+++++++++ 50+ chapters of grad skool advice goodness: Grad Skool Rulz ($4.44 – cheap!!!!) Intro to sociology for just $1 per chapter – INSANE BARGAIN!!!!! A theory book you can understand!!! Theory for the Working Sociologist (discount code: ROJAS – 30% off!!) The rise of Black Studies: From Black Power to Black Studies Did Obama tank the antiwar movement? Party in the Street Read Contexts Magazine– It's Awesome!!!!
During the coronavirus pandemic, being able to maintain social distancing in public spaces has become a vital skill. As it turns out, Russians are not coping with this very well. Meduza asked sociologist Andrey Korbut, a senior lecturer at Moscow's Higher School of Economics who specializes in the sociology of every life, about the particularities of upholding social distancing in Russia.
Researchers surveyed nearly 500 attendees at the 2019 Hash Bash in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to learn about cannabis enthusiasts' awareness of cannabis harm reduction strategies. The results indicate a need for better public health campaigns.
Older men may be at greater risk of contracting COVID-19 because they worry less about catching or dying from it, according to a new study by researchers at Georgia State University. This is a concern because older men are already more at risk of severe or fatal COVID-19 infections, and the study participants who were most worried about COVID-19 were also the most likely to have implemented protective behavior changes.
To provide training for the expanding workforce of contact tracers, the University of Washington's Northwest Center for Public Health Practice created the free, online course Every Contact Counts to support public health agencies -- including smaller, rural public health districts and tribal health departments -- to help their existing and growing workforce in the art and science of conducting a contact-tracing interview.
A team of researchers led by Swansea University have developed new technology to monitor cholesterol in brain tissue which could uncover its relation to neurodegenerative disease and pave the way for the development of new treatments.
A team of researchers led by Worcester Polytechnic Institute Provost Wole Soboyejo attached anti-cancer agents to the hormone LHRH to create drugs that targeted triple-negative breast cancer, which typically does not respond to conventional targeted cancer therapies. The researchers reported that the treatments reduced the size of tumors in mice with no signs of toxic side effects.
Fifty million people worldwide are living with dementia. Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia, afflicts 5.8 million Americans, and nearly two-thirds are women. Despite the staggering disparity among the sexes, researchers have yet to discover how biological factors affect this disease. The University of Pittsburgh's Bistra Iordanova believes that disease treatment is not a one-size-fits-all approach. She received an NIH award to study how sex differences contribute to cognitive impairment and dementia.