AI tool could predict how drugs will react in the body

Metabolic Translator, a new deep-learning tool, may offer a way to see how drugs in development will work in the body, not just the lab.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
Oct. 7, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: machine-learning research drug-development health-and-medicine medications

How being in a study eased kids’ asthma symptoms

New findings from a study on children's asthma are evidence in support of the research participation effect.

Scott Hesel - U. Rochester • futurity
Sept. 25, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: asthma childrens-health research health-and-medicine

For accurate food studies, ask for pee instead of honesty

Many food studies hinge on the honesty of participants about what they've eaten, as well as the accuracy of their memories. Testing urine might work better.

Ida Eriksen-U. Copenhagen • futurity
July 28, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: food research health-and-medicine honesty urine

Scientists warn of airborne transmission of COVID-19

"It's time to address airborne transmission of COVID-19," declared 230 scientists in a recent letter. One of them explains what that means in practical terms.

Brandie Jefferson-WUSTL • futurity
July 10, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 viruses research featured health-and-medicine pandemics

You can aid COVID-19 research with [email protected]

Got a computer? You can help resarchers learn more about the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 from your house with [email protected]

Julia Evangelou Strait-WUSTL • futurity
July 2, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 research proteins computers featured health-and-medicine citizen-scientists

Psych journals have a structural racism problem

From the 1970s to the 2010s, only 5% of publications highlighted race in the top-tier psychological journals researchers looked at for a new study.

Melissa De Witte-Stanford • futurity
June 30, 2020 ~11 min

Tags: psychology research racism society-and-culture race-and-ethnicity

Despite inequities, studies still overlook minorities

Of the roughly 1,500 COVID-19 research studies registered on, only a handful currently report collecting data on ethnicity. That's a problem.

Rajee Suri-Emory • futurity
June 24, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 bias research clinical-trials health-and-medicine race-and-ethnicity

Solo 8: See this cheaper robot creature jump

A new robot called Solo 8 is open-source and inexpensive, but it can pull off a lot of the tricks of costlier robots.

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
June 16, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: education robots research movement featured science-and-technology

Birders: Use ‘Chipper’ app to catalog songs for research

A new app called Chipper can help birders and citizen scientists share birdsong recordings with scientists.

Spencer Turney-Vanderbilt • futurity
June 10, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: birds research apps earth-and-environment sounds citizen-scientists

Is it ethical to infect people for COVID-19 vaccine research?

A new paper argues that researchers could infect volunteers with COVID-19 in an ethical way to speed up vaccine research.

Peter Thorley-Warwick • futurity
June 1, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 ethics vaccines viruses research health-and-medicine

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