Today’s Solutions: July 07, 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.

Eye exam

Researchers could predict heart attacks with an eye exam

In a study presented at the annual conference of the European Society of Human Genetics, researchers explained how they combined clinical factors with an eye exam to predict patients’ likelihood of a heart attack.  Researchers used medical and lifestyle data from 500,000 people from the UK Read More...

Aspirin

Aspirin reduces the development of colorectal cancer cells

Indeed, we shouldn’t be taking aspirin willy-nilly because it can cause damage to the liver over the long term. However, recent research shows that it may help with an even more pernicious condition.  A new study from UC Irvine shows that aspirin can slow the evolution of colorectal cancer Read More...

Doctor holding generic blue pill between his fingers

Study reveals how ketamine fights depression

Back in January, we reported on a story about ketamine’s potential to help fight depression. Now, a new study has revealed exactly how the drug’s antidepressant effects work. One of the advantages of ketamine as an antidepressant is the fact that its effects kick in within hours after Read More...

Greenland Shark

Researchers study animal evolution to advance women’s health

Researchers find that studying the evolution of certain female animals can offer invaluable insight into women’s health and possible treatments. As if we needed another reason to preserve the environment, the habitats and adaptations of giraffes, sharks, and bears could offer clues on how to Read More...

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...