Police officers get less proactive when they feel scrutiny

When police officers and firefighters feel that the public doesn't understand what they do, they're less likely to be proactive in building community ties.

Molly Dannenmaier-UT Austin | Aug. 16, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture firefighters jobs police-officers

Stickers ‘listen’ to skin to track your health

A sensor that sticks to the skin can pick up signals like a blush or heartbeat and beam health readings to a receiver clipped to your clothes.

Tom Abate-Stanford | Aug. 16, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine science-and-technology sensors skin wearable-devices

Can ‘trap, neuter, return’ really control cats? Maybe

Trap, neuter, return programs for free-roaming cats are controversial. New research says they can reduce populations and suffering, but only at scale.

Alisson Clark-Florida | Aug. 16, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology birth-control cats invasive-species pets reproduction veterinary-science

How hospital pharmacists can cut antibiotic use

"This is a matter of major consequence, because up to 50% of antibiotic use in our study was inappropriate..."

Sarah Avery-Duke | Aug. 16, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine antibiotics drug-resistance hospitals medications

Ebola treatment massively cuts death rate, but it’s no cure

A new treatment for Ebola shows huge promise for cutting the mortality rate, but researchers caution that we haven't cured the disease yet.

Kat McAlpine-Boston | Aug. 16, 2019 | futurity
~9 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine antibodies ebola outbreak viruses

Amino acid trio blocks Zika’s ability to replicate

A formulation of three amino acids hampers the ability of the Zika virus to replicate in human and non-human cells, researchers say.

Jennifer Rainey Marquez-Georgia State | Aug. 16, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine amino-acids mosquitoes viruses zika

Tiny ‘glass’ bottles deliver drugs at right temp and place

"This new method could allow infusion therapies to target specific parts of the body and potentially negating certain side effects..."

Josh Brown-Georgia Tech | Aug. 16, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer drug-delivery nanotechnology

Wild boar genes recreated domestic pigs

"...when we look at modern European pigs, they look like they were domesticated in Europe even though we now know that is not true."

Keith Randall-Texas A&M | Aug. 16, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology dna domestication evolution genomes livestock pigs

Team finds the ‘signature’ of guts that don’t get C. diff

New findings outline a set of molecular signs that indicate a person has—or is at risk for—potentially dangerous diarrhea from C. difficile.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University | Aug. 16, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine c-diff digestive-system feces gut-bacteria intestines microbiomes

What’s the most polluted city? It’s impossible to really know

You might have seen articles ranking the most polluted cities in the world, but a lack of good information makes it difficult to really know.

Brandie Jefferson-WUSTL | Aug. 16, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment cities data-science pollution

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