14-Year-Old Girl Wins $25,000 For a Scientific Breakthrough That Could Lead to COVID-19 Cure | Good News Network

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With the impact of the pandemic continuing to spread far and wide, people around the world are waiting for news on a possible treatment for the virus. 

There’s good news on that front, as a 14-year-old girl from Texas has discovered a molecule that can selectively bind to the spike protein of the SARS-CoV-2. 

Binding and inhibiting this viral protein would potentially stop the virus entry into the cell, creating a viable drug target. 

For her breakthrough, eighth grader Anika Chebrolu has been named the winner of the 2020 3M Young Scientist Challenge—America’s premier middle school science competition. 

As part of her research, Frisco’s Anika screened millions of small molecules for drug-likeness properties, ADMET properties, and binding affinities against the spike protein using numerous software tools. 

The one molecule with the best pharmacological and biological activity towards the spike protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus was chosen as the lead molecule that can be a potential drug for the effective treatment of COVID-19.

According to a statement, she and the nine other finalists have spent the past few months working with a 3M scientist who acted as mentor and worked one-on-one to transform an idea from concept to physical prototype. 

Anika wasn’t initially planning on studying a coronavirus. After being stricken with a bad bout of flu last year, she was actually hoping to help find a cure for influenza. 

But then COVID-19 hit the globe, and she knew just what to focus her attention on.

For her work looking at spike proteins, Anika can now proudly call herself “America’s Top Young Scientist.” On top of a $25,000 gift for her award-winning work, she’s also going to receive a special destination trip. 

For this STEM hero, however, it’s not about the awards or the trips. “Science is the basis of life and the entire universe and we have a long way to go understand it fully,” she told Yahoo.

And this is just the beginning of Anika’s COVID-19 work. She explained, “how I develop this molecule further with the help of virologists and drug development specialists will determine the success of these efforts.”

Here’s at GNN, we’re wishing the Texas teen every success in her endeavors.

(WATCH Anika explain her fascinating research in the video below.)

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The ways in which excess sugar affects brain function | Dr. Joel Fuhrman

Food affects us in so many ways – physically, emotionally, intellectually and cognitively. In our society, high-fat, high-sugar foods, meat and alcohol are associated with celebration and comfort, but when we look at the scientific studies, we see overwhelming evidence that adhering to an unhealthy eating style, such as the standard American diet (SAD), has serious consequences.

In this post, we’ll look at one of the biggest culprits in the Western diet:1 added sugars. Regular and excessive consumption of sugar is associated with poorer cognitive function, increased risk of depression or dementia, or reduced brain volume.2-7  Even in short-term studies, detriments to learning, memory, or attention have been detected.


Western diet consumption and cognitive impairment: links to hippocampal dysfunction and obesity.

Diabetes, sugar-coated but harmful to the brain.

Diet-Induced Cognitive Deficits: The Role of Fat and Sugar, Potential Mechanisms and Nutritional Interventions.

Foods, nutrients, and the brain

Brain function, including learning, memory, mood, attention, processing speed, and motor function, is profoundly affected by the foods we eat. Over decades, a poor diet can impair brain health through nutrient insufficiencies, oxidative stress, inflammation, and vascular damage. This can lead to depression, dementia, or a decline in cognitive function. In contrast, vitamins, minerals, antioxidant nutrients, and other phytochemicals have protective effects.

Omega-3 fatty acids are structural components of brain cell membranes that influence learning, memory, and mood. Fast food and commercial baked goods are associated with depression,8 whereas vegetable, fruit, and phytochemical intake is associated with reduced risk of depression,9-12 and dietary interventions effective at improving mood and reducing depression symptoms.13-15It is true when they say, “good food, good mood.”

Neuroinflammation could underlie the deficits in attention, learning, and memory that are associated with a poor diet. There is growing consensus among researchers that pro-inflammatory diet components, such as added sugars and saturated fats, lead to insulin resistance, systemic inflammation, and neuroinflammation. The good news is that phytochemicals in vegetables and fruits may help to prevent or slow loss of cognitive function with age by lowering oxidative stress and inflammation.16-19

Related: Omega-3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA, are crucial for brain health through all stages of life
Related: Short-term dietary intervention improves depression symptoms
Position Paper: Treating Depression Naturally (free for members)


Diet quality and depression risk: A systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of prospective studies.

Is Psychological Well-Being Linked to the Consumption of Fruit and Vegetables?

A brief diet intervention can reduce symptoms of depression in young adults – A randomised controlled trial.

Food for thought: how nutrition impacts cognition and emotion.

Dietary intakes of berries and flavonoids in relation to cognitive decline.

Long-term intake of nuts in relation to cognitive function in older women.

The dangers of “junk foods”

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Source: The ways in which excess sugar affects brain function

COVID and the Medical System, Clinical Trials and News From WHO | Dr. Pam Popper

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How long do I have to take this pill? | Stephanie Spencer

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Have you ever been sitting in the exam room with your doctor as he or she is reviewing your lab work?  They discuss your health risks due to your weight/cholesterol/blood pressure/ blood sugar numbers and recommend starting or adding another pill since your attempted dietary changes thus far haven’t worked.  And you ask…

How long will I have to take this pill?

When you ask your doctor this question, you may notice a suppressed chuckle or a flash of surprise across their face.  That’s because they usually assume your underlying problem (heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure) will never, ever go away.  We will have to “manage” it for the rest of your life until you progress to a point where you need invasive procedures or suffer a life-altering event or injury such as a heart attack or stroke that can greatly diminish the quality of your life and your ability to care for yourself.   I’m a cardiac RN and I spent about 20 years in the field of “chronic disease management” caring for individuals suffering from heart failure.  And that’s the problem-we are so busy “managing” these diseases that everyone seems to have that we don’t focus on the cause of the problem (it’s the food), or even know that we can reverse the underlying conditions that cause these diseases.  Many in the medical field don’t even know that diseases like Type 2 diabetes and heart disease have been demonstrated to be reversible with a Whole Food Plant-Based Diet through many randomized controlled clinical trials published in the Lancet, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and many more. Through the work of Plant-Based Pioneers such as Dr’s T. Colin Campbell,  Caldwell Esselstyn, and Neal Barnard, I learned that many of these chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and Type 2 diabetes were frequently reversible on a Whole Food Plant-Based Diet.  But at the time, I wasn’t quite ready to switch to that diet myself because I figured my husband and I were “pretty healthy” and besides, I had three teenage aged boys in the house. Until one day, my husband came home from the doctor with blood work showing that he was in fact,  pre-diabetic. This was a huge wake-up call for me. I had spent my entire working life trying to “manage” patients who were frequently ill with what started as diabetes and just kept getting sicker and sicker until they could no longer care for themselves. I vowed that this would never happen to my husband.  So without waiting for anyone’s (meaning my kids’) blessing, I just quit purchasing meat and dairy at the store. And believe it or not, it really wasn’t that hard! We learned to eat a lot of exciting new ethnic food, incorporated fiber-filled whole grains and legumes in our diet, watched as the pounds fell off of our bodies and enjoyed never being hungry in between meals for the first time in our lives.  And after 4 months, we rechecked Paul’s blood-work and his pre-diabetes had been reversed!  After Paul’s massive health transformation, and realizing how easy it is to eat the food that makes us the healthiest, I obtained a Certification in Plant-Based Nutrition through the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies through Cornell University.  And now I want to be able to share this life-changing information with everyone!




World Doctors Alliance: “We Do Not Have A Medical Pandemic.” Fake News?

In Brief
  • The Facts: Formed under the “Corona Extra-Parliamentary Inquiry Committee,” an alliance of hundreds of doctors and scientists, the “World Doctors Alliance recently held a press conference sharing their views about the coronavirus.
  • Reflect On: Why are tens of thousands of doctors and scientists all over the world being ridiculed and in many cases censored for sharing their research and opinions?

What Happened: Once again, doctors and scientists are and have been sharing the opinion that COVID-19 should not be classified as a pandemic virus due to the fact that it’s, in their opinion, nowhere near as dangerous as big media is making it out to be.

An organization made up of well over 500 German doctors and scientists called “Corona Extra-Parliamentary Inquiry Committee” who share the same perception discussed in this article have also created the “World Doctors Alliance.” Not long ago they held a press  sharing their perspective.

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Source: World Doctors Alliance: “We Do Not Have A Medical Pandemic.” Fake News?

The Forbidden Chronicles: Former Chief Science Officer for Pfizer Says Second Wave Due to Fake Tests | Dr. Pam Popper, President, Wellness Forum Health

The Forbidden COVID-19 Chronicles
Former Chief Science Officer for Pfizer Says Second Wave Due to Fake Tests

Pamela A. Popper, President
Wellness Forum Health

According to Dr. Michael Yeadon, former Vice President and Chief Science Officer for Pfizer, almost all of the positive tests for COVID-19 are false positives, and current government policies and the restriction of constitutional rights are based on fake data. He says “the pandemic is fundamentally over.”

Yeadon and two co-authors wrote an article in which they report that deaths increased throughout the world in March and April and by the end of June had flattened and have remained that way. It is incessant testing of asymptomatic people and constant reporting of fake test results by the media that is keeping the pandemic alive, allowing government officials to continue their reign of tyranny, and causing people to remain fearful.

The authors also report that the survival rate for COVID-19 is 99.8%, which is similar to seasonal flu. In March and April Fauci was predicting a mortality rate 20-30 times higher, but his calculations were wildly incorrect. While fatal in certain susceptible people, the death rate overall is very low. The problem is that Fauci has never admitted that he was wrong, and continues to opine publicly based on erroneous assumptions.

Other highlights from the paper include:
COVID-19 is not “novel.”
While COVID-19 is a new coronavirus, there are currently four strains which circulate throughout the world that cause the common cold and all “have striking sequence similarity to the new coronavirus.”

A significant percentage of the population is already immune.
Much of the population already has antibodies to COVID or T-cell immunity due to prior exposure to other coronaviruses. Yeardon et al report that “Responses to COVID-19 have been shown in dozens of blood samples taken from donors before the new virus arrived.”

Only 15-25% of the population needs to be infected in order to achieve herd immunity.
This is due to the fact that at least 30% of the population already had immunological recognition of the new virus even before it arrived.

Herd immunity has likely been achieved in the U.S.
Assuming 200,000 deaths and a survival rate of 99.8%, for every person who died there are 400 who lived. This means that 80 million Americans, or about 27% of the population has been infected, enough to cause herd immunity.

Regarding tests, more than half of the positives are likely false.
Since PCR tests detect partial RNA sequences and not intact virus, a true positive does not mean the person is infected with COVID-19. The test can detect a small fragment of dead virus from an old infection that cannot make the person sick, cannot be transmitted, and cannot make anyone else sick either. In fact, research shows that some people remain PCR-positive even after the ability to culture virus from swabs has disappeared.

Neil Ferguson’s model was wrong.
According to Dr. Yeadon, “no serious scientist gives any validity” to Ferguson’s model, which predicted that there would be 2.2 million deaths in the U.S. (even with forged death certificates the death count is 200,000); and 100,000 deaths in Sweden by June (as of October there are 5800).

The lockdowns have not changed outcomes.
In comparing government responses, it is clear that death rates were not impacted by human intervention. For example, Sweden did not lockdown and its death rate is similar to the UK, which had some of the most severe restrictions in the world. Sweden also has a lower per capita death rate than the U.S. and did not close bars, restaurants, sports, most schools, or movie theaters and never ordered its citizens to wear masks.

Conclusion: Any “second wave” will be manufactured by the government, as will any justification for lockdowns.

Dr. Mike Yeadon: Government are using a Covid-19 test with undeclared false positive rates.

Paul Kirkham, Dr. Mike Yeadon, Barry Thomas. “How Likely is a Second Wave?”
Lockdown Skeptics September 8 2020

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COVID Operation is the story of how the COVID-19 Hoax began, who the major players are, and how the plan was executed. It’s a disturbing account of how easy it is to take control of people who assume that they will continue to enjoy freedom without holding government, the media, and many others accountable.

The most consequential thing to happen in the world since World War II, this event has been perpetrated by a wide network of enemies of the people who have managed to disguise themselves as public servants, health professionals, and founders and heads of global non-profits. They are everywhere, they are incredibly rich, they are powerful, and they are intent on getting their way.

The human race is not in danger of extinction from COVID-19. Humans – all of us – are in danger of having our lives controlled by these people who took our liberties and freedoms away in a matter of weeks.

With knowledge comes power, and our hope is that the information in this book will motivate masses of people to reject what is often referred to as “the new normal,” to  do whatever is required to take back their lives, and to ensure that future generations will live free. 

Pamela A, Popper is an internationally recognized expert on nutrition, medicine and health; and the founder and Executive Director of Wellness Forum Health.  Pam has been featured in many widely distributed documentaries, including Processed People, Making a Killing, Food choices, and Diet Fiction, and appeared in the acclaimed documentary Forks Over Knives, which played in major theaters throughout North America in 2011. She is one of the co-authors of the companion book which was on the New York Times bestseller list for 66 weeks. She is the author of Food Over Medicine: The Conversation That Can Save Your Life.

Shane D. Prier received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Idaho in 1999. While at the university, he was involved with research projects which were eventually published in a prestigious scientific journal. 

Shane transitioned to a career in the financial industry and became a Wealth Manager and Private Client Advisor in 2003. During his 16-year career, he managed over $100,000,000 in assets for his clients.

This May Be the Untold Secret to Longevity (Hint: It’s Not Only What You Eat) – Blue Zones

By Dan Buettner

Twelve years ago, Blue Zones became an instant bestseller not because it discovered a miracle diet or pill to live a longer life, but revealed, from the world’s longest-lived people that purpose, good social connectedness, and daily rituals to help us unwind were much more powerful than we thought. 


Now, Marta Zaraska, in her powerful new book, Growing Young: How Friendship, Optimism, and Kindness Can Help You Live to 100, unpacks these “soft drivers” of health, showing us why they are more important than the marketer’s panacea, diet-and-exercise. 

I interviewed Marta from her home in Paris (from Santa Barbara).  I found her answers enlightening. —Dan Buettner

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Source: This May Be the Untold Secret to Longevity (Hint: It’s Not Only What You Eat) – Blue Zones

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What’s Wrong With Eating Fish? with Will Tuttle, Ph.D. | The Real Truth About Health

Dr. Will Tuttle is an award-winning speaker, educator, author, and musician. His music, writings, and presentations focus on compassion, intuition, meditation, social justice, and creativity. Creator of the best-selling The World Peace Diet as well as over a dozen other books and CDs, Dr. Tuttle presents regularly at conferences, retreats, and events throughout North America and worldwide.

A former Zen monk with a Ph.D. in education from U.C., Berkeley, he has worked extensively exploring and promoting intuition development, nonviolent living, meditation, healing music, creativity, holistic health, animal liberation, and cultural evolution. Traveling globally with his spouse Madeleine, a visionary artist from Switzerland, he present lectures and concerts of original uplifting piano music, often accompanied by Madeleine’s watercolor paintings and silver flute.In centers, he typically presents the morning special music, meditation, and message and later gives an educational seminar on developing intuition, as well as a concert of original music, “”Piano Passion.”” These are intended to generate inspiration for personal and planetary healing.

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The Health Benefits Of Integrative Medicine And The First 2 Steps To Leading Your Healthiest Life | by Dr. Sunil Pai, M.D.

Dr. Sunil Pai, MD is internationally recognized as an expert in Integrative Medicine, author, radio host, health activist/influencer and thought a leader in the wellness industry. After his residency in Family Medicine at the University of New Mexico he became Board Certified in Family Medicine. He was one of the first physicians 18 years ago and youngest in the U.S. to become a Fellow of the Program in Integrative Medicine at University of Arizona (Class 2002) directed by Dr. Andrew Weil, the “father” of Integrative Medicine. Dr. Pai also became one of the first Board Certified MD’s in Holistic Integrative Medicine in the U.S.

Check out his website: https://sanjevani.net/ 

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Thirty 30-Minute Meals That Are Plant-Based | Forks Over Knives

Healthy, delicious dinners don’t have to be time-consuming. Whip up a quick dish in no time with one of these healthy 30-minute recipes!

On busy weeknights, 30-minute meals are all that many of us have time to make. But it can be a challenge to come up with enough quick and tasty dishes to keep from getting bored. To expand your repertoire of speedy, satisfying recipes, here are some of our most popular 30-minute meals. An added bonus: All these lunch and dinner recipes are totally free of cholesterol and oil, meaning they’re as health-boosting as they are time-saving. Whip one up today!

Source: Thirty 30-Minute Meals That Are Plant-Based | Forks Over Knives