The Daily Dose: A Climate Change Paper Corrected and World Antibiotic Awareness Week

A Big, Fat Oops: A climate change study originally published in Nature has been corrected due to erroneous calculations of data and subsequent conclusions. The paper claimed that oceans are warming much faster and soaking up more energy than originally thought. It contradicted a projection by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Be Mindful of Your Antibiotics: It’s World Antibiotic Awareness week and the World Health Organization is highlighting the role animals play in spreading disease and antibiotic resistance. According to a WHO statement, “Many of the same microbes (e.g. bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites) affect both animals and humans via the environment they share and 60% of all human diseases originate in animals.” In a similar way, bacteria common to animals and humans can transmit antibiotic resistance.

How Do You Spell Relief?: Everyone hates a headache, but people suffering from migraines suffer from incapacitating pain. The quicker relief comes, the better. Eli Lillly has filed for FDA approval of its migraine drug lasmiditan. Late-phase data shows that the 5-HT1F agonist is capable of relieving symptoms in as little as two hours.

The Ancient American Diaspora: A recent study sheds new light on how ancient populations expanded across the Americas over 13,000 years ago. Analysis of ancient DNA was conducted on samples taken from across North and South America. (Paywall)

The Tourism Question: A 4,000-year old Egyptian tomb is now open to the public, and some people think it may not be the greatest thing in the world. The archaeological site houses the remains of Visier Mehu and members of his family. Mehu was an advisory to the pharaoh. The tomb contains paintings and relief carvings all with rare examples of bright colors that survived from ancient times. Part of the reason for such significant preservation was due to the fact that it has remained closed to tourists. Contaminants brought in by visitors exhaling CO2 all over the paintings can cause irreversible damage, as seen in the prehistoric cave paintings inside Lascaux cave.

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