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New Biomaterial Heals Tissues From the Inside Out

A newly developed biomaterial that is capable of being injected intravenously may decrease inflammation in tissue while also promoting the healing of both cells and tissue. Both rodent and big animal models were utilized to evaluate the efficacy of the...

Cannabis Improves Love Life, Study Finds

A study investigating love life and cannabis has found that cannabis users report an improved love life, as well as increased libido, and sense of taste and touch. The study published in the Journal of Cannabis Research recently asked 811...

New Test Could Detect Alzheimer’s Years Before Diagnosis

A new diagnostic test could identify Alzheimer's disease three and a half years before it is actually diagnosed, according to the findings of a recent study. The new study from King's College London's Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN)...

New Pill Treats Diabetic Cats Without Daily Insulin Shots

Bexacat, the first FDA-approved orally administered drug for diabetic cats that have not already received insulin treatment, will be available in the United States soon. The drug, in the form of bexagliflozin tablets, is intended specifically for cats with...

Blue Monday: The Most Depressing Day of the Year?

Blue Monday is a term Sky Travel coined in 2005. One used to describe the third—and sometimes second or fourth—Monday of January. It is supposedly the most depressing day of the year, despite the longer, brighter days of Winter...

60,000 COVID Deaths in a Month Reported in China

China’s COVID-19 death toll is rising, as the country racked up sixty thousand related fatalities in only a single month. The WHO is now demanding the Chinese government be more forthcoming with their figures by releasing more official data. The...

The Greek Doctor Behind the New Alzheimer’s Drug

A Greek, born and bred in Thessaloniki, is offering the world a wonder drug. No, his name is not Albert Bourla of Pfizer. Stelios Papadopoulos of Biogen will help millions with Alzheimer's.

New Alzheimer’s Drug Designed to Slow Disease Approved by FDA

The FDA has approved a new drug shown to slow down the early stages of Alzheimer’s despite controversy surrounding some of its more serious side effects. Lecanemab, the first drug to actively decelerate the progress of the disease, seems to...

MIT Researchers Record ‘Memories’ Stored in Protein Chains

Researchers at MIT have developed a technology that allows them to record "memories" of sequences of cellular events, such as when particular genes are active or how cells respond to treatment. This is possible because cells turn on a...

Five Ways Christmas Affects Your Brain

The Christmas season is an intense time of year. Neuroscience can shed some light on what it does to our brains. By Kira Shaw Christmas is a time of year like no other; gifts are exchanged, little-spoken-to relatives are contacted, and...

Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise in Preliminary Study

Drugmakers Moderna and Merck said their mRNA cancer vaccine portrayed tremendous results during a preliminary study. During the announcement on Tuesday, the drugmakers said the potential skin cancer vaccine messenger RNA was developed using the same technology behind COVID-19 preventive...

New “Base Editing” Therapy Cures Teen of Incurable Cancer

A form of biological engineering called "base editing" has cured a teenager's seemingly uncurable cancer in the United Kingdom. Alyssa, a thirteen-year-old girl from Leicester, was diagnosed with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) in May 2021. After chemotherapy and a...

Viagra Lowers the Risk of Alzheimer’s by Almost 70%, Study Says

New research published recently suggests that Pfizer's erectile dysfunction drug Viagra can decrease the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease by up to 69 percent. The research, which was published in Nature, found that the medication has a direct effect on...

First Drug Slows Brain Destruction in Alzheimer’s Patients

Researchers have announced the very first drug that slows brain destruction in Alzheimer's patients, thought it is still in the early stages of development. The drug known as lecanemab is part of a new era of drugs for treating Alzheimer's,...

New Drug Fights Cancer and COVID-19

In order to combat infectious diseases, scientific advances have become faster, better, and more accessible. Now, scientists have discovered a drug called HA15 that may be useful in the fight against both cancer and SARS-CoV-2. It was in search of...