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ScienceDaily - A new study estimates 64 percent of adult COVID-19 hospitalizations in the U.S. may have been prevented if there were less obesity, hypertension, diabetes,...

  • Study estimates two-thirds of COVID-19 hospitalizations due to four conditions: Model suggests higher risk based on race and age, offers insights to reduce disease impact https://t.co/yjesTPVN53

Swedish Prime Minister Sees High Risk of New Wave of Covid Infections

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Bloomberg - Sweden’s prime minister, Stefan Lofven, said there’s now a “high risk” of a new spike in coronavirus infections, potentially warranting the country’s first lockdown...

Tissue regeneration: Reserve or reverse?

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Science - Tissues with high intrinsic turnover, such as the skin and intestinal lining, rely on resident stem cells, which generate all native cell types. Intestinal...

  • When stem cells are ablated, how is the stem cell pool and the rest of the tissue regenerated? A new #SciencePerspective discusses the evidence that differentiated cells can dedifferentiate and become stem cells that enable tissue recovery from damage. https://t.co/dMcYRUZr8i https://t.co/dMcYRUZr8i

The influence of juvenile dinosaurs on community structure and diversity

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Science - Modern carnivore communities include species that span a range of body sizes. For example, on the African savannah, there are small species (mongooses), medium...

  • Unlike modern carnivore communities, carnivorous dino groups mostly lacked species that were middle-sized as adults. A new study finds this absence appears to have been driven by distinctive dino biology, in which giant adults start out as tiny hatchlings. https://t.co/DXz3Xih03b https://t.co/DXz3Xih03b

Soft magnetic skin for super-resolution tactile sensing with force self-decoupling

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Science Robotics - Human skin can sense subtle changes of both normal and shear forces (i.e., self-decoupled) and perceive stimuli with finer resolution than the average spacing...

Control of ribosomal protein synthesis by the Microprocessor complex

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Science Signaling - RNA/DNA structures called R-loops formed during gene transcription can inhibit the activity of RNA polymerase and alter gene expression. Jiang et al . found...

The unequal impact of parenthood in academia

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Science Advances - Across academia, men and women tend to publish at unequal rates. Existing explanations include the potentially unequal impact of parenthood on scholarship, but a...

Clinically relevant mutations in core metabolic genes confer antibiotic resistance

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Science - Antibiotic resistance arising from mutation is common among pathogenic bacteria. However, this process is not well understood, and most of the mutations that have...

  • Looking at the genomes of more than 7,000 E. coli pathogens, researchers in Science discovered novel mutations in metabolic pathways that make antibiotic drugs less lethal to these pathogens. ($) https://t.co/HFt7hofaey

Electrostatic bellow muscle actuators and energy harvesters that stack up

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Science Robotics - Future robotic systems will be pervasive technologies operating autonomously in unknown spaces that are shared with humans. Such complex interactions make it compulsory for...

Paroxetine-mediated GRK2 inhibition is a disease-modifying treatment for osteoarthritis

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Science Translational Medicine - Pathological chondrocyte hypertrophy contributes to osteoarthritis (OA), a degenerative disease of the cartilage and bone. Carlson et al. studied the role of G protein–coupled...