Mice fed a ketogenic diet"in which 90 percent of calories come from fat and less than 1 percent from carbohydrates"were less susceptible to the influenza A virus, according to a study published today (November 15) in Science Immunology. The protective effects seem to be mediated by an increase of so-called gamma-delta T cells in the animals' lungs that induce the epithelial cells in the airway to make more mucus to trap the virus.
Former President Barack Obama, in an address to liberal donors, warned candidates not to go too far left and sought to calm those who were concerned about the state of the Democratic primary. read more
October 24 should have been a great day for John M. Shea and Tan F. Wong, professors of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Florida. read more
Mr. Biden has said he first learned of his son's activities in Ukraine when the story broke in 2014. He told his son, "I hope you know what you are doing," according to Hunter Biden's account of their discussion in The New Yorker earlier this year. Yet few, if any, had raised the issue with Mr. Biden directly when it first arose. Most viewed the revelation " unseemly, but not illegal or a violation of ethics rules " as simply not worth talking about. "Let's not forget that this was covered on A22 of The Times in 2015, because it did not fall outside the White House's ethical guidelines and was simply not a major story," said Kate Bedingfield, the Biden campaign's communications director. She added: "What's different now? It's that Donald Trump is aggressively lying about it every day in the hopes that it winds up on the front page."
Former President Barack Obama lashed into "woke culture" at his Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago Tuesday. "This idea of purity and you're never compromised and you're politically woke, and all that stuff " you should get over that quickly," said Obama. "The world is messy. There are ambiguities. People who do really good stuff have flaws." The ex-president also highlighted the discipline required for change and the ills of using social media to demean and criticize without doing anything about issues. "It's this constant of fine-tuning, of matching your values, your actions, and your impact. And that takes time," Obama said.