GSA publishes three new research articles on COVID-19 and aging

The Gerontological Society of America’s highly cited, peer-reviewed journals are continuing to publish scientific articles on COVID-19. The following were published between November 16 and December 2; all are free to access: Living Alone During COVID-19: Social Contact and Emotional Well-Being among Older Adults: Research: report in The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences…

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LED lights found to kill coronavirus: Global first in fight against COVID-19

Researchers from Tel Aviv University (TAU) have proven that the coronavirus can be killed efficiently, quickly, and cheaply using ultraviolet (UV) light-emitting diodes (UV-LEDs). They believe that the UV-LED technology will soon be available for private and commercial use. This is the first study conducted on the disinfection efficiency of UV-LED irradiation at different wavelengths…

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West Nile virus infection risk is higher in less affluent neighborhoods in Baltimore, MD

In Baltimore, Maryland, people living in low-income urban neighborhoods are more at risk of contracting West Nile virus, a mosquito-borne disease, than people living in more affluent neighborhoods. So reports a new study published in the Journal of Medical Entomology. Lead author Sarah Rothman, a graduate student in the Department of Environmental Science and Technology…

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Shedding light on the dark side of biomass burning pollution

Oxidized organic aerosol is a major component of ambient particulate matter, substantially impacting climate, human health, and ecosystems. Oxidized aerosol from biomass burning is especially toxic, known to contain a large amount of species that are known carcinogens, mutagens. Inhaling biomass burning particles also cause oxidative stress and cause a wide range of diseases such…

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