I’m a pediatrician who cares for transgender kids – here’s what you need to know about social support, puberty blockers and other medical options that improve lives of transgender youth

Transgender youth have a number of research-backed medical options available to them. The multidisciplinary approach ranges from promoting family support to hormone treatments to surgery.

Mandy Coles, Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University • conversation
April 16, 2021 ~10 min

MGH’s Complex Care Service untangles autoimmune mystery

The Complex Care Service was created for patients like Emily Hedspeth who are, as Thompson described, “the sickest 1 percent of the sickest 1 percent.”

Alvin Powell • harvard
April 15, 2021 ~10 min

A method to assess Covid-19 transmission risks in indoor settings

MIT researchers have developed a publicly available model based on physics and data from past spreading events.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
April 15, 2021 ~10 min

Vast majority of young people want the COVID vax

New poll results find that the vast majority of teenagers and young adults want to get the COVID-19 vaccine or have already.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
April 15, 2021 ~7 min

Ladybug-sized implant measures oxygen deep inside the body

A wireless device smaller than a ladybug could help doctors monitor tissue oxygen in transplanted organs and provide an early warning of transplant failure.

Kara Manke-Duke • futurity
April 15, 2021 ~7 min

Gum disease may up chance for death by COVID-19

Gum disease may be associated with higher risks of complications from COVID-19, including ICU admission and death, researchers report.

Frederique Mazerolle-McGill • futurity
April 15, 2021 ~5 min

Female nurses are 2X more likely to commit suicide

Female nurses are roughly twice as likely to commit suicide as the general female population, a new study shows. "It's much higher than I expected."

Laura Bailey-Michigan • futurity
April 15, 2021 ~7 min

Discovery could lead to Duchenne muscular dystrophy therapies

Research into how chronic inflammation promotes muscle fibrosis could lead to new therapies for people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a fatal disease.

Anne Warde-UC Irvine • futurity
April 15, 2021 ~4 min

Income inequality overlaps with higher COVID rate

A metric called the "Gini Coefficient" reveals a correlation between a nation's income inequality and higher rates of COVID-19 infection.

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
April 15, 2021 ~7 min

Molecular ‘assembly line’ could speed design of new drugs

A new way to fine-tune a molecular "assembly line" could allow scientists to improve existing antibiotics and design new ones more quickly and efficiently.

Tracey Peake-NC State • futurity
April 15, 2021 ~5 min