Social & Behavior
BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today announced that a study conducted in collaboration with the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and published as the cover story of the January 21st issue of the journal, Science, profiles a new BD innovation in flow cytometry that adds fluorescence imaging and image-based decisioning to sort individual cells at exceptionally high speed, based on the visual details of each cell and not solely on the type or quantity of biomarkers that are present. The new technology has the potential to transform immunology, cell biology and genomics research and enable new cell-based therapeutic discovery.
When rorqual whales feed, they lunge through the water with mouths open wide, taking in vast patches of their tiny prey suspended in a volume of water as big as their massive bodies in one giant gulp. In the process, their mouths experience enormous physical forces. Now, researchers reporting in the journal Current Biology on January 20 have discovered how the whales do this without so much as a choke.
- Current Biology
Online food retailers do not consistently display nutrition information on their websites—and U.S. laws are lagging behind in mandating the same labeling required for foods sold in brick-and-mortar stores, according to a new analysis by researchers from the NYU School of Global Public Health and the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.
- Public Health Nutrition
- NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Many recreational cannabis companies market their products in a way that appeals to children and teens, despite state-based regulations prohibiting it, according to a new study in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
- Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
- NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse
A systematic review has found that cannabis use leads to acute cognitive impairments that may continue beyond the period of intoxication.
Mild symptoms, poor knowledge of nearby testing sites, and certain demographic factors have been identified as barriers to COVID-19 testing, according to a new study of more than 4 million adults in the UK published this week in the open-access journal PLOS Global Public Health by Christina M. Astley of Boston Children’s Hospital, US, and colleagues from King’s College London. Testing is a crucial component of the COVID-19 public health response, even as countries roll out vaccination campaigns. In the UK, free PCR COVID-19 tests are offered to people with any of three symptoms: a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a change in their sense of smell or taste. However, more than a quarter of people in the UK reporting these symptoms don’t get tested.
- PLOS Global Public Health