Smart Dental Implant Resists Bacteria and Generates Electricity

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania created a dental implant that resists bacterial growth and generates electricity thanks to its piezoelectric properties. The generated electricity could power a light source for on-board phototherapy, a technique that could help protect gum tissue from disease and inflammation. The implant contains discs with embedded barium titanate (BTO) nanoparticles… Read More »

COVID-19 vaccines: the state of the art

Effective SARS-CoV-2 vaccines appeared in record time, with 68% of Italians, 60% of Americans, and 32% of all human beings already having at least one dose. Most of the 138 candidates quit by Phase 2; the German mRNA vaccine CureVac went through an entire Phase 3 trial before flaming out with only 48% efficacy. WHO-approved… Read More »

CDC study finds childhood obesity increased at ‘substantial and alarming’ levels during COVID pandemic

Child obesity levels in the U.S. increased significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly among children who were already obese from the outset, according to the findings of a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The CDC’s Dr. Alyson Goodman, who contributed to the report, said the results signal a “profound… Read More »