Friday, July 29, 2016


Why working the night shift can pose a cancer risk

A handful of large studies of cancer risk factors have found that working the night shift, as nearly 15 percent of Americans do, boosts the chances of developing cancer. MIT biologists have now found ..


Blood test to detect DNA fragments shed from colon cancers predicts disease’s recurrence

Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and University of Melbourne report they have used a genetic test that spots bits of cancer-related DNA circulating in the blood to accurately predi..

3-D printing produces cartilage from strands of bioink

Strands of cow cartilage substitute for ink in a 3D bioprinting process that may one day create cartilage patches for worn out joints, according to a team of engineers. “Our goal is to create tissue t..

Lab-grown nerve cells make heart cells throb

Human stem cells were turned into sympathetic neurons, which were then grown together with heart muscle cells. The neurons connected to the heart cells, which caused the neurons to mature further. Whe..


Imaging the brain at multiple size scales

MIT researchers have developed a new technique for imaging brain tissue at multiple scales, allowing them to peer at molecules within cells or take a wider view of the long-range connections between n..

Researchers identify genome-modifying enzyme linked to Rett Syndrome

People with Rett Syndrome, a rare and debilitating neurodevelopmental disorder, exhibit many autism-like traits. Now researchers at MIT have identified a protein that plays an important role in the di..


Common additive may be why you have food allergies

A Michigan State University researcher has found that a common food additive may be linked to a rise in food allergies. Cheryl Rockwell, an assistant professor of pharmacology and toxicology in the C..

Warmer body temp puts the heat on the common cold

WavebreakmediaMicro – via Yale University New Haven, Conn. — A new Yale study reveals how body temperature affects the immune system’s response to the common cold virus. The research,..

Milestone study on pomegranate anti-aging mechanism reported by Amazentis SA and EPFL

Lausanne, Switzerland, July 11, 2016 — Amazentis SA, an innovative life sciences company applying scientific breakthroughs in nutrition to manage health conditions linked to aging, announced today a c..