The NSF recently announced they will provide UMBC with new funding for a program supporting faculty diversity in the biomedical sciences. In today’s Industry Roundup we take a look into the biomedical field and the advancements scientists are making in improving the lives of people. We’ll look at an interesting biomedical science experiment that shows asthmatic preventative effects from a low-calorie diet. We also take a look at new experimental therapies for sickle-cell, effective morning routines from high achievers, and the debate over tech addiction.

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Asthma Sufferers May Benefit from Calorie Restriction

According to a new lab experiment conducted at Johns Hopkins, a low-calorie diet showed remarkable results in mice suffering from asthma. Researchers reported the low-calorie diet prevented asthmatic symptoms.


Experimental Therapies Effect on Sickle-Cell Disease

Tens of thousands of people suffer incredible pain from sickle-cell, and experimental therapies may hold the cure for them. Advances in gene therapy are offering hope for the many who suffer.


Effective Morning Routines

If you hit snooze when the alarm wakes you up in the morning, you may want to rethink that move, according to the NY Times. Interviewing more than 30 high-achievers, Benjamin Spall has succinctly catalogued top reasons why you want to be an early riser.


Is Tech Addictive?

The debate over the addiction to technology is real. Former employees and executives from the most popular social media sites have voiced their concern over how they may have played a role in the negative effects of how tech steals our time and attention. How real is the addiction?


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