in any way reduced the challenge of increasing #plastic #pollution in the environment."

#Biodiversity #Ecology
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#PlanetaryProtection has an enormous impact on interplanetary #astrobiology mission design and execution. Check out the rest of this thread for a few case studies on how it has been implemented over the years!

Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech
During the #Apollo era, it was unknown whether life existed on the Moon. To prevent contamination of the Earth’s biosphere by lunar microbes, both astronauts and the samples they collected were subject to quarantine following return to Earth.

Image: NASA
Following splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins were transferred to a camper-like mobile quarantine facility. From there, they were transported to Johnson Space Center, where they spent 3 weeks in quarantine.

Images: NASA
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 03/21/2021…
Debunking Piketty and the Left's Celebrity Economists | Mises Wire…

#Piketty #debunk
How a Small Rise in Bond Yields May Create a Financial Crisis | Mises Wire…

#FinancialCrisis #bond
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Last year, our sister biotech company @LUCABiologics announced VIRGO, the first comprehensive reference in the gene catalog of the human vaginal #microbiome spearheaded by Chief Scientist Dr. Jacques Ravel. A thread 🧵
This database of nearly 1 million non-redundant genes reveals significant genomic and functional diversity within the vaginal #ecosystem, challenging the widely-held notion that an optimal vaginal microbiome is dominated by one strain. 🧵
This new view of intraspecies diversity has deep implications on the development of gene-centric, microbial therapies to target #diseases like bacterial vaginosis, urinary tract infection, and STI, which impact millions of women globally.🧵
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1/ A: Celebrate the mild #flu season & take what we have learned this year to inform future behavior. Harmful germs are not going away. 🦠 Illness from bacteria & viruses that make us sick do not “strengthen” the #immune system & contribute to significant complications & death. Image
2/ The lack of infectious illnesses will not #weaken your #immunesystem. Public health measures to combat #COVID19 including social distancing, masks, & extra hand washing greatly reduced the incidence of some bad microbes that cause common infectious illnesses such as the flu.
3/ More than 15,000 US deaths attributed to the #flu were averted this year. Other common viruses, like rhinoviruses, did not decrease as consistently. #Bacteria & #viruses that cause illness will continue to exist.
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1/ This excellent study by @aaronmring/@VirusesImmunity and team found that COVID-19 patients exhibit dramatic increases in the production of antibodies against thousands of human extracellular and secreted proteins (the exoproteome) compared to controls 👇
2/ The million dollar question is: what molecular mechanisms underly this antibody/#autoantibody production? It is worth interpreting the findings via the lens of human #microbiome/#virome activity + the activity of persistent pathogens (such as EBV) harbored by study subjects.
3/ Every study subject harbored extensive microbiome/virome communities comprised of trillions of organisms during #COVID-19 infection…with such ecosystems now understood to persist beyond just the gut but also in other body sites (#lung, liver etc).
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 12/03/2020…
This is how microorganisms can produce renewable energy for us…

#microbes #RenewableEnergy
This Japanese Shop Is 1,020 Years Old. It Knows a Bit About Surviving Crises.…

#japan #business #sustainability
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 10/26/2020…
Emerging Architectures for Modern Data Infrastructure…

#infrastructure #architectures #data
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#SimplifySafety | @thrive_india's @docmranney in conversation with @godrejsecure’s @meher1512, Dr. @AnantBhan, Dr. Naresh Kumar Mani & @AshwinRaghunath on the importance of hygiene in the times of #Covid19.…
@thrive_india @docmranney @godrejsecure @meher1512 @AnantBhan @AshwinRaghunath - Use sanitisers
- Maintain social distancing

"Better to be safe than be sorry": Dr. Naresh Kumar Mani on the importance of hygiene during this #pandemic.

@thrive_india @docmranney @godrejsecure @meher1512 @AnantBhan @AshwinRaghunath .@godrejsecure’s @meher1512 raises concern over non-certified products being sold in the market during this #CoronavirusPandemic.

Our expert #SimplifySafety panel is now LIVE, tune in!
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 6/12/2020-2…

What Doctors on the Front Lines Wish They’d Known a Month Ago - The New York Times…

#CommonSense #Covid19 #Doctors #coronavirus
Don’t Lose the Thread. The Economy Is Experiencing an Epic Collapse of Demand. - The New York Times…

#collapse #epic #demand #economy
Defund (and redesign) everything. - Deep Code - Medium…

#defund #institutions #redesign
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 6/06/2020-2…

Coronavirus May Be a Vascular Disease, Which Explains Everything | Elemental…

#vessels #blood #coronavirus #disease
Out-of-Sync ‘Loners’ May Secretly Protect Orderly Swarms…

#individual #swarm #nautilus
Opinion | The ‘Liberal World Order’ Was Built With Blood - The New York Times…

#liberal #blood #order #world
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Those spectacular photos of the #coronavirus you’ve seen? They probably came from Elizabeth Fischer’s microscope 🔬. It's not exactly #agarart, but the pictures are still worth 1,000 #microbes!

📝: @MarkianHawryluk, KHN/@TIME…
For Elizabeth Fischer, looking through an electron microscope was like many of the outdoor adventures she enjoys: “You’re looking at a world that most people don’t get to see.” Image
Photographing the new #coronavirus: “They’re very elegant, and they’re not malicious in and of themselves. They’re just doing what they do.” Image
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So I wrote 70 articles for Forbes Science in my first year!

Here’s the backstory to this milestone: after my dad died, my sibling took up one of my dad’s hobbies, photography, to be closer to him. So I was inspired to take up another one of his hobbies—writing. (1/9)
I have never thought of myself as a writer, but I started submitting to free platforms (@RapidEcology). I feel strongly about having at least 2/3 of passion, prestige, and pay. So I applied to many, many outlets and got more practice, but paid. (2/9)
@RapidEcology I started to write for Forbes after applying to the science editor’s Twitter post (such great opportunities on here). I try to deliver straightforward pieces for fast scrollers who wanna learn about science. Here are my six absolute favorite articles from this past year! (3/9)
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Our GI tracts, lungs, urinary tract etc are lined with mucus 👉 and, by using the #pathogen P. aeruginosa as a model, this team found that exposure to specific glycans in this mucus triggered downregulation of virulence genes involved in biofilm formation:… ImageImageImage
2/2 More specifically they showed that showed that “isolated #mucins act at various scales, suppressing distinct virulence pathways, promoting a planktonic lifestyle, reducing cytotoxicity to human epithelia in vitro and attenuating #infection in a porcine burn model.”
3/3 Commenting on the study, Prof K. Ribbeck at MIT says “what we have here is a therapeutic gold mine..These glycans have #biological functions that are very broad...They have the ability to regulate how #microbes behave and really tune their identity”… ImageImage
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Nice! 👉 This team used culture-independent methods to examine the #virome of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from a group of mostly healthy human subjects. They identified a community of DNA viruses, most of which were identified as bacteriophages:… ImageImageImage
From paper 👉 “There was an abundance of #viruses shared among CSF, breast milk, plasma, and body fluids, while each generally shared less with urine, feces, and saliva. These shared viruses ranged across different virus families...”
2/2 “...By identifying a #virome in the cerebrospinal fluid of mostly #healthy individuals, it is now less likely that any human body site is devoid of #microbes, which further highlights the need to decipher the role that viral communities may play in human health.”
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Incredibly important hypothesis piece published today 👉 “Proposed here is a theory that #microorganisms from within the #brain and elsewhere in the body contribute to the long-term #neurological deterioration characteristic of traumatic brain injury”:…
From paper 👉 1. “First, since the normal human #brain is not sterile, but is host to a variety of microorganisms, blows to the #skull may dislodge them from their accustomed local environments, in which they have been living in quiet equilibrium with neighboring #brain cells”
2. “2nd, upon impact commensal #microbes already resident on surfaces of the nose, mouth + eyes, and potentially harmful organisms from the environment, may gain access to the #brain through the distal ends of the olfactory + optic #nerves or even a disrupted blood-brain barrier”
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Incredibly refreshing to read this review that details how 👉components of the intestinal #microbiome (+ the metabolites they express) can regulate bone metabolism (#osteoporosis)☝️by influencing host metabolism, immunity + the endocrine environment:… ImageImageImageImage
For example LCA, a ligand synthecized by intestinal #bacteria 👉 can bind into the vitamin D receptor (#VDR) where it reduces the ability of vitamin D to activate osteocalcin and RANKL (two human genes associated w/ bone formation):… ImageImageImageImage
The level of complexity + nuance in the review (in which many pathways, #microbes + metabolites can influence osteoporosis progression) 👉 helps explain why recent RCTs that relied on #vitamin D supplemetation alone to treat bone health have failed:… ImageImage
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No need for skepticism of #microbiome + virome involvement in #ME/CFS 👉 But we must factor in the activity of organisms (bacteria, viruses, phages, fungi etc) that often persist + interact outside the gut☝️And many such organisms are not “good” but are pathogens/#pathobionts
In fact, Komaroff asked if anyone has a model for #ME/CFS that links together many findings recently presented at #MECFSatNIH19 👉 Well, that’s what my recent paper on ME/CFS does!...w/ #microbiome + virome activity central to how separate findings…
That is b/c 👉 Humans are now understood to be #holobionts: our activity is controlled by the human genome, our microbial/#viral genomes and their respective proteins + metabolites working in tandem (together!):…
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