Space & Planetary
Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say that an experimental dendrimer nanoparticle treatment called OP-101 substantially reduced the risk of death and need for a ventilator in a study of 24 severely ill adults hospitalized with COVID-19.
- Science Translational Medicine
The American College of Chest Physicians® (CHEST) recently released a new clinical guideline on the perioperative management of antithrombotic therapy. Published in the journal CHEST®, the guideline contains 44 evidence-based recommendations using established methodology to improve decision-making and to decrease practice variability.
- CHEST Journal
Scientists found marble-sized chunks of rock in an asteroid sample that wouldn't disintegrate. They realized that these pebbles are physical evidence of a mysterious geological process first spotted on the asteroid Bennu by NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft: asteroids shooting gravel out into space.
- Nature Astronomy
It’s no surprise that hard physical labor wears you out, but what about hard mental labor? Sitting around thinking hard for hours makes one feel worn out, too. Now, researchers have new evidence to explain why this is, and, based on their findings, the reason you feel mentally exhausted (as opposed to drowsy) from intense thinking isn’t all in your head.
- Current Biology
- Labex, Paris Brain Institute
A new study from MIT reveals that a peptide produced by some legumes helps them control nitrogen-fixing bacteria by sequestering all available heme, an iron-containing molecule. This sends the bacteria into an iron-starvation mode that ramps up their production of ammonia, the form of nitrogen that is usable for plants.
- Nature Microbiology
- MIT Center for Environmental Health Sciences, National Science Foundation, NIH/National Institutes of Health
About The Study: The findings of this survey study suggest that COVID-19 vaccine initiation is lower among adults with vision or hearing disabilities compared with adults without disabilities. This information may inform initiatives to promote equitable and accessible vaccination.
- JAMA Ophthalmology