June 9, 2017
Anne Pycha of Scientific American writes about three new methods that could be used to help detect Parkinson’s disease and enable early intervention. A new typing test developed by MIT researchers could be used to identify individuals with possible signs of Parkinson’s, “by analyzing key hold times (the time required to press and release a key).”
A study co-authored by MIT researchers shows that climate change will cause toxic cyanobacteria algae to increase. The algae, which thrive in warmer conditions, can cause “neurological damage, liver damage, gastrointestinal problems, irritation of eyes, ears and skin, and other health problems,” if ingested, writes Craig Lemoult of WGBH.
In this Wall Street Journal article, senior MIT Sloan lecturer Robert Pozen and Prof. S.P. Kothari explain the causes of inflated executive pay. As a solution, Pozen and Kothari write that compensation committees should, “be required to disclose the revenues and market capitalizations of the peers they select.”