Most British COVID-19 mourners suffer PTSD signs, survey finds

Journal Reference: Lauren J. Breen, Sherman A. Lee, Vincent O. Mancini, Michaela Willis, Robert A. Neimeyer. Grief and functional impairment following COVID-19 loss in a treatment-seeking sample: the mediating role of meaning. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2022; 1 DOI: 10.1080/03069885.2022.2075540 The study, based on data from people seeking help and guidance from the … Read more

Sampling surfaces for COVID-19 virus at public health laboratories

Modern wind turbines can more than compensate for decline in

Journal Reference: Victor J. Cantú, Pedro Belda-Ferre, Rodolfo A. Salido, Rebecca Tsai, Brett Austin, William Jordan, Menka Asudani, Amanda Walster, Celestine G. Magallanes, Holly Valentine, Araz Manjoonian, Carrissa Wijaya, Vinton Omaleki, Karenina Sanders, Stefan Aigner, Nathan A. Baer, Maryann Betty, Anelizze Castro-Martínez, Willi Cheung, Evelyn S. Crescini, Peter De Hoff, Emily Eisner, Abbas Hakim, Bhavika … Read more

Maternal mortality jumped during COVID-19 pandemic

Journal Reference: Marie E. Thoma, Eugene R. Declercq. All-Cause Maternal Mortality in the US Before vs During the COVID-19 Pandemic. JAMA Network Open, 2022; 5 (6): e2219133 DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.19133 A research letter published in JAMA Network Open by Marie Thoma in the UMD School of Public Health and Eugene Declercq in the BU School of … Read more

Structural racism drives higher COVID-19 death rates in Louisiana, study finds

Journal Reference: Guangxiao Hu, Nora Hamovit, Kristen Croft, Jennifer D. Roberts, Deb Niemeier. Assessing inequities underlying racial disparities of COVID-19 mortality in Louisiana parishes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2022; 119 (27) DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2123533119 The team included doctoral students from three different programs at UMD, working together as part of an interdisciplinary fellowship … Read more

Beyond the spike: New antibody analysis predicts severe COVID-19 outcomes

Journal Reference: Sai Preetham Peddireddy, Syed A. Rahman, Anthony R. Cillo, Godhev Manakkat Vijay, Ashwin Somasundaram, Creg J. Workman, William Bain, Bryan J. McVerry, Barbara Methe, Janet S. Lee, Prabir Ray, Anuradha Ray, Tullia C. Bruno, Dario A.A. Vignali, Georgios D. Kitsios, Alison Morris, Harinder Singh, Aniruddh Sarkar, Jishnu Das. Antibodies targeting conserved non-canonical antigens … Read more

Methods from weather forecasting can be adapted to assess risk of COVID-19 exposure

Journal Reference: Tapio Schneider, Oliver R. A. Dunbar, Jinlong Wu, Lucas Böttcher, Dmitry Burov, Alfredo Garbuno-Inigo, Gregory L. Wagner, Sen Pei, Chiara Daraio, Raffaele Ferrari, Jeffrey Shaman. Epidemic management and control through risk-dependent individual contact interventions. PLOS Computational Biology, 2022; 18 (6): e1010171 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1010171 The technique has the potential to be more effective and … Read more

Higher COVID-19 death rates in the southern U.S. due to behavior variations, study finds

Journal Reference: Michael A. Stoto, Samantha Schlageter, John D. Kraemer. COVID-19 mortality in the United States: It’s been two Americas from the start. PLOS ONE, 2022; 17 (4): e0265053 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0265053 The study, by Georgetown University’s School of Nursing & Health Studies researchers, appeared April 28, 2022, in PLOS ONE. Excess mortality, which helps account … Read more

COVID-19 lockdown measures affect air pollution from cities differently

Journal Reference: Weiping Wang, Saini Yang, Kai Yin, Zhidan Zhao, Na Ying, Jingfang Fan. Network approach reveals the spatiotemporal influence of traffic on air pollution under COVID-19. Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science, 2022; 32 (4): 041106 DOI: 10.1063/5.0087844 In Chaos, by AIP Publishing, researchers in China created a network model drawn from the … Read more

The impact of COVID-19 on drug use — and how it contributes to overdose risk

Journal Reference: Suzan M. Walters, Rebecca S. Bolinski, Ellen Almirol, Stacy Grundy, Scott Fletcher, John Schneider, Samuel R. Friedman, Lawrence J. Ouellet, Danielle C. Ompad, Wiley Jenkins, Mai T. Pho. Structural and community changes during COVID-19 and their effects on overdose precursors among rural people who use drugs: a mixed-methods analysis. Addiction Science & Clinical … Read more

COVID-19 can directly infect and damage human kidney cells

Journal Reference: Titilola D. Kalejaiye, Rohan Bhattacharya, Morgan A. Burt, Tatianna Travieso, Arinze E. Okafor, Xingrui Mou, Maria Blasi, Samira Musah. SARS-CoV-2 Employ BSG/CD147 and ACE2 Receptors to Directly Infect Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Kidney Podocytes. Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology, 2022; 10 DOI: 10.3389/fcell.2022.855340 The research appeared online April 20 in the … Read more

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