October 2014

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 1.4 million people could contract the Ebola virus by January. In West Africa alone 2,800 lives have been lost to the dreaded disease. For two students at Emory University in Atlanta, the problem was even more real.  Ambulances went by their biology classroom to transport three Ebola patients...

With all the doom and gloom about climate change and vanishing species, it’s sometimes nice to hear about an environmental success story. Here’s one. According to recent research from the University of Washington, the California blue whale population is back to near historic levels. Once hunted nearly to extinction, this is the only population of...

Please take these carrots away. I can’t stop eating them! Do you think you might ever say that? Or will that statement always only apply to chips? A study published recently in Nutrition & Diabetes indicates that you might b able to train your brain to like healthy foods instead of unhealthy ones. Scientists at Tufts...

For those of you who don’t subscribe to The Hollywood Reporter, I’m going to synergize vital news you may have missed with a longitudinal study shared by a professional society of neuroscientists. First, THR. In January, the entertainment trade pub reported the Bravo cable network’s “Real Housewives” franchise hit an all-time high (marking the most-watched night...

Researchers from the Salk Institute, La Jolla, Calif, have found that a manmade derivative of vitamin D caved-in the seemingly impervious wall of cells barricading pancreatic tumors, cleaving a gap in which to pump cancer-fighting drugs. The findings, from animal studies, have led to human trials. The dismal five-year survival rate for this type of cancer—lowest among...