Extending theoretical explanations for gendered divisions of care during the COVID-19 pandemic

Abstract Objective This article extends pre-pandemic theories, empirically testing the salience of pandemic-based absolute and relative resources and time availability mechanisms for understanding gendered divisions of childcare across the COVID-19 pandemic. Background Multiple cross-sectional studies have examined gender differences in…

Fighting COVID-19 With a Cancer Drug

Researchers at University of California San Diego show that a molecule which shuttles damaging inflammatory cells into cancer tumors also shuttles inflammatory cells into lung tissue infected with COVID-19 — and that the molecule can be suppressed with a repurposed cancer drug. The work represents a new approach to preventing irreversible organ damage in infectious diseases.

UAH researcher publishes study tapping social media and AI to speed supply chain assistance during disasters

A doctoral candidate at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) is lead author of a new study in the International Journal of Production Research investigating the ways social media platforms can be leveraged with artificial intelligence (AI) to provide vital communication connecting victims of disaster to outside aid and support.

Nordic researchers develop predictive model for cross-border COVID spread

In a major multidisciplinary collaboration effort across Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark, researchers have published a pioneering study on the spread of infections across Nordic borders from spring until the end of 2020. The report sheds light on the efficacy of cross-border travel restrictions, helping us better understand which measures actually make a difference.

Mount Sinai Expands Center for Post-COVID Care to Serve Patients in East Harlem and South Bronx

$5 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality will enhance long COVID care for underserved minority groups, community outreach, and research

Understanding protective behavior and vaccination adoption among US individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic: A four-wave longitudinal study

Abstract During the long COVID-19 pandemic, individuals’ attitudes toward protective measures and vaccination vary, yet, research remains unclear about the dynamics underlying them. We collected matched data from US respondents at four time points from the beginning of the pandemic…

UC study exposes socio-economic disparities during the initial wave of COVID-19 in NYC

New York City, with a population of 8.5 million people, was one of the locations most heavily affected by the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in North America and Europe. A large body of research has shown that those individuals who are of lower average socioeconomic status were especially affected by the pandemic and experienced a much higher rate of viral infection.

How Your Sleep Patterns Change Can Tell You About Your Health

Your sleep tracker might give you information about more than just your sleep–specifically, it might give you information about chronic conditions such as diabetes and sleep apnea, and illnesses such as COVID-19. This is one of the findings of a study that analyzed data from 5 million nights of sleep across roughly 33,000 people.

Understanding consumer behavior during and after a Pandemic: Implications for customer lifetime value prediction models

Abstract Our study uses a cohort analysis to investigate Customer Lifetime Value (CLV) for customer cohorts acquired before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. The research estimates CLV in a continuous-time setting of customer transactions within the online grocery sector. Stochastic…

U.S. Drug-related Infant Deaths More than Doubled from 2018 to 2022

Drug-involved infant deaths more than doubled (120% increase) from 2018 to 2022, with the greatest proportion of deaths in 2021 (25.8%). The most prevalent underlying causes of death included assault (homicide) by drugs, medicaments and biological substances (35.6%).

Blood RNA Biomarkers Identify Bacterial and Biofilm Coinfections in COVID-19 Intensive Care Patients

Abstract Purpose: Secondary opportunistic coinfections are a significant contributor to morbidity and mortality in intensive care unit (ICU) patients, but can be difficult to identify. Presently, new blood RNA biomarkers were tested in ICU patients to diagnose viral, bacterial, and biofilm…

Not sure about vaccines? How public health messaging is framed makes a difference, new research reveals

What’s the best way to communicate with a vaccine-hesitant person about a vaccine’s potential benefits? New research from Binghamton University, State University of New York found that a one-size-fits-all approach to communicating messages isn’t effective.

Brookhaven Lab Biophysicist F. William Studier Awarded Merkin Prize in Biomedical Technology

F. William Studier, a senior biophysicist emeritus at the U.S. Department of Energy’s ‘Brookhaven National Laboratory, has won the 2024 Richard N. Merkin Prize in Biomedical Technology for his development in the 1980s of an efficient, scalable method of producing RNA and proteins in the laboratory.

GUIDE team develops computational approach to redesign antibodies for broader effectiveness against viral pandemics

In a groundbreaking development for addressing future viral pandemics, a multi-institutional team involving Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers has successfully combined an artificial intelligence-backed platform with supercomputing to redesign and restore the effectiveness of antibodies whose ability to fight viruses has been compromised by viral evolution. The work was published in the journal Nature.

ADLM releases guidance to help healthcare professionals navigate respiratory virus testing in a post-COVID world

The Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine (ADLM, formerly AACC) has issued a new guidance document that provides expert recommendations on fundamental areas of clinical testing for respiratory viral infections. As respiratory virus testing continues to evolve rapidly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, this guidance aims to ensure that patients benefit fully from emerging technologies in this field.

Scientists discover higher levels of CO2 increase survival of viruses in the air and transmission risk

A new study has revealed for the first time the vital role carbon dioxide (CO2) plays in determining the lifespan of airborne viruses – namely SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. It clearly showed keeping CO2 levels in check helps to reduce virus survival, and therefore the risk of infection.

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Honors 18 Acute and Critical Care Nurses With Circle of Excellence Award

AACN recognizes 18 exceptional nurses — each nominated by colleagues — with the 2024 Circle of Excellence award. They will be honored during AACN’s 50th National Teaching Institute, to be held in Denver, May 20-22.