Latest News Releases 21 June
COVID-19 rebound following Paxlovid treatment likely due to insufficient drug exposure, UC San Diego researchers find after showing rebound patient did not show drug resistance or impaired immunity.
- Clinical Infectious Diseases
- National Institutes of Health, San Diego Center for AIDS Research, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, John and Mary Tu Foundation, James B. Pendleton Charitable Trust, Burroughs Wellcome Fund
The University of Rhode Island’s Metcalf Institute was recently awarded a $1.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation to create the SciComm Identities Project (SCIP), a fellowship designed to train and support science communicators from marginalized communities in environmental science.
- National Science Foundation
Study into the consequences of childhood infection finds Australian children who had bronchitis at least once before the age of seven were more likely to have lung problems in later life
- The BMJ
New research finds acids in sugar-free beverages could erode tooth enamel, as a recipe mixing flavored sparkling water with balsamic vinegar to create a so-called “healthier” alternative to soda takes TikTok by storm.
- JADA Foundational Science
There are 3,500 sleep-related infant deaths in the United States each year. Many of those deaths are preventable, and the authors of the new guidelines are urging parents to take simple steps to help keep their children safe.
Geographer Beth Tellman discusses her research on how urban managers mitigate — and create — vulnerability to environmental hazards in Mexico City and other cities around the world at the Frontiers in Hydrology meeting, a partnership of AGU and CUAHSI, convening this week in San Juan, Puerto Rico and online.
- Frontiers in Hydrology
A multi-institutional team, including Argonne National Laboratory, has developed a material with which computer chips can be designed to reconfigure their circuits when presented with new information. It does so by mimicking functions in the human brain.
The CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) has appointed Dr. Daniel Knecht, Chief Clinical Innovation Officer (CCIO) at CVS Caremark, to its Foundation Board of Directors.
The gelatin in the skin of Pacific whiting, an abundant fish on the Pacific Coast of North America, may help prevent skin wrinkling caused by ultraviolet radiation, a new Oregon State University study found.
- Marine Drugs
Inspired by fireflies, MIT researchers created soft actuators that can emit light in different colors or patterns. These artificial muscles, which control the wings of featherweight flying robots, light up while the robot is in flight, which provides a low-cost way to track the robots and also could enable them to communicate.
- IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters
- Research Laboratory of Electronics at MIT
Investigators from Cedars-Sinai Cancer have discovered that cancerous tumors called soft-tissue sarcomas produce a protein that switches immune cells from tumor-attacking to tumor-promoting. The study, published today in the peer-reviewed journal Cell Reports, could lead to improved treatments for soft-tissue sarcomas.
- Cell Reports
- NIH/National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institutes of Health, Sarcoma Foundation of America