Today’s Solutions: May 29, 2024

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3 ways to fire up the vagus nerve and boost your immune system

While optimizing immunity is no easy feat, there is a scientifically-backed way to set the stage: firing up the vagus nerve. Because this nerve runs from the base of the brain through the neck and branches out in the chest all the way down to the abdomen, it touches almost all of our major Read More...

A volumetric 3D printed yellow boat.

3D printing is finally… 3D

The birth of 3D printing has opened up whole new worlds of possibility regarding the accessibility, cost, and sustainability of certain materials. From the creation of 3D-printed houses, hearts, and furniture, this incredible planet-saving technique is growing in popularity as each year Read More...

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Woman born without a chunk of her brain shows the power of plasticity

Imagine going to the doctor for a check-up and finding out you are missing a vital part of your brain. This is what happened in 1987 to a woman — referred to as EG— who had no prior knowledge of her condition before this scan. In accounts from EG and those who know her, no unusual behavior Read More...

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4 strategies for talking politics at work

It used to be expected that people would leave their political views at the door when they came to work. Times have changed. According to a survey carried out by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), over half of the American workforce have heard more political talk in the office Read More...

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Researchers propose sticking images of diseased organs on sugary drinks

Scientists from Harvard and the University of North Carolina had a thought—what if unhealthy, sugary snack items were coupled with photos similar to the ones we see on cigarette packs and tobacco? You know, instead of a blackened lung, a sugary beverage would also carry the image of a diseased Read More...

African clawed frog. These frogs are plentiful in ponds and rivers within the south-eastern portion of Sub-Saharan Africa.

Scientists help frogs regrow amputated limbs

A recent study, published in Science Advances, has brought us one step closer to regenerative medicine. In a collaborative effort from Tufts University and Harvard, the teams were able to regenerate an adult African clawed frog’s (Xenopus laevis) limb, something they are naturally unable to Read More...

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Scientists create bacteria-killing biodegradable food packaging

A team of scientists from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in the US have developed an astounding material: food packaging that is not only biodegradable but antimicrobial as well. This means that the packaging, which is Read More...

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Breaktime: Eradicating homelessness through employment and empowerment

Recent Harvard graduate Tony Shu recalls his freshman year at the prestigious Ivy League school. He was struck by the affluence and access to resources at the elite institution juxtaposed with the homelessness he saw in Harvard Square, where many homeless youths are the same age as local college Read More...

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Study: Waking up earlier can significantly reduce your risk of depression

As the saying goes, “the early bird gets the worm,” but it turns out waking up early can provide even more benefits than previously thought. A new study conducted by researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder, Harvard, and MIT has found that waking up an hour earlier can reduce the Read More...

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New amputation technique gives amputees more control over prostheses

Physically healthy humans often take for granted the amazing mechanisms at work that allow their bodies to function. The fact that we can keep track of where our limbs are without visible confirmation is something we probably never marvel at, but it’s actually the result of incredible Read More...