How long do viruses survive in dead bodies?

How long do viruses like the one that causes COVID-19 last in dead bodies? An expert explains what we know and what we don't.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
May 21, 2020 ~21 min

Tags: health-and-medicine covid-19 death viruses

Antibody from SARS patient blocks coronavirus in lab

The antibody S309, first identified in a blood sample from a recovered SARS patient, inhibits the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, researchers report.

Leila Gray-UW • futurity
May 21, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: featured health-and-medicine antibodies covid-19 drug-development sars viruses

Increasing screen time during COVID-19 could be harmful to kids' eyesight

With online learning and social distancing, kids are spending more time staring at screens and less time outdoors. That can put them at higher risk of myopia and serious eye problems in the future.

Olivia Killeen, Resident Physician in Ophthalmology, University of Michigan • conversation
May 21, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: children education eyesight vision computers online-learning health myopia coronavirus school play screen-time outdoors eyes social-distancing

How to stay safe from coronavirus while eating out: Restaurant advice from an infectious disease expert

It's hard to eat while wearing a face mask, and social distancing isn't easy in restaurants' normally tight quarters. An infectious disease expert offers some tips on what to look for to stay safe.

Thomas A. Russo, Professor and Chief, Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York • conversation
May 21, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: economy food pandemic health cdc coronavirus restaurants disease-transmission covid-19 social-distancing

Why you’re having freaky dreams during COVID-19

Having odd dreams lately? You're not alone. A neurologist explains why the COVID-19 pandemic has affected our dreams—and what you can do about it.

Katherine Gianni-Boston University • futurity
May 20, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: featured health-and-medicine covid-19 dreams memories sleep

Device offers new way to detect blood clots

A new medical device could offer a better way to detect blood clots, especially in children, researchers say.

Jennifer Reiley-Texas A&M • futurity
May 20, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: health-and-medicine blood-clots blood-vessels microfluidic-arrays

High blood pressure during exercise may be a serious warning sign

There's a link between high blood pressure during exercise for middle-aged and older adults and heart disease, hypertension, and even death.

Boston University • futurity
May 20, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: health-and-medicine blood-pressure exercise heart-disease

Experts urge child vaccinations even during pandemic

Pediatricians weigh in on the decline of child vaccinations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are their concerns.

Maud Alobawone-Rutgers • futurity
May 20, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: featured health-and-medicine childrens-health covid-19 vaccines

Making tissue stretchable, compressible, and nearly indestructible

Chemical process called ELAST allows labeling probes to infuse more quickly, and makes samples tough enough for repeated handling.

David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory • mit
May 20, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: picower-institute institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes chemical-engineering school-of-engineering neuroscience microscopy tissue-engineering imaging research national-institutes-of-health-nih

Vaccines can protect against COVID-19 in animal models, study says

Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has developed vaccines — currently being tested in animal models — that are designed to train the body’s immune system to recognize the virus swiftly upon exposure and respond quickly to disable it.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
May 20, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: health-medicine coronavirus covid-19 dan-h-barouch harvard-medical-school ragon-institute re-infection sars-cov-2 vaccine

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