Today’s Solutions: May 29, 2024

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Microparticle therapy shows promise in reversing multiple sclerosis

A pioneering study demonstrated a novel microparticle therapy's ability to reverse nerve cell damage caused by multiple sclerosis (MS) in mice. This ground-breaking medication not only opens up new avenues for treating MS, but it also has promise for treating other autoimmune diseases such as Read More...

The Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot can perform laparoscopic surgery on the soft tissue of a pig without human help.

The robot that can independently perform keyhole surgery

Believe it or not, robots can now perform surgery with no human assistance! The Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot (STAR), was designed by a team from Johns Hopkins University. The laparoscopic procedure was carried out on the intestine of a pig, as reported this week in Science Robotics. "Our Read More...

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US government funds psychedelic therapy research for the first time in 50 years

Fifty years after being classified as a Schedule I drug in the US, psychedelic therapy has officially received federal funding from the government in what researchers see as a huge shift in the medical and public perception of the benefits of psychedelics. Using psychedelics to help treat tobacco Read More...

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The science behind the pumpkin spice latte

It’s pumpkin spice latte season, and whether you love or hate this classic festive beverage, you can’t deny that there is a nostalgic power to its sweet brew. To explore why exactly we love pumpkin spice so much, a pair of perception researchers from John Hopkins University decided to look at Read More...

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Johns Hopkins is offering a free online course in psychological first aid

The pandemic caused a significant rise in anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues. Isolation, combined with health concerns, social justice frustrations, and economic uncertainty took its toll on all of us. With this in mind, researchers from  Johns Hopkins University started offering Read More...