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Building a better flu shot

Each year millions of Americans become sick with the flu, hundreds of thousands are hospitalized and tens of thousands die. Getting the flu shot can reduce the chances of infection. But, at best, the vaccine is only effective 40% to 60% of the time, according to the CDC. Now Michigan State University researchers have data

Scientists develop a new method to detect light in the brain

Researchers from Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) and University of Salento, both in Lecce, Italy, and Harvard Medical School in Boston have developed a new light-based method to capture and pinpoint the epicenter of neural activity in the brain. The approach, described in Nature Methods, lays the foundation for novel ways to map connections across

Researchers develop a faster, stronger rabies vaccine

Every year, more than 59,000 people around the world die of rabies and there remains no cheap and easy vaccine regimen to prevent the disease in humans. Now, researchers report in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases that adding a specific immune molecule to a rabies vaccine can boost its efficacy. Previous studies have suggested that the

The Dutch Ovens That'll Make Your Pinterest Dreams a Reality

Some kitchen items you buy out of necessity, others you buy out of pure want. Dutch ovens are (arguably) the latter: They’re the kind of luxurious pieces Pinterest dream kitchen boards are made of. However, gorgeous as they are, Dutch ovens also serve a purpose beyond the purely aesthetic — they’re multifaceted and can be

A Beginner’s Guide to Food and Wine Pairings

Food and wine pairing seems like an almost untouchable art form. Only the excessively sophisticated know exactly which wine to pair with which dish, and only the real experts get it right every single time. The rest of us—the casual drinkers and the wine lovers, alike—are left feeling intimidated every time we look at a