Category Archives: Research

26Jul/17

99% of NFL players in brain study suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy

A recent study finds that 99% of professional NFL football players have a brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Continue reading

22Nov/16

Scientists edit genome to cure sickle cell anemia

Researchers have proven that a new gene editing technique could pave the way towards a cure for sickle cell disease. The disease affects about 5 million people globally. About 75 percent of cases occur in Africa where at least 200,000 children are born with the disease every year.
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21Nov/16

Bill Gates works with Swiss perfume company to make toilets smell better

Bill Gates has partnered with a perfume company in Switzerland in an effort to find a way to get rid of the repulsive smell of toilets. The project is aimed at encouraging people in the developing world to use toilets rather than defecate in open areas.
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09Aug/16

Mosquito “magnet”: Why pests might be picking on you

RACINE, Wis., Aug. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — During “mosquito season,” which in the continental U.S. lasts typically from late spring to early fall, when mosquito activity is highest, it may seem like mosquitoes are drawn to some people more than to others. Speculations about the potential causes of this “mosquito affinity” range from differences in blood types, hormones, skin care products or diets we follow.
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20Jul/16

Bill Gates invests $5 billion in Africa development, health research

Tech magnate and philanthropist Bill Gates says his charity foundation will invest $5 billion over the next five years in African development, with a focus on health initiatives.

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05Mar/16
U.S. women's soccer star Brandi Chastain

Soccer star Chastain pledges to donate her brain to researchers for study of concussions

Retired U.S. women’s soccer star Brandi Chastain pledges to donate her brain posthumously to researchers for the study of concussions.

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