The Danger of Drug Resistance

World leaders reached a landmark agreement declaring antibiotic resistance “the most urgent and global risk” at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on September 21 2016. Drug resistance can dev...

Pill Problem

Recent studies indicate that 10-30% of medications prescribed and distributed are never taken. The advised method for disposal is currently home disposal, which requires mixing of pharmaceuticals in plastic bag...

New Hope for Sufferers of Severe Eczema

Atopic dermatitis is a chronic, inflammatory skin disease and form of eczema. This disease is characterized by an increased type-2 immune response, a weak skin barrier, and an increased colonization of Staphylo...

A New Innovation to help fight against Brain Cancer

According to a study published in January of 2016, in the United States alone, more than 23,770 people are projected to be diagnosed with brain cancer and 16,050 are projected to die from it.1 Gliomas are highl...

Zika Virus

In recent news, Zika virus has been recognized as a global health problem for prospective mothers and newborn babies. Zika virus is an insect-borne disease that has been strongly linked to birth defects in newb...

Are We Over-diagnosing Food Allergies?

A recent article in Scientific American revealed that standard allergen tests reveal a false positive 50-60% of the time. This is a major problem, Scientific American explains, because the people who are wrongl...

The $345,250 Hamburger

On August 5, 2013, a media event in London featured the first ever hamburger made from in vitro, “lab grown,” meat (IVM).  For decades, the idea of IVM has been thrown around, but recently the concept has gaine...

Using Light to Fight Pain

The field of optogenetics involves using light to control cells in living tissue such as neurons. Lately, scientists within this field have been working to modify the DNA of neurons so that they either send sig...

Can Preeclampsia Cause Heart Defects?

A new study by Canadian researchers analyzed the relationship between preeclampsia, a common pregnancy complication marked by maternal high blood pressure and protein in the urine, and heart defects in newborns...

Super-Smell: Not Your Average Superpower

Joy Milne can smell Parkinson’s disease. This Scotland native noticed an evident change in her husband’s scent six years before he was diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disease. When Milne brought up her inc...