Today’s Solutions: July 23, 2024

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This fentanyl-neutralizing vaccine may revolutionize the battle against opioid addiction

A game-changing technique is on the horizon in the never-ending battle against opiate addiction and overdose deaths. Scientists are preparing for the first human trials of vaccines created precisely to combat the devastation caused by fentanyl and heroin. Given the worrisome surge in opioid-related Read More...

surgeon doctor filters adipose tissue in syringes, lipofilling fat.

“Biological clothing”— the future of 3D lab-grown skin grafting

The science of bioengineered skin grafting is making remarkable progress thanks to a team at Columbia University, led by Asst. Prof. Hasan Erbil Abaci. Currently, bioengineered skin is only available in flat sheets, which work well for grafting onto generally smooth, featureless body regions, but Read More...

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Study: This is how many human lives can be saved with climate action

With the climate crises we’re already experiencing, it’s no secret that we need climate action immediately to prevent the loss of life due to climate disasters. Now, thanks to a recent study, we have a good idea of how many lives will be saved if we cease emitting carbon into our atmosphere at Read More...

Pod of Mellon head whales resting on surface.

What tiny water samples teach us about huge creatures

Environmental DNA (eDNA) has been a recent gold mine in research. We recently reported on how eDNA was captured from the air in a world first and how scientists were able to use this technique to distinguish zoo animals from it. This incredible tool can help ecologists study animal behavior and Read More...

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This nasal spray may help prevent Covid-19 in remote areas

The problem with any potential Covid-19 vaccine is that they are difficult to distribute in low-income and rural areas. Fortunately, researchers from Columbia University may have an effective alternative in the form of a nasal spray. The spray is a lipopeptide (a lipid and peptide combination) Read More...