Breast cancer awareness campaigns too often overlook those with metastatic breast cancer – here's how they can do better

October is awash in seas of pink T-shirts, balloons and ribbons in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But this messaging fails to recognize people who are not cured of the disease.

Rachel Kraus, Professor of Sociology, Ball State University • conversation
yesterday ~10 min

Study looks at why late-night eating increases obesity risk

A new study explains that when we eat significantly impacts our energy expenditure, appetite, and molecular pathways in body fat.

Kira Sampson • harvard
Oct. 4, 2022 ~7 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

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

Regrow Vegetables to Reduce Waste, Save Money

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

No, it's not just sugary food that's responsible for poor oral health in America's children, especially in Appalachia

Appalachia has one of the highest rates of oral health problems per person in the US.

Mary L. Marazita, Director, Center for Craniofacial and Dental Genetics; Professor of Oral Biology and of Human Genetics, University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences • conversation
Oct. 3, 2022 ~9 min

Wiggling toward bio-inspired machine intelligence

Inspired by jellyfish and octopuses, PhD candidate Juncal Arbelaiz investigates the theoretical underpinnings that will enable systems to more efficiently adapt to their environments.

Sandi Miller | Department of Mathematics • mit
Oct. 2, 2022 ~8 min

Hurricane Ian flooded a hospital and forced evacuations from dozens of nursing homes – many health facilities face rising risks from severe storms

Coastal hospitals are still at high risk, nearly two decades after Hurricane Katrina’s flood disaster at Memorial Medical Center shocked the world.

Brett Robertson, Assistant Professor of Communication, University of South Carolina • conversation
Sept. 30, 2022 ~7 min

Experts urge government to keep focus on levelling-up health

Experts are calling on the government to continue focusing on ‘levelling-up’ health, arguing that reducing the health gap is too important an agenda to abandon.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 30, 2022 ~5 min