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

High nitrate levels in drinking water may up preterm birth risk

Pregnant women exposed to too much nitrate in their drinking water are at greater risk of giving birth prematurely, according to a new study.

Erin Digitale-Stanford • futurity
May 11, 2021 ~7 min

Anesthesia doesn't simply turn off the brain — it changes its rhythms

Simultaneous measurement of neural rhythms and spikes across five brain areas reveals how propofol induces unconsciousness.

David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory • mit
May 11, 2021 ~6 min

A comprehensive map of the SARS-CoV-2 genome

MIT researchers have determined the virus’ protein-coding gene set and analyzed new mutations’ likelihood of helping the virus adapt.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
May 11, 2021 ~8 min

Doctors treating trans youth grapple with uncertainty, lack of training

Because little scientific evidence exists for trans medical treatments, doctors are often wary when working with trans people, even if they realize it's in the patients' best interests to do so.

stef m. shuster, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Michigan State University • conversation
May 11, 2021 ~11 min