Happy you, healthy me?

Happy you, healthy me?

A happy spouse may actually make you healthier, according to a large new study led by a Michigan State University scholar. Analyzing 1,981 married couples in the Health and Retirement Study, a nationally representative survey, the researchers found that people with...
Two new studies explore the science of cardiovascular diseases

Two new studies explore the science of cardiovascular diseases

Professor of cardiology Martin A. Schwartz led two recently published studies that advance knowledge of the underlying biology of cardiovascular diseases, which are among the most common causes of chronic illness and death worldwide. The studies highlight how basic...
Nurses do research too, and here’s why it matters

Nurses do research too, and here’s why it matters

Think “scientific research” and one may imagine doctors, Ph.D.s or technicians toiling away in the lab. But many people don’t realize that nurses do research too. Laura Perry, communications director for the UCLA School of Nursing, and Amy Albin, senior media...
NIH funds research network focused on HIV-infected youth

NIH funds research network focused on HIV-infected youth

The National Institutes of Health has awarded funding for a research network devoted to the health and well-being of adolescents and young adults with HIV or at risk for HIV infection. The awards, up to $24 million in 2016, provide for three research centers and a...
Q&A: How Twitter explains the 2016 election

Q&A: How Twitter explains the 2016 election

During an intense U.S. presidential campaign, millions of people are chatting about the election every day on Twitter. MIT is studying them. More precisely, the Laboratory for Social Machines, part of the MIT Media Lab, has launched a project called the Electome that...

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