From runny noses to hacking coughs, the common cold is a yearly visitor that we all know too well. While an immediate cure has not been discovered yet, researchers are pointing to zinc acetate lozenges as a solution to expedite the recovery process.
Researchers are exploring the use of genetically modified lettuce in pills to deliver needed clotting factor to hemophilia patients.
A lab at Yale is using a fat-based diet to treat painful inflammation in patients whose immune system has gone awry.
Every 30 seconds, a lower limb is amputated somewhere in the world with 84% of these amputations caused by diabetic foot ulcers (DFU)s. To improve current treatment methods for DFUs, a team of researchers headed by Dr. Max Scott is genetically engineering maggots. These eat away at your skin to save your limbs!
Malaria is a deadly disease transmitted by mosquitoes carrying the plasmodium parasite. To prevent the parasite from infecting mosquitoes, researchers at the University of California- San Diego look to a special toxic substance. Despite its rarity, scientists have shown that algae can be used as a mini-factory to produce the substance in large quantities.
Veteran cSw staffer Carey Lau interviews her innovative classmate, Laura Vorbach, a finalist in the International Clean Tech competition. The secret ingredient that contributed to Laura’s successful project was bamboo.