Gerontology & Geriatrics

Planning for a growing elderly population

The fact that people are living longer lives represents one of the crowning achievements of the last century, but also requires careful planning on the part of governments. A new IIASA study investigated the prevalence of ...

Medical research

Researchers reveal neural mechanisms underlying opioid analgesia

A new study published in eLife by researchers from Dr. Sun Yangang's Lab at the Institute of Neuroscience, Center for Excellence in Brain Science and Intelligence Technology (CEBSIT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus: what if the drugs don't work?

There is no known treatment for COVID-19 and early clinical trial results of repurposed drugs have so far been disappointing.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Urban slums are uniquely vulnerable to COVID-19. Here's how to help.

Government-enforced social isolation may help relatively affluent populations limit the spread of COVID-19, but these measures can be devasting for the nearly 1 billion people around the globe currently dwelling in urban ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What was once unthinkable becomes thinkable

Lockdown has been an experience of self-discovery for many Kiwis. A line I've heard from a couple of academics is that they were surprised how well their solitary scholarly habits had prepared them for self-isolation. They ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study shows middle-age COVID-19 mortality risk

Middle-aged people, and not just the elderly, have a dramatically higher risk of dying or developing serious illness from COVID-19, new research from Britain showed Tuesday.

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