From the monthly archives:

May 2012

Navigating Through GMO

May 31, 2012

Awareness of genetically modified foods is on the rise in the US, and although many countries ban GM foods outright, we’re nowhere close. Why? Our government has a close relationship with the producers of GMO, from campaign contributions and lobbyists to a revolving door (meaning that many government workers alternate their duties with working with, […]

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Whether you’re a fan of the supplement colloidal silver or enjoy nano silver products which promise reduced food spoilage and better smelling socks, you’re probably aware that as silver becomes more popular, its opponents become equally vocal. So, what are the pros and cons of the growing ubiquity of silver products? Here’s a quick list […]

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MIT has developed a very accurate, relatively painless way to deliver medicine to the skin, and it doesn’t require a needle. The device, similar to many seen in Sci-Fi shows, would revolutionize medicine, particularly by reducing the potential for Hepatitis C transmission. As seen in the video, the injection involves running a controlled current through […]

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Scientists at Vical have come up with a vaccine against the Herpes viruses, HSV-1 and HSV-2, that has successfully completed animal testing and is set to begin human trials as early as 2013. Cold sores and genital warts are the main Herpes symptoms, but pain, itching, and redness may also accompany an outbreak (before, during, […]

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Another student has won an award for developing a device to remove silver particles from water—it’s based on the same principle as a previous winning device: an algae filter. This version of the algae filter is getting more attention than the one developed by Florida’s students, namely because of the research Adam Noble, the inventor, […]

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