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Flies sleep when need arises to adapt to new situations

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

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Air pollution, racial disparities and COVID-19 mortality

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

Columbia Projections Suggest Potential Late May Rebound in COVID-19 Infections and Deaths as States Reopen

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

Shaman’s Columbia

Repurposing existing drugs for COVID-19 a more rapid alternative to a vaccine, say researchers

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

Mindfulness can help you stop procrastinating while working from home

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

Study Finds Breathing and Talking Contribute to COVID-19 Spread

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)

Risk Analysis

Middle Age May Be Much More Stressful Now Than in the '90s

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

American Psychologist

Study finds that uploading photos to social media leaves self-image starving

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

Intel from an Outpatient COVID-19 Clinic

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

Are We Speaking the Same Mental Health Language?

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

Sky-High Surprise Bills From Air Ambulance Flights Possible for Many Patients

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

Bioethicist calls out unproven and unlicensed 'stem cell treatments' for COVID-19

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

Preparing Pets for Post-Quarantine Life

– Cornell University

Science News

Ancient DNA paints genetic portrait of Andes civilisations

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


Prehistoric sea creatures evolved pebble-shaped teeth to crush shellfish

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

Scientific Reports

Pangolins may possess evolutionary advantage against coronavirus

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

Frontiers in Immunology

Telescopes and Spacecraft Join Forces to Probe Deep into Jupiter's Atmosphere

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

More Berries, Apples and Tea May Have Protective Benefits Against Alzheimer’s

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

Simulations Forecast Nationwide Increase in Human Exposure to Extreme Climate Events

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

Business News

Firms Perceived to Fake Social Responsibility Become Targets for Hackers, Study Shows

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

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