One major problem with antidepressants is that patients have to take the drug for at least a month to know whether or not it works. But that could soon change after researchers found a quicker, more effective way to gauge the effectiveness of an antidepressant: monitoring a … [Read more...] about Monitoring brainwaves during sleep can pinpoint best antidepressant
Someone in the US needs a blood transfusion, alluding to the importance of blood supplies to modern healthcare. The problem is blood is in incredibly short supply, and the pandemic has only made things worse due to the forced cancellation of many collection drives. That’s why … [Read more...] about A look inside the race to create functional artificial blood
Back in August, we wrote about LEGO’s groundbreaking braille bricks, which were designed to help people who are blind or visually impaired become familiar with the braille alphabet. Today, we have more good news from LEGO. The Danish toymaker announced plans to ditch plastic … [Read more...] about Letters from kids inspires LEGO to phase out plastic packaging
It seems like an outlandish idea, but a Norwegian startup called OceanTherm believes it can prevent catastrophes by stopping hurricanes as they develop. Hurricanes are more violent than ever, and a big part of that is rising ocean temperatures: just a one-degree rise in surface … [Read more...] about This startup wants to stop hurricanes in their tracks. Is it possible?
Population booms in developing countries have led to a shortage of protein sources. For that reason, scientists from Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) have proposed yellow mealworms as an alternative protein source for animals and, possibly, humans. In … [Read more...] about Scientists say mealworms could serve as alternative source of protein