Biologists discover a trigger for cell extrusion

Study suggests this process for eliminating unneeded cells may also protect against cancer.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
May 5, 2021 ~7 min

Scans peek at brains of highly sensitive people

New findings advance the understanding of sensory processing sensitivity, a trait that an estimated 1.4 billion people worldwide share.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
May 5, 2021 ~7 min

COVID-19 lockdown stressed all ages, but in different ways

The first COVID-19 lockdown early in the pandemic stressed kids, teenagers, young adults, and parents. But not for the same reasons.

Kurt Bodenmueller-U. Zurich • futurity
May 5, 2021 ~6 min

US Expected to Approve Pfizer Vaccine for Teens

VOA Learning English • voa
May 4, 2021 ~4 min

Genetic tricks of the longest-lived animals

Some species live unexpectedly long lives. By studying how they do it, researchers hope to pinpoint factors affecting human longevity.

Bob Holmes • knowable
May 4, 2021 ~16 min

Media amplified anti-mask minority on Twitter

There was strong support for wearing masks to fight COVID-19 on Twitter in mid-2020. But anti-mask views got a bump from the media, researchers find.

Jim Barlow-Oregon • futurity
May 4, 2021 ~6 min

Are graphene-coated face masks a COVID-19 miracle – or another health risk?

Some face masks now come with a coating of graphene, a substance that can kill microbes. Is it safe to breathe it in?

C. Michael White, Distinguished Professor and Head of the Department of Pharmacy Practice, University of Connecticut • conversation
May 4, 2021 ~7 min

Nasal spray flu vaccine may protect against a variety of strains

A nose spray vaccine enhances the body's immune response to flu infection and offers broad protection against different strains, research with mice shows.

LaTina Emerson-Georgia State • futurity
May 4, 2021 ~6 min

COVID-19 during pregnancy raises risk for severe complications

People infected with COVID-19 during pregnancy have increased risk of premature birth, pre-eclampsia, admission to intensive care, and even death.

Kara Manke-UC Berkeley • futurity
May 4, 2021 ~4 min

Sensor glove aims to help curb trichotillomania

Undergraduate engineers have created a prototype glove that senses when someone with trichotillomania reaches to pull out hair.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
May 4, 2021 ~5 min