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Research into worker health and safety in the cannabis industry is critical and nearly absent

Legal marijuana is one of America’s fastest-growing industries, yet little scientific research exists on the unique workplace and health risks faced by cannabis workers. A special issue of the journal Annals of Work Exposures and Health explores...
5-Aug-2020 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Protocol needed to monitor COVID-19 disease course

Patients with underlying conditions such as asthma or other lung problems should be checked on regularly by pulmonologists or primary-care doctors for at least six months. Some will need to be monitored for one to three years, according to a new...
3-Aug-2020 9:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New studies show how to save parasites and why it’s important

An international group of scientists published a paper Aug. 1 in a special edition of the journal Biological Conservation that lays out an ambitious global conservation plan for parasites. A related paper found that responses of parasites to...
31-Jul-2020 7:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Deep-sea anglerfishes have evolved a new type of immune system

Deep-sea anglerfishes employ an incredible reproductive strategy. Tiny dwarfed males become permanently attached to relatively gigantic females, fuse their tissues and then establish a common blood circulation. Now scientists have figured out why...
30-Jul-2020 2:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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National Academies publishes guide to help public officials make sense of COVID-19 data

The National Academies has published a guide to help officials across the country interpret and understand different COVID-19 statistics and data sources as they make decisions about opening and closing schools, businesses and community facilities.
30-Jul-2020 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Pristine air over Southern Ocean suggests early industrial era’s clouds not so different from today’s

A new study led by the University of Washington and the University of Leeds uses satellite data over the Southern Hemisphere to understand the makeup of global clouds since the Industrial Revolution. This research tackles one of the largest...
27-Jul-2020 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Legal marijuana may be slowing reductions in teen marijuana use, study says

A longitudinal study of more than 230 teens and young adults in Washington state finds that teens may be more likely to use marijuana following legalization – with the proliferation of stores and increasing adult use of the drug -- than they...
20-Jul-2020 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

A GoPro for beetles: Researchers create a robotic camera backpack for insects

Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a tiny wireless steerable camera that can ride aboard an insect or an insect-sized robot.
15-Jul-2020 1:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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