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Alzheimer's nasal vaccine to enter human trials for the first time, spurring renewed hope for preventing the disease

A laboratory worker tests a nasal spray (not related to Alzheimer's) at the Pharma and Beauty factory in Saint-Chamas, France, on January 21, 2021.Nicolas Tucat/AFP/Getty Images Brigham and Women's Hospital is spearheading the first human trial of an Alzheimer's nasal vaccine. The vaccine is designed to prevent or slow the progression of the disease. It uses a drug, Protollin, to stimulate immune cells to remove sticky plaque from the brain. Alzheimer's treatments seemed like ...
Tags: Science, News, Drugs, US, Trends, Alzheimer's Disease, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Vaccines, Eisai, Cummings, Brigham, Alzheimer, University of Nevada Las Vegas, William Burke, Biogen


Cancer Cells Use 'Tiny Tentacles' To Suck Mitochondria Out of Immune Cells

Hmmmmmm shares a report from SciTechDaily: Investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital and MIT used the power of nanotechnology to discover a new way that cancer can disarm its would-be cellular attackers by extending out nanoscale tentacles that can reach into an immune cell and pull out its powerpack. Slurping out the immune cell's mitochondria powers up the cancer cell and depletes the immune cell. The new findings, published in Nature Nanotechnology, could lead to new targets for develop...
Tags: Tech, Mit, Brigham, Nature Nanotechnology, Brigham s Center for Engineered Therapeutics, Hae Lin Jang


You don't have to go go college to get a good job. Here are 10 growing careers that train new workers on the job with apprenticeships.

Sheet metal worker Carey Mercer assembles ductwork at Contractors Sheet Metal on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, in New York.Carey Mercer/AP This year's National Apprenticeship Week started on November 15, celebrating registered apprenticeship opportunities. There are 15 occupations listed on the Bureau of Labor Statistics where their typical on-the-job training is an apprenticeship; ten of those are projected to grow over 10 years. Here's how those 10 are projected to grow from 2020 to 2030...
Tags: Boston, Trends, Chicago, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Ford Motor Co, Ford Focus, Brigham, Willis Tower, Rebecca Cook, Tampa Florida, Michigan Assembly Plant, Wayne Michigan, Joe Larkin, Carey Mercer, Madison Hoff, David L Ryan


You don't have to go to college to get a good job. Here are 10 growing careers that train new workers on the job with apprenticeships.

Sheet metal worker Carey Mercer assembles ductwork at Contractors Sheet Metal on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, in New York.Carey Mercer/AP This year's National Apprenticeship Week started on November 15, celebrating registered apprenticeship opportunities. There are 15 occupations listed on the Bureau of Labor Statistics where their typical on-the-job training is an apprenticeship; ten of those are projected to grow over 10 years. Here's how those 10 are projected to grow from 2020 to 2030...
Tags: Boston, Trends, Chicago, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Ford Motor Co, Ford Focus, Brigham, Willis Tower, Rebecca Cook, Tampa Florida, Michigan Assembly Plant, Wayne Michigan, Joe Larkin, Carey Mercer, Madison Hoff, David L Ryan


The 5 best mattress for side sleepers in 2021, tested and reviewed

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Casper The ideal mattress for side sleepers isn't too firm and provides good support and pressure relief. We tested dozens of mattresses, and the Casper Nova Hybrid is our top pick for side sleepers. If you want options for back or stomach sleepers, check out our guide to the best mattresses. Find out more about how Insider Reviews tests and reviews home products. Table of Contents: Masthead Stick...
Tags: Reviews, Sleep, US, Trends, Best, Features, Bedroom, Robbins, James, South Florida, Harvard Medical School, Brigham, Rebecca Robbins, Mattress, Solaire, Leesa


US military surgeons are losing their skills at a 'precipitous rate'

US and foreign military medical personnel and medical students during an umbilical hernia surgery aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort in Ecuador, October 22, 2018. US Navy/MCS Seaman J. Keith Wilson US military surgeons are quickly losing their skills as the number of surgical procedures in military hospitals declines. According to a recent study, 10.1% of the military's general surgeons met surgical standards in 2019, down from 16.7% in 2015. US military surgeons are losing their sk...
Tags: Navy, US, Trends, San Diego, Pentagon, Ecuador, Air Force, Illinois, Defense Department, U.S. military, US Navy, San Antonio, US Air Force, Dalton, Harvard Medical School, Brigham


Best 6 weighted blankets for sleeping, snuggling, and relaxing

Brooklinen Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Research is limited, but recent findings say weighted blankets can aid in sleep and reduce anxiety. We tested 12 of them. Our favorites are the Brooklinen Weighted Comforter and the Bearaby Napper. Click here for more advice on what to consider when buying a weighted blanket. Find out more about how Insider Reviews tests and reviews home products. As temperatures dip, you need a good blanket to keep you warm and cozy, whether you're tr...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Home, Trends, Features, Brooklyn, Buying Guide, Bedroom, Blanket, Luna, Robbins, Bedding, Harvard Medical School, Brigham, Rebecca Robbins, Napper


UMass Amherst and Brigham launch MassAITC to improve in-home care for Alzheimer's patients

The University of Massachusetts Amherst and Brigham and Women's Hospital announced today the launch of the new Massachusetts AI and Technology Center for Connected Care in Aging and Alzheimer's Disease (MassAITC), which seeks to improve in-home care for older adults and individuals with Alzheimer's disease, thanks to a grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), which is part of the National Institutes of Health.
Tags: Health, Brigham, Alzheimer, University of Massachusetts Amherst, UMass Amherst, National Institute on Aging NIA


This chunky weighted blanket by Bearaby is one of the few I've found that actually looks nice on my couch

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Jen Gushue/Insider Weighted blankets are a useful sleep aid but are often limited in their design sensibilities. The Bearaby Napper uses organic cotton to weave the most attractive weighted blanket I've tested. The Napper may be heavier than advertised; the 15-pound I ordered actually weighed 24 pounds. Learn more about how we test home products at Insider Reviews. Table of Contents: Masthead Stic...
Tags: Reviews, Sleep, Trends, Bedroom, Blanket, Bedding, Brigham, Napper, Weighted Blanket, Insider Picks, Bearaby, Jen Gushue, Product Card, Home (Reviews, IP Freelance, IP Reviews


Blood tests that can detect cancer are about to hit the market. But experts are still waiting to see if they can upend deadly disease.

BI Graphics A scientist drips blood into a test tube. Serhii Hudak/ Ukrinform/Barcroft Media via Getty Images Two companies - Exact Sciences and Illumina - plan to have blood tests that detect cancer available by 2022. They have spent a combined $10.1 billion in M&A in the hopes of diagnosing cancer earlier. Experts say these tests still need to establish they can detect cancer and extend people's lives. This article is part of a series called "Future of Healthcare," whic...
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The 6 best weighted blanket we tested in 2021

Brooklinen Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Research is limited, but recent findings say weighted blankets can aid in sleep and reduce anxiety. We tested 12 of them. Our favorites are the Brooklinen Weighted Comforter and the . Click here for more advice on what to consider when buying a weighted blanket. If you toss and turn at night or find your mind racing when trying to fall asleep, you might benefit from adding a weighted blanket to your bedding. Usually weighing somewhere betwee...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Home, Trends, Nasa, Best, Features, Brooklyn, Buying Guide, Bedroom, Blanket, Luna, Robbins, Bedding, Harvard Medical School, Brigham


Northern California Fires May Have Killed Hundreds Of Giant Sequoias

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Northern California wildfires may have killed hundreds of giant sequoias as they swept through groves of the majestic monarchs in the Sierra Nevada, an official said Wednesday. “It’s heartbreaking,” said Christy Brigham, head of resource management and science for Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks. The lightning-caused KNP Complex that erupted on September 9 has burned into 15 giant sequoia groves in the park, Brigham said. Most saw low to medium-intensity fire behavior ...
Tags: News, California, Los Angeles, Ap, Los Angeles Times, Sierra Nevada, Northern California, Brigham, Sequoia National Park, Sequoia National Forest, Dickman, Giant Sequoias, California wildfires, General Sherman Tree, Fire Watch, Northern California News


The COVID-19 booster debate is a mess. Here's why we'll probably get extra shots anyway.

President Joe Biden gets a COVID-19 vaccine. Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via Getty Images The US debate over booster shots has devolved into a confusing and noisy mess. The next week should bring clarity, with FDA and CDC reviews wrapping up. Boosters are justified for older adults, experts told Insider, but there's less data on younger people. See more stories on Insider's business page. The debate over COVID-19 booster shots in the US has devolved into a noisy, confu...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Washington Post, Cdc, Brown University, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Analysis, Healthcare, Delta, Food And Drug Administration, World Health Organization, Fda, Pfizer


Using a mix of new technologies, teledermatology is changing how dermatologists provide care during the pandemic

Kazi Awal/Insider BSIP/Universal Images Group via Getty Images The pandemic has quickly illuminated teledermatology's specific applications. A hybrid approach may ensure the capture of high-quality images for evaluation. Advances in technology may expand the types of skin conditions assessed with teledermatology. This article is part of the "Healthcare Innovation" series, highlighting what healthcare professionals need to do to meet this technology moment. Increased reli...
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The 6 best mattress toppers we tested in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky A good mattress topper balances comfort and support, stays put on your mattress, and keeps you cool. We slept on 18 mattress toppers for several nights and consulted with two experts to find the best. The Parachute Down Mattress Pad is our top pick because it's comfortable and dissipates heat well. Find out more about how Insider Reviews tests and reviews home products. Buying a new mattress is an expensive undertaking. If your mattress is less supportive ...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Home, California, US, Trends, Bed, Features, Buying Guide, Bedroom, Robbins, South Florida, Harvard Medical School, Brigham, Birch, Rebecca Robbins


Pac-12 football preview: Our picks for every game, both divisions and the conference championship

A decade ago, the Pac-12 split into six-team divisions that have been anything but equal. Of the 10 conference championships, the North has won nine. The North has placed more teams in the end-of-season AP rankings. It has sent more teams to major bowls. And it has produced the Pac-12’s only two College Football Playoff participants (Oregon and Washington). This fall, everything changes. From here, it’s clear: The South will be the stronger, deeper division. It has better quarterbacks and better...
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Sleep experts debunk 13 more sleep myths

Sleep experts Girardin Jean-Louis and Rebecca Robbins debunk 13 more myths about sleep. They discuss the effects of hitting snooze, how to beat jet lag, and different sleeping positions. They also explain the dangers of sleep apnea if left untreated. See more stories on Insider's business page. Following is a transcript of the video.Rebecca Robbins: "Hitting snooze will give you extra meaningful rest."Robbins: Hitting the snooze bar is one of the worst things you can do.Girardin Jean-Louis:...
Tags: Trends, Paris, Robbins, Harvard Medical School, Brigham, Jean Louis, Rebecca Robbins, Girardin Jean Louis, Margaret Guzman Michelle Yan Huang


The best weighted blanket in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Research is limited, but recent findings say weighted blankets can aid in sleep and reduce anxiety. We tested 11 of them. Our favorites are the Brooklinen Weighted Comforter and the . Click here for more advice on what to consider when buying a weighted blanket. If you toss and turn at night or find your mind racing when trying to fall asleep, you might benefit from adding a weighted blanket to your bedding. Usually weighing somewhere between 15 and 25 pounds...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Home, Trends, Nasa, Features, Brooklyn, Buying Guide, Bedroom, Blanket, Luna, Robbins, Bedding, Harvard Medical School, Brigham, Rebecca Robbins


The 8 best pillows for every type of sleeper in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky We tested 22 pillows (and counting) to find the most comfortable choices for every sleep position. The Coop Home Goods Pillow is our top pick because it can be customized to the perfect fill for ultimate support and comfort.If you're looking to outfit the rest of your bed, check out our guides to the best mattress, best bed frame, and best sheets. Our sleep habits can have a major impact on our health and wellbeing. Central to getting a great night's s...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Home, Japan, Sleep, California, US, Trends, Bed, Features, Buying Guide, Pillows, King, Robbins, Coop, Harvard Medical School


Researchers Struggle to Use Apple Watch in Studies Due to Sudden Algorithm Changes (mac rumors)

Researchers are rethinking plans to use the Apple Watch in studies after finding inconsistencies in the data gathered by the device (via The Verge). Inconsistencies in the Apple Watch's heart rate variability data are reportedly caused by Apple tweaking the device's algorithms, meaning that data from the same time period can change without warning. Associate professor of biostatistics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and developer of the Beiwe data platform, J.P. Onnela, tol...
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Researchers Struggle to Use Apple Watch in Studies Due to Sudden Algorithm Changes

Researchers are rethinking plans to use the Apple Watch in studies after finding inconsistencies in the data gathered by the device (via The Verge). Inconsistencies in the Apple Watch's heart rate variability data are reportedly caused by Apple tweaking the device's algorithms, meaning that data from the same time period can change without warning. Associate professor of biostatistics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and developer of the Beiwe data platform, J.P. Onnela, told ...
Tags: Apple, Apple Watch, Brigham, Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health, Apple Watch SE, Onnela


New 'atlas' charts how antibodies attack spike protein variants

Now, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital and collaborators have created an "atlas" that charts how 152 different antibodies attack a major piece of the SARS-CoV-2 machinary, the spike protein, as it has evolved since 2020. Their study, published in Cell, highlights antibodies that are able to neutralize the newer strains, while identifying regions of the spike protein that have become more resistant to attack.
Tags: Science, Brigham


3 of the Best Things About Living in Massachusetts

Whether you’re a Red Sox fan or you love to watch the leaves change in the fall, it’s hard to beat living in Massachusetts. One of the original 13 colonies, Massachusetts has a history of progressive politics that translates to strong social programs and strong communities. No matter your reason for living in the state there are a couple of things everyone can agree makes it one of the best places to live in New England and in the U.S. Excellent Healthcare Options From ...
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Large-scale study finds greater sedentary hours increases risk of obstructive sleep apnea

A new study by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital examined the relationship between active lifestyles and the risk of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
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Many colleges dropped their SAT and ACT requirements during the pandemic - here's how it affected admissions

Many colleges around the US made the SAT and ACT optional for fall 2021 applicants. Eva-Katalin/Getty Images The pandemic left many in the high school class of 2021 without an SAT or ACT score to submit. In response, more than 600 schools switched to test-optional for the 2020-21 application season. Without a test requirement, schools from Ivies to the UC system saw massive spikes in applicants. See more stories on Insider's business page. Clara Chaplin had studied. She was ready. A ju...
Tags: Education, California, Senate, Boston, New York City, US, Trends, Strategy, Bank Of America, Chicago, Netflix, Harvard, Iowa, Testing, College Admissions, Bill


COVID-19 News from Annals of Internal Medicine

Authors from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical school say the case for mandating SARS-CoV-2 vaccination among health care workers is substantially stronger than the case for mandating influenza vaccination, which has become widely accepted. The authors detail the many reasons for mandatory vaccination and strategies for gaining employee acceptance in a commentary published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
Tags: Science, Brigham, Internal Medicine, Harvard Medical


Meta-analysis finds that omega-3 fatty acids improved cardiovascular outcomes

Investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital and elsewhere conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of 38 randomized controlled trials of omega-3 fatty acids. Overall, they found that omega-3 fatty acids improved cardiovascular outcomes. Results, now published in eClinical Medicine, showed a significantly greater reduction in cardiovascular risk in studies of EPA alone rather than EPA+DHA supplements.
Tags: Science, Epa, Brigham, EPA DHA


Brain mapping method illuminates targets for treating neuropsychiatric symptoms

Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital and collaborators developed a new brain mapping approach that may help clarify the cause of a variety of neuropsychiatric conditions and identify promising stimulation sites to target therapeutically.
Tags: Science, Brigham


Hundemüde? So tankst du neue Kraft & Energie.

Manchmal fühlt es sich so an, als gäbe es einfach nicht genug Kaffee, Banger-Tracks von Rihanna oder Nickerchen auf der Welt, um den ganzen Tag für ausreichend Energie zu sorgen. Wenn es gelegentlich dazu kommt, ist es auch nicht weiter schlimm. Wenn du aber ständig erschöpft bist, ist das ein Grund zur Sorge und du solltest etwas dagegen tun.„Wenn du aufwachst und dich nicht ausgeruht fühlst, du den ganzen Tag über groggy und müde bist oder zwischendurch immer wieder einmal ungewollt einnickst...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Kraft, Tipps, Welt, Brigham, Zucker, Hier, Energie, Bett, Essen, Epstein, Lockwood, Sorge, Sprecher, Kaffee


Researchers identify brain circuit for spirituality

A new study led by investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital takes a new approach to mapping spirituality and religiosity and finds that spiritual acceptance can be localized to a specific brain circuit.
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