COVID increased Latinas’ responsibilities at home while limiting their ability to work: Report

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain During the COVID-19 pandemic, Latinas left their jobs in large numbers as they were forced to shoulder an unequal share of household and child care responsibilities, and most haven’t reentered the workforce despite an economic rebound, according to a report published today by the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Institute. Predicted … Read more

Researchers find spaceflight may be associated with DNA mutations, increased risk of heart disease and cancer

a) We identified somatic mutations in known clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential (CHIP) driver genes using peripheral blood mononuclear cells isolated from 14 astronauts who flew short space Shuttle missions lasting a median of 12 days between 1998–2001. Created with b) Number of somatic nonsynonymous single nucleotide variants (SNVs) in CHIP-driver genes harbored per … Read more

Increased use of videoconferencing apps during the pandemic led to more fatigue among workers

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Researchers at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have found that the increased use of videoconferencing platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic contributed to a higher level of fatigue, as reported by workers. Following work-from-home orders issued by governments worldwide during the pandemic, many employees attended meetings virtually using technologies such as … Read more

Women’s help desks in local police stations in India increased registration of cases of gender-based violence

Outside of a women’s help desk room, with sign, at inauguration. Credit: Sandip Sukhtankar A new study by J-PAL affiliate Sandip Sukhtankar (University of Virginia) and coauthors Gabrielle Kruks-Wisner (University of Virginia) and Akshay Mangla (Saïd Business School, University of Oxford) found that establishing specialized help desks for women in local police stations In the … Read more