What do marijuana and chili have in common? They both calm the gut, scientists say

The findings suggest that both foods could have a therapeutic effect against diabetes and colitis.

NASA is designing small away-from-home-ecosystems to make space exploration sustainable

Recycle everything!!!

The big talk around gluten — what it is, why it’s so important, and why some people can’t tolerate it

Gluten Morgen!

Three African countries chosen for the 1st large-scale malaria vaccine pilot program

Hundreds of thousands of infants will be vaccinated against the mosquito-carried parasite.

A drop of dragon’s blood: using animals’ natural defenses to fight drug resistance

“Eye of newt and toe of frog, wool of bat and tongue of dog.”

In the face of rising antibiotic resistance, fungi could be a goldmine for new drugs

Bacteria are getting tougher but scientists are not sitting idle.

Drinking sugary beverages on a daily basis might hurt your brain. Diet soda is no exception

Sugary drinks literally cause the brain to shrink, leading to poorer memory.

Macrophages conduct electricity through the heart to keep it beating properly

Wired.

‘Wonder drugs’ might prevent all forms of dementia. One of the drugs is already safe for humans

The drugs were manufactured to treat different conditions but they also seem to block an important pathway linked to brain cell death.

For the first time, researchers have shown that drugs like LSD and magic mushrooms produce ‘higher’ level of consciousness

However, it’s not exactly better, and it’s probably not the kind of expanded consciousness you’d want.