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Study Finds Artisanal CBD Not as Effective as Pharmaceutical CBD for Reducing Seizures

Children and teens with epilepsy who were treated with pharmaceutical cannabidiol (CBD) had much better seizure control than those who were treated with artisanal CBD, according to a preliminary study to be presented at the American Academy of Neurol...

– American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

American Academy of Neurology’s 72nd Annual Meeting, April 25 to May 1, 2020 Toronto, Canada

Embargo expired on 27-Feb-2020 at 16:00 ET


When Should You Eat to Manage Your Weight? Breakfast, Not Late-Night Snacks

The balance between weight gain and weight gain loss is predominantly determined by what you eat, how much you eat, and by how much exercise you get. But another important factor is often neglected…

– PLOS

PLoS Biol 18(2): e3000622


Study sheds light on how a drug being tested in COVID-19 patients works

As hospitalized COVID-19 patients undergo experimental therapy, research published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry explains how the drug, remdesivir, stops replication in coronaviruses.

– American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

Journal of Biological Chemistry


Skin and non-adhesive cells on the skin’s surface found to play pivotal role in the formation of fingers and toes

Human fingers are sculpted from a primitive pad-like structure during embryonic development. Sometimes, this process goes awry and babies are born with fused fingers or toes. A new study from the University of California, Irvine reveals new factors i...

– University of California, Irvine

Developmental Cell; R01AR44882, R21AR069962, DMS1763272, U01AR073159, RPB 203478


Multi-sensor Band Quickly and Simply Records Subtle Changes in Patients with MS

An international team of scientists, led by UC San Diego researchers, has developed a new, multi-sensor tool that measures subtle changes in multiple sclerosis patients, allowing physicians to more frequently and more quickly respond to changes in sy...

– University of California San Diego Health

Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology


Expert who studies history of epidemics: ‘Panic may be the worst possible response’

– Virginia Tech


VP as Coronavirus Point Person Unprecedented, Dangerous

– University of Delaware


Science News


Study shows rapid sea level rise along Atlantic coast of North America in 18th century

The study, led by the University of York, found evidence for a period of enhanced pre-industrial sea-level rise of about two to three millimetres per year in three locations: Nova Scotia, Maine and Connecticut.

– University of York

Geophysical Research Letters


'Surfing attack' hacks Siri, Google with ultrasonic waves

Using ultrasound waves propagating through a solid surface, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis were able to read text messages and make fraudulent calls on a cellphone sitting on a desk up to 30 feet away.

– Washington University in St. Louis

Network and Distributed Systems Security (NDSS) Symposium 2020; CNS1950171; CNS-1949753; CNS-1916926; CNS-1837519


Large exoplanet could have the right conditions for life

Astronomers have found an exoplanet more than twice the size of Earth to be potentially habitable, opening the search for life to planets significantly larger than Earth but smaller than Neptune.

– University of Cambridge

Astrophysical Journal Letters


Naked mole rats migrate above ground with no help from the moon

A new study published in the African Journal of Ecology considers the role of the moon in driving a particularly rare occurrence: the solo journey of a naked mole rat from one underground colony to start a new one.

– Washington University in St. Louis

African Journal of Ecology


Machine learning reveals earth tremor and slip occur continuously, not intermittently

Applying deep learning to seismic data has revealed tremor and slip occur at all times—before and after known large-scale slow-slip earthquakes—rather than intermittently in discrete bursts, as previously believed.

– Los Alamos National Laboratory

Geophysical Research Letters


As Oceans Warm, Fish Flee

New research shows that nations in the tropics are especially vulnerable to the loss of fish species due to climate change. But none of the 127 international fisheries agreements have language that prepares countries for the exits of stock, climate c...

– University of Delaware

Nature Sustainability


Lifestyle & Social Sciences


Study: Corporate tax incentives do more harm than good to states

A study of tax incentives aimed at attracting and retaining businesses finds that the vast majority of these incentives ultimately leave states worse off than if they had done nothing.

– North Carolina State University

Public Administration Review


FAU Poll Shows Florida Democrats, Republicans and Independents Concerned About Impact of Climate Change on Future Generations

Floridians from all major political parties believe climate change is real and are concerned about its impact on future generations in the state, according to the second Florida Climate Resilience Survey.

– Florida Atlantic University

Florida Climate Resilience Survey


Business News


Telecommuting Found to Have Little Impact on Corporate Careers

Telecommuting has long carried a stigma that employees who work remotely have difficulties rising in their career. New research from the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute finds that the reality is more positive than previ...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Journal of Vocational Behavior, Feb 2020

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