Today’s Solutions: June 15, 2024

Artificial cilia robots which respond to light aligned in a circle formation.

This robot is smaller than a human hair

Humans would not be where they are today without the aid of robots. The first modern and programmable robot was invented by George Devol in 1954, which lifted pieces of hot metal from die casting machines in New Jersey. Since then, robots have come a long way, now being able to sort through Read More...

Nasal Spray

Could nasal sprays be a new measure against viruses?

Immunization efforts have done wonders to slow the spread of Covid and the rate of hospitalizations and serious cases of infection. The plummet in serious cases has been music to the ears of patients and medical professionals alike, even though strains of the virus have evolved to sneak around Read More...

Chicken eggs

A new way to prepare eggs as an antiviral

Preventative medicine is the low-cost, common-sense way of avoiding big and often expensive acute medical incidents. We don’t smoke so we don’t get cancer. We eat healthily and drink coffee in moderation to avoid bad cholesterol. Now, we could reduce the spread of viruses with simple household Read More...

3D illustration of a protein similar to NRPS machines.

Bacterial enzymes may be the future of medicine

We may think of machines as nuts, bolts, and maybe a CPU. Microorganisms, though, create many proteins and enzymes which perform a very machine-like function. A famous example of this is CRISPR-Cas9, which was originally an evolutionary adaptation observed in microorganisms. While Read More...

Senior couple

Achieving quality along with quantity: an Optimist’s View on aging

“Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” - Betty Friedan By Oliver Kammeyer I live on a bike path, and just a half-mile east of my place there’s a coffee shop that’s always packed. It seems every day the customers compete to see who can wake up earliest to Read More...

Eyesight restoration

Alcoholism drug may help restore eyesight

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in adults, and scientists are hard at work finding a cure for it. There are positive strides made every day, and there are all sorts of promising new developments, such as the use of stem cells to recover degenerated eye Read More...

Woman wearing a pink hajib gesturing Break The Bias in support of International Women's Day with women standing behind her doing the same.

Break your bias this International Women’s Day

In 2022, International Women’s Day is celebrated today, on March 8th. The important event is honored each year to acknowledge the contribution and strength of women globally. Women have been marginalized throughout history, so days like this are important to reflect on the societal progress we've Read More...

HIV Cells

Maybe a cure? First woman cured of HIV - “The New York Patient”

In the last 20 years, a string of medical developments has greatly improved the quality of life and lowered the mortality rate of those living with HIV. While the outlook for those living with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus has gotten better, the prospect of a cure has largely seemed far off, if Read More...

four ethnically diverse adult women smile and laugh with each other

An expert’s advice on holistic healthcare for menopause

The menopausal experience is a period of transition that connects women throughout history. Still, every woman’s menopause will be as unique as she is—from the time it starts to the symptoms experienced, to how long it lasts. According to Dr. Anna Barbieri, MD, FACOG, NCMP, founding Read More...

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Newly discovered properties of cannabis could help prevent seizures

Cannabis has been used to battle against disease throughout history, with the component cannabidiol (CBD) becoming an accepted treatment for many disorders including epilepsy, anxiety, and more. However, cannabis contains many other cannabinoids which have not yet been thoroughly researched for Read More...