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Medical News


Scientists may have found one path to a longer life

Scientists at USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences may have found the beginnings of a path toward increasing human lifespan.

– University of Southern California (USC)

Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences


COVID-19 Can Be Transmitted in the Womb, Reports Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal

A baby girl in Texas – born prematurely to a mother with COVID-19 – is the strongest evidence to date that intrauterine (in the womb) transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) can occur, reports The Pediatric In...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal


Face Masks Can be Devastating for People with Hearing loss, NYU professors say in British Medical Journal

Experts examine the serious implications of needed coronavirus prevention measures on health care practitioners and their patients with hearing loss.

– New York University

British Medical Journal


Plant-Based Diets Support Healthy Testosterone Levels

Men who follow plant-based diets have testosterone levels that are basically the same as the levels in men who eat meat, a study shows. This finding dispels a widespread notion that men need large amounts of animal protein in order to support healthy...

– University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

World Journal of Urology


Increased Risk of COVID-19 Among Users of Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)

Findings from an online survey of more than 53,000 American adults suggest that using heartburn medications known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) once or twice daily significantly increases the odds of a positive test for COVID-19 compared to those ...

– American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

The American Journal of Gastroenterology


Remdesivir can save more lives where ICUs are overwhelmed

Amid news that the United States has bought up virtually the entire global supply of remdesivir, a new Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) study outlines how the drug could save lives in countries with less hospital capacity, such as So...

– Boston University School of Medicine

Clinical Infectious Diseases


Science News


Alaskan volcano linked to mysterious period with extreme climate in ancient Rome

he cold, famine and unrest in ancient Rome and Egypt after the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BCE has long been shrouded in mystery.

– University of Copenhagen

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences


Famous ‘Jurassic Park’ Dinosaur is Less Lizard, More Bird

From movies to museum exhibits, the dinosaur Dilophosaurus is no stranger to pop culture. Many probably remember it best from the movie “Jurassic Park,” where it’s depicted as a venom-spitting beast with a rattling frill around its neck and two...

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Journal of Paleontology


Researchers create air filter that can kill the coronavirus

Researchers from the University of Houston, in collaboration with others, have designed a "catch and kill" air filter that can trap the virus responsible for COVID-19, killing it instantly.

– University of Houston

Materials Today Physics


Tree rings show unprecedented rise in extreme weather in South America

Scientists have filled a gaping hole in the world's climate records by reconstructing 600 years of soil-moisture swings across southern and central South America.

– Earth Institute at Columbia University

Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences


Greenhouse gas and particulate pollution emissions drive regional drying around the globe

Despite devastating impacts of drought on human and natural systems, the reasons why long-term regional drying occurs remain poorly understood. Research led by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists have identified two signatures...

– Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Nature Climate Change


Simulations shows magnetic field can change 10 times faster than previously thought

A new study by the University of Leeds and University of California at San Diego reveals that changes in the direction of the Earth's magnetic field may take place 10 times faster than previously thought.

– University of Leeds

Nature Communications


New Research Reveals Privacy Risks of Home Security Cameras

An international study has used data from a major home Internet Protocol (IP) security camera provider to evaluate potential privacy risks for users.

– Queen Mary University of London

IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications


Lifestyle & Social Sciences


Our itch to share helps spread COVID-19 misinformation

To stay current about the Covid-19 pandemic, people need to process health information when they read the news. Inevitably, that means people will be exposed to health misinformation, too, in the form of false content, often found online, about the i...

– Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Psychological Science


Colleges that emphasize activism have more civically engaged students, new research shows

Students tend to be more engaged in activism if the school that they attend emphasizes social and political issues, according to new research featuring faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Journal of College Student Development, May-2020


Business News


Research shows businesses can win more customers, influence your friends

New research involving Washington University in St. Louis, Harvard and the University of California, San Diego shows marketers could win more customers because existing customers may value the boost in their reputation among friends more than a “se...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Journal of Marketing Research

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