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%.
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.
The study represents the first experimental evidence showing that exercise can reduce the severity of macular degeneration, which affects millions.
The discovery could lead to new treatments to prevent deadly cytokine storms, and may explain why people with diabetes have worse outcomes.
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.
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.
Kateri DuBay’s research could lead to significant advances in health care, technology, transportation and clean energy.
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.