by Essence Dennis |Staff Writer|
Mexico has legalized vigilantes after they captured a cartel leader. The self-appointed group of citizens captured “four top leaders” from the drug cartel known as “Knights Templar.” The government allowed the group to become part of a civilian group referred to as “Rural Defense Corps.” “I believe this is a really positive thing that’s happening in Mexico, the cartels are a big problem and the police (that aren’t corrupt) need help,” said student Miguel Rincon Jr.
Sloth fur has been found to have a type of fungi that carries anti-parasitic, anti-cancer and anti-bacterial bio-activity. “This is really cool, the fact that sloths have been here for so long and we’re finally finding something so amazing to help people with life altering diseases is wonderful,” said student Tasha Hogan. Diseases create issues on the population’s health, such as malaria and other diseases usually found in tropical regions. These diseases are affecting people by the millions every year according to plosone.org, which is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access online publication of scientific journals.
The Salvation Army has a multitude of charges which range from locking young boys in cages for a number of days, physical abuse, and sexual abuse on the children who were in the salvation army homes from the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s. “It’s about time they were exposed on all the wrong things they’ve been doing,” said student Celeste Youngblood. The Salvation Army leaders failed to fire the men, and instead moved the officers to different homes.
New Stem Cell Discovery (Jan. 29)
Japanese researchers claim that blood cells can be transformed into stem cells by “dipping blood cells into acid,” according to bbc.co.uk. Studies shocking the blood cells with acid causes them to morph into stem cells. This discovery was made using mouse blood cells and scientists are now searching ways to regenerate the same results with human blood cells. “Finding new ways to grow these cells without the use of an embryo gives science the opportunity to go forward without the consequences of ethics,” said student Sarah Patterson. “Finding new ways to grow these cells without the use of an embryo gives science the opportunity to go forward without the consequences of ethics,” stated student Sarah Patterson.
Dedicated Doctor walks six miles to perform life saving brain surgery (Jan. 30)
Dr. Zenko Hrynkiw walked through a snowstorm in Alabama that had already caused the death of five people to perform life saving brain surgery, according to blog.al.com. Hrynkiw was able to get in contact with Steve Davis, the on-charge nurse at Trinity and told him that he was walking through the storm. Davis shortly called police to find the doctor in the snow. “I would call him a true doctor, a doctor whose first priority is his patients,” said student Josiah McLoud.