Study examines what makes people susceptible to fake health news

LAWRENCE — A new study from University of Kansas journalism & mass communication researchers examines what influences people to be susceptible to false information about health and argues big tech companies have a responsibility to help prevent the spread of … Read more

The Johnson & Johnson Shot Nears Approval, Experts Study Transmission, and More Coronavirus News

Johnson & Johnson’s shot nears approval, consultants take a look at the total scope of vaccine safety, and worldwide Covax shipments start. Right here’s what it’s best to know: Need to obtain this weekly roundup and different coronavirus information? Enroll … Read more

Improving water quality could help conserve insectivorous birds — study

A new study shows that a widespread decline in abundance of emergent insects – whose immature stages develop in lakes and streams while the adults live on land – can help to explain the alarming decline in abundance and diversity … Read more

Smartphones could help to prevent glaucoma blindness – study

Smartphones could be used to scan people’s eyes for early-warning signs of glaucoma – helping to prevent severe ocular diseases and blindness, a new study reveals. Some of the most common eye-related diseases are avoidable and display strong risk factors … Read more

Global travellers vulnerable to drug-resistant bacteria – study

International travellers are particularly vulnerable to virulent strains of drug-resistant bacteria – often picking up several different types during a trip through spending time in the company of other tourists, a new study reveals. The global spread of intestinal multidrug … Read more

Managing suicide risk in research study participants

What should researchers do if they encounter a analysis participant who reports suicidal thoughts? UIC College of Nursing associate professor Susan Dunn explores this question as lead author of “Suicide Risk Management Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial of Cardiac … Read more

Environmental policies not always bad for business, study finds

ITHACA, N.Y. – Critics claim environmental regulations hurt productivity and profits, but the reality is more nuanced, according to an analysis of environmental policies in China by a pair of Cornell economists. The analysis found that, contrary to conventional wisdom, … Read more

Salesforce Research wields AI to study medicine, economics, and speech

In 2015, Salesforce researchers figuring out of a basement below a Palo Alto West Elm furnishings retailer developed the prototype of what would develop into Einstein, Salesforce’s AI platform that powers predictions throughout its merchandise. As of November, Einstein is … Read more