As COVID-19 testing becomes more widely available, it's vital that health care providers and public health officials understand its limits and the impact false results can have on efforts to curb the pandemic.
A special article published in Mayo Cli...
– Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic Proceedings Embargo expired on 09-Apr-2020 at 14:30 ET
Novel 'learning while doing' clinical trial approach called REMAP helps doctors find the optimal trade-off between quickly adopting new therapies during a pandemic, such as the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine, and waiting until they are tested ...
– Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh
Annals of the American Thoracic Society; FP7-HEALTH-2013-INNOVATION-1 (602525); APP1101719 ; 16/631; 158584; no numbers; no numbers
Some types of gut bacteria are better than others at stimulating certain immune cells, specifically CD8+ T cells. And while these CD8+ T cells normally help protect the body against cancer, overstimulating them may promote inflammation and exhaust th...
– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan
Researchers from Cambridge, UK, and Germany have reconstructed the early "evolutionary paths" of COVID-19 in humans - as infection spread from Wuhan out to Europe and North America - using genetic network techniques.
– University of Cambridge
Jean and Peter Medawar wrote in 1977 that a virus is "simply a piece of bad news wrapped up in proteins." The "bad news" in the SARS-CoV-2 case is the new coronavirus carries its mysterious genome in the form of a very long ribonucleic acid (RNA) mol...
– Institute for Basic Science
Researchers have identified the most common clinical characteristics of 109 patients with COVID-19 related pneumonia who died in Wuhan, China in the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new study published online in the Annals of ...
– American Thoracic Society (ATS)
Annals of the American Thoracic Society
Canada institutions are pooling their scientific expertise to develop an extraordinary immunization program using passive plasma to fight COVID-19.
– Universite de Montreal
CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation
As the COVID crisis continues to test the capacity of the healthcare system, what interventions are necessary to turn the tide of new infections, will the relief package have an impact, and how will a prolonged shutdown affect our economy?
Social media should be used to chart the economic impact and recovery of businesses in countries affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research published in Nature Communications.
– University of Bristol
Bioengineers have created a blood-drawing robot that performed as well or better than technicians. The device could increase blood draw success from difficult- to-find veins and allow healthcare workers more time to treat patients.
– National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
TECHNOLOGY, Feb-2020; EB020036
They say variety is the spice of life, and now new discoveries from Johns Hopkins researchers suggest that a certain elemental ‘variety’—sulfur—is indeed a ‘spice’ that can perhaps point to signs of life.
– Johns Hopkins University
Nature Astronomy, April-2020
Just like we orbit the sun and the moon orbits us, the Milky Way has satellite galaxies with their own satellites. Drawing from data on those galactic neighbors, a new model suggests the Milky Way should have an additional 100 or so very faint satell...
– SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Scientists will use NASA's James Webb Space Telescope study three mysterious, cold, dense clouds where high-mass stars form.
– Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)
In 2019, Americans used less energy than in 2018, according to the most recent energy flow charts released by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).
– Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
A new survey of people who inject illicit drugs in the state of Washington yields positive and important findings for policy makers as the world struggles to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, said authors of the survey by the University of Washington ...
– University of Washington
Syringe Exchange Health Survey Embargo expired on 10-Apr-2020 at 08:00 ET
The way students view their own intelligence – their mindset – is a strong determining factor for academic performance.
– University of Georgia
CBE-Life Sciences Education
While researchers have suggested that individuals who base their self-worth on their financial success often feel lonely in everyday life, a newly published study by the University at Buffalo and Harvard Business School has taken initial steps to bet...
– University at Buffalo
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
Most people weren't prepared for a financial emergency before the pandemic hit. Financial success expert offers tips on how to alleviate financial stress now.
– Creighton University
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of students nationwide are now – or soon will be – taking classes online.
– Texas State University
From Steve Jobs to Mark Zuckerberg, the stories of prosperous, young innovators drive the American economic narrative. However, the truth is that older business entrepreneurs may be just as well suited to success. And older women are far more success...
– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
Journal of Business Venturing
The science of collective intelligence is clear: a positive emotional state enables the highest levels of performance. How do we reach that in the midst of social distancing and the anxiety the COVID-19 pandemic breeds? Here: practical steps to creat...
– University of Virginia Darden School of Business