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Drugs standards group nixes plan to kick pharma’s crab blood habit

ZURICH (Reuters) – Horseshoe crabs’ icy-blue blood is set to remain the drug industry’s standard for safety tests after a powerful U.S. group ditched a plan to put on an equal footing a synthetic substitute pushed by Swiss biotech Lonza and animal welfare groups. FILE PHOTO: An Atlantic horseshoe crab moves across the sand on… Read More »

The 10 most powerful queens in history, from Catherine the Great to Queen Victoria

The hit Hulu miniseries, “The Great” is being binge-watched all over the country — showing (loosely) how Catherine the Great, a German princess came to rule Russia. But while Catherine was indeed great — she was not the only powerful woman to lead a nation much better than the men before or after her. Here… Read More »

No new NSW virus cases, easing imminent

NSW has recorded no new cases of COVID-19 for the first time in almost three weeks as the easing of restrictions around the state nears. Zero cases were recorded from 9500 tests in the 24 hours to 8pm on Friday, NSW Health said in a statement, with one person currently in intensive care. Just 11… Read More »

Among US Health Workers, COVID-19 Deaths Near 300, With 60,000 Sick : Shots – Health News – NPR

Enlarge this image Registered nurses and other health care workers at UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, Calif., protest in April what they say was a lack of personal protective equipment for the pandemic’s front-line workers. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Mario Tama/Getty Images The coronavirus continues to batter the U.S. health care… Read More »