10 Amazing Things Scientists Just Did with CRISPR

It’s like someone has pressed fast-forward on the gene-editing field: A simple tool that scientists can wield to snip and edit DNA is speeding the pace of advancements that could lead to treating and preventing diseases. Findings are now coming quickly, as researchers can publish the results of their work […]

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What Is Raspberry Ketone?

A raspberry contains 200 molecules that contribute to its distinct raspberry flavor. One of those, raspberry ketone, was singled out by food manufacturers decades ago for its potent smell. Berry-flavored candy, soaps and candles made today likely use raspberry ketone. More recently, the raspberry ketone garnered public attention again, but […]

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Pets Help in Hospitals, But Safety May Be Lacking

A visit from a golden retriever can brighten a person’s day when in the hospital or in a senior-care facility. But the policies for pet therapy programs in health care facilities may fall short in protecting the people and pets involved, a new study suggests. Researchers found that hospitals typically […]

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