This rare medical condition can occur when abnormal amounts of gastrointestinal yeast convert common food carbohydrates into ethanol. The process is believed to take place in the small bowel, and is vastly different from the normal gut fermentation in the large bowel that gives our bodies energy.
A team of scientists based out of Osaka University have published new research in Science suggesting that immunosuppressant drugs used for organ transplant patients could be used to develop a reversible oral contraceptive: a version of “the pill” for men.
The first food grown and harvested in space—a crop of red lettuce—is about to be eaten by astronauts aboard the International Space Station.
Back in the 1960s, jogging was something only athletes and boxers really did. Normal people mostly didn’t do it — and when they did, it was cause for concern.
To train the robot to cook a dish, the company used 3D imaging to capture the movements of a human chef. In about an hour, the robot can whip up a nice crab bisque — pretty much the same amount of time it would take a human to prepare
Last week, a team of researchers developed a new implant that has the ability to wirelessly deliver drugs directly into the brain with the press of a button, like changing the channel on a TV.
Scientists in the 1970s concluded that the human body could not convert carbohydrates into fat.
In 1961, birth control pills were packaged loose in vials, like any other medication. They also came with complex instructions on how to take them.
Inspired by hyenas, an animal with a remarkable ability to feed on anything it can scavenge, Gong speculates on how future biotechnology could have the power to create bacteria to mimic the digestive abilities of these creatures. When administered correctly, these bacteria would allow people to fill their stomachs with even the most putrid of foodstuffs without fear of poisoning.
Many video games have shown to be therapeutic to people who play them.