Space & Planetary
Images from NASA's June Spacecraft have given oceanographers the raw materials for a new study published in Nature Physics that describes the rich turbulence at Jupiter’s poles and the physical forces that drive the large cyclones.
- Nature Physics
- NASA Headquarters, National Science Foundation
Like humans, female dolphins have a functional clitoris, according to a study appearing January 10 in the journal Current Biology. The findings are based on the discovery that the clitoris-like structure positioned in the vaginal entrance of bottlenose dolphins has lots of sensory nerves and erectile bodies.
- Current Biology
A new study investigated changes in physicians’ voting behavior in modern day elections using nationally representative data. Results of the study, “Analysis of Reported Voting Behaviors of US Physicians, 2000-2020,” appear online in JAMA Network Open on January 10.
- JAMA Network Open
Newly developed risk scores synthesize genetic information into an easy-to-interpret metric that could help clinicians identify young children most at risk of developing obesity. The study, led by researchers at Penn State, used novel statistical methods to establish scoring criteria using data collected from children from birth to three years of age.
- Econometrics and Statistics
- NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, Penn State Eberly College of Science, Penn State Institute for Computational and Data Sciences
What The Study Did: This survey study of parents investigated the association between their children’s behaviors at home and the school learning format used during the COVID-19 pandemic, whether remote, hybrid or in-person.
- JAMA Pediatrics
A study of smokers found that the first day of a quit attempt is more challenging for women than men. This is a particularly significant finding as the first day of abstinence is one of the most critical predictors of long-term smoking cessation. The study also showed that larger health warning labels on cigarette packs were associated with reduced odds of one-day relapse among women. Until now, little was known about sex differences in early abstinence .
- Addictive Behaviors