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  • 'AeroNabs' promise powerful, inhalable protection against COVID-19
    am 12. August 2020 um 3:49

    Scientists have devised a novel approach to halting the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The researchers engineered a completely synthetic, production-ready molecule that straitjackets the crucial SARS-CoV-2 machinery that allows the virus to infect our cells. In an aerosol formulation they tested, these molecules could be self-administered with a nasal spray or inhaler.

  • Health disparities among former NFL players
    am 12. August 2020 um 0:45

    Among former NFL players, Black, Hawaiian, and athletes from other racial backgrounds report worse physical, mental health outcomes than white players. The widest health gaps emerged between Black and white former NFL players. Black former players reported worse health outcomes in all five health categories, compared with their white peers. Presence of health disparities among former NLF players reflects the deep and pervasive nature of systemic inequities that persist even among elite athletes, study suggests.

  • Evolutionary theory of economic decisions
    am 11. August 2020 um 20:33

    When survival over generations is the end game, researchers say it makes sense to undervalue long shots that could be profitable and overestimate the likelihood of rare bad outcomes.

  • Does high blood sugar worsen COVID-19 outcomes?
    am 11. August 2020 um 20:33

    Preliminary observations of COVID-19 patients with diabetes inspired an algorithm for glucose monitoring that's suspected to help combat the virus' serious complications.

  • AI-enhanced precision medicine identifies novel autism subtype
    am 11. August 2020 um 19:39

    A novel precision medicine approach enhanced by artificial intelligence has laid the groundwork for what could be the first biomedical screening and intervention tool for a subtype of autism, reports a new study.