Social & Behavior
Two novel hypotheses have been proposed that address the “two-fold cost of sex”: one of the biggest enigmas in the evolution of sexual reproduction.
- Journal of Ethology
- Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports Science and Technology of Japan
Giving out vape starter kit vouchers on the NHS could help even hardened smokers quit, according to a new study from the University of East Anglia. Researchers worked with GPs and the NHS stop smoking service, which is commissioned locally by Public Health at Norfolk County Council, to set up a pilot vape shop voucher scheme to help patients who had tried and failed to quit smoking in the past. An evaluation of the scheme, funded by Norfolk County Council, showed it was a big success – with 42% of the entrenched smokers who were referred to it and redeemed their vape voucher having quit within a month.
- Nicotine & Tobacco Research
Research examining traces of parasites in medieval Cambridge residents suggests that monks were almost twice as likely as ordinary townspeople to have intestinal worms – despite monasteries of the period typically having far more sanitary facilities.
- International Journal of Paleopathology
Rachel Letteri, an assistant professor of chemical engineering at the University of Virginia, has received a $1.8 million Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award for Early-Stage Investigators from the National Institutes of Health to unlock the enormous promise of peptides as medicine.
- NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences
The steepest annual rise in new cases of advanced womb (cervical) cancer in the US is among White women, who are significantly less likely to have the preventive HPV (human papillomavirus) jab or to be screened for the disease, finds research published online in the International Journal of Gynecological Cancer.
- International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
Stanford engineers created a more efficient and flexible AI chip, which could bring the power of AI into tiny edge devices.