Health Problems

Early career choices appear to influence personality, study finds

In the state of Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, 16-year-old students in middle-track schools decide whether to stay in school to pursue an academic career or enroll in a vocational training program. A new study offers evidence that the path they choose influences their personality years later. The research is reported in the journal Psychological Science. “We wanted […]

Health Problems

Using inkjet printers to build a new biosensor for less invasive breast cancer detection

NIBIB-funded researchers have created a novel, low-cost biosensor to detect HER-2, a breast cancer biomarker in the blood, allowing for a far less invasive diagnostic test than the current practice, a needle biopsy. Scientists at the Universities of Hartford and Connecticut and funded in part by NIBIB, combined microfluidic technology with diagnostics, including electrochemical sensors […]

Health Problems

DNA damage leads to genetic diseases and cancer

Scientists have reported that many inheritance mutations are caused by DNA damage rather than errors in DNA doubling. The study was conducted by an international research group and published in Nature Genetics. Unfortunately, the reasons for mutations in normal cells that have not been exposed to ultraviolet, smoke or other external mutagens are understudied. According […]

Pet Care

Fate Intervenes to Help a Cruelty Victim Find his Family

Avid animal lovers Kristen and Mike M. both work in animal-related fields and were already proud pet parents to two cats. The couple loved the idea of adding a dog friend to their family and talked about it extensively. Specifically, they were considering rescuing a pit bull with an energetic personality to take on outdoor […]

Kids Health

George & Charlotte Have Separate Christmas Trees Thanks to Grandma

Carole Middleton, mom of the Duchess of Cambridge (formerly Kate Middleton), recently proved she’s just your run-of-the-mill doting grandma — despite the fact that three of her grandchildren are in direct line of succession to the throne of England. Carole Middleton recently granted her first interview ever to The Telegraph and chatted frankly about her unexpected […]