Drug blocks SARS-CoV-2 transmission in ferrets

An oral drug called MK-4482/EIDD-2801 completely suppressed transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in ferrets within 24 hours, researchers say. Could it work in humans?

LaTina Emerson-Georgia State • futurity
yesterday ~5 min

covid-19 viruses health-and-medicine

For dementia caregivers, tips for holiday joy during COVID

How can the families of someone with Alzheimer's or dementia make the holidays special during the pandemic? An elder care expert has suggestions.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
yesterday ~5 min

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Can the US revive the Iran nuclear deal?

With the incoming Biden administration aiming to rejoin the Iran nuclear deal, an expert explains why its beneficial for both the US and Iran.

Lawrence Goodman-Brandeis • futurity
yesterday ~6 min

united-states iran nuclear-weapons society-and-culture elections geopolitics us-presidents

Drug blocks SARS-CoV-2 transmission in ferrets

An oral drug called MK-4482/EIDD-2801 completely suppressed transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in ferrets within 24 hours, researchers say. Could it work in humans?

LaTina Emerson-Georgia State • futurity
yesterday ~5 min

covid-19 viruses health-and-medicine

For dementia caregivers, tips for holiday joy during COVID

How can the families of someone with Alzheimer's or dementia make the holidays special during the pandemic? An elder care expert has suggestions.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
yesterday ~5 min

alzheimers-disease dementia holidays families featured health-and-medicine caregivers

Talking to babies may change their brains

"Before infants are even producing words, our findings indicate that the conversations we have with infants matter for their brain function."

Stanford • futurity
yesterday ~7 min

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Young adult and teen cancer cases rose 30% in 40 years

Cases of cancer are on the rise in teens and young adults ages 15 to 39 years old, with kidney cancer rising at the greatest rate.

Barbara Schindo-Penn State • futurity
yesterday ~5 min

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To gauge chemical exposure, check children’s guts?

New findings suggest a way to measure children's exposure to a class of chemicals called SVOCs by checking out their gut microbiomes.

Ken Kingery-Duke • futurity
yesterday ~7 min

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This money problem may predict dementia

Unpaid bills and falling credit scores may signal a dementia diagnosis as long as six years before, researchers report.

Carly Kempler-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Dec. 3, 2020 ~6 min

dementia money health-and-medicine

Supernova finding blows up an elemental origin theory

Supernova research upends the origins of two of our planet's heavy elements and sheds light on a chemical reaction that "defines our existence."

Kim Ward-Michigan State • futurity
Dec. 3, 2020 ~7 min

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