Fighting intestinal infections with the body’s own endocannabinoids — ScienceDaily

Endocannabinoids, signaling molecules produced in the body that share features with chemicals found in marijuana, can shut down genes needed for some pathogenic intestinal bacteria to colonize, multiply, and cause disease, new research led by UT Southwestern scientists shows.

The findings, published online today in Cell, could help explain why the cannabis plant — the most potent part of which is marijuana — can lessen the symptoms of various bowel conditions and may eventually lead to new ways to fight gastrointestinal infections.

Discovered in 1992, endocannabinoids are lipid-based neurotransmitters that play a variety of roles in the body, including regulating immunity, appetite, and mood. Cannabis and its derivatives have long been used to relieve chronic gastrointestinal conditions, including irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease. Studies have shown that dysregulation of the body’s endocannabinoid system can lead to intestinal inflammation and affect the makeup of gut microbiota, the population

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Cutting-edge cyber tech will be essential for protecting new ‘war fighting domain’ of space

When the U.S. Space Force was created by an act of Congress in 2019, it was an acknowledgement by government leaders that the country needed military-level protection on more than just the ground. A combination of technology advancement and cybsersecurity threats had forced the U.S. to protect public and private assets orbiting the Earth — and potentially other planets in the not-too-distant future.

“We now see space as a war fighting domain,” said Maj. Gen. John E. Shaw (pictured, left), commander of the Combined Force Space Component Command, U.S. Space Command and Commander of the Space Operations Command, U.S. Space Force, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. “There’s nothing that we do on the cutting-edge of space that isn’t heavily reliant on the cutting-edge of cybersecurity. Space and cyber are forever intertwined.”

Shaw spoke with John Furrier, host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s livestreaming studio, during the Space & Cybersecurity

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The Future of Investigations Part 1: Fighting Technology with Technology


Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Time: 2:00 p.m. ET |11 a.m. PT

Cost: Complimentary

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In today’s technical world, fraud and compliance violations are growing harder to detect as bad actors grow increasingly sophisticated in their methods and technology. From communications on cloud-based social media platforms, to bitcoin and cryptocurrency adoption, successful investigations will require a better understanding of the latest technical advancements.

This webcast will outline three case studies of recent corporate investigations showcasing emerging tactics, and how legal teams can use their own advanced processes and technology, including artificial intelligence, to stay one step ahead. Attendees will learn:

  • A better understanding of the latest technologies seen as part of today’s investigations.
  • Emerging technological tactics and real-world examples of their use.
  • How legal teams can use their own advanced processes and technology to stay one step ahead.

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Fighting California’s future wildfires with revolutionary new VR technology

Every year it seems the wildfires sweeping through California cannot get worse – until they do.

The inferno currently devastating federal land just north of Sacramento, termed the August Complex Fire in Mendocino National Forest and ignited by a lightning strike three weeks ago, has already been classified as the Golden State’s worst in history. It is only 24% contained and already destroyed more than 471,000 acres.

According to Cal Fire officials, in 2020 alone, 3.1 million acres have blistered across California – a chilling statistic that many experts fear will only deepen.

However, makers of cutting-edge new technology vow that through means of new Virtual Reality (VR) 3D weather visualization, predicting future fires will become significantly easier and ultimately a game-changer, thus save lives and livelihoods in the process.


“California’s wildfires have shown that complex and dynamic weather conditions

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