It may sound like a strange request, but Canadian scientist Dan Peach is asking people to send him dead mosquitos via post. Each squished bugger, argues Peach, can provide useful insights as he explores exactly how far mosquitos are traveling as a result of global … [Read more...] about Don’t toss that dead mosquito! Mail it to this scientist instead
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 … [Read more...] about Could nasal sprays be a new measure against viruses?
How your microbiome can affect your mood
Food can convey such an array of emotions. People can express love to their partners with their cooking. An exquisite and rare dish could make a dreary vacation totally worth it. A healthy meal can perk you up, and fast food can, ironically, make you feel sluggish. Food can make … [Read more...] about How your microbiome can affect your mood
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 … [Read more...] about Alcoholism drug may help restore eyesight
Tiny roundworms could diagnose lung cancer
Early detection is an essential tool for treating cancer. Any time that doctors and technicians can shave off from testing or lab work saves lives. Even better are noninvasive and inexpensive tests, which benefit both the patient and the hospital. The noble nematode You might … [Read more...] about Tiny roundworms could diagnose lung cancer