Imperial Valley News Center
Cambridge, Massachusetts - When migrants move, they often try to keep eating their native cuisine. But a new study from an MIT professor reveals an economic tension underneath this practice: Migrants who hang on to their old cuisines often pay more to eat, because they tend to move to places where their familiar foods are more expensive. In turn, poor migrants on tight budgets must reduce the amount of calories they can consume.
Cambridge, Massachusetts - Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have developed nanoparticles that can deliver antiobesity drugs directly to fat tissue. Overweight mice treated with these nanoparticles lost 10 percent of their body weight over 25 days, without showing any negative side effects.
Cambridge, Massachusetts - A team of MIT and Harvard University students won the first-ever MIT Food and Agribusiness Innovation Prize on Thursday night for an idea to make India’s temperature-controlled supply chain for food — or “cold chain” — more affordable.
Cambridge, Massachusetts - Inside every living cell, internal structures are continuously moving about. Under a microscope, organelles such as the nucleus, mitochondria, transport vesicles, or even external flagella wobble and twitch. This may happen spontaneously as these tiny structures are passively jostled inside a cell. But that’s not necessarily all there is to it. Often a cell invests extra energy into these motions to enhance cell functions in ways we don’t yet understand.
Imperial, California - Polypharmacy has been identified as a new threat for old Americans, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens.
Durham, North Carolina - A research team from Duke Health has developed an antibody from the body’s own immune system that preferentially attacks cancer cells.