Nunes: Trump transition members were under surveillance during Obama administration – POLITICO

Members of the Donald Trump transition team, possibly including Trump himself, were under U.S. government surveillance following November’s presidential election, House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) told reporters Wednesday. Nunes said the monitoring appeared to be done legally as a result of what’s called “incidental collection,” but said he was concerned because it was not…

The Pentagon has never been audited. Has no idea where $10 trillion dollars has gone since 1996| Thomas Hedges | Opinion | The Guardian

On Thursday, Donald Trump released a preliminary budget proposal that calls for a $52bn increase in military spending. But just last December, a Washington Post investigation found that the Pentagon had buried a report that outlines $125bn in waste at the Department of Defense. That gap between lawmakers’ calls to blindly increase spending at DoD…

Bacterial Strains may help fix Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis

We briefly review the research ” ‘Good’ bacteria is potential solution to unchecked inflammation seen in bowel diseases ” in regard to helping the two most common inflammatory bowel diseases, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Citation Tile: NLRP12 attenuates colon inflammation by maintaining colonic microbial diversity and promoting protective commensal bacterial growth. Nature Immunology, 2017;…

Probiotics may help alleviate Depression and Anxiety, Animal Model

We review the recent clinical research ” Probiotic found in yogurt can reverse depression symptoms, UVA finds” in regard to possibly helping people clinically with anxiety and depression. Citation Title: Microbiota alteration is associated with the development of stress-induced despair behavior Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 43859 (2017) doi:10.1038/srep43859

Breakthrough Research 06 MAR 2017

1. Could a ( Low Carb) ketogenic diet alleviate gout? 2. Allergies? Probiotic combination may curb your symptoms Cited Sources: β-Hydroxybutyrate Deactivates Neutrophil NLRP3 Inflammasome to Relieve Gout Flares. Cell Reports, 2017; 18 (9): 2077 DOI: 10.1016/j.celrep.2017.02.004 Probiotics ( Lactobacillus gasseri KS-13, Bifidobacterium bifidum G9-1, and Bifidobacterium longum MM-2) improve rhinoconjunctivitis-specific quality of life in…

Robo-journalism: Journalists on their robot pretenders

Public Release: 2-Mar-2017   Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München In spite of its limitations, automated journalism will expand. According to media researchers, this development underlines the need for critical, contextualised journalism. Journalists and editors believe ‘robo-journalists’ do not have a good nose for news and produce one-dimensional stories, according to new research published today. However, despite these limitations,…

Tracking the movement of cyborg cockroaches

Public Release: 27-Feb-2017   North Carolina State University   Caption NC State researchers have found that by sending cockroach biobots random commands, the biobots spent more time moving, moved more quickly and were at least five times more likely to move away walls and into open space. The finding is a significant advance for developing…