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Tissue model reveals role of blood-brain barrier in Alzheimer’s

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office Beta-amyloid plaques, the protein aggregates that form in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients, disrupt many brain functions and can kill neurons. They can also damage the blood-brain barrier — the normally tight border that prevents harmful molecules in the bloodstream from entering the brain. MIT engineers have now developed… Read More »

Congressional hearing probes Juul’s role in youth vaping ‘epidemic’

The hearing will scrutinize the leading vape company’s marketing, health claims and relationship with Big Tobacco — namely, tobacco giant Altria, which invested nearly $ 13 billion in Juul Labs late last year. The list of attendees sets the stage for a heated clash over whether e-cigarettes should be subject to stronger regulation, weighing their… Read More »