Quitting smoking with the help of a Pac-Man enzyme

Quitting smoking with the help of a Pac-Man enzyme

While there are aids available to help smokers quit their habits, unfortunately, most don’t have great success rates. However, researchers have discovered a bacterial enzyme that might prove to be more successful than smoking cessation aids that are currently on the market. Pseudomonas putida is a bacterium that was isolated from tobacco fields, and researchers […]

Smart insulin patch for diabetics?

Smart insulin patch for diabetics?

Diabetes affects over 400 million people worldwide. Diabetics are either unable to produce insulin or their bodies are insensitive to it. Because of this, many need to monitor their blood glucose levels and inject insulin to control their blood sugar. But new research could potentially make this process easier and safer through a “smart” insulin […]

Seeing With Skin?

Seeing With Skin?

Cephalopods (octopus, squid, and cuttlefish) have very large, powerful eyes and when light enters their eye, it comes in contact with a molecule called opsins that starts a reaction and send signals from the eye to the brain. A new research project is showing that cephalopods have these same molecules on their skin! Scientists discovered […]