Who's That Noisy
- Answer to last week: Riders on the Storm
Science or Fiction
Researchers report that they have effectively cured Type I diabetes in mice by implanting insulin secreting cells made from stem cells and protected in a nanofiber cage to prevent immune attack. https://medicine.wustl.edu/news/tiny-implant-cures-diabetes-in-mice-without-triggering-immune-response/
Scientists have demonstrated they can reprogram heart scar tissue directly into cardiac cells using specific proteins delivered through a viral vector. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-06/uot-cst060121.php
New research finds that, paradoxically, as emotional intensity increases from mild to strong, the ability to classify the emotion from vocalizations alone decreases. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-88431-0
Skeptical Quote of the Week.
“Science, above all, respects the power of the human intellect. Science is the apotheosis of the intellect and the consummation of the Renaissance. Science respects more deeply the potential of humanity than religion ever can.” - Peter Atkins