The Daily Populous

Friday December 16th, 2022 evening edition

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“Fentanyl is killing Americans at an unprecedented rate,” Anne Milgram, administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration, said in an April statement.

“Drug traffickers are driving addiction and increasing their profits by mixing fentanyl with other illicit drugs.

Tragically, many overdose victims have no idea they are ingesting deadly fentanyl, until it’s too late.”.

Now, researchers at the University of Houston say in a statement they have a potential solution that could be a “game-changer” in the fight against opioid overdoses: a new vaccine that blocks fentanyl from entering the brain.

In a study published in Pharmaceutics, scientists tested their vaccine on 60 rats.

The scientists found their vaccine did not cause adverse side effects in the rats.

The next steps for the researchers are to get FDA approval for the vaccine and to begin clinical trials. »

House passes bill allowing Puerto Rico to vote on statehood, independence

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The bill, which passed 233-191 with some Republican support, would offer voters in the U.S. territory three options: statehood, independence or independence with free association.

The proposal would commit Congress to accept Puerto Rico into the United States as the 51st state if voters on the island approved it.

Puerto Rico Gov. Pedro Pierluisi, of the pro-statehood New Progressive Party, traveled to Washington for the vote. »

Russia’s New Theory of Victory

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Ukraine pushed Russia away from Kyiv, took back the northeast province of Kharkiv, and liberated parts of the Donbas.

He believes that this potential diminishment of support will pave the way for a new, successful Russian offensive.

But if Ukraine can maintain Western support, it can prove that Putin’s new theory of victory is just as misguided as was his last. »

Amazon Games and Crystal Dynamics Strike Deal to Develop and Publish Next Major Entry in Iconic Tomb Raider Series

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Amazon Games and Crystal Dynamics today announced they have reached an agreement under which Crystal Dynamics will develop a new multiplatform Tomb Raider title, with Amazon Games providing full support and publishing the game globally.

The as-yet-untitled new Tomb Raider game is a single-player, narrative-driven adventure that continues Lara Croft’s story in the Tomb Raider series.

“Tomb Raider is one of the most beloved IPs in entertainment history,” said Christoph Hartmann, VP of Amazon Games. »