With fractured genomes, Alzheimer’s neurons call for help

Study indicates ailing neurons may instigate an inflammatory response from the brain’s microglia immune cells.

David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory • mit
Oct. 4, 2022 ~8 min

Four from MIT receive NIH New Innovator Awards for 2022

Awards support high-risk, high-impact research from early-career investigators.

Phie Jacobs | School of Science • mit
Oct. 4, 2022 ~5 min

Fracking: the simple test for whether it should happen in the UK

Fracking in the UK has a difficult history – economic theory suggests that whether fracking should occur is a simple case of consent and compensation.

Renaud Foucart, Senior Lecturer in Economics, Lancaster University Management School, Lancaster University • conversation
Oct. 4, 2022 ~6 min

Scientists chart how exercise affects the body

A new study maps the genes and cellular pathways that contribute to exercise-induced weight loss.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 4, 2022 ~8 min

Medical guidelines that embrace the humility of uncertainty could help doctors choose treatments with more research evidence behind them

How doctors care for their patients is highly influenced by clinical guidelines. Recommendations based on anecdotal experience or poor data can harm patients.

Robert Centor, Professor Emeritus of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham • conversation
Oct. 4, 2022 ~8 min

Nobel prize: physicists share prize for insights into the spooky world of quantum mechanics

The discovery that particles can be spookily connected has lead to a technological revolution.

Robert Young, Professor of Physics and Director of the Lancaster Quantum Technology Centre, Lancaster University • conversation
Oct. 4, 2022 ~7 min

Supreme Court grapples with animal welfare in a challenge to a California law requiring pork to be humanely raised

Pork producers are challenging a California law that animal welfare advocates call the most important measure for farm animal protection in decades.

David Favre, Professor of Law at Michigan State University College of Law, Michigan State University • conversation
Oct. 4, 2022 ~10 min

Learning on the edge

A new technique enables AI models to continually learn from new data on intelligent edge devices like smartphones and sensors, reducing energy costs and privacy risks.

Adam Zewe | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 4, 2022 ~9 min

Brazil’s Bolsonaro and Lula to Face off Again in Runoff Vote

VOA Learning English • voa
Oct. 3, 2022 ~4 min

Indonesia Investigates Tear Gas Firing at Soccer Game

VOA Learning English • voa
Oct. 3, 2022 ~5 min