Today’s Solutions: May 30, 2024

The life-saving science of syn

The life-saving science of synthetic blood platelets 

In the domain of medical discoveries, a surprising innovation is poised to transform the landscape of treatment for excessive bleeding: synthetic blood platelets. These artificial equivalents, created via rigorous study and innovation, provide a look into the future of medical care by addressing Read More...

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Gene therapy gives deaf children hope for hearing and healing

A stunning scientific discovery is taking place in the heart of Dongguan, China, bringing new hope to deaf kids and their families. Yiyi, a six-year-old child who was born completely deaf, is at the heart of this transformative story. Yiyi's world was silent only a few months ago, and she had to Read More...

Astrocyte and blood vessel, 3D illustration.

Scientists find two new potential therapeutic options for ALS

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a devastating neurological illness with a poor prognosis, but two new trials suggest a brighter future. A team of scientists led by the University of Southern California (USC) discovered a gene and a protein in human cells and live mice that appear to be good Read More...

Gut Bacteria

Researchers identify 5 gut bacteria that counter IBD symptoms

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can be a debilitating condition. Symptoms in the condition's different forms can include abdominal pain, fatigue, and weight loss among other stressful issues. However, new research on how to treat this condition is always coming out.  A team from the University Read More...

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...

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...

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...

Dance Therapy

Dance the cough away: how Kyrgyzstan folk dance treats COPD

Chronic pulmonary obstructive disease (COPD) is a very common and also treatable lung disease that can be caused by pollution and smoking. It is preventable, and there are many medications for it, but some medical professionals believe that this doesn’t go far enough to treat the Read More...

Magic Mushrooms

First European psychedelic drug trial clinic opens in the UK

At The Optimist Daily, the magical power of mushrooms and, particularly, their psychedelic therapeutic benefits are things we cannot stop writing about. From adaptogen compounds to the forest neural networks they offer, we love everything mycelia.  That’s why we were happy to hear about the Read More...