The Daily Populous

Monday May 8th, 2023 night edition

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Other, similar brain conditions might benefit from the same approach.

For conditions like these, fetal brain surgery could be the future.

The baby’s condition, known as vein of Galen malformation, was first noticed during a routine ultrasound scan at 30 weeks of pregnancy.

The condition occurs when a vein connects with an artery in the brain.

When the two combine, the high-pressure blood flow from an artery can stretch the thin walls of the vein.

Other parts of the brain can end up being starved of oxygenated blood, causing brain damage, and there’s a risk of bleeding in the brain.

Several teams are attempting to treat the condition before this can happen—while the fetus is still inside the womb. »

‘Too greedy’: mass walkout at global science journal over ‘unethical’ fees

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The entire academic board of the journal Neuroimage, including professors from Oxford University, King’s College London and Cardiff University resigned after Elsevier refused to reduce publication charges.

Academics around the world have applauded what many hope is the start of a rebellion against the huge profit margins in academic publishing, which outstrip those made by Apple, Google and Amazon.

But its charges to authors reflect its prestige, and academics now pay over £2,700 for a research paper to be published. »

7 dead after car runs into pedestrians in Brownsville, Texas, alleged driver arrested

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Seven people are dead in Brownsville, Texas, after a car ran into pedestrians Sunday morning while they were waiting at a bus stop.

Law enforcement officers investigate the scene after a deadly incident where a car ran into pedestrians near Ozanam Center, a shelter for migrants and homeless, in Brownsville, Texas, May 7, 2023.

Brownsville police confirmed seven people are dead and multiple hospitalized after a driver ran them over. »

Triple shooting at upscale Miami Beach nightclub leaves man dead, 2 women hurt, police say

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MIAMI -- A man was killed and two women were hurt early Sunday when gunfire erupted inside an upscale Miami Beach nightclub, police said.

The man was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Unit, where he later died from his injuries, according to a written statement by police.

The two women were also taken to the hospital and are expected to recover, the statement said. »

Pariah no more? Arab League reinstates Bashar Assad’s Syria

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CAIRO (AP) — The Arab League agreed Sunday to reinstate Syria, ending a 12-year suspension and taking another step toward bringing Syrian President Bashar Assad, a long-time regional pariah, back into the fold.

Some influential league members remain opposed to reinstating Syria, chief among them Qatar, which did not send its foreign minister to Sunday’s gathering.

The Feb. 6 earthquake that rocked Turkey and Syria was a catalyst for further normalization across the Arab world. »