Masks in the time of omicron — an infectious disease expert gives insider tips on mask selectionKeck Medicine of USC
Masks in the time of omicron — an infectious disease expert gives insider tips on mask selection
Masks in the time of omicron — an infectious disease expert gives insider tips on mask selection
Vaccination against COVID-19 did not affect fertility outcomes in patients undergoing in-vitro fertilization (IVF).
A new grant from the Chicago Department of Public Health will help assess COVID spread through testing wastewater.
University of Washington researchers report that a yeast cells can actively regulate a process called phase separation in one of their membranes, a process that helps cells send different types of signals and perform different types of work.
Learning loss, social emotional challenges and pandemic chaos have made the last two years the most disruptive in the history of American education. On a recent, raw January day, CFES Brilliant Pathways provided 1,280 sets of parents the tools to help their children get ready for higher education and careers and 450 students advice and inspiration to move down the pathway to college and career.
The opera is based on "Il Gattopardo," one of the greatest literary works of the 20th century later adapted to a feature film considered one of the top films ever made.
The American Chemical Society today announced the establishment of a chief operating officer position, naming LaTrease Garrison as its inaugural COO. Garrison will provide leadership and direction for human resources, corporate development, membership, education and scientific advancement.
Large study in England suggests need for increased monitoring of COVID-19 patients after discharge.
As many as a quarter of children in Flint, Michigan – approximately seven times the national average – may have experienced elevated blood lead levels after the city’s water crisis, and more children should have been screened, new Cornell University research finds.
For research to be applicable to all segments of the population, Swenor and her co-author, Jennifer Deal, Ph.D., M.H.S., assistant professor of epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, say that guidelines for including people in specific studies should avoid ruling out people with disabilities.
A rapid test that detects all known COVID-19 variants, including the highly transmissible Omicron variant, has been developed by researchers at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.
Michigan Medicine announced it will rename its critical care research institute after Dr. Max Harry Weil, a father of critical care medicine who helped establish the modern-day ICU, to recognize his family’s $10 million donation for advancing research and innovation.
To explore the inner workings of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, or SARS-CoV-2, researchers from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory developed a novel technique.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer announced a $1.6 million federal grant from the Economic Development Administration to Binghamton University to develop the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator’s Soft Landing Program to attract international companies interested in locating to the U.S. and establishing operations in the Southern Tier and throughout Upstate New York.
National Eye Institute researchers developed and validated an artificial-intelligence-based method to evaluate patients with Stargardt, an eye disease that can lead to childhood vision loss. The method quantifies disease-related loss of light-sensing retina cells, yielding information for monitoring patients, understanding genetic causes of the disease, and developing therapies to treat it.
University of Delaware researchers have created an online model town to educate high school students about the value of COVID mitigation strategies, such as wearing masks and social distancing. The research, known as Project Darien, is funded through the National Science Foundation's COVID-specific RAPID Response Research Program.
University of Delaware researchers have looked at how targeted and strategic messaging can cut through the confusion and misinformation about vaccines. The professors and graduate students investigated how age, education and attitudes influence behavior and affect public health during the pandemic.
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Boston magazine has named more than 110 physicians affiliated with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to its annual "Top Doctors" guide.
To gain insight into the molecular mechanisms underlying the early stages of vocal fold extracellular matrix (ECM) remodeling after a mid-membranous injury resulting from the use of human amniotic epithelial c...
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Irvine, Calif., Jan. 25, 2022 — The University of California, Irvine Master of Advanced Study in criminology, law & society has been named the nation’s best online criminal justice master’s program by U.S. News & World Report for the third year in a row. The 2022 rankings also mark the fifth consecutive year in which the UCI program has placed in the top three.
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South Dakota State University researchers are partnering with Sicangu Community Development Corporation and the Rosebud Economic Development Corporation to increase enrollment in science courses and to encourage students to pursue careers in science and agriculture.
A condom designed to increase sexual pleasure has the potential to increase protected sex and decrease sexually transmitted infections, a new study suggests. The new condom, called CSD500 and not currently available in the United States, includes a gel designed to enhance erection firmness, size and duration. The randomized, controlled study led by researchers at The Ohio State University compared CSD500 to standard condoms, and both men and women in the test condom group reported greater enjoyment.
In a study published Jan. 24 in The Lancet Regional Health – Americas, Scott Pilla, M.D., M.H.S., an assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Ahmed Elhussein, M.P.H, Jeanne Clark, M.D., M.P.H and their colleagues conducted a study to determine how often patients of different racial or ethnic groups started newer diabetes medications.
Transfusions of blood plasma donated by people who have already recovered from infection with the pandemic virus may help other patients hospitalized with COVID-19, a new international study shows.
Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai discovered that the chance a pathogenic genetic variant may actually cause a disease is relatively low - about 7 percent. They also found that some variants, such as those associated with breast cancer, are linked to a wide range of risks for disease. The results could alter the way the risks associated with these variants are reported, and one day, help guide the way physicians interpret genetic testing results.
Researchers in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands decided to explore two very different quantum problems: breaking the encryption of Bitcoin and simulating the molecule responsible for biological nitrogen fixation. In AVS Quantum Science, they describe a tool they created to determine how big a quantum computer needs to be to solve problems like these and how long it will take. "We explored how to best take advantage of [the] ability to connect distant qubits, with the aim of solving problems in less time with fewer qubits," said Mark Webber, of the University of Sussex.
In Physics of Fluids, researchers use dissipative particle dynamics simulations to examine the translational diffusion of Janus nanoparticles at the interface between two immiscible fluids. The simulations shed light on the dynamic behavior of the nanoparticles at a water-oil interface, and the work reveals a strong influence of their shape on their orientation at the interface as well as on their mobility. In theory, these findings imply the geometrical characteristics of Janus particles can be modified without their surface chemistries becoming altered to produce either stable or unstable emulsions.
In Physics of Fluids, engineers from China use fluid dynamics simulations to study the effect of exercise at various ages on plaque formation in the arteries. The authors considered two arterial geometries, one with a bulging outer artery and the other without, and modeled the effect of exercise and age on blood flow. To model exercise, the authors digitized blood flow measurements from individuals in three age groups and used these flowrates as input to their computational model.
Peter Lindstrom is the project leader at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Center for Applied Scientific Computing, where he develops efficient ways to avoid bottlenecks while moving data.
FAU's online master’s in nursing programs are ranked No. 20 in the nation for 2022 by U.S. News & World Report, rising from No. 32 in 2021. In addition, FAU’s online master’s in educational administration and supervision is ranked No. 13 in the nation this year, climbing from No. 19 in last year’s rankings. FAU’s online master’s business programs (non-MBA) also rose to No. 41 in this year’s rankings, up from No. 45 in 2021.
Beth Israel Lahey Health and Cape Cod Healthcare announced plans for a broad affiliation that will expand access to comprehensive care for patients, families and visitors on Cape Cod in Massachusetts.
A gym in Boston, Massachusetts, with an inventive vocational path that prepares students to work as personal trainers serves as a telling example for how community-based programs can develop anti-racism practices within organizations that contribute to the cultivation of racial unity, according to a paper published by a University at Buffalo Social Work researcher.
Toni Kutchan, PhD, was elected President of the Board of Trustees of the Academy of Science St. Louis.
A study in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research has underscored the importance of family in protecting against alcohol use among American Indian adolescents, especially those struggling with depression.
The analysis, based on 2016-2019 data survey responses covering nearly 132,000 children ages 3 to 17, examined the complex interplay between common mental health problems among children, social and relational health risks, and protective factors.
After analyzing roughly 33,500 manufacturing firms across 18 countries, researchers found a strong, clear link between high emissions taxes and substantial investments in research and development.
Researchers have developed a comprehensive sequencing test specifically for mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). This new clinical diagnostic test provides important information as to whether and to what level variations in the mtDNA are present in different tissues from a patient with suspected mitochondrial disease, leading to more precise diagnosis and more personalized treatment options.
About a fifth of young sexual minority males and transgender females are estimated to be engaging in transactional, or survival sex, according to results of a new survey study by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers.
This new astronomical visualization from NASA's Universe of Learning showcases the multiwavelength emissions and three-dimensional structures surrounding Eta Carinae, one of the most massive and eruptive stars in our galaxy.
To reach larger audiences of individuals with endocrine conditions, particularly those in underserved communities, the Endocrine Society is expanding its in-person health education events and launching a new consumer health education web presence.
Experts from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) and the American Association of Thoracic Surgery (AATS) have compiled current guidelines with which to approach patients with type B aortic dissection.
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) and the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) released a new clinical practice guideline that includes major recommendations for managing patients with type B aortic dissection (TBAD). The guideline was published online in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery and The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.