Fast blood test flags patients at risk for severe COVID-19

A blood test can predict—within a day of a hospital admission—which patients with COVID-19 are at highest risk of severe complications or death.

Julia Evangelou Strait-WUSTL • futurity
yesterday ~8 min

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What do we know about the new coronavirus strains?

A pediatric infectious disease expert explains the new coronavirus strains being detected around the world. In short, "don't let your guard down."

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
yesterday ~5 min

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Hyperimmune response model could clarify severe COVID-19

Replication of a hyperimmune response in nonhuman primates could one day lead to treatments for people with severe cases of COVID-19.

Leslie Tate-Tulane • futurity
yesterday ~5 min

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Low-income families struggled to pay energy bills in 2020

Low-income families, Black and Hispanic households, and people with children, have been especially vulnerable to energy insecurity in the COVID pandemic.

Mary Keck-Indiana • futurity
yesterday ~5 min

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Can an immune cell fix ‘de-age’ the brain?

Researchers have pinpointed a key factor in brain aging and cognitive decline. They say it could be possible to reverse it, too.

Bruce Goldman-Stanford • futurity
yesterday ~8 min

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1965 Klan crackdown has lessons for fighting white supremacy

Punishing criminal participants in the January 6 insurrection could have unintended consequences, as did investigations into the KKK in 1965.

Sara Savat-WUSTL • futurity
yesterday ~6 min

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Hyperimmune response model could clarify severe COVID-19

Replication of a hyperimmune response in nonhuman primates could one day lead to treatments for people with severe cases of COVID-19.

Leslie Tate-Tulane • futurity
yesterday ~5 min

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Ancient Mars was more like Iceland than Idaho

New research used spots on Earth, including Iceland and Idaho, to study the seasons on ancient Mars.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
Jan. 21, 2021 ~8 min

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‘Smiling eyes’ aren’t a perfect gauge of emotions

"Smiling eyes" aren't an automatic way to gauge whether not someone's emotions are genuine, warn researchers.

Byron Spice-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
Jan. 21, 2021 ~6 min

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Watch a glass frog get funky when mating croaks are too quiet

Glass frogs that live near loud streams will add a friendly wave or "dance" to their love calls to attract mates.

Kara Manke-UC Berkeley • futurity
Jan. 21, 2021 ~6 min

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