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Friday July 12nd, 2019 night edition

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ANN ARBOR—An injection of nanoparticles can prevent the body’s immune system from overreacting to trauma, potentially preventing some spinal cord injuries from resulting in paralysis.

In a normal injury, immune cells infiltrate the damaged area and clear debris to initiate the regenerative process.

The central nervous system, however, is usually walled off from the rough-and-tumble of immune activity by the blood-brain barrier.

A spinal cord injury breaks that barrier, letting in overzealous immune cells that create too much inflammation for the delicate neural tissues.

That practice has largely been discarded since it comes with side effects that include sepsis, gastrointestinal bleeding and blood clots.

But now, U-M researchers have designed nanoparticles that intercept immune cells on their way to the spinal cord, redirecting them away from the injury.

Shea is also the William and Valerie Hall Chair of Biomedical Engineering and a professor of chemical engineering. »

London's anti-Uber taxi protest brings traffic to standstill

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Thousands of taxi drivers brought part of central London to a standstill in protest at rival service Uber - a mobile phone app.

The drivers are angry about what they regard as a lack of regulation of the use of apps such as Uber.

Organisations including the Rail and Maritime Transport union, London Cab Drivers Club and Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA) were represented at the protest. »

Former Tesla employee admits uploading Autopilot source code to his iCloud

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His legal team argued he “made extensive efforts to delete and/or remove any such Tesla files prior to his separation from Tesla.”

The company claimed Cao began uploading “complete copies of Tesla’s Autopilot-related source code” to his personal iCloud account late last year.

Prior to his departure from Tesla, Cao diligently and earnestly attempted to remove any and all Tesla intellectual property and source code from his own personal devices. »

Teen Driver Couldn't See Through Cloud of Pot Smoke, Rammed Police Car

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Benjamin Saurini, 19, says he had trouble seeing out of his windshield on Friday because of the pot smoke fogging up his car windows.

Saurini admitted he was trying to flee police near Melbourne, Australia, after smoking cannabis in the car with some friends.

Driving away from the scene, he panicked and side-swiped a police cruiser—pinning a senior constable against the car and breaking the officer's leg. »