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Tissue model reveals role of blood-brain barrier in Alzheimer’s

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office Beta-amyloid plaques, the protein aggregates that form in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients, disrupt many brain functions and can kill neurons. They can also damage the blood-brain barrier — the normally tight border that prevents harmful molecules in the bloodstream from entering the brain. MIT engineers have now developed… Read More »

The Role of Honeybees in Beauty

Learn why you should stock your beauty bag with natural products made with help by honeybees! For years, environmental experts have been concerned about the health of honeybees and hives across the country. Apiculturists are still unclear as to what is harming honey bees, but they continue to advocate for the protection of honey bee… Read More »

In-Depth: Technology's role in tackling the global mental health crisis

Globally more and more health professionals are stressing the importance of mental health services, but getting patients those services can be tricky. The shortage of trained professionals and the stigma of mental illness in many countries around the world have often created a barrier to treatment. But recently technology has come into play to tackle… Read More »