Genetics reveal how humans island-hopped to settle remote Pacific

Easter Island’s megaliths. Over a 250-year period separate groups of people set out from islands east of Tahiti to settle Easter Island. Photograph: Martin Bernetti/AFP/Getty https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/sep/22/genetics-reveal-how-humans-island-hopped-to-settle-remote-pacific

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The Hunt for Drugs That Promote Ear Hair Cell Regeneration

Confocal microscopic image of a mouse cochlear organoid displaying hair cells (green) and their ciliary structures (red). Credit: Qing Liu, Nanjing University https://www.technologynetworks.com/drug-discovery/news/treating-hearing-loss-the-hunt-for-drugs-that-promote-hair-cell-regeneration-353641

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Army Prepared to Sacrifice Unit Readiness to Defeat COVID-19, McConville Says

U.S. Army Soldiers and a FEMA employee work together at a mass vaccination site at California State University, Los Angeles, Feb. 15, 2021. (U.S. Army National Guard/Spc. Simone Lara) https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/02/17/army-prepared-sacrifice-unit-readiness-defeat-covid-19-mcconville-says.html?ESRC=eb_210218.nl

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New Protocol Advances Toward Lab-Made Universal Red Blood Cells

ABOVE: A red blood cell generated from a human induced pluripotent stem cell BENOIT MALLERET, DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY, YONG LOO LIN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/new-protocol-advances-toward-lab-made-universal-red-blood-cells-68296

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Mesoblast shares savaged on poor trial results for COVID treatment

Mesoblast chief executive Silviu Itescu. The company was hoping to show its flagship product, remestemcel-L, would help patients with moderate to severe respiratory distress because of coronavirus.CREDIT:CREDIT: ARSINEH HOUSPIAN https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/mesoblast-shares-savaged-on-poor-covid-trial-results-20201218-p56onp.html

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