How unjust police killings damage the mental health of Black Americans

Harvard Chan’s David Williams, whose research looks at how discrimination affects Black people’s health, talks about his pioneering work to assess the toll that police killings are having on Black mental health.

Christina Pazzanese • harvard
today ~16 min

Method uses light to measure brain blood flow

Measuring cerebral blood flow is important for diagnosing strokes, and for predicting secondary damage in hemorrhages or traumatic brain injuries.

Andy Fell-UC Davis • futurity
today ~5 min

Researchers reprogram cells to fight brain cancer

Regulatory T cells in the brain can be reprogrammed from guarding glioblastoma tumors to attacking them from within.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
today ~5 min

Poor sense of smell may indicate pneumonia risk

New research links poor sense of smell in older adults with higher risk of getting pneumonia.

Michigan State • futurity
today ~4 min

Chronic pain in the US has gotten ‘substantially worse’

Chronic pain in the US affects more people and has a greater economic cost than heart disease, diabetes, and cancer combined.

Bert Gambini-Buffalo • futurity
yesterday ~6 min

How America’s partisan divide over pandemic responses played out in the states

States led by Republican governors generally had higher COVID-19 case and death rates in 2020.

Olga Shvetsova, Professor of Political Science and Economics, Binghamton University, State University of New York • conversation
yesterday ~9 min

Family farms are struggling with two hidden challenges: health insurance and child care

Both are essential on a farm, but the costs are making it harder for young farmers to grow their businesses.

Florence Becot, Associate Research Scientist in Rural Sociology, Adjunct Faculty - National Farm Medicine Center, The Ohio State University • conversation
May 11, 2021 ~8 min

More Americans Willing to Get Vaccine, Now Open to Children

VOA Learning English • voa
May 11, 2021 ~5 min

COVID-19 may alter gray matter in the brain

Research in patients who had COVID-19 shows those who received oxygen therapy or had fever show less gray matter in part of the brain.

Jennifer Rainey Marquez-Georgia State • futurity
May 11, 2021 ~5 min

Blocking 1 healing gene cuts down on scarring

Blocking a gene involved in the healing process reduced scarring in a new study with animals. The work could have implications for burn patients.

U. Queensland • futurity
May 11, 2021 ~4 min