August 2019

New Blood Test Can Detect Alzheimer's with 94 Percent Accuracy

One of the hardest things about researching, diagnosing, and treating Alzheimer’s disease is that by the time it is detected, it may already be too late.

One of the hardest things about researching, diagnosing, and treating Alzheimer’s disease is that by the time it is detected, it may already be too late. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 5.8 million Americans are living with this disease and is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. 

 

Taking Taste-Taking to a New Level

While it may not be the world’s first artificial tongue, researchers at the University of Glasgow have developed the first single artificial tongue made with two types of nanoscale metal “tastebuds”

While it may not be the world’s first artificial tongue, researchers at the University of Glasgow have developed the first single artificial tongue made with two types of nanoscale metal “tastebuds” and they’ve developed it for a very specific reason - whiskey tasting. The hope is that this could help cut down the trade of counterfeit alcohol.

 

Fungus Found to Stop Skunk Spray Stink

Scientists believe they uncovered a fungus capable of knocking out those noxious fumes.

Ask any dog owner whose pooch has gotten a little too close to a skunk how to get rid of that smell and you’ll hear all sorts of home made remedies, from bathing them in tomato juice to combining hydrogen peroxide, baking soda and liquid dish soap. Now, however, scientists believe they uncovered a fungus capable of knocking out those noxious fumes.

 

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