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While childhood obesity has been on the rise, new research indicates that unhealthy overall diets are more to blame than fast food consumption itself. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY MAYA DEVEREAUX/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Childhood obesity: Is fast food really to blame?

The rise of the fast food industry has coincided with a rise in American children being overweight and obese, and people often attribute the latter to the former. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill researchers, however, discovered that poor diets outside fast food consumption are more at fault for childhood obesity, according to a study published in […]

Take intensive medication without the needle

MIT researchers discover how medications administered through injections may be taken orally in future treatments of diseases like cancer and diabetes Imagine cancer patients not having to go to the hospital for hours of chemotherapy. What if, instead, they could just take a pill the way most people take ibuprofen when having a headache? Researchers […]

The FreeD: Creativity without compromise

New milling tool developed by MIT researchers may have wide implications in oil, art and medical industries Feeling artsy? Unable to create anything more than stick figures? Well, you just might be able to achieve years of sculpting experience in minutes with a new technology created by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media […]

Creativity comes to a halt in the classroom

We’re in need of some glitter glue — creativity in students has decreased over the past 20 years. Everyday, college students are expected to approach problems with a certain amount of creativity. Classmates that have the most creative projects get the best grades and people with creative problem-solving skills are considered the most hirable. So […]

Seeing life through a different lens

Boston-based study shows majority of hemianopia patients prefer peripheral prism glasses to help them get around. Imagine walking around and constantly stumbling over objects or accidentally running into walls and people. This might sound silly, but that is exactly what hemianopia patients experience on a daily basis. However, to help ease the obstacles that hemianopia […]