December 2016

High School Students Produce Daraprim for Just $2

High School Students Produce Daraprim for Just $2

Although already on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, Daraprim became even more famous last year when pharmeceutical CEO Martin Shkreli raised the price per pill last year by 5,000%. Daraprim is used to fight the parasitic disease toxoplasmosis, which is potentially life-threatening for people with weakened immune systems, such as those with AIDS or cancer. What once cost users $13.50 per pill now costs $750. 

Spinning Solar Cones Generate 20 Times More Power

Spinning solar cones generate 20 times more power than traditional solar panels

V3Solar's Spin Cell, developed through collaboration with industrial design team Nectar Design, is capable of generating 20 times more power than regular (aka - flat) photovoltaic (PV) cells, according to Inhabitat. Unlike traditonal solar panels, the Spin Cell is cone shaped and it spins, so it is capable of maximizing the sun's rays at all points.

A Treatable Autoimmune Disease May Be Misdiagnosed as Psychosis

A treatable autoimmune disease nay be nmsdiagnosed as psychosis

A new study led by scientist at the University of Oxford found that up to one in 11 cases of psychosis may involve a condition where antibodies attack the brain. The study, published in The Lancet, examined the blood samples from 228 people between the ages of 14 and 35 when they were first diagnosed with psychotic illnesses.