Reducing traps increases performance of organic photodetectors

Flexible organic photodetectors (OPDs) have a huge potential for applications in low-cost imaging, health monitoring and near infrared sensing. Credit: Christian Körner Physicists at the Dresden Integrated Center for Applied Physics and Photonic Materials (IAPP) discovered that trap states rule the performance of organic photodetectors, ultimately limiting their detectivity. These highly promising results have now […]

UTMB team proves potential for reducing pre-term birth by treating fetus as patient

GALVESTON, Texas – The results of a study by researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch may pave the way for a new medicine delivery system that could reduce the incidence of pre-term labor and premature birth by allowing physicians to treat the ‘fetus as the patient’. The study has been published in Science […]

Role of dams in reducing global flood exposure under climate change

A new collaborative study led by researchers at the National Institute for Environmental Studies, the University of Tokyo, and Michigan State University exposes the role of dams for mitigating flood risk under climate change. Flood is amongst the costliest natural disasters. Globally, flood risk is projected to increase in the future, driven […]

A clinical trial provides encouraging results on ivermectin for reducing mild COVID-19

IMAGE: SAINT Research team. view more  Credit: ISGlobal/Clínica Universidad de Navarra. A small pilot study suggests that early administration of ivermectin can reduce viral loads and symptom duration in patients with mild COVID-19, which in turn could help reduce viral transmission. The study, which is part of the SAINT project and has been led by the […]

Study: Religion, psychology share methods for reducing distress

IMAGE: Psychology professors Sanda Dolcos, left, and Florin Dolcos led a study of religiosity and emotion-regulation strategies among healthy adults. view more  Credit: Photo by L. Brian Stauffer CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Religious people facing life crises rely on emotion-regulation strategies that psychologists also use, a new study finds. They look for positive ways of thinking about […]

Religion, psychology share methods for reducing distress, study finds — ScienceDaily

Religious people facing life crises rely on emotion-regulation strategies that psychologists also use, a new study finds. They look for positive ways of thinking about hardship, a practice known to psychologists as “cognitive reappraisal.” They also tend to have confidence in their ability to cope with difficulty, a trait called “coping self-efficacy.” Both have been […]

Some parents prioritize Thanksgiving traditions over reducing COVID-19 risks

IMAGE: How parents plan to reduce COVID-19 risks at Thanksgiving. view more  Credit: C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health at Michigan Medicine. ANN ARBOR, Mich. – For some families, one of the most difficult steps in reducing COVID-19 risks has been keeping children apart from grandparents and other extended family members. And that […]