NEWS: JUNE 23 – 2022






China discovers ‘vampire’ technique to live longer: Ethical concerns



According to the South China Morning Post, a group of Chinese researchers has explored the ‘vampire’ secret, which involves injecting young blood into old mice to lengthen their life. Many scientists and entrepreneurs are interested in adopting this technique to “rejuvenate” aging humans.

The new study was published in May in the peer-reviewed journal Cell Stem Cell. It found that various organs and cell types in young mice could age faster while exposed to old blood; and that their adult stem cells and surrounding somatic cells may be “rejuvenated” by injecting young blood into old mice.

The Chinese Academy of Sciences authors also pointed out that among the cells most responsive to young blood are hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs), which give rise to other blood and immune cells.

Link: THE BL





Ukrainian Marines, working with artillery gunners and a mechanized unit, reportedly took out a Russian tank and ammunition.

The footage was obtained Thursday evening from the 36th Separate Marine Brigade, officially the “Rear Admiral Mykhailo Bilynsky 36th Separate Marine Brigade” of the Ukrainian Navy, and they said: “What could be better than working together with comrades at the front? Only effective teamwork can be better!






ARussian thermobaric multiple rocket launcher that is mounted on a tank chassis fired at Ukrainian targets with devastating effects, according to reports from Russia military.

The TOS-1A “Solntsepyok” vehicle, which has a multiple rocket launcher mounted on a T-72 tank chassis, is being deployed somewhere in Ukraine and reportedly firing thermobaric warheads at Ukrainian targets, as images reportedly show. The vehicle can be seen sporting a white “Z” daubed its side. The “Z” is one of the symbols, as well as the letters “V” and “O” that can be seen painted on Russian military vehicles taking part in the invasion of Ukraine.






British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says that the Russian military’s push in eastern Ukraine is exacting a high toll on its troops and resources, which he said could thwart future advances by the Kremlin.

During a June 21 appearance at the Qatar Economic Forum, Musk spoke via teleconference during a segment hosted by Bloomberg editor-in-chief John Micklethwait where he was introduced as “a man who is — by many measures at least — the world’s greatest capitalist at the moment.

Early in the 20 minute segment, Micklethwait directly prompted Musk to speak on the economy by relaying that Biden had “just come out and said that a recession in America is not inevitable.”






U.S. companies including Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) and Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc (META.O) said on Friday they will cover employees’ expenses if they have to travel for abortion services after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned the landmark 1973 ruling that recognized a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion, handing a victory to Republicans and religious conservatives who want to limit or ban and, in some states criminalize, the procedure.







In a significant step for its modern development, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy has launched its largest and most advanced aircraft carrier, the Fujian. Displacing more than 80,000 tons, the ship boasts electromagnetic catapults and arresting devices, a technology previously only seen in the American Gerald R. Ford class carriers.

Fujian, also known by its design number 003, was inaugurated in a “short but festive ceremony” on June 17 at the China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) shipyard located in Shanghai, as reported by Chinese state-run media. It was supposed to have been launched on June 3, the date of the traditional Dragon Boat Festival, but unexpected difficulties caused a two-week delay.






Cancer is the most commonly diagnosed disease and is among the top ten causes of death worldwide and also in China. It has long been a major health issue in China. According to the National Library of Medicine (NIH), China is estimated to have approximately 4,820,000 new cancer cases and 3,210,000 cancer deaths in 2022.

As reported on the Q&A platform Zhihu, news that an elderly man with advanced cancer was blocked by a staff member on the way to the hospital caused widespread discussion on Weibo.

Link: THE BL

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