Jennifer Berglund is a journalist, photographer, filmmaker, and multimedia producer based in Boston. She travels the world to tell stories about science.
We may well know how bad sleep deprivation is for us, but science is just starting to figure out why.
Just 2 miles northeast of sleek downtown skyscrapers, across the Buffalo Bayou River from the Houston Astros’ Minute Maid Park, lies a landscape greener than most of the urban sprawl, but absent the charm of typical Southern suburbia…
For Ashley Zappia, getting her hands dirty was part of her job. Even though she always tried to remain as clean as possible, her work as a nursing aide at a Southern California hospital required a lot of diapering, changing, and other hands-on tasks.
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.
Menopause may hold a key to understanding the development of Alzheimer’s disease.
Moving beyond wearable sensors, researchers are creating ingestible ones.
New biological markers may mean more targeted treatments are just over the horizon.
Work at MIT’s Center for Gynepathology Research is revealing how tissue engineering can help address gynecological disorders.
It was the inaugural day of the study in 2005 when Brad Manor went out into the hot Louisiana sun to meet his first patient, James.
One fall day in Boston, Ridhi Tariyal sat on an examination table in her primary care doctor’s office. Her doctor sat across from her, hurriedly transcribing notes as Tariyal responded to the doctor’s questions. It was the end of Tariyal’s physical, and the waiting room