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Even after controlling for factors like political affiliation, researchers found that high individualism offset state lockdown measures by 41%, and reduced COVID-related charitable giving by 48%.
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The key finding is that individual actions matter, the researchers said. If enough individuals stay home and take precautions when in the community, it can truly change the infection curve.
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The study represents the first experimental evidence showing that exercise can reduce the severity of macular degeneration, which affects millions.
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The discovery could lead to new treatments to prevent deadly cytokine storms, and may explain why people with diabetes have worse outcomes.
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A “smart containment strategy” for COVID-19 that focuses on testing, tracing and quarantining the infected could save the U.S. economy about $10 trillion compared to letting the disease spread, economist Anton Korinek said.
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Fire ants common along the Gulf Coast and in Texas are likely limiting the spread of a meat allergy carried by lone star ticks – but the invasive ants have a nasty bite of their own.
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Kateri DuBay’s research could lead to significant advances in health care, technology, transportation and clean energy.
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When might we have a vaccine for COVID-19? Dr. Steven Zeichner, head of UVA Health’s Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, offers some answers.