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Study reveals how smoking worsens COVID-19 infection in the airways

UCLA researchers using a model of airway tissue created from human stem cells have pinpointed how smoking cigarettes causes more severe infection by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in…

Infection by parasites disturbs flight behaviour in shoals of fish

Biologists study social responsiveness in fish In order to escape predators, many fish – including insects, fish and birds – have developed strategies for rapidly transmitting information on threats to…

Most migratory birds rely on a greening world

Continued climate change could spell disaster for many species. A new study from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology confirms that most birds–but not all–synchronize their migratory movements with seasonal changes…

Interactions within larger social groups can cause tipping points in contagion flow

The distribution of group interactions in a social network affects the critical point at which explosive jumps in opinion, popularity, or disease spread occur. Contagion processes, such as opinion formation…

New model connects respiratory droplet physics with spread of Covid-19

The team developed this new model to better understand the role that droplet clouds play in the spread of respiratory viruses.

Risk of infection with COVID-19 from singing: First results of aerosol study with the Bavarian Radio Chorus

Susanne Vongries, manager of the BR Chorus, describes the initial situation: ‘After the initial shock of lockdown and once we’d reviewed the restrictive…

Age research: A low level of the stress hormone cortisol contributes to the ageing process

The phenomenon of human ageing is the result of a complex interaction between numerous factors, with our own immune system playing a critical role. As we get…

Researchers are watching the brain memorizing rooms

In their recent publication in Nature Communications, they show that newly formed memories affect how we perceive the world around us: the more familiar our…

How to design city streets more fairly

The paper has just been published in the renowned journal Transport Reviews. “The special thing about this study is that we first present the conceivable…

Insects: Largest study to date confirms declines on land, but finds recoveries in freshwater – Highly variable trends

Despite these overall averages, local trends are highly variable. These are the results from the largest study of insect change to date, now published in the…

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