‘Sun in a box’ would store renewable energy for the grid

MIT engineers have come up with a conceptual design for a system to store renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, and deliver...

Providing supervised medical-grade heroin to heavy users can reduce harms

Providing supervised access to medical-grade heroin to people whose use continues after trying multiple traditional treatments has been successful in other countries, and should...

A toxin that travels from stomach to brain may trigger Parkinsonism

Combining low doses of a toxic herbicide with sugar-binding proteins called lectins may trigger Parkinsonism — symptoms typical of Parkinson’s disease like body tremors...

Honeybee protein keeps stem cells youthful

An active protein component of royal jelly helps honeybees create new queens. Stanford researchers have identified a similar protein in mammals, which keeps cultured...

Researchers classify Alzheimer’s patients into 6 subgroups

Researchers studying Alzheimer’s disease have created an approach to classify patients with Alzheimer’s disease, a finding that may open the door for personalized treatments. “Alzheimer’s,...

More data, more problems: Selecting fewer measurements could improve health-risk assessments

A Stanford study shows that when it comes to the amount of information obtained from health-risk assessments in the workplace, less can be more. Health-risk assessments bring...

Potential seen for tailoring acute myeloid leukemia treatment

Advances in rapid screening of leukemia cells for drug susceptibility and resistance are bringing scientists closer to patient-tailored treatment for acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Research...

The one low-tech fix for teens’ sleep problems

Healthy sleep leads to healthy brains. Neuroscientists have gotten that message out. But parents, doctors and educators alike have struggled to identify what to...

Growing teeth: Researchers regenerate dental tissue

Undergoing a root canal may someday be a more pleasant experience, thanks to the work of a pair of researchers at Temple. Associate Professor of...

So cute you could crush it?

Have you ever looked at a puppy and had the urge to squeeze or even bite it? Or felt compelled to pinch a baby’s...