Social & Behavior
According to an article in ARRS’ American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), brain volume measurements in memory-impaired patients show significant differences and systematic biases between conventional and ultrafast 3D T1-weighted (T1W) MRI sequences.
- American Journal of Roentgenology
New research from the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Oxford takes energy efficient windows a step further by proposing a new “smart window” design that would harvest the sun’s energy in the winter to warm the house and reflect it in the summer to keep it cool. The work was recently published in the journal ACS Photonics and funded as part of the EPSRC Wearable and Flexible Technologies Collaboration.
- ACS Photonics
A new study provides the most comprehensive data ever collected from elite runners with bilateral leg amputations, including the world’s fastest 400-meter sprinter, Blake Leeper.
- Royal Society Open Science
A new nationwide analysis of 122 plans from 20 US cities, published today in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, found that many plans fail to explicitly define green infrastructure. When they do, they tend to focus on stormwater management, favoring engineered facilities over parks and larger urban green spaces. The study is the first systematic review of the use and definition of the green infrastructure concept in US city plans.
- Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
- JPB Foundation
The school closures in spring 2020 had a negative effect on the health and well-being of many young people. But homeschooling also had a positive flipside: Thanks to sleeping longer in the morning, many teenagers reported improved health and health-related quality of life. The study authors from the University of Zurich therefore believe school days should begin later in the morning.
- JAMA Network Open
Scientists at the the Centro Nacional de Investigadores Cardiovasculares (CNIC) have developed a simple model for studying the behavior of immune cells in live animals and have identified a harmful cell behavior pattern associated with cardiovascular disease
- Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, “la Caixa” Foundation, Fondation Leducq, European Commission, Federation of European Biochemical Societies