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.
Organ transplants are lifesaving, but are sometimes rejected due to mismatched antibodies. Enter Dr. Prakash Rao of the NJ Sharing Network, who is developing tests to create better matches between patients and transplant organs.
“Alligator pie, alligator pie, If I don’t get some I think I’m gonna die.” Sound far-fetched? Based on new research from George Mason University, this rhyme from Dennis Lee’s children’s book, “Alligator Pie,” may not be so far from the truth. Learn how the American alligator is fighting infection, one peptide at a time.
Did you know that your attention is controlled in two ways in your brain? An extreme of either method can lead to mental disorders, including ADHD & schizophrenia. Johns Hopkins University is examining brain activity in owls to shed light these disorders and our thought process in general.