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Patients with COVID-19 may develop thyroid infection

COVID-19 infection may cause subacute thyroiditis, according to a new case study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

– Endocrine Society

The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism

Embargo expired on 21-May-2020 at 09:00 ET

Rolling 50/30 day cycle of lockdown and relaxation could be a useful option for managing COVID-19, model suggests

An alternating cycle of 50 days of strict lockdown followed by 30 days of easing could be an effective strategy for reducing the number of COVID-19-related deaths and admissions to intensive care units, say an international team of researchers.

– University of Cambridge

European Journal of Epidemiology

Embargo expired on 19-May-2020 at 19:00 ET

The Lancet: First human trial of COVID-19 vaccine finds it is safe and induces rapid immune response

The first COVID-19 vaccine to reach phase 1 clinical trial has been found to be safe, well-tolerated, and able to generate an immune response against SARS-CoV-2 in humans, according to new research published in The Lancet.

– Lancet

The Lancet

Placentas from COVID-19-positive pregnant women show injury

he placentas from 16 women who tested positive for COVID-19 while pregnant showed evidence of injury, according to pathological exams completed directly following birth, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study.

– Northwestern University

American Journal of Clinical Pathology

Blood test could predict diabetes years before it strikes

Scientists have identified metabolites in the blood that accurately predict whether a woman will develop type 2 diabetes after experiencing a transient form of illness during pregnancy.

– University of Toronto

PLOS Medicine

Viewing COVID-19 through the lens of data science

Multidisciplinary study of the COVID-19 pandemic and its wide-ranging impact has become an urgent endeavor worldwide. To further and deepen global understanding of the crisis, the Harvard Data Science Review (an open access platform of the Harvard Da...

– MIT Press

Harvard Data Science Review

Age, male sex, obesity, and underlying illness risk factors for severe COVID-19 or death

Age, male sex, obesity, and underlying illness have emerged as risk factors for severe covid-19 or death in the UK, according to the largest cohort study to date published by The BMJ today.



Latest Columbia COVID-19 Projections: Delayed Response to Rebound Would Cost Lives

New projections from Columbia University scientists find that delays in reimplementing social distancing following a relaxation of control measures could result in a stronger rebound of COVID-19 infections and deaths. If control measures had been in ...

– Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health


Science News

ALMA Discovers Massive Rotating Disk in Early Universe

In our 13.8 billion-year-old universe, most galaxies like our Milky Way form gradually, reaching their large mass relatively late. But a new discovery made with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) of a massive rotating disk galaxy...

– National Radio Astronomy Observatory


Embargo expired on 20-May-2020 at 11:00 ET

First fossil nursery of the great white shark discovered

The great white shark is one of the most charismatic, but also one of the most infamous sharks.

– University of Vienna

Scientific Reports

Lifestyle & Social Sciences

Google search data reveals American's concerns about abortion

Residents of states with limited access to contraceptives and high rates of unplanned pregnancies are more likely to turn to the internet for information about abortion.

– University of California, Berkeley


How Social Media Platforms Can Contribute to Dehumanizing Other People

A recent analysis of discourse on Facebook highlights how social media can be used to dehumanize entire groups of people.

– North Carolina State University

Social Media + Society, May 2020





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