What The Study Did: Researchers found a relatively high rate of cognitive impairment several months after patients had contracted COVID-19 in a study that included 740 individuals who were treated as an outpatient, in an emergency department or as a hospital inpatient. Impairments in executive functioning, processing speed, category fluency, memory encoding and recall were predominant among hospitalized patients.
- JAMA Network Open
What The Study Did: The results of this analysis suggest that financial assistance to hospitals through distribution of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds may have gone to hospitals that were in a stronger financial situation prior to the pandemic but funds also went disproportionately to those that eventually had the most COVID-19 cases.
- JAMA Health Forum
The American Physical Society awards the Rahman Prize to Argonne senior scientist Giulia Galli.
In the past few years, suitably engineered stacks of two-dimensional materials have emerged as a powerful platform for studying quantum correlations between electronic states. Physicists at ETH Zurich now demonstrate how key properties of such systems can be conveniently tuned by changing an applied electrical field.
- Swiss National Science Foundation, , Elemental Strategy Initiative
Inspired by a concept for discovering exoplanets with a giant space telescope, a team of researchers is developing holographic lenses that render visible and infrared starlight into either a focused image or a spectrum.
- Scientific Reports
Unconcerned for themselves — but willing to protect others. These attitudes were expressed by many teenagers on being asked whether they wanted to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The study, from the University of Gothenburg, shows that a majority were in favor of the idea.
- Vaccine X