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DNA-barcoded microbial spores can trace origin of objects, agricultural products

Harvard scientists have developed DNA-barcoded microbial spores that can be safely introduced onto objects and surfaces at a point of origin, such as a field or manufacturing plant, and be identified months later, to help trace problems like the sour...

– Harvard Medical School

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Cannabis in Michigan: New report documents trends before recreational legalization

Nearly twelve years ago, Michigan voters approved the use of medical cannabis by residents with certain health conditions. A year and a half ago, they voted to approve its use by all adults, for any reason. What happened between those two dates is t...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center. Impact of Recreational Cannabis Legalization in Michigan: A Baseline Report. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI. May 2020

NYC Subway Data Reveals Communities of Color Carry the Burden of Essential Work and COVID-19

A new study shows there was substantial social distancing inequalities throughout New York City during the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers reported that areas with the lowest individual income and a greater percentage of non-white and/or Hispanic/Lati...

– Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health

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Stomach issues, history of substance abuse found in teen vaping study

A study of teens diagnosed with the vaping-linked respiratory disease EVALI revealed that most also had gastrointestinal symptoms and a history of psychosocial factors, including substance abuse, UT Southwestern researchers found in one of the first ...

– UT Southwestern Medical Center


Female college students more affected academically by high alcohol use than men

Female college students appear to be more affected by high alcohol use than men, which may lead to less interest in academics, according to new research including by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Trends in Neuroscience and Education, June-2020

First Do No Harm – Researchers Urge Halt in Prescribing Hydroxycholoroquine for COVID-19

Researchers urge a moratorium on prescribing chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine, with or without azithromycin, to treat or prevent COVID-19, and caution that the reassuring safety profile of hydroxychloroquine may be more apparent than real. Safety da...

– Florida Atlantic University

American Journal of Medicine

Mortality of Mechanically Ventilated COVID-19 Patients Is Lower than Previously Reported Reveals Study in Critical Care Medicine

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Critical Care Medicine

Science News

First Optical Measurements of Milky Way’s Fermi Bubbles Probe Their Origin

Using the Wisconsin H-Alpha Mapper telescope, astronomers have for the first time measured the Fermi Bubbles in the visible light spectrum. The Fermi Bubbles are two enormous outflows of high-energy gas that emanate from the Milky Way and the finding...

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

236th meeting of the American Astronomical Society

Embargo expired on 03-Jun-2020 at 11:15 ET

The world on their backs: Loggerhead sea turtles host diverse community of miniature organisms

There is a world of life on the backs of loggerhead sea turtles, and it’s more abundant and diverse than scientists knew. An international team led by Florida State University researchers found that more than double the number of organisms than ...

– Florida State University


Lifestyle & Social Sciences

One-third of American households face troubles paying bills

One-third of American families have lost income since the beginning of shutdown triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, with such losses striking families from all economic groups, according to a new nationally representative survey by the RAND Corpor...

– RAND Corporation

Business News

Luxury Handbag Wearers Likely to Behave Selfishly, Study Shows

Recently published findings show that wearing and using a luxury good, like a Prada handbag, can lead ordinary people to behave badly.

– University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

International Journal of Research in Marketing, April-2020

Working from Home During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Working from home during the pandemic became an unexpected reality for millions of Americans, and while many want their careers permanently based where they live, hurdles to that goal remain, reports the first comprehensive study of the social and cu...

– USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism





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