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New capsule can orally deliver drugs that usually had to be injected

New capsule can orally deliver drugs that usually have to be injected

Summary:MIT engineers designed a drug capsule that can carry insulin or other protein drugs and protect them from the harsh environment of the gastrointestinal tract. When the capsule reaches the small intestine, it breaks down to reveal dissolvable microneedles that attach to the intestinal wall and release drug for uptake into the bloodstream.

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Mechanical engineer’s simple running hack | Fun and Increase Efficiency

Mechanical engineer's simple running hack is fun and increases efficiencyMechanical engineer's simple running hack is fun and increases efficiency

Summary:Attention runners: The next time you go out for a jog, you might want to strap a light resistance band between your feet. This rather quirky but oddly effective hack, could make you a more efficient runner by approximately 6.4%.

Attention runners: The next time you go out for a jog, you might want to strap a light resistance band between your feet. This … Read More

Buying less is better than buying ‘green’ – for the planet and ones happiness

Buying less is better than buying 'green' -- for the planet and your happiness

Summary:A new study found that people who consume less are happier than those who engage in other pro-environmental consumer behaviors, like buying environmentally friendly products.

Humans’ overconsumption of resources — from the food and clothes we buy to the methods of transportation we choose — is a leading contributor to global… Read More

Who is telling the truth about their health? is it Self report or tested health data

Who is telling the truth about their health

Summary:When researchers or policymakers ask health related questions — which they do a lot — they often rely on self-reported rather than tested health data. Researchers looked into how reliable this type of data is for research and found that, depending on country or age, self-reported data could be highly biased.

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Drug can extend survival rates for heart failure patients says Study

Drug can extend survival rates

Summary:Blood pressure medication can prevent fluid retention and muscle wasting in heart failure.

Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine — Phoenix have shown for the first time in preclinical studies that Aliskiren, a drug that inhibits the enzyme that regulates blood pressure, can delay the progression of congestive heart… Read More

Sweet corn Growers | Can dramatically increase yield and profit

Sweet corn growers, processors

Summary:In an industry struggling to maintain profitability, it’s curious that U.S. processing sweet corn – the corn that ends up in cans and freezer bags – is falling so far below its potential. Yet, that’s what a new study clearly demonstrates.

In an industry struggling to maintain profitability, it’s curious that U.S.… Read More

New addiction treatments may hold promise for stemming Opioid Crisis

New addiction treatments hold promise for stemming the opioid crisis

Summary:Concerns over the opioid epidemic have sparked a strong scientific interest in why some people become addicted while others don’t. Now, researchers are proposing novel treatment strategies that could help prevent abuse of opioids and other substances.

Concerns over the opioid epidemic have sparked a strong scientific interest in why some… Read More

Study says that stabilizing multilayer flows may improve transportation of heavy oils

Stabilizing multilayer flows may improve transportation of heavy oils

Summary:During the past 20 years, the oil industry has begun to transition away from light oils toward heavier oils. But transporting heavy oils cost-effectively is a challenge because heavy oils are viscous — essentially a thick, sticky and semifluid mess. One way to outmaneuver this problem is a viscoplastic lubrication technique. It can complement… Read More

Imperial College study on how to make conservation initiatives more contagious

How to make conservation initiatives more contagious

Summary:New research shows conservation initiatives often spread like diseases, helping scientists and policymakers design programmes more likely to be taken up.

New research shows conservation initiatives often spread like diseases, helping scientists and policymakers design programmes more likely to be taken up.

The study, led by researchers at

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Saturn surpasses Jupiter after the discovery of 20 new moons | Carnegie Institution

Saturn surpasses Jupiter

Summary:Move over Jupiter; Saturn is the new moon king. A team has found 20 new moons orbiting Saturn. This brings the ringed planet’s total number of moons to 82, surpassing Jupiter, which has 79.

Move over Jupiter; Saturn is the new moon king.

A team led by Carnegie’s Scott S. Sheppard has found 20 new moons orbiting Saturn. This brings the ringed

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New study is ‘chilling commentary’ on future of antibiotics | Drug-resistant ‘superbugs

'chilling commentary' on future of antibiotics

Summary:The health care market is failing to support new antibiotics used to treat some of the world’s most dangerous, drug-resistant ‘superbugs,’ according to a new analysis.

The health care market is failing to support new antibiotics used to treat some of the world’s most dangerous, drug-resistant “superbugs,”… Read More