Study links certain metabolites to stem cell function in the intestine

Molecules called ketone bodies may improve stem cells’ ability to regenerate new intestinal tissue.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Aug. 22, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: research biology disease stem-cells food cancer koch-institute school-of-science national-institutes-of-health-nih

Study: Climate change could pose danger for Muslim pilgrimage

When the Hajj comes in summertime, in some years it may not be safe for participants to remain outdoors.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Aug. 22, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: research climate-change religion health global-warming middle-east climate civil-and-environmental-engineering school-of-engineering

Brown fat helps clear obesity-linked amino acids from blood

Understanding how brown fat filters amino acids could lead to treatments for obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Camden Flath-Futurity | Aug. 22, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine amino-acids body-fat diabetes food obesity

Could treatments for tinnitus target brain inflammation?

Investigation into inflammation in a sound-processing region of mouse brains suggests future tinnitus treatments.

Jo Marie Barkley-U. Arizona | Aug. 22, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine brains ears hearing inflammation sounds tinnitus

College educated women drink more booze

More women are drinking alcohol, but there are variationsin drinking depending on age, race, education, marital status, and other factors.

Angie Hunt-Iowa State | Aug. 22, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine aging alcohol education gender race

How will self-driving cars deal with motion sickness?

What good will self-driving cars be if your ride makes you feel motion sick? Now, researchers are figuring out how to give future riders a smoother trip.

Nicole Casal Moore-Michigan | Aug. 21, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine motion nausea self-driving-cars transportation vehicles

Nanoparticle relieves IBD symptoms in mice

A new nanoparticle beats FDA-approved medications for relieving symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease in mice.

Laura Bailey-Michigan | Aug. 21, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine gut-bacteria inflammatory-bowel-disease microbiomes nanotechnology

Huge mental health gap for gender minority college students

"There has never been a more important time for colleges and universities to take action to protect and support trans, genderqueer, and nonbinary students on campus."

Jessica Colarossi-Boston University | Aug. 21, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine anxiety college-students depression gender higher-education lgbtq suicide transgender

Lack of vitamin D as a kid may lead to acting out as a teen

Vitamin D deficiency during childhood could lead to rule-breaking behavior as well as anxious and depressed moods later on in life.

Laurel Thomas-Michigan | Aug. 21, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine anxiety childrens-health depression emotions mood teenagers vitamin-d

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