Because COVID-19 has been detected in urine and stool samples, public restrooms can be cause for concern. Researchers measured droplets generated from flushing a toilet and a urinal in a public restroom and found a substantial increase in the measured aerosol levels in the ambient environment with the total number of droplets generated in each flushing test ranging up to the tens of thousands. Due to their small size, these droplets can remain suspended for a long time.
A new study identified clear strengths and a series of specific challenges autistic adolescents experience while learning to drive.
Policies designed to prevent the misuse of opioids may have the unintended side effect of limiting access to the pain-relieving drugs by terminally ill patients nearing the end of their life, new research led by the Oregon State University College of Pharmacy suggests.
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A new mathematical model for the interaction of bacteria in the gut could help design new probiotics and specially tailored diets to prevent diseases. The research, from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, was recently published in the journal PNAS.
Some Himalayan glaciers are more resilient to global warming than previously predicted, new research suggests.
American artisan cheese has become increasingly popular over the past few decades. Understanding spoilage concerns and the financial consequences of defects can improve quality, profitability, and sustainability in the American artisan cheesemaking industry. In an article appearing in the Journal of Dairy Science®, scientists from Tufts University took the pulse of artisan cheese producers in the United States through an industry survey.
COVID-19 can enter the body via the lungs and gut, and a new study suggests the gut's immune response alone may not provide adequate whole-body immunity from the virus. Blood samples analyzed from COVID-19 patients revealed that immune cells triggered by the gut's response to infection were limited in number when compared to immune cells triggered elsewhere in the body. While more research is needed, these findings could have implications for planned oral COVID-19 vaccines.