Medicine & Health
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, mutations of SARS-CoV-2 - the virus that causes COVID-19 - have spread to the U.S. and a host of other countries worldwide. Recent studies suggest that current COVID-19 variants are up to 70% more contagious than the pandemic's original strains. A multidisciplinary team of scientists at Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University used genomic sequencing to track SARS-CoV-2 as it mutated in Northeast Ohio from March 11 - April 22, 2020.
- JAMA Network Open
Relatively clean snow and ice in the Indus River Basin during the COVID-19 pandemic may have resulted in 6.6 km3 of reduced melt in 2020, compared with the 20-year average, a study finds. Melting snow and ice supply water to nearly 2 billion people worldwide.
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Nationwide survey, led by BU researcher Dr. Sarah Lipson, indicates colleges and universities need to invest in more resources for faculty "gatekeepers" of mental health.
- Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
Gender differences are clear when it comes to military veterans seeking and accessing mental health support due to stigma around seeking such help, suggests research published online in the journal BMJ Military Health.
- BMJ Military Health
A new study from University of Kentucky Markey Cancer researchers shows that Artemisia annua, a plant that has been traditionally used for its anti-malaria components, shows promise in treating ovarian cancer.
Weill Cornell Medicine physician-scientist Dr. David Lyden, whose research has led to groundbreaking discoveries about how cancer spreads, has been elected into the esteemed Association of American Physicians. Dr. Lyden, the Stavros S. Niarchos Professor in Pediatric Cardiology and a member of the Gale and Ira Drukier Institute for Children's Health at Weill Cornell Medicine, joins six dozen other distinguished physician-scientists from the United States, Canada and other countries as a 2021 association inductee.
- 2021 AAP/ASCI/APSA Joint Meeting