Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that flies sleep more when they can't fly, possibly because sleeping helps them adapt to a challenging new situation.
– Washington University in St. Louis
Science Advances, May-2020; 5R01NS051305-14; 5R01NS076980-08; S1OD21629-01A1 Embargo expired on 08-May-2020 at 14:00 ET
The combination of higher exposure to air pollution and pre-existing health disparities is contributing to higher mortality among minority populations during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to experts at Cincinnati Children's.
– Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, May-2020
The latest data modeling projections by Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health scientists estimate that, nationally, new COVID-19 cases and deaths will rebound in late May, as states ease stay-at-home orders and social contacts increase....
– Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health
Repurposing existing medicines focused on known drug targets is likely to offer a more rapid hope of tackling COVID-19 than developing and manufacturing a vaccine, argue an international team of scientists in the British Journal of Pharmacology today...
– University of Cambridge
British Journal of Pharmacology
In addition to the stress of the global pandemic, working remotely could make people work inefficiently. According to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York, practicing mindfulness may decrease levels of procrastination...
– Binghamton University, State University of New York
Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice
Current knowledge about the role of aerosols in the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 warrants urgent attention. Current guidance and public health information has slowly shifted focus towards aerosols as a transmission pathway - predominantly associated wi...
– Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)
If life feels more stressful now than it did a few decades ago, you're not alone. Even before the novel coronavirus started sweeping the globe, a new study found that life may be more stressful now than it was in the 1990s.
– Penn State University
By: Mark Blackwell Thomas | Published: May 6, 2020 | 1:03 pm | SHARE: Editing and uploading those flattering selfies in the hopes of appearing your best actually leaves you feeling worse and increases the risk of an eating disorder, Florida Sta...
– Florida State University
International Journal of Eating Disorders
A new report offers insights that can help clinicians distinguish between patients with COVID-19 infections and those with other conditions that may mimic COVID-19 symptoms.
– Harvard Medical School
Mayo Clinic Proceedings
There is a disconnect between the way some top mental health organizations describe African American mental health problems and the way African Americans describe them, a University of Georgia researcher has found.
– University of Georgia
Health & Social Work
When an emergency dispatcher calls for a helicopter to fly a critically ill patient to a hospital, they don’t have time to check whether they take the patient’s insurance. But after those patients land, 72% of them could face a potential “surpr...
– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan
Health Affairs, May 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its third month, businesses in the United States are marketing unlicensed and unproven stem-cell-based "therapies" and exosome products that claim to prevent or treat the disease. In Cell Stem Cell on May 5, bioethicis...
– Cell Press
Cell Stem Cell
– Cornell University
An international team of researchers including the University of Adelaide, has completed the first large-scale study of DNA belonging to ancient humans of the central Andes in South America and found early genetic differences between groups of nearby...
– University of Adelaide
As bad as things might seem here in 2020, they could be worse: we could be living 252 million years ago during the Permian mass extinction.
– Field Museum
Similar to how a smoke detector sounds off an alarm, certain genes sense when a virus enters the body, alerting of an intruder and triggering an immune response in most mammals.
Frontiers in Immunology
Thanks to the teamwork of the Hubble Space Telescope, the Gemini Observatory, and the Juno spacecraft, scientists are able to probe deep into Jupiter's storm systems and investigate sources of lightning outbursts, map cyclonic vortices, and unravel t...
– Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)
The Astrophysical Journal Supplements, Apr-2020
Older adults with low intake of foods and drinks containing flavonoids, such as berries, apples, and tea, were more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias over 20 years, compared with people who consumed more of those items, ac...
– Tufts University
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, nqaa079; R01AG008122; R56AG062109; R01AG016495; R01NS017940
Using ORNL’s now-decommissioned Titan supercomputer, a team of researchers estimated the combined consequences of many different extreme climate events at the county level, a unique approach that provided unprecedented regional and national climate...
– Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Earth's Future, Mar-2020
What corporate leaders may not realize is that strides they are making toward social responsibility may be placing a proverbial target on their backs — if their efforts appear to be disingenuous, according to new research from the University of Not...
– University of Notre Dame
Information Systems Research