NIH funding helps generate private-sector patents

Research grants issued by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) contribute to a significant number of private-sector patents in biomedicine, according to a new study. The study examines 27 years of data and finds that 31 percent of NIH grants, which are publicly funded, produce articles that are later cited by patents in the biomedical sector….

Research grants issued by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) contribute to a significant number of private-sector patents in biomedicine, according to a new study. The study examines 27 years of data and finds that 31 percent of NIH grants, which are publicly funded, produce articles that are later cited by patents in the biomedical sector….

Prudence, impatience and laziness: Are these contagious personality traits?

People tend to unconsciously imitate others’ prudent, impatient or lazy attitudes, according to a new study. ‘Prudence,’ ‘impatience’ or ‘laziness’ are typically thought of as entrenched personality traits that guide how people weigh the cost of risk, delay and effort (respectively). However, new research shows that people’s attitudes towards effort, delay or risk drift towards those of others….

People tend to unconsciously imitate others’ prudent, impatient or lazy attitudes, according to a new study. ‘Prudence,’ ‘impatience’ or ‘laziness’ are typically thought of as entrenched personality traits that guide how people weigh the cost of risk, delay and effort (respectively). However, new research shows that people’s attitudes towards effort, delay or risk drift towards those of others….

Fluctuation in the concentration of calcium ions contributes to brain shape

The first step in shaping the brain is that the neural plate, a sheet-like cell layer, curves to form the neural tube. Scientists have now shown that during the process of neural tube formation a transient increase in the concentration of calcium ions in cells causes these morphological changes and is essential for neural tube formation….

The first step in shaping the brain is that the neural plate, a sheet-like cell layer, curves to form the neural tube. Scientists have now shown that during the process of neural tube formation a transient increase in the concentration of calcium ions in cells causes these morphological changes and is essential for neural tube formation….

Blind tadpoles learn visually with eyes grafted onto tail, neurotransmitter drug treatment

Blind tadpoles were able to process visual information from eyes grafted onto their tails after being treated with a small molecule neurotransmitter drug that augmented innervation, integration, and function of the transplanted organs. The work, which used a pharmacological reagent already approved for use in humans, provides a potential road map for promoting innervation — the supply of nerves to a body part — in regenerative medicine….

Blind tadpoles were able to process visual information from eyes grafted onto their tails after being treated with a small molecule neurotransmitter drug that augmented innervation, integration, and function of the transplanted organs. The work, which used a pharmacological reagent already approved for use in humans, provides a potential road map for promoting innervation — the supply of nerves to a body part — in regenerative medicine….

Manufacturing, global trade impair health of people with no stake in either

The latest products may bring joy to people around the globe, but academic researchers this week are highlighting the heightened health risks experienced by people in regions far downwind of the factories that produce these goods and on the other side of the world from where they’re consumed. Scientists quantify and map the shift of environmental and health burdens brought on by globalization and international trade….

The latest products may bring joy to people around the globe, but academic researchers this week are highlighting the heightened health risks experienced by people in regions far downwind of the factories that produce these goods and on the other side of the world from where they’re consumed. Scientists quantify and map the shift of environmental and health burdens brought on by globalization and international trade….

Climate change's toll on mental health

When people think about climate change, they probably think first about its effects on the environment, and possibly on their physical health. But climate change also takes a significant toll on mental health, according to a new report….

When people think about climate change, they probably think first about its effects on the environment, and possibly on their physical health. But climate change also takes a significant toll on mental health, according to a new report….

Tracking hazardous chemicals from fast-food wrappers in the body

Just one month after major research findings showed dangerous PFAS present in more than one-third of fast food packaging tested, researchers have created a new technique to track PFASs in the body….

Just one month after major research findings showed dangerous PFAS present in more than one-third of fast food packaging tested, researchers have created a new technique to track PFASs in the body….

Spaghetti Pie, Broccoli & Cheeze Flatbreads, Quick Burgers, & MORE!

This week’s plan is favorite “familiar” recipes your kids will enjoy.

PB CUP PIZZAS!!!! (with a surprise protein boost!)

5 minutes to make + your kids can help make it too!

PB Cup Pizzas

Make this for dessert tonight!

Enjoy kid-approved me…

This week’s plan is favorite “familiar” recipes your kids will enjoy.

PB CUP PIZZAS!!!! (with a surprise protein boost!)

5 minutes to make + your kids can help make it too!

PB Cup Pizzas

Make this for dessert tonight!

Enjoy kid-approved me…