1. Graphene-lined clothing could prevent mosquito bites, suggests a new study, which shows that graphene sheets can block the signals mosquitos use to identify a blood meal, enabling a new chemical-free approach to mosquito bite prevention. Skin covered by graphene oxide films didn’t get a single bite.
2. In Largest Study of Its Kind, a 36-Hour Fast Rivals Caloric Restriction: A randomized controlled clinical trial shows that alternate day fasting, in which you avoid caloric intake for 36 hours then eat whatever you want for 12, rivals caloric restriction for improving heart health and reducing BMI.
4. Most elderly patients admitted to long-term acute care hospitals die within 5 years, and spend two-thirds of their remaining life as an inpatient. The goal of long-term acute care hospitals is to help patients recover from debilitating illnesses and injuries and regain independent living
5. Stanford team builds an integrated circuit to control the flow of light through a diamond chip, helping pave the way for quantum processors.
6. Two studies reveal benefits of mindfulness for middle school students. Focusing awareness on the present moment can enhance academic performance and lower stress levels.
7. Oldest parasite DNA yet recorded found in prehistoric puma droppings. Coprolite reveals felines in the southern Andes had roundworm 17,000 years ago, long before humans got there.