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Saturday, May 16, 2020

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Medical News

Mouthwash Could Be a Promising Weapon in the Fight Against Coronavirus Transmission

Readily available dental mouthwashes have the potential to destroy the lipid envelope of coronaviruses, combating virus replication in the mouth and throat. The findings are presented in a new review article published today in Function, concluding th...

– American Physiological Society (APS)


Embargo expired on 14-May-2020 at 07:00 ET

Mouthwash should be evaluated for its ability to inactivate coronavirus

– American Physiological Society (APS)

Embargo expired on 14-May-2020 at 07:00 ET

Excess coffee consumption a culprit for poor health

Cappuccino, latte or short black, coffee is one of the most commonly consumed drinks in the world. But whether it’s good or bad for your health can be clarified by genetics, as a world-first study from the University of South Australia’s Australi...

– University of South Australia

Clinical Nutrition

Study confirms cats can become infected with and may transmit COVID-19 to other cats

In a study published today (May 13, 2020) in the New England Journal of Medicine, scientists in the U.S. and Japan report that in the laboratory, cats can readily become infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and may be able to pas...

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

New England Journal of Medicine May 13, 2020

Absence makes the brain grow fonder, study shows

A new brain imaging study of prairie voles—which are among only about 5% of mammalian species besides humans who mate for life —found that when it comes to forming bonds, longing for one another may be as important as being together. The study al...

– University of Colorado Boulder

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciencess, May, 2020

Why have nursing homes been hit harder by the coronavirus, and should you remove your relative?

– University of Michigan

Science News

Global Cooling Event 4,200 Years Ago Spurred Rice’s Evolution, Spread Across Asia

A major global cooling event that occurred 4,200 years ago may have led to the evolution of new rice varieties and the spread of rice into both northern and southern Asia, an international team of researchers has found.

– New York University

Nature Plants, May 15; IOS-1546218

Embargo expired on 15-May-2020 at 11:00 ET

Planetary Exploration Rover Avoids Sand Traps with “Rear Rotator Pedaling”

Built with wheeled appendages that can be lifted and wheels able to wiggle, a new robot known as the “Mini Rover” has developed and tested complex locomotion techniques robust enough to help it climb hills covered with granular material – and a...

– Georgia Institute of Technology

Science Robotics; W911NF-18-1-0120; NNX15AR21G

Embargo expired on 13-May-2020 at 14:00 ET

Can’t Touch This! Video Shows Blacktip Sharks Use Shallow Water to Flee Huge Predators

Aerial drone footage provides the first evidence of adult blacktip sharks using shallow waters as a refuge from a huge predator – the great hammerhead. Before this study, documentation of adult sharks swimming in shallower waters to avoid predation...

– Florida Atlantic University

Journal Fish Biology

Lifestyle & Social Sciences

A Brave New Virtual World of Work?

The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in remote work on an unprecedented scale. Elizabeth Lyons, an assistant professor of management at UC San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy, predicts this sudden transition to virtual will create a "new ...

– University of California San Diego





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