Today’s Solutions: June 24, 2022

Medicine

From advancements in the fight against malaria to new cancer treatments, to novel medical technologies, find all positive news about incredible medical breakthroughs and life-saving technology from all corners of the globe.

Keto Diet

Keto diets may help kidney disease

We recently wrote a piece on how keto diets can reduce colorectal cancer.  Ketosis is a metabolic state brought on by these diets and also fasting. Keto diets are characterized as being high in protein, low in carbohydrates, and high in fats. This has made it a popular tool for losing weight, and Read More...

Scotch Whiskey

Edible QR code spots fake whiskey and medicine

There is an elaborate tradition and art that goes into making certain scotches. The recipes of some highland single malts have been passed down through families for generations, and connoisseurs can pay a lot for these unique, peaty spirits.  Not surprisingly, counterfeiters are looking to cash Read More...

Overhead view of young asian man sleeping well and relaxing in the morning.

This smart pillow could help you get a better night's sleep

Sleep is essential for human health, as much as food and water. However, in our intensely busy culture, many people fail to get enough. Not getting at least seven hours each night can lead to an increased risk of several psychological and physical illnesses, including diabetes, heart disease, Read More...

Human hands muscle for the education.

Scientists create recyclable artificial muscle fibers

Imitating the human body artificially has been a growing field of research. This technology has applications across several fields including prosthetic limbs, robotics, organ transplants, and more. The only problem is the highly complex processes and the expensive and rare materials it takes to put Read More...

Close up of electrocardiograph with stethoscope and pacemaker.

Check out this smart dissolving pacemaker

Last year we wrote an article about a wireless pacemaker developed by a team from Northwestern University. The innovative device is made of materials that can undergo chemical reactions to dissolve in the body once it isn’t needed anymore, reducing the risk and damage that complicated open-heart Read More...

Mosquito on white mosquito wire mesh.

This novel drug instructs drug-resistant malaria to self-destruct

Drug-resistant pathogens have been a growing concern in this world for the past few decades. Thankfully, scientists are coming up with innovative solutions to find ways around these pathogens' sneaky behavior. Examples of these are the production of these game-changing synthetic antibiotics or the Read More...

Baltimore Internet

Baltimore aims to expand public internet access with city-owned network

State and local governments are coming to appreciate the internet for what it is: an essential utility. With much of the workforce working from home and children going to school online, reliable internet is vital for workers in all sectors of the economy.  In the wake of successful programs Read More...

Drill Bits

Nano-drills that kill bacteria and are powered by light

The traditional approach to defeating infectious bacteria has been chemical and biological, using antibiotics to beat some life-threatening microorganisms. Evolution is relentless, however, and we’re seeing more and more bacteria develop immunities to antibiotics quicker than we can develop new Read More...

Doctor delivering good news to happy elderly patient

Rectal cancer trial sees tumor disappear in all patients

A drug study involving people with rectal cancer has remarkably eradicated the tumor in all 18 patients. Though small, the trial astounded practitioners in the field, touting the results as an unprecedented achievement in cancer treatment, reports The New York Times. Cancer disappeared in all Read More...

Close-up of a woman's ear and hand through a torn hole in the paper. Yellow background, copy space.

Doctors transplant 3D-printed ear made from patient’s own cells

A 20-year-old woman born with a small and malformed ear received a new 3D-printed ear made up of her cells. The ear, which was designed to perfectly match her other ear, was successfully transplanted onto her head earlier this year in a clinical trial. The company behind this impressive feat of Read More...