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CanSinoBIO COVID-19 vaccine, tested at lower dosage, safe for children: study

CanSinoBIO COVID-19 vaccine, tested at lower dosage, safe for children: study.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailSep 24th, 2021

Study links high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease to plastics

In a mouse study, a team led by a biomedical scientist found a phthalate -- a chemical used to make plastics more durable -- led to increased plasma cholesterol levels......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News6 hr. 39 min. ago

How Science Will Solve the Omicron Variant’s Mysteries

So far, panic about the mysterious new Covid variant has outpaced actual information. Here’s what scientists around the world are trying to uncover......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated News6 hr. 39 min. ago

Are small farms the solution to food insecurity? Uganda study shows policies can get it wrong

Around the developing world, agriculture remains a critical source of livelihood. In many low-income countries, the sector accounts for around 30% of gross domestic product, and 60% of employment. At the same time, most of the world's extreme poor li.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News6 hr. 40 min. ago

COVID has had an impact on academics" well-being

The COVID pandemic has had a considerable impact on academics' work and well-being. They have had much less time to spend on their research. The Young Academy and the Dutch Network of Women Professors have conducted research into how the situation ha.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News6 hr. 40 min. ago

Atomic force microscope measures adhesion energy of the coronavirus

A study by Department of Energy researchers detailed a potential method to detect the novel coronavirus on surfaces. Scientists from Pacific Northwest, Oak Ridge, Sandia and Ames national laboratories used an atomic force microscope to measure how ea.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News6 hr. 40 min. ago

South Africa"s cave-dwelling bats need more protection, which will keep people safe too

Caves are overlooked but essential parts of the natural world. Many animals use caves for shelter and for raising their young—bats among them. Caves are often home to multiple bat species. Bats may also use different caves for specific reasons; som.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News6 hr. 40 min. ago

Researchers identify key RNA "gatekeeper" in gene expression, pointing to possible new drug targets

An important player in the healthy development of female embryos turns out also to play a key role in regulating the behavior of chromosome loops and gene expression in both sexes, according to a new study by researchers at Massachusetts General Hosp.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News6 hr. 40 min. ago

Judge blocks Biden vaccine rule, citing “liberty interests of the unvaccinated”

Republican AGs win order blocking vaccine mandate for Medicare/Medicaid providers. Enlarge / President Joe Biden speaks about the authorization of the COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 on November 03, 2021 in Washington, DC. (cre.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News7 hr. 8 min. ago

WHO Says Omicron Has Been Found in 23 Countries Across the World

The World Health Organization said Wednesday that 23 countries across the world have reported cases of the highly mutated omicron Covid-19 variant. From a report: "At least 23 countries from five of six WHO regions have now reported cases of omicron.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News7 hr. 40 min. ago

Advertising in the pandemic: How companies used COVID as a marketing tool

At the start of the pandemic, consumers were bombarded with a new and hastily constructed form of advertising. In those "uncertain times," customers were promised, they could rely on their favorite brands for help......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 8 min. ago

Study confirms link between spatial and math skills

People use spatial skills to manipulate, organize, reason about, and make sense of spatial relationships in real and imagined spaces. Estimating how much leftover mashed potatoes will fit in a storage container requires spatial skills, as do fitting.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 8 min. ago

Study suggests crop insurance plays small role in discouraging cover crop use in Indiana

A new study suggests that having crop insurance may have discouraged Indiana farmers' use of cover crops to promote soil health, although the results also suggest that the statistically significant effect is small. The findings could help researchers.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 8 min. ago

"Digitally literate" Gen Z and Millennials" pandemic experience shaped by social media

Younger people's experience of the COVID-19 pandemic was shaped by their savvy use of social media platforms, navigating mis- and dis-information, subjective content loops, big-tech algorithms and emerging "splinter platforms," a new University of Me.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 8 min. ago

How the New Antiviral Pills Help Thwart COVID

A drug made by Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics—which an FDA panel recently greenlit—and one made by Pfizer work in different ways, but both prevent the virus from replicating -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated News12 hr. 39 min. ago

CT uncovers bone disease in Tyrannosaurus rex jaw

Researchers in Germany identified bone disease in the fossilized jaw of a Tyrannosaurus rex using a CT-based, nondestructive imaging approach, according to a study being presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North Ameri.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News12 hr. 40 min. ago

UN migration agency: COVID has "radically altered" mobility

The U.N. migration agency says the coronavirus pandemic has "radically altered" mobility around the world, projecting in a new report that the growth in the number of international migrants is likely to remain weaker as long as travel and other restr.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News12 hr. 40 min. ago

What influences the rise of influencers?

A model to describe the formation of online communities and rise of influencers on social media platforms, based on the quality of user generated content, is reported in a study published in Nature Communications. The findings could improve our under.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News12 hr. 40 min. ago

Asteroid-sample return shows water on its rocks’ surface

A cubic meter of asteroid dust may have as much as 20 liters of water. Enlarge / Itokawa, the original source of the dust grains examined in a new study. (credit: ISAS, JAXA) About a decade ago, we were surprised to discover t.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Womp, womp: Efficacy of Merck’s Thor-inspired COVID pill crumbles, vexing experts

FDA advisors voted 13-to-10 in favor of authorization given risks and modest benefits. Enlarge / A Merck sign stands in front of the company's building on October 2, 2013, in Summit, New Jersey. (credit: Getty | Kena Betancur).....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Asteroid-sample return turns up water on its rocks’ surface

A cubic meter of asteroid dust may have as much as 20 liters of water. Enlarge / Itokawa, the original source of the dust grains examined in a new study. (credit: ISAS, JAXA) About a decade ago, we were surprised to discover t.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021