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Nurses over drivers? Elderly over youth?... Who gets vaccinated first?

In this age of coronavirus, with vaccine experimentation moving at historic pace to the clinical trials phase, the ideal inoculation policy would emphasize age more than work-exposure risk, according to a study involving Washington University in St. ...

– Washington University in St. Louis

The Optimal Allocation of Covid-19 Vaccines


Mother Transmitted COVID-19 to Baby During Pregnancy, UTSW Physicians Report

DALLAS – Aug. 20, 2020 – A pregnant mother who tested positive for COVID-19 transmitted the virus causing the disease to her prematurely born baby, UT Southwestern physicians report. Both were treated and recovered.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal


Mail delays may affect medication supply for nearly 1 in 4 Americans over 50

The timeliness of mail delivery may affect access to medication for many middle-aged and older adults, according to a new analysis of data from a national poll of people aged 50 to 80. Nearly one in four people in this age group said they receive a...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

National Poll on Healthy Aging


Science News


Natural Radiation Can Interfere with Quantum Computers

Radiation from natural sources in the environment can limit the performance of superconducting quantum bits, known as qubits. The discovery, reported in the journal Nature, has implications for the construction and operation of quantum computers.

– Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Nature, August 27, 2020

Embargo expired on 26-Aug-2020 at 11:00 ET


Fossil evidence of ‘hibernation-like’ state in 250-million-year-old Antarctic animal

Scientists report evidence of a hibernation-like state in Lystrosaurus, an animal that lived in Antarctica during the Early Triassic 250 million years ago. The fossils are the oldest evidence of a hibernation-like state in a vertebrate, and indicate ...

– University of Washington

Communications Biology


Galactic Bar Paradox Resolved in Cosmic Dance

New light has been shed on a mysterious and long-standing conundrum at the very heart of our galaxy.

– Royal Astronomical Society

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society


Japanese expedition identifies East Antarctic melting hotspot

Ice is melting at a surprisingly fast rate underneath Shirase Glacier Tongue in East Antarctica due to the continuing influx of warm seawater into the Lützow-Holm Bay.

– Hokkaido University

Nature Communications


Lifestyle & Social Sciences


Study: Despite Training, Vermont Police Departments Still Show Widespread Racial Bias

New research conducted in Vermont shows that, while anti-bias police trainings resulted in small improvements in some police departments in the state, they did not by and large alter police behavior.

– University of Vermont

2020 Vermont Policing Studies


Business News


Home inequity: Study finds income, job rut for millions in U.S.

At a time when evictions and mortgage defaults have been likened to an oncoming tsunami across America, a big-data study of loan-to-value ratios in the wake of the 2007-08 recession carries a cautionary forecast for vexing economic weather ahead:The ...

– Washington University in St. Louis

The Review of Financial Studies

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