Breast feeding mothers do not transfer COVID through milk

A study conducted by researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) – in collaboration with several other universities – indicates that breastfeeding women with COVID-19 do not transmit the SARS-CoV-2 virus through their milk, but do confer milk-borne

HPV vaccines for adults over age 26 may not be cost-effective

Boston, MA – Vaccinating adults age 26 and older against the human papillomavirus (HPV)–the virus that causes more than 90% of cervical cancers as well as several other cancers–may not be cost-effective, according to a new study led by researchers

Extinction cascading through ecosystems could spell trouble for humans

Humans rely on nature extensively for everything from food production to coastal protection, but those contributions might be more threatened than previously thought, according to new findings from the University of Colorado Boulder. This research, out today in Nature Communications, looked

How to spot deepfakes? Look at light reflection in the eyes

BUFFALO, N.Y. – University at Buffalo computer scientists have developed a tool that automatically identifies deepfake photos by analyzing light reflections in the eyes. The tool proved 94% effective in experiments described in a paper accepted at the IEEE International

Healthcare professionals no better than students at detecting COVID fake news stories

Healthcare professionals perform no better than students at detecting coronavirus false news stories. ### Article Title: “Infodemics: Do healthcare professionals detect corona-related false news stories better than students?” Funding: The financial support of Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation –

Concerns over integrity of mRNA molecules in some COVID-19 vaccines

Findings highlight the fragilities of the manufacturing process, but companies aren’t willing to release information BMJ Documents leaked from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) following a cyber attack in December show that some early commercial batches of Pfizer-BioNTech’s covid-19 vaccine

Healthy plant-based diet associated with lower stroke risk

Boston, MA – People who eat diets with higher amounts of healthy plant-based foods and lower amounts of less-healthy plant-based foods may reduce their risk of stroke compared to people with lower-quality diets, according to a new study led by

Face masks are a ticking plastic bomb

Recent studies estimate that we use an astounding 129 billion face masks globally every month – that is 3 million a minute. Most of them are disposable face masks made from plastic microfibers. – With increasing reports on inappropriate disposal


Catnip a powerful New (Rediscovered) Bug Repellent

Often used as an additive for cat toys and treats due to its euphoric and hallucinogenic effects on cats, catnip has also long been known for its powerful repellent action on insects, mosquitoes in particular. Recent research shows catnip compounds

Irradiating COVID-19 cough droplets with UV-C lamps

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2021 — One of the primary ways the COVID-19 virus is transmitted is via airborne diffusion of saliva microdroplets, so it is paramount to find methods to kill the virus in airborne microdroplets. The extreme confusion that

Covid-19 risk increases with airborne pollen

In the spring of 2020, the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic appeared to coincide with the tree pollen season in the northern hemisphere. These observations prompted an international team of researchers to conduct an extensive investigation: The scientists wanted to

Breaking the warp barrier for faster-than-light travel

If travel to distant stars within an individual’s lifetime is going to be possible, a means of faster-than-light propulsion will have to be found. To date, even recent research about superluminal (faster-than-light) transport based on Einstein’s theory of general relativity

Why the lovable llama might be a secret weapon against COVID-19

As the fight against COVID-19 continues, scientists have turned to an unlikely source for a potentially effective treatment: tiny antibodies naturally generated by llamas. While the world has welcomed the news of multiple vaccines against COVID-19, the search for effective treatments for those

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