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Popular cholesterol drug to treat Covid?

Could a simple cholesterol drug, that has been on the market for decades, be used to treat COVID-19?  A research team led by Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU)’s Professor Yaakov Nahmias says that early research looks promising; their findings appear in this week’s Cell Press’ Sneak Peak.  Over the last three-months, Nahmias and Dr. Benjamin tenOever at […]

Noradrenaline and how we sleep deep

Having a hard time sleeping during Covid? Or maybe you are sleeping better because you have less stressors from the commute? Or maybe you are self-medicating with CBD? During good, deep sleep, we rarely respond to external stimuli such as sounds, unless they are strong enough, like an alarm clock, or meaningful, like a baby’s […]

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A Lab-Created Diamond for my Forever Love

Remember that story years ago about turning your loved one’s ashes into a diamond? That was the first time I heard about lab-grown diamonds, and well that’s what we are expected to return to anyway, no? Stardust and flecks of diamonds in the sky? Like stars and diamonds, we are carbon-based and to carbon – […]

Hey urban farmers – the lead is still in your soil

We’ve all heard of lead – whether it’s lead-based paint or leaded gasoline. These applications are now things of the past, but do we still have a lead problem? The Soil Science Society of America explores how the poisonous metal is still present in urban soils. Blogger Anna Wade explains, “in the United States, risk […]

The Importance of Your Instagram Bio

Social networks are no longer limited to staying in touch with friends. More and more businesses are harnessing the benefits of Instagram, with different businesses approaching the platform in several ways. Despite the focus of Instagram being picture-based posts, there is still a lot of other areas that need some attention, such as the bio. […]