Category: science

State-level R&D tax credits spur growth of new businesses (Study)

Here's some good news for U.S. states trying to spur an economic recovery in the years ahead: The R&D tax credit has a significant effect on entrepreneurship, according to a new study...

Self-swabbing tests for COVID-19 accurate and safe, Stanford study reports (Study)

Test samples collected by people who swabbed their own nasal passages yielded results for the COVID-19 virus that were as accurate as samples collected by a health care worker, according to a...

Up to 45 percent of SARS-CoV-2 infections may be asymptomatic (Study)

LA JOLLA, CA--An extraordinary percentage of people infected by the virus behind the ongoing deadly COVID-19 pandemic never show symptoms of the disease, according to the results of a Scripps Research analysis...

NASA catches development of Tropical Cyclone Nuri in South China Sea (Study)

A low-pressure system that developed in the Philippine Sea and tracked over the central Philippines has moved into the South China Sea and become a depression. NASA's Terra satellite provided an image...

As rare animals disappear, scientist faces ‘ecological grief’ (Study)

Five years before the novel coronavirus ran rampant around the world, saiga antelopes from the steppes of Eurasia experienced their own epidemic. Millions of these grazing animals--easily recognizable by their oversized snouts--once...

Pitt study shows optical fields can modify electrons in metal (Study)

PITTSBURGH Research coauthored by team from the Department of Physics and Astronomy reveals that optical fields have the ability to modify electronic properties of a solid. The paper, "Coherent multidimensional photoelectron spectroscopy...

Case series: Teriflunomide therapy in COVID-19 patients with MS (Study)

During the COVID-19 pandemic, patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and their clinicians have had questions and concerns about whether immunotherapies for MS could influence risk for infection or lead to an unfavorable...

Study links elevated levels of advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) with breast cancer risk (Study)

Hollings Cancer Center researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and colleagues assessed the connection between dietary advanced glycation end products (AGEs) and breast cancer risk in a study first...

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Months into the COVID-19 pandemic, wearing a mask while out in public has become the recommended practice. However, many still question the effectiveness of...

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