Researchers have identified 371 genes, eleven of which were sex-specific, linked to the timing of when a person first has sex and the point of life they are most likely to become parents.
Discontinuing an education in math after age 16 can be disadvantageous for cognitive development, a new study reports. Those who stopped studying math at age 16 had lower levels of a chemical associated with brain plasticity in areas of the brain associated with cognitive function.
Children aged between 7 and 9 who experience frequent abdominal pain are more likely to develop fasting habits and eating disorders to help control their weight by age 16.
Gambling has previously been linked to addictive behaviors and financial loss. Now, researchers report high levels of gambling can increase mortality rates by 37%.
Those who play video games are more likely to report experiencing positive emotions and better overall well-being.
Dexamethasone, an inexpensive steroid, reduced death by one-third in ventilated COVID-19 patients, and by one fifth in patients receiving oxygen for severe coronavirus symptoms. Preliminary findings suggest one death per eight patients ventilated could be prevented by administering dexamethasone.
Researchers report they have identified a vaccine candidate for COVID-19 and are working towards phase one clinical testing. A chimpanzee adenovirus vaccine vector was chosen as the most suitable vaccine technology for SARS-CoV-2 as it can generate a stronger immune response in one dose and is not a replicating virus.
Researchers are pushing for the development of an instant mobile app that will alert people who have come into contact with a COVID-19 patient to immediately isolate themselves via an instant message. If rapidly and widely developed, the app could significantly help to contain the spread of coronavirus.
Analyzing previous studies, researchers have identified the effects of individual and environmental risk factors for suicide over a person's lifespan. The risk factors, researchers report, change throughout a person's lifetime.