Latest News Releases 13 October
The calculated costs of setting up labs to monitor antimicrobial resistance in resource-limited settings may be prohibitive without financial support
- PLOS Global Public Health
In patients with COVID-19, a high body mass index (BMI) is associated with an increased risk of death and prolonged intensive care unit (ICU) stay, according to a new study published this week in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Lovisa Sjögren of Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and colleagues.
- PLoS ONE
New research suggests that dengue—a viral infection spread by mosquitos—could be suppressed in Singapore in a highly cost-effective manner through the release of mosquitos infected with the bacterium Wolbachia. Stacy Soh of the National Environment Agency in Singapore and colleagues present these findings in the new open-access journal PLOS Global Public Health on October 13, 2021.
Free food provided to U.S. households at school and work is relatively unhealthy, though food for families in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program appears to be of better nutritional quality
- PLoS ONE
In areas where COVID-19 vaccines are limited, vaccinating essential workers before older adults can reduce infections and deaths, according to a modeling study published this week in the new open-access journal PLOS Global Public Health by Nicola Mulberry of Simon Fraser University, Canada, and colleagues.
"Doomscrolling" through just a few minutes of COVID-related news brings you down, but reading about COVID-related kind acts does not
- PLoS ONE
A team of researchers at Georgia State University has been awarded a prestigious five-year, $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) program, which supports the research capabilities of minority-serving institutions through the establishment of centers that effectively integrate education and research.
The Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) Nitrogen Blowdown Facility has succeeded at recreating the intense conditions of a gas event, making it possible to test subsurface safety valves’ (SSSV) ability to withstand associated gas flow rates at high pressures to prevent injury, loss of life and environmental effects.
The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) and the Journalists Network on Generations are welcoming 17 distinguished reporters for the next cohort of the Journalists in Aging Fellows Program, now in its 12th year.
The scientific achievements of individual scientists and scientific organizations were celebrated today in the first-ever edition of the International Science Council (ISC) Awards, which recognize excellence in the advancement of science as a global public good.
A new study combined data from Airbnb—the most popular platform for short-term rentals—and the U.S. Census to estimate a structural model of property owners’ decisions and evaluate relevant regulations. The study found that the presence of Airbnb units in a community caused a mild decrease in the long-term rental supply (i.e., switchers), including affordable housing, which harmed local renters. But it also expanded the rental housing market, which may benefit low-income landlords. The study’s authors propose a new tax to reduce switching while maintain rental market expansion, and to alleviate socially inequitable outcomes.
- Management Science