Ideas tagged with covid-19

COVID-19: Merging Twitter with the Journal of Brief Ideas to improve knowledge production in emergencies

There are a lot of great ideas poured in Twitter on several topics and COVID19. Its time to published them also in the Journal of Brief Ideas http://beta.briefideas.org/ . The advantages are that is fully machine quotable, instant publication, ORCID-linked, that generates a free DOI in Zenodo ht...

By Ignacio Mastroleo

Playing Football behind closed doors: A natural experiment on the link between crowd support and home advantage

In football, as in many other sports, there is a sizeable advantage for the home team, found all around the globe, which means that home teams have a significantly higher chance of winning. While this effect has shrunk over the years, the exact reasons are unknown. They may include familiarity w...

By Michael Weinhardt

Psilocybin treatment for cognitive impairment in Long COVID by way of restoring lost dendritic spine density

Recent research has revealed a relationship between treatment-resistant depression and micro-structural changes in the brain, including lowered density of dendritic spines in several areas of the brain. Similar structural changes have been detected in the brains of recovered COVID-19 patients, a...

By Neil Stacey

Test stored blood samples for COVID-19 antibodies

Blood samples that were taken in Italy during the period September 2019 to March 2020 have been tested for COVID-19 antibodies, with as many as 10% of patients testing positive for COVID-19 in spite of those samples pre-dating widespread infection in the area. Some of the samples that tested pos...

By Neil Stacey