We have no idea if the Russian Covid vaccine is safe or effective | Gideon Meyerowitz-Katz
Europe's earliest bone tools found in Britain
The only discernible difference between Russia’s vaccine and others is that this one has skipped most of the testing phases • Russia’s coronavirus vaccine: will it work, and is it safe?Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, there’s been one hope that we’ve all relied on. We’re all waiting, with baited breath, for the day that scientists announce a successful coronavirus vaccine, because...
Europe's earliest bone tools found in Britain
Archaeologists say they've discovered the earliest known bone tools in...
'Could I feel what they were doing? Yes': Rob Delaney on the pain and pleasure of his vasectomy
Archaeologists say they've discovered the earliest known bone tools in Europe.
Global report: New Zealand begins mass testing as Australia records deadliest day
The actor and comedian decided it was time to have the procedure after he and his wife had had four children. Here he writes candidly about the experience, and why it was the kindest cutI got a vasectomy a few months ago. A vasectomy is when they cut and tie off the vas deferens, which are these little tubes in your ball sack (scrotum) so that there’s no sperm (sperm) in your jizz (semen) when...
Age, education, and surgical history affect hormone use after oophorectomy
New Zealand to conduct ‘tens of thousands’ of tests; 21 deaths recorded in Australian state of Victoria; US health secretary sceptical of Russia vaccineCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAustralia suffered its deadliest day of the pandemic so far, with 21 deaths in the state of Victoria, as authorities in New Zealand’s largest city prepared to conduct “tens of...
Examining Congress members' popularity on Instagram
CLEVELAND, Ohio (August 12, 2020)--Removal of the ovaries before natural menopause (surgical menopause) often exacerbates menopause symptoms and places women at increased risk for heart disease, osteoporosis, and cognitive decline. A new study identified the frequency of hormone therapy (HT) use and factors that determine who is more likely to use hormones after oophorectomy to manage symptoms....
How anxiety--and hope--can drive new product adoption
New research on the popularity of Congress members' Instagram posts reveals some surprising factors at play that could elevate their influence on the platform and make for more effective campaigns.
KERI creates a super-high-resolution nano display based on the 3D printing close to virtual reality
When considering new products, anxiety creates approach response (i.e., interest, purchase) rather than avoidance response (i.e., disinterest, failure to purchase) when consumers hope for the goal-congruent outcomes.
KIST finds a strong correlation between ultrasonic stroke rehabilitation treatment and brain waves
Companies across the world are competing fiercely to provide high-resolution displays to electronic devices such as TVs and smartphones. In particular, the virtual reality, a keyword of the 4th industrial revolution, requires a much higher resolution to improve the picture quality. A Korean research team developed a technology to produce a 'nano display' with a phenomenal resolution based on the...
Lipoic acid supplements help some obese but otherwise healthy people lose weight
The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) announced that a research team led, by Dr. Hyungmin Kim at the Center for Bionics, Biomedical Research Institute of the KIST, found a strong correlation between a ultrasonic stroke rehabilitation method for treating damaged brain and a change in delta waves, which is a type of brain waves.
Meditation-relaxation therapy may offer escape from the terror of sleep paralysis
A compound given as a dietary supplement to overweight but otherwise healthy people in a clinical trial caused many of the patients to slim down.
Molecular additives enhance mechanical properties of organic solar cell material
Sleep paralysis - a condition thought to explain a number of mysterious experiences including alleged cases of alien abduction and demonic night-time visits - could be treated using a technique of meditation-relaxation, suggests a pilot study published today.
Pressure-induced 2D-3D conversion in hybrid lead iodide layered perovskite
Ganesh Balasubramanian, P.C. Rossin assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics at Lehigh University, and his graduate student Joydeep Munshi demonstrated that adding small molecules to a semiconducting polymer blend enhances the performance and stability of material used in organic solar cells. The study is described in an article, 'Elasto-morphology of P3HT:PCBM bulk heterojunction...
Secretion of sugar polymers modulates multicellularity in the bacterium Myxococcus xanthus
Here, we demonstrate that 2D D-J perovskites experiencevarious transitions under pressure, such as crystalline-amorphous and 2D-three-dimensional structural transformation, and theprobable metallization are strongly suggested. Moreover, thefundamental changes in the material properties are observed at ambient conditions after pressure treatment, which is crucial for achieving the desired...
Survey finds most parents nervous to take their kids for vaccinations due to COVID-19
Research by INRS (Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique) Professor Salim Timo Islam has revealed that multicellular physiology in the social bacterium Myxococcus xanthus--a bacterium that can actively reorganize its community according to the environment in which it is found--is modulated by the secretion of two natural sugar polymers in separate zones of a swarm. Results from their...
Technology can help speed soil recovery after oil spills
Vaccination rates in the U.S. have plummeted amid COVID-19. A new national survey by Orlando Health finds while the vast majority of parents (84%) believe vaccines are the best way to protect their children from infectious diseases, two-thirds are still nervous to take their kids to their pediatrician's office due to COVID-19.
'AeroNabs' promise powerful, inhalable protection against COVID-19
Researchers use spectroscopy to quickly and cheaply analyze soils samples.
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Coronavirus live news: Lebanon sees record cases after blast; New Zealand's biggest city heads into lockdown
Scientists have devised a novel approach to halting the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The researchers engineered a completely synthetic, production-ready molecule that straitjackets the crucial SARS-CoV-2 machinery that allows the virus to infect our cells. In an aerosol formulation they tested, these molecules could be self-administered with a nasal spray or inhaler.
Health disparities among former NFL players
WHO warns displacement of people in Beirut risks accelerating Covid-19 spread; four new cases in Auckland, New Zealand; Australia suffers deadliest day. Follow the latest updatesRussia approves vaccine despite testing concernsFrench and Dutch on alert over rise in casesLost on the frontline: the 900 US health workers who have diedSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.59am BST Nibarchana Oli has tried...
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Nanocrystals from recycled wood waste make carbon-fiber composites tougher
Among former NFL players, Black, Hawaiian, and athletes from other racial backgrounds report worse physical, mental health outcomes than white players. The widest health gaps emerged between Black and white former NFL players. Black former players reported worse health outcomes in all five health categories, compared with their white peers. Presence of health disparities among former NLF players...
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Business travel identified as driver of economic growth
Researchers have used a natural plant product, called cellulose nanocrystals, to pin and coat carbon nanotubes uniformly onto the carbon-fiber composites. The researchers said their prescribed method is quicker than conventional methods and also allows the designing of carbon-fiber composites from the nanoscale.
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New research finds a direct link between a country's incoming business travel and the growth of new and existing industries. The findings support a Growth Lab hypothesis that moving 'knowhow' is critical to economic growth, and business travel plays a key part in that process. The research also raises new concerns about the economic implications of the international travel restrictions imposed to...
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New study finds neck gaiters may not prevent the spread of COVID-19
Broken cable damages giant radio telescope in Puerto Rico
New research shows that fleece neck gaiters are ineffective in preventing the spread of COVID-19. Here's what you should wear...
Optics research demonstrates waveguides that guarantee stable propagation of azimuthons
A broken cable caused severe damage at Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory, causing a suspension of operations for one of the world's largest single-dish radio telescopes, officials said Tuesday.
The optical vortex plays an increasingly important role in optical information processing. As an information carrier, it improves the capacity of channels and offers an independent aspect for analysis—different from polarization, intensity, phase, and path. A new degree of freedom for encoding and encrypting optical information may be provided via nonlinear optics, using vortex beams known as...