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the future of fat
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At first, Ahmed El-Sohemy was puzzled by his data—they were the complete opposite of what they should have been. It was supposed to be a straightforward study of cholesterol metabolism in rats and merely replicate the protocol from another, previously published study. El-Sohemy initially assumed the discrepancy had something to do with the rat chow; but, no, he had fed the rats the very same high-cholesterol feed as in the previous study, and the blood levels of cholesterol reflected that.... Read more

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Using 3-D Printers and Microvolunteering to Improve Healthcare Access

With fewer than 800,000 doctors to meet the needs of a population of 1.3 billion people, India is confronting an immense...


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Fireworks, Autism, and Animals

Given the rather widespread custom (at least in the West) of using fireworks as a means of celebration on certain specific days, this column discusses the potential damage of such noise to autistic children. ... Read more

Call for Pediatric Cardiovascular Devices: $100K Competition Now Accepting Proposals

Children’s National Health System is now accepting proposals for its annual “Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids!” competition. New this year, the competition is focused on pediatric cardiovascular devices to address a significant unmet need for children.... Read more

Music Therapy and the Planets’ Consonances

Music therapy is a relatively frequent approach to several health problems nowadays, and it has its roots in ancient medicine, as was clearly showed by Liubov Ben-Noun in 2013. Moreover, music appears to be a truly natural, universal language that crosses all possible communication barriers.... Read more

Will the Real Designer Please Stand Up?

In the 1950s and 1960s, there was a popular television show called To Tell the Truth, on which three contestants claimed to be a person with an unusual occupation or distinction. Two of them were impostors, and the other was telling the truth.... Read more

Retirement Is Hell

For some people, retirement is the ultimate goal they aspire to reach at the end of their professional careers. For others, retirement is like a death knell to one’s ambitions.... Read more