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Were you nervous when you had to meet your partner’s mother for the first time? It can be a challenge if you’re up against pressure to gain approval, and it can be even more taxing after marriage. Moms are naturally protective of their kids, even after they’ve reached adulthood. Some mothers-in-law are simply happy that their grown offspring found someone to love and can become a true friend and ally....
Mosquitoes --- they’re like little flying specks of terror that sneak up on you when you least expect it to snack on your blood. They can carry diseases, although most of the time they just leave an itchy spot on your skin for a few days. Seriously --- it itches like crazy. We’re pretty sure mosquitoes aren’t going to win any popularity contests.If you’re feeling like you are a skeeter magnet, it’s...
Like your fingerprint, your thoughts are as unique as you. Scientists at Binghamton University have found a way to measure brainwaves, and they can use those measurements to identify a person with surprising, 100% accuracy. CEREBRE TechnologyResearchers have named their technology Cognitive Event-RElated Biometric REcognition (CEREBRE). The technology, which they’ve improved upon since their initial...
A new cancer treatment may be within our grasp, and it’s chemotherapy and radiation free. Researchers at Stanford University’s School of Medicine believe they’ve developed a new form of immunotherapy, which uses the body’s own immune system to fight cancer cells. The team has just announced it’s been given the green light to begin clinical trials on humans.Miraculous Recoveries in MiceThe team injected...
Treatment for certain types of paralysis may soon be a reality. Up until recently, those who’ve lost functioning due to spinal injuries have had little hope in ever regaining it. New research has changed that. Even better, the treatment doesn’t require any surgery. In fact, it’s completely noninvasive.Spinal StimulationThe procedure, which developers at UCLA refer to as “transcutaneous enabling motor...
Unless you’re among the millions of people who are color blind, you’re fortunate enough to see the world in all its full-spectrum glory. Now many who suffer from the most common form of color blindness can look forward to literally seeing what they’ve been missing. Researchers have developed contact lenses that help to correct one form of color blindness, allowing those wearing them to view reds and...
If you’ve ever tried to function during a bout of insomnia, or even after one less-than-restful night, you’ve probably noticed you’re more prone to making errors or slipping into “auto-pilot.” Have you ever zoned out during an office meeting without actually nodding off and closing your eyes? Have you ever felt like you nodded off while stopped at a red light, even though your eyes were open and watching...
About 15 million people worldwide suffer from complications caused by either disease or trauma to the cornea, the outer surface of the eye. About a third of those people live with total blindness. With the availability of corneas for transplant far from meeting the demand, researchers have turned to various media for prosthetics. Recently, a team at Newcastle University discovered a way to recreate...
The bacillus Calmette Guérin (BCG) vaccine, which has traditionally been used to prevent tuberculosis, may have a second calling. The first phase of clinical trials using the vaccine as a treatment for type 1 diabetes has ended, and researchers believe they may have stumbled upon not only a treatment— but a possible cure.What Is Type 1 Diabetes?About 1.25 million Americans have type 1 diabetes, which...
Improved technology has paved the way for a whole new level of understanding with better imaging. Over the last year, researchers have announced the discovery of two new organs in the human body! With new discoveries comes new understanding about our bodies and how they work, which may also lead to breakthroughs in disease treatment and prevention.The MesenteryUp until recently, doctors saw the mesentery...