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#SAYNOTOSOCIALMEDIABILL: Nigerians Protest!

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Users of social media accounts raged against the new bill that just passed second reading at the senate. This bill is supposedly to regulate the use of social media by Nigerians. Headed by senators Ibrahim Gobir, Abba Moro and Elisha Abbo, this bill has 36 clauses.

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Pay $1 million, have your ageing process reversed – American biotech company

“The Libella therapy aims to help cells rebuild telomeres by activating a gene in their DNA that would normally be switched “off.”

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For a pricey one million dollars, one can reverse the ageing clock and become young again. This is the promise of an American biotech company, Libella Gene Therapeutics, based in Kansas, which proclaims on its website, The Future is here.

Using a single-gene therapy, Libella aims to “prevent, delay, or even reverse” the general effects of ageing, as well as treat diseases that emerge in old age, such as Alzheimer’s, according to ClinicalTrials.gov.

In fact, in its own press release, the company boasted, without evidence, that its gene therapy “may be the world’s first cure for Alzheimer’s disease.”

The bold claim raises an obvious question: Will the treatment actually work?

Short answer: No one really knows, but the fact that Libella shipped its operation beyond the reach of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t inspire confidence, experts told OneZero.A A cure for ageing? Unlike anti-ageing face creams that soften the superficial signs of ageing, the Libella therapy aims to reverse ageing from the ground up, so to speak, starting at the level of our genes.

Specifically, the gene therapy is intended to lengthen patients’ telomeres — structures that cap the tips of chromosomes and prevent the genetic material inside from fraying. Telomeres grow shorter each time a cell divides, and when the structures reach a critical length, cells either stop dividing or perish, according to Stanford Medicine. The theory goes, if you rebuild the body’s shortened telomeres, the process of ageing might be thrown in reverse. This is not a new idea. Several studies in mice suggest that using gene therapy to lengthen telomeres can reverse certain signs of ageing in the animals. A 2015 study from Stanford prompted similar effects in isolated human cells; the treatment lengthened cells’ telomeres by fiddling with a close cousin of DNA, called RNA, which helps cells build proteins. The Libella therapy aims to help cells rebuild telomeres by activating a gene in their DNA that would normally be switched “off.” The gene, called TERT, contains instructions to build a protein called “telomerase,” an enzyme that adds molecules to the end of telomeres and prevents the structures from shortening during cell replication, according to a 2010 report in the journal Biochemistry.Libella’s lead scientific officer, molecular biologist William Andrews, originally helped identify the human telomerase enzyme at the biotech firm Geron.

Later, he licensed a gene therapy based on the finding to Libella, according to OneZero. “I can’t say [telomere shortening is] the only cause of aging, but it plays a role in humans,” Andrews told the publication. Andrews’ therapies will soon be put to the test in Colombia, where one 79-year-old will receive the anti-aging treatment next month, according to OneZero.The anti-aging trial will include four more participants over age 45 and focus on verifying that the treatment is “safe and tolerable,” meaning it does not harm patients or cause unacceptable side effects.Two more trials will use the same therapy but aim to “prevent, delay, or even reverse the development” of Alzheimer’s disease and critical limb ischemia, an age-related condition in which a person’s arteries become severely obstructed. Participants in these trials must already be diagnosed with the disorders. After treatment, participants in all three trials will remain in the clinic for 10 days for further monitoring, and then return at regular intervals for checkups over the following year.

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Juice WRLD dead

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Rapper Juice WRLD, who launched his career on SoundCloud before becoming a streaming juggernaut and rose to the top of the charts with the Sting-sampled hit “Lucid Dreams,” died Sunday after a “medical emergency” at Chicago’s Midway International Airport.The rapper, whose legal name was Jarad A. Higgins, was 21. Authorities have not released details about his cause of death.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office was notified of Higgin’s death Sunday morning, according to office spokeswoman Natalia Derevyanny, who said an autopsy was likely Monday.

Chicago police launched a death investigation after a 21 -year-old male experiencing a “medical emergency” was transported from Midway to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said the man experienced cardiac arrest and was taken to a hospital from a small hangar at Midway, away from the main terminal, where private planes land.

The artist, who was named top new artist at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards in May, was from the Chicago suburb of Homewood.

Like a good number of young hip-hop performers, Juice WRLD blended rapping and singing on his songs, sometimes mumbling words and focusing more on melody. His hit “Lucid Dreams,” which heavily samples Sting’s 1993 song “Shape of My Heart,” was a six-times platinum success and reached No. 2 on the all-genre Hot 100 chart. It reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts.

“I was very impressed by what he put on top of (my version),” Sting told The Associated Press this year. “It’s a really good song.”

Juice WRLD got his start on the music sharing platform SoundCloud before signing to a record label and finding major success on streaming services. His major-label debut album, “Goodbye & Good Riddance,” was a platinum success. It featured the hit “All Girls Are the Same,” which gained platinum status, alongside seven more platinum hits including “Armed & Dangerous,” “Robbery,” “Fine China” and “Legends,” which features the lyrics: “What’s the 27 Club?/We ain’t making it past 21.”

Like a good number of young hip-hop performers, Juice WRLD blended rapping and singing on his songs, sometimes mumbling words and focusing more on melody. His hit “Lucid Dreams,” which heavily samples Sting’s 1993 song “Shape of My Heart,” was a six-times platinum success and reached No. 2 on the all-genre Hot 100 chart. It reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts.

“I was very impressed by what he put on top of (my version),” Sting told The Associated Press this year. “It’s a really good song.”

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Cardi B visits Orphanage in Lagos, shuts down Ebeano supermarket

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Cardi B visited Orphanage in Lagos bearing gifts for Prince Ebeano supermarket, earlier in the day Cardi was spotted in the supermarket queuing to shop for the Orphanage.

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