The Line Dance of the Pandemic

Some people gabbed, some groused; others stood silently, forming a line that snaked around the block, waiting for Century 21, the Lower Manhattan bargain hunters’ mecca, to open for business. It was a scene like many others popping up this summer all across the country: long waits in line, once rare at luxury boutiques, open-air…

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Correcting COVID-19 misconceptions may require speaking to individuals’ moral values

Washington, September 10, 2020–The effectiveness of educational content aimed at correcting misconceptions about the risks, transmission, and prevention of Covid-19 is largely influenced by a person’s prevailing moral values, according to a new study published today in Educational Researcher, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association. Study authors Gregory Trevors and Melissa Duffy,…

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LSU Health study 1st to show nonharmful stress protects against disease in offspring

New Orleans, LA – Research led by Jeff Gidday, PhD, Professor of Ophthalmology, Biochemistry, Neuroscience, and Physiology at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, reports what is believed to be the first study in a mammalian model documenting the reprogramming of heritability to promote disease resilience in the next generation. The results are published…

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Genome analyses track SARS-CoV-2’s early introduction to the US and Europe

SARS-CoV-2 arrived in Washington State somewhere between late January and early February 2020, sparking rapid community transmission of the virus that went undetected for several weeks before this community spread became evident, prompting a change in testing criteria to emphasize individuals with no travel history. That’s the scenario proposed by Trevor Bedford and colleagues after…

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