The Norwegian Institute of Public Health has found an elevated risk of narcolepsy among children and young adults who were vaccinated against the swine flu seven years ago. Some who did not take the vaccine against the pandemic of 2009 also developed this severe sleeping disorder.
Stem cells can already be employed to replicate any cell in the body and may one day be used to grow entire organs or cure diseases such as Parkinson’s and diabetes. But there are still a number of unanswered questions before the stem cell revolution really takes off.
Many observers thought Holland’s Geert Wilders and his Freedom Party might sweep the country’s recent elections, but he did not. Yet his popularity highlights how poorly politicians have addressed political unrest across Europe.
Nearly two years ago, LIGO opened up a new window onto the cosmos when they discovered gravitational waves. But what has happened since and how could it change our understanding of space, time, and gravity?