Red-flagging misinformation could slow the spread of fake news on social media

A new study on the spread of disinformation reveals that pairing headlines with credibility alerts from fact checkers, the public, news media and even AI, can reduce peoples’ intention to share. However, the effectiveness of these alerts varies with political orientation and gender. Source: Red-flagging misinformation could slow the spread of fake news on social […]

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Antibiotic exposure can 'prime' single-resistant bacteria to become multidrug-resistant

Researchers report that, for a bacterial pathogen already resistant to an antibiotic, prolonged exposure to that antibiotic not only boosted its ability to retain its resistance gene, but also made the pathogen more readily pick up and maintain resistance to a second antibiotic and become a dangerous, multidrug-resistant strain. Source: Antibiotic exposure can 'prime' single-resistant […]

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Antibiotic exposure can 'prime' single-resistant bacteria to become multidrug-resistant

Researchers report that, for a bacterial pathogen already resistant to an antibiotic, prolonged exposure to that antibiotic not only boosted its ability to retain its resistance gene, but also made the pathogen more readily pick up and maintain resistance to a second antibiotic and become a dangerous, multidrug-resistant strain. Source: Antibiotic exposure can 'prime' single-resistant […]

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Scientists unveil how general anesthesia works

The discovery of general anesthetics — compounds which induce unconsciousness, prevent control of movement and block pain — helped transform dangerous operations into safe surgery. But scientists still don’t understand exactly how general anesthetics work. Now, researchers have revealed how a general anesthetic called isoflurane weakens the transmission of electrical signals between neurons, at junctions […]

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