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Diabetes reversed in mice with genetically edited stem cells derived from patients

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have used induced pluripotent stem cells produced from the skin of a patient with a rare, genetic form of insulin-dependent diabetes, transformed the stem cells into insulin-produci...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Science Translational Medicine, April 22, 2020

Embargo expired on 22-Apr-2020 at 14:00 ET

Key nose cells identified as likely COVID-19 virus entry points

Two specific cell types in the nose have been identified as likely initial infection points for COVID-19 coronavirus. Scientists discovered that goblet and ciliated cells in the nose have high levels of the entry proteins that the COVID-19 virus uses...

– Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Nature Medicine

Inappropriate Diagnoses

A postmortem exam of the brain remains the gold standard for diagnosing chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, the neurodegenerative brain disease believed to arise from repeated hits to the head. Yet a small but by no means trivial number of form...

– Harvard Medical School

Annals of Neurology

Continued CO2 Emissions Will Impair Cognition

New CU Boulder research finds that an anticipated rise in carbon dioxide concentrations in our indoor living and working spaces by the year 2100 could lead to impaired human cognition.

– University of Colorado Boulder

GeoHealth; 10.1029/2019GH000237

Spinal Cord Injury Increases Risk for Mental Health Disorders

A new study finds adults with traumatic spinal cord injury are at an increased risk of developing mental health disorders and secondary chronic diseases compared to adults without the condition.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Mayo Clinic Proceedings; Craig H. Neilsen Foundation

When Ventilators Don’t Help COVID-19 Patients, This Might


– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Air quality and wellbeing during Covid-19 lockdown

COVID-19 has devastated lives and communities and will have a horrendous impact on the economy, but it has also revealed some environmental truths that we as humans may not want to hear. Lockdown is showing us that our lifestyles, in the main our rel...

– University of Warwick

Science News

The Best Material for Homemade Face Masks May Be a Combination of Two Fabrics

Researchers report in ACS Nano that a combination of cotton with natural silk or chiffon can effectively filter out aerosol particles –– if the fit is good.

– American Chemical Society (ACS)

ACS Nano

Embargo expired on 24-Apr-2020 at 08:00 ET

More Protections Needed to Safeguard Biodiversity in the Southern Ocean

Current marine protected areas in the Southern Ocean need to be at least doubled to adequately safeguard the biodiversity of the Antarctic, according to a new CU Boulder study.

– University of Colorado Boulder


Embargo expired on 22-Apr-2020 at 14:00 ET

North Atlantic right whales are in much poorer condition than Southern right whale

New research by an international team of scientists reveals that endangered North Atlantic right whales are in much poorer body condition than their counterparts in the southern hemisphere.

– Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Marine Ecology Progress Series

Researchers use ‘hot Jupiter’ data to mine exoplanet chemistry

After spotting a curious pattern in scientific papers – they described exoplanets as being cooler than expected – Cornell University astronomers have improved a mathematical model to accurately gauge the temperatures of planets from solar systems...

– Cornell University

The Astrophysical Journal Letters, April 2020

Hubble Marks 30 Years in Space with Tapestry of Blazing Starbirth

A colorful image resembling a cosmic version of an undersea world teeming with stars is being released to commemorate the Hubble Space Telescope's 30 years of viewing the wonders of space.

– Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

Unique System for Using UVC Light to Sterilize Masks in Bulk Developed at Rensselaer

The shortage of critical personal protective equipment (PPE) has been a persistent problem for medical and other front-line workers as they battle the COVID-19 pandemic at close range day after day. A team of researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Ins...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Lifestyle & Social Sciences

The Downside of Feeling Prepared

Feeling prepared and confident about a job interview you have tomorrow is great. But a new study suggests that you may bring that sense of confidence into other parts of your life for which you might not be nearly so prepared.

– Ohio State University

Journal of Experimental Social Psychology

Business News

COVID-19 U.S. Employment Shocks Likely Larger Than Great Depression

The U.S. is likely to see a near-term 24% drop in employment, 17% percent drop in wages, and 22% drop in economic activity as a result of the COVID-19 crisis according to a new study. These impacts will be very unevenly distributed, with the bottom q...

– Santa Fe Institute

CEPR COVID Economics

A Love for Leadership, a ‘Meh’ for Management: Fair?

Leadership and management: synonymous? Nope. Both are associated with defining behaviors, and research shows which are consistently seen more positively. But organizations need both leaders and managers to function. Here’s how to ensure the right p...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business





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