Despite decades in government, Joe Biden remains less sharply defined to voters than previous presidential nominees.
Suddenly, it’s not just Biden and Trump. The selection of Kamala Harris, said Jeff Roe, the prominent Republican strategist who was Sen. Ted Cruz’s chief strategist in 2018, “puts their campaign and direction of the party in play.”
“Look back four years ago, people had a pretty clear view of Hillary Clinton — it wasn’t always positive,” said Jeff Link, a veteran Democratic strategist who has studied voters who flipped from Barack Obama to Trump in 2016. “So, Tim Kaine’s attributes never rose to the level of their information about Hillary.”
Weeds sprout through the pavement, predators prowl the back streets, and outnumbered humans are prey. It’s a scene from countless post-apocalyptic films and TV shows where the animals have taken over.
In the months that people have been sheltering in place to slow the spread of COVID-19, some claim that wildlife are encroaching on urban and suburban places where they haven’t been before. But wildlife and animal experts say they’ve always been there. You just weren’t around to see them.
These are often animals searching for food in temporarily empty spaces, said Patrick Snickles of the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
Rapidly rising water overtook dams and forced the evacuation of about 10,000 people in central Michigan, where the governor said one downtown could be “under approximately 9 feet of water” by Wednesday. For the second time in less than 24 hours, families living along the Tittabawassee River and connected lakes in Midland County were ordered to leave home.
The National Weather Service on Tuesday evening urged anyone near the river to seek higher ground following “castastrophic dam failures” at the Edenville Dam, about 140 miles north of Detroit and the Sanford Dam, about seven miles downriver.
The Tittabawassee River was at 30.5 feet and rising Tuesday night — flood stage is 24 feet. The river rose another four feet by Wednesday morning, to 34.4 feet in Midland. According to the National Weather Service, the height has set a new record for the river, beating the previous record of 33.9 feet set during flooding in 1986.
But understanding the biology of ageing, and knowing the genes and proteins involved in these processes, will help us increase our “healthspan” – the period that people can live in a healthy and productive state, without age-related diseases.
In a recent study, our team identified a novel anti-ageing protein, called Gaf1. We found that Gaf1 controls protein metabolism, a process that has been implicated in ageing and disease. We also found that without Gaf1, cells have a shorter lifespan.