Healthcare Knuggets

Mar 12, 2024

Hey there! Here’s the latest health news. The anti-obesity drug semaglutide could potentially benefit people with HIV by helping them lose weight and reduce certain conditions associated with fat accumulation. Researchers have also launched an initiative calling for the safe and ethical use of protein design, amid concerns that AI tools could make it easier to develop biological weapons. In other news, the movie Oppenheimer, which scooped seven awards at the Oscars, owes its scientific accuracy to the input of real-life science advisers. And did you know that the monster sandworms in the movie Dune share traits with real-life worms on our planet?

In a surprising turn of events, an investigation has revealed a scandal surrounding physicist Ranga Dias, who claimed to have discovered the first room-temperature superconductor. The scandal raises questions about how universities, journals, and funders deal with research misconduct. Additionally, academia is still failing Black women, with scholars and staff members facing exclusion and challenges that often remain ignored. On a brighter note, bumblebees have been found to learn skills from each other, a behavior previously thought to be unique to humans.

And in the realm of heart health, the Harvard Medical School is offering access to the latest heart health advances and breakthroughs, including practical, up-to-date, reliable information that could potentially improve heart health and even save lives. So, there you have it – a mix of intriguing and informative updates from the world of health and science. Stay tuned for more exciting developments and feel free to share any feedback or questions with us!

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