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#COVID19 stay-at-home orders could exacerbate challenges faced by mothers in academia, argues this #LetterToScience . "By instituting more flexible policies, we can make science fairer for everyone affected by the pandemic," the authors write.
Noninvasive ultrasound wave pulses aimed at specific regions in macaque brains give some control over the monkeys’ choices, indicating a possible drug-free avenue to study and potentially treat disorders such as addiction. @ScienceAdvances
"It isn’t easy to be open about my personal struggles. But I know many academics are in the same boat ... I want them to know they’re not alone." This week's #SciMagWorkingLife :
A transcription factor called IRF5 may be a potential #drug target to treat #IBD , a group of inflammatory gut conditions that currently have few safe and effective treatment strategies. Findings from @KirOxford , @UniofOxford in @SciImmunology :
Social animals—humans included—need social interaction. A new #SciMagReview highlights how studies in animals are opening doors for comparative analyses aimed at better understanding the social determinants of health in humans. ($)
Engineered microalgae delivered to tumor tissue in mice significantly boosted the tumors’ oxygen uptake, making cancer cells more susceptible to radiotherapy and photodynamic therapy. Read more in @ScienceAdvances :
Up to 220 million people worldwide, with approximately 94% of them in Asia, could be at risk of drinking well water containing harmful levels of arsenic—a tasteless, odorless and naturally occurring poison—according to a new study in Science. ($)
Once transmission of #coronavirus is happening at the local level, efforts to curtail local transmission – including through testing, tracing and isolation – are the most effective way to combat the epidemic’s spread, a new modeling study in Science shows.
Two new studies in macaques offer hope that humans could develop protective immunity against #SARSCOV2 , either as the result of a natural infection or by way of a vaccine. @BIDMChealth Read the research: 👉 👉
There is no single “gay gene,” according to a new study in Science. Thousands of genetic variants are linked to the trait, each with small effects. Homosexual behavior is influenced both by genetic and environmental factors, like most other human traits.
The recurrence of #COVID19 to 2025 will depend greatly on the duration of human immunity to the virus, a new modeling study reports. Social distancing may need to be maintained on and off into 2022 to avoid exceeding hospital care capacities, results show.
In Germany, #COVID19 case growth declined after three social distancing interventions, detectable in each case at a two-week delay, modeling shows. The approach can be adapted to other countries seeking to understand impacts of levels of social distancing.
Ph.D students suffer from anxiety and #depression at rates that far exceed the general population. A recent study suggests that mindfulness interventions—a form of exercise for the brain—may help.