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‘Chaperone’ compounds offer new approach to Alzheimer’s treatment

A team of researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), Weill Cornell Medical College, and Brandeis University has devised a wholly new approach to...

The hubbub about the heart’s lub-dub

The heart’s cellular blueprint has been the subject of scientific debate for decades, with no component causing more trouble the KCNE1. This little protein, E1...

Feeling in control may increase longevity

High sense of self-determination could make a difference in living healthier lives Do you believe in your own ability to succeed, or do you believe...

Found: One of Civilization’s Oldest Wine Cellars?

A team of American and Israeli researchers has unearthed what could be the largest and oldest wine cellar in the Near East. The group made...

The brain’s neural thermostat

As we learn and develop, our neurons change. They make new pathways and connections as our brain processes new information. In order to do...

New approach for graphene logic circuits

You may not have heard of e-sports, where some contests are held in public venues in front of crowds, and others take place strictly...

How the world flipped out over peanut allergy

The path of the peanut from a snack staple to the object of bans at schools, day care centers and beyond offers important insights...

Brandeis study shows economic impact of dengue virus in Americas

Dengue illness, the most common mosquito-borne viral disease in the world, has expanded from its Southeast Asian origins and is resurgent in countries such as Argentina, Chile and the continental United States. The economic burden of dengue (pro...

Tighter ethics rules have reduced industrial relationship of NIH scientists

The 2005 ethics rules that govern relationships between researchers within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and pharmaceutical, biotechnology and other industrial companies have significantly reduced the prevalence of such collaborations with...

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