The most common food allergen - peanuts - may have met its match with a new technology developed by DBV Technologies. While there are currently no immunotherapies for food allergies, DBV Technologies' Viaskin patch has been proven to help reduce peanut sensitivity in 70% of daily wearers, according to Bloomberg Businessweek.
With the discovery of 4 new elements which occupy the 113th, 115th, 117th and 118th positions, the seventh row of the periodic table is now complete. Previously occupied by the monkiers Uut, Uup, Uus and Uuo respectively, the teams that are responsible for the discoveries will now be allowed to name them.
It's no secret that obesity puts its sufferers at risk for any number of associated health problems, but a new study, published in the journal of Hospital Pediatrics, has found a link between obesity and the formation of blood clots in the veins of children and adolescents.
Discovered in 2004, graphene is a variant of carbon. At just one atom thick, the material is light, stong, nearly transparent, flexible and is a great conductor of electricity. It is traditionally produced by way of chemical vapor deposition (CVD), which involves turning gaseous reactants into a film on a special surface called a substrate. The copper used to produce graphene costs approximately $115 per square meter, making it cost prohibitive for many products or potential applications.