Month: July 2018

Pharmacies of the Future: Chemical Lego Towers

Pharmacies of the Future: Chemical Lego Towers

Chemists and engineers are in the process of making on-demand production of pharmaceuticals less of an idea from a movie, and potentially a viable option for situations where medicines may not be easily accessible. Imagine taking a vacation to an isolated rainforest resort.  You explored…

What Jellyfish Taught us About Microgravity

What Jellyfish Taught us About Microgravity

Think for a minute about your grandkid’s grandkids. Where are they living? Perhaps you momentarily considered the possibility of your intrepid descendants dwelling in outer space. You’re not alone: since 1991, when the  Space Life Sciences 1 mission was launched (SLS-1), there has been intensive…

Will dogs save us from allergies?

Will dogs save us from allergies?

Dog is man’s best friend. Man is dog’s…predictor for allergies? A recent study showed dogs with owners that suffer from allergies are more likely to suffer from allergies themselves. Researchers also found that dogs that live in urban environments are more likely to have allergies…

How Reliable Is Our Memory?

How Reliable Is Our Memory?

How memories are formed, stored, and modified has been one of the key topics in neuroscience studies. It’s fascinating to realize that not only can we enhance our memory through constant practice and exercise, but also alter or eliminate existing memory in some trauma cases.…

Heat Waves and Training Gains

Heat Waves and Training Gains

Elite athletes and weekend warriors alike understand the struggles of training during the hot, humid summer months in many parts of the United States. One of the main problems is that the higher temperatures cause your body to sweat more in an effort to cool…

Time to quit “Ordinary Smoking”

Time to quit “Ordinary Smoking”

For thousands of years, the tobacco plant has been used for various purposes, ranging from general enjoyment to medicinal uses. Apart from the sniffing and chewing of tobacco, the more common means of tobacco use today is smoking. Nicotine, the drug in question, can have…