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Medical News

COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Shows Promise in First Peer-Reviewed Research

A potential COVID-19 vaccine, delivered by microscopic needles, produces antibodies specific to the virus when tested in mice. This is the first peer-reviewed paper describing a COVID-19 vaccine candidate. The next step is a human clinical trial.

– Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

EBioMedicine; R21-AI114264; R01-AR074285, R01-AR071277, R01-AR068249; T32-CA175294

Embargo expired on 02-Apr-2020 at 11:00 ET

New blood test can detect wide range of cancers, now available to at risk individuals in clinical study at Dana-Farber

In a study involving thousands of participants, a new blood test detected more than 50 types of cancer as well as their location within the body with a high degree of accuracy, according to an international team of researchers led by Dana-Farber Canc...

– Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Annals of Oncology

Embargo expired on 30-Mar-2020 at 19:00 ET

Experimental AI Tool Predicts Which Patients with Pandemic Virus Will Develop Serious Respiratory Disease

An artificial intelligence tool accurately predicted which patients newly infected with the COVID-19 virus would go on to develop severe respiratory disease, a new study has found.

– New York University

Computers, Materials, and Continua

Embargo expired on 30-Mar-2020 at 11:00 ET

Digestive Symptoms Present in Mild COVID-19 Disease, Sometimes Without Fever

A new study published in pre-print by The American Journal of Gastroenterology is the first analysis of gastrointestinal symptoms reported by COVID-19 patients with mild disease rather than those with moderate or critical illness and finds a unique s...

– American Journal of Gastroenterology

The American Journal of Gastroenterology

Teen marijuana use boosts risk of adult insomnia

A new study of more than 1,800 adult twins found that individuals who started using cannabis regularly before age 18 were far more likely to suffer insomnia and sleep fewer than six hours per night as adults.

– University of Colorado Boulder


Science News

Researchers Find Apelike Brain in Human Ancestor

New research from a team of anthropologists has found that a species widely accepted to be an ancestor to humans had a brain with characteristics of apes.

– Florida State University

Science Advances

Embargo expired on 01-Apr-2020 at 14:00 ET

Hubble Finds Best Evidence for Elusive Mid-Sized Black Hole

A team of astronomers have found the best evidence yet that the culprit in a stellar homicide is a mid-sized black hole, the long-sought "missing link" in the black hole family. Multiple lines of evidence pointed to the elusive type of black hole, in...

– Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

The Astophysical Journal Letters, Mar-2020

Breakthrough in Slaughter-Free Steak Production

Israeli researchers have achieved a breakthrough in the production of cultivated meat grown outside an animal’s body. The researchers from the Technion and Aleph Farms found that it is possible to use readily available and economically efficient so...

– American Technion Society

Nature Food, May 30-2020

Lifestyle & Social Sciences

Republican Governors Delayed Key COVID-19 Social Distancing Measures

New research by the University of Washington examines factors that contributed to decision-making by governors in all 50 states to combat the novel coronavirus.

– University of Washington


FSU study finds no media bias when it comes to story selection

By: Mark Blackwell Thomas | Published: April 1, 2020 | 11:22 am | SHARE: For as long as there have been news media, there have been allegations that journalists are biased and slant stories to fit their views. While many studies have explored this is...

– Florida State University

Science Advances

In politics and pandemics, Russian trolls use fear, anger to drive clicks

A new analysis of more than 2,500 fake ads posted by the Russian troll factory, the Internet Research Agency, shows fear and anger work remarkably well to draw clicks. With the 2020 election approaching and the COVID-19 pandemic wearing on, the troll...

– University of Colorado Boulder

Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly





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