Students who ‘productively fail’ may learn more

Students may learn more when they try to solve problems before learning the concepts in lectures, researchers report. The key? Productive failure.

ETH Zurich • futurity
yesterday ~7 min

Algorithm estimates when Alzheimer’s symptoms may appear

A new method can estimate when a person with no cognitive symptoms will start showing signs of Alzheimer's dementia based on a brain scan and age.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
yesterday ~8 min

3 groups faced the highest overdose increases in 2020

As COVID-19 raged across the United States, drug overdose deaths reached unprecedented heights. New research breaks down who was most vulnerable.

Corrie Pikul-Brown • futurity
yesterday ~9 min

Killer cell tweak tips balance between healing and bacteria defense

Natural killer cells manage wound healing, research shows. But accelerating that process also ups the risk of bacterial infection, the study also finds.

U. Zurich • futurity
yesterday ~5 min

Socializing gives older adults a cognitive boost

Pleasant socializing on one day results in better cognitive performance the next, finds new research with people 70 to 90 years old.

Katie Bohn-Penn State • futurity
yesterday ~5 min

Teens actually slept better during COVID-19 pandemic

When COVID-19 lockdowns triggered changes to teens' daily routines, they woke up and slept later, which reduced daytime sleepiness.

Shirley Cardenas-McGill • futurity
yesterday ~5 min

Great Recession recovery left out Black families

Black families lost much more wealth than white families, regardless of class or profession, in the 10 years that followed the Great Recession.

Lucas Hubbard-Duke • futurity
yesterday ~6 min

Liberal portrayals of Muslims rely on stereotypes

Liberal representations of Muslims espouse tolerance and multiculturalism, but actually reinforce stereotypes and expectations, a new book argues.

Rebecca Portnoy-NYU • futurity
yesterday ~11 min

COVID patients face risk for self-attacking antibodies

At least 1 in 5 hospitalized COVID-19 patients develops autoantibodies, antibodies that attack their own tissue within a week of admission, research finds.

Bruce Goldman-Stanford • futurity
Sept. 17, 2021 ~8 min

Why mRNA vaccines won’t replace all others

mRNA vaccines have proven highly effective for COVID-19. But that doesn't mean they're ready to replace all others, experts explain.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Sept. 17, 2021 ~6 min