Babies in popular low-riding pushchairs are exposed to alarming levels of toxic air pollutants

Parents who are using popular low-riding pushchairs could be exposing their babies to alarming levels of air pollution, finds a new study. Source: sd

It's now or never: Visual events have 100 milliseconds to hit brain target or...

Researchers have defined a crucial window of time that mice need to key in on visual events. Source: sd

River-groundwater hot spot for arsenic

Naturally occurring groundwater arsenic contamination is a problem of global significance, particularly in South and Southeast Asian aquifers. Source: sd

Common coronaviruses are highly seasonal, with most cases peaking in winter months

Of the seven coronaviruses known to infect people, four cause common respiratory infections that are sharply seasonal and appear to transmit similarly to influenza,...

How forest loss leads to spread of disease

In Uganda, loss of forested habitat increases the likelihood of interactions between disease-carrying wild primates and humans. The findings suggest the emergence and spread...

Genes sow seeds of neuropsychiatric diseases before birth, in early childhood

From early prenatal development through childhood, the prefrontal cortex of the human brain undergoes an avalanche of developmental activity. In some cases, it also...

Autoimmunity-associated heart dilation tied to heart-failure risk in type 1 diabetes

In people with type 1 diabetes without known cardiovascular disease, the presence of autoantibodies against heart muscle proteins was associated with cardiac magnetic resonance...

Targeting tumors: Synthesis against the clock

Radiolabeled molecules help nuclear physicians to detect and precisely target tumors, which are often developing due to pathological changes in metabolic processes. Using positron...

Surgical masks likely good for most COVID-19 treatment

A systematic review of four randomized controlled trials on masks done between 1990 and last month shows the use of medical masks did not...

COVID-19: On average only 6% of actual SARS-CoV-2 infections detected worldwide

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus disease officially issued by countries dramatically understates the true number of infections, a report suggests. Researchers used...

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Children of parents with mental illness have higher risk of injuries

Children to parents suffering from mental illness have a higher risk of injuries than other children, according to a new study. The risk is...

Off-the-shelf artificial cardiac patch repairs heart attack damage in rats, pigs

Researchers have developed an 'off-the-shelf' artificial cardiac patch that can deliver cardiac cell-derived healing factors directly to the site of heart attack injury. Source: sd

Public policies push schools to prioritize creating better test-takers over better people

Personal growth and job skills have taken a backseat to an increased focus on standardized test scores in schools across the nation, according to...