There are no statistically significant differences in key factors of population growth - breeding, birth, survival, life span and death - between dehorned or horned black rhinos new research, conducted by the University of Bristol Vet School, Namibian Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism, and Save the Rhino Trust has found.
- European Journal of Wildlife Research
In their new research paper, “Quantifying the COVID-19 endgame: Is a new normal within reach?” Professors Hazhir Rahmandad and John Sterman studied the COVID-19 pandemic across 93 countries (with a total population of approximately five billion) and how their responsiveness to COVID risks affects future COVID disease and deaths. The researchers found more than half the nations they studied seem to be willing to tolerate the death rates likely to result from the elimination of all NPIs including voluntary isolation, masking, and other actions that reduce the risks of transmission, severe disease, and death..
- System Dynamics Review
New research being presented at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes in Stockholm, Sweden (19-23 Sept) indicates that type 2 diabetes (T2D) takes a greater toll on the mortality and life expectancy of women, younger people and smokers.
- The European Association for the Study of Diabetes Annual Meeting
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $8.5 million in funding for basic research in the development of randomized algorithms for understanding and improving the properties and behavior of complex energy systems. Problems involving the design of scientific experiments or energy and communication infrastructures can often be viewed as a discrete, networked system of systems that needs to be optimized. Such discrete optimization problems cannot be efficiently solved with conventional algorithms that are not well-suited for graphs, networks, and streaming data.
In a highly compelling new paper published in Social Science & Medicine, lead author Dr. Peggy J. Kleinplatz of the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine suggests the sudden cessation of menstruation among Jewish women at concentration camps was too uniform to be effected only by trauma and malnutrition—a set of explanations readily accepted by the late 1940s and rarely investigated further.
- Social Science & Medicine
About The Study: Researchers examined racial and ethnic disparities in drug overdose death rates in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- JAMA Network Open