As the creative class suffers, TED Talks and books about creativity are on the rise; scientists have hit a turning point in Alzheimer’s research with a new discovery; meanwhile, while Americans are becoming increasingly obese, so are their pets. These discoveries and more after the jump.
Researchers are encouraged by the results of a 16-year study of T cells that have been engineered to kill cells infected with HIV. The altered cells reproduce themselves successfully and have not led to the development of cancers, as previous attempts to tinker with T cells’ genetics have.
Critics of the National Institutes of Health argue that the $30 billion the government pours into medical research and innovation through the organization each year is not making Americans healthier. (more)