New study suggests two paths toward ‘tremendous immunity’ to COVID-19

Journal References: Timothy A. Bates, Savannah K. McBride, Hans C. Leier, Gaelen Guzman, Zoe L. Lyski, Devin Schoen, Bradie Winders, Joon-Yong Lee, David Xthona Lee, William B. Messer, Marcel E. Curlin, Fikadu G. Tafesse. Vaccination before or after SARS-CoV-2 infection leads to robust humoral response and antibodies that effectively neutralize variants. Science Immunology, 2022; DOI: … Read more

Judi Dench Felt ‘Tremendous Responsibility’ Playing Kenneth Branagh’s Granny in ‘Belfast’

Judi Dench Felt ‘Tremendous Responsibility Playing Kenneth Branaghs Granny in

Judi Dench and Kenneth Branagh have known each other since 1987, when they met on a BBC TV production of Ibsen’s “Ghosts” and got kicked off the set for getting a case of the uncontrollable giggles. (Blame costar Michael Gambon for tickling their funny bone with as banal an utterance as “Pass the potatoes.”) Since … Read more

Earth isn’t ‘tremendous’ because the sun had rings before planets

Journal Reference: Andre Izidoro, Rajdeep Dasgupta, Sean N. Raymond, Rogerio Deienno, Bertram Bitsch, Andrea Isella. Planetesimal rings as the cause of the Solar System’s planetary architecture. Nature Astronomy, 2021; DOI: 10.1038/s41550-021-01557-z “In the solar system, something happened to prevent the Earth from growing to become a much larger type of terrestrial planet called a super-Earth,” … Read more

Breakthrough infections generate ‘tremendous immunity’ to COVID-19, study suggests

Journal Reference: Timothy A. Bates, Savannah K. McBride, Bradie Winders, Devin Schoen, Lydie Trautmann, Marcel E. Curlin, Fikadu G. Tafesse. Antibody Response and Variant Cross-Neutralization After SARS-CoV-2 Breakthrough Infection. JAMA, 2021; DOI: 10.1001/jama.2021.22898 The laboratory results, published online ahead of print today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), reveals that a breakthrough … Read more