This week’s roundup of science news and local job openings.

News


🍅 Scientists have found how plants make cholesterol. The research conducted on tomatoes can provide a pathway to new discoveries in synthetic biology.
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Hair follicles may be the secret to reducing scar tissue. Growing hair follicles contain proteins that can develop the fat cells that fibrous tissue lacks.
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The long pepper, used commonly in Indian cuisine, contains a chemical called Piperlongumine. Scientists have been studying this chemical’s transformation after ingestion and it’s potential in developing drugs for cancer therapies.
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Jobs


Software Developer – Scilligence, Cambridge, MA
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Bioinformatics Scientist-Merck, Cambridge, MA
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Associate Scientist/Senior Research Associate
– Jounce Therapeutics, Cambridge, MA
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