New breathable gas sensors may improve monitoring of well being, environment

Journal Reference: Li Yang, Huadong Ji, Chuizhou Meng, Yuhang Li, Guanghao Zheng, Xue Chen, Guangyu Niu, Jiayi Yan, Ye Xue, Shijie Guo, Huanyu Cheng. Intrinsically Breathable and Flexible NO2 Gas Sensors Produced by Laser Direct Writing of Self-Assembled Block Copolymers. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2022; 14 (15): 17818 DOI: 10.1021/acsami.2c02061 Led by Huanyu “Larry” … Read more

New model could improve matches between students and schools

Journal Reference: Mustafa Oğuz Afacan, Piotr Evdokimov, Rustamdjan Hakimov, Bertan Turhan. Parallel markets in school choice. Games and Economic Behavior, 2022; 133: 181 DOI: 10.1016/j.geb.2022.03.003 Simultaneous applications for competitive spots and a lack of coordination among school authorities often result in some students being matched with multiple schools while others are unassigned. It can lead … Read more

Arctic simulation of Moon-like habitat shows wellbeing sessions can improve mental health in extreme isolation

Arctic simulation of Moon-like habitat shows wellbeing sessions can improve mental health in extreme isolation – NovLink Home Mash C Arctic simulation of Moon-like habitat shows wellbeing sessions can improve mental health in extreme isolation We wish to say thanks to the writer of this write-up for this outstanding content Arctic simulation of Moon-like habitat … Read more

How to reduce loneliness: Meaningful activities can improve well being, well-being

Journal Reference: Liang-Chih Chang, John Dattilo, Fei-Hsin Huang. Relationships of Leisure Social Support and Flow with Loneliness in International Students in Taiwan: Implications during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Leisure Sciences, 2022; 1 DOI: 10.1080/01490400.2022.2056550 An international team of researchers including John Dattilo — professor of recreation, park, and tourism management at Penn State — has been … Read more

Forensic scientists improve touch DNA collection methods

Journal Reference: Todd Kaesler, K. Paul Kirkbride, Adrian Linacre. DNA deposited in whole thumbprints: A reproducibility study. Forensic Science International: Genetics, 2022; 58: 102683 DOI: 10.1016/j.fsigen.2022.102683 The South Australian forensic science researchers are building a suite of new insights into crime scene investigation — including the difference between high, intermediate and low skin ‘shedders’ that … Read more

Subsidy would improve fruit and veggie intake by as much as 15%, say economists

Journal Reference: Roberto Pancrazi, Thijs van Rens, Marija Vukotić. How distorted food prices discourage a healthy diet. Science Advances, 2022; 8 (13) DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abi8807 Introducing a subsidy to counteract the price distortion and reduce the cost of fruit and vegetables will change diets in a way that is not only healthier, but also more in … Read more

Can an image-based electrocardiographic algorithm improve access to care in remote settings?

Journal Reference: Veer Sangha, Bobak J. Mortazavi, Adrian D. Haimovich, Antônio H. Ribeiro, Cynthia A. Brandt, Daniel L. Jacoby, Wade L. Schulz, Harlan M. Krumholz, Antonio Luiz P. Ribeiro, Rohan Khera. Automated multilabel diagnosis on electrocardiographic images and signals. Nature Communications, 2022; 13 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-29153-3 The team led by Dr. Rohan Khera, assistant professor … Read more

Promising Alzheimer’s drug may also improve memory in Down syndrome and normal aging

Journal Reference: Md. Mahiuddin Ahmed, Athena Ching-Jung Wang, Mihret Elos, Heidi J. Chial, Stefan Sillau, D. Adriana Solano, Christina Coughlan, Leila Aghili, Paige Anton, Neil Markham, Vanesa Adame, Katheleen J. Gardiner, Timothy D. Boyd, Huntington Potter. The innate immune system stimulating cytokine GM-CSF improves learning/memory and interneuron and astrocyte brain pathology in Dp16 Down syndrome … Read more

Spirituality can improve quality of life for heart failure sufferers, study finds

Journal Reference: Rachel S. Tobin, Michael F. Cosiano, Christopher M. O’Connor, Mona Fiuzat, Bradi B. Granger, Joseph G. Rogers, James A. Tulsky, Karen E. Steinhauser, Robert J. Mentz. Spirituality in Patients With Heart Failure. JACC: Heart Failure, 2022; DOI: 10.1016/j.jchf.2022.01.014 “Patients who have heart failure experience a poorer quality of life compared to their peers, with … Read more

Scientists shave ‘hairs’ off nanocrystals to improve their electronic properties

Journal Reference: Igor Coropceanu, Eric M. Janke, Joshua Portner, Danny Haubold, Trung Dac Nguyen, Avishek Das, Christian P. N. Tanner, James K. Utterback, Samuel W. Teitelbaum, ¸ Margaret H. Hudson, Nivedina A. Sarma, Alex M. Hinkle, Christopher J. Tassone, Alexander Eychmüller, David T. Limmer, Monica Olvera de la Cruz, Naomi S. Ginsberg, Dmitri V. Talapin. … Read more