In the context of institutional forms of discrimination, more than three in ten Latinos report having personally experienced discrimination because they are Latino when it comes to applying for jobs (33%), being paid equally or considered for promotion (32%), or when trying to rent a room or apartment or buy a house (31%).
Manipulating mitochondrial networks inside cells—either by dietary restriction or by genetic manipulation that mimics it—may increase lifespan and promote health.
Poll finds at least half of Black Americans say they have experienced racial discrimination in their jobs and from the police.
Two studies represent the largest-ever examination of the inherited genetic contribution to the risk of getting breast cancer For immediate release: October 23, 2017 … Continue reading “Dozens of new genetic regions linked to breast cancer”
Official death certificates in the U.S. failed to count more than half of the people killed by police in 2015—and the problem of undercounting is especially pronounced in lower-income counties and for deaths that are due to Tasers, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Researchers have found that, in a mouse model, it may be possible to achieve lifelong metabolic health. The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health scientists found that mice that lack fatty acid-binding proteins (FABPs) exhibit substantial protection against obesity, inflammation, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, and fatty liver disease as they age compared with mice that have FABPs. However, this remarkable extension of metabolic health was not found to lengthen lifespan.
For immediate release: October 2, 2017 Boston, MA – Nearly 40% of the uninsured population in America lives in the suburbs and nearly one … Continue reading “Millions of suburban residents in U.S. lack health insurance”
For immediate release: September 27, 2017 Boston, MA – A newly discovered cellular messaging mechanism could lead to a new way to deliver therapeutics … Continue reading “Cellular ‘message in a bottle’ may provide path to new way of treating disease”
But a majority of Democrats want Congress to move on to other issues For immediate release: September 22, 2017 Boston, MA – According to … Continue reading “Poll: On eve of Senate vote, more than two-thirds of Republicans want Congress to enact an alternative to the ACA”
Study sheds light on differences unique to individuals’ microbes For immediate release: September 20, 2017 Boston, MA – A new study of the human … Continue reading “Thousands of new microbial communities identified in human body”