For centuries, a truly 'magic' mushroom has been used in China and Japan to cure or assist the cure of cancers! This magic mushroom is the Trametes versicolor (or Coriolus versicolor) commonly known as the turkey tail mushroom because of its layered, feathered appearance. Finally, in 2011, traditional western medicine has learned about the extract from this beautiful mushroom and observed it stop the development of prostate cancer in mice.
The story starts when auto mechanic Tom Ramies shares his crazy idea for an iPhone bottle opener with industrial designer Clay Baker, a former tech developer. Baker, who first laughed at the idea, soon saw its potential - a gadget linked to a beer app that would totally reinvent social networking.... How?
Judgment Day believers need not read this, unless May 21, 2011 has come and gone and you're still here. For those that are interested in a more scientific analysis of their life spans, a British company, Life Length, has the technology to predict how long you will live through a small blood sample.
The State of Pet Health 2011 Report has just been released by Banfield Pet Hospitals, compiled from medical data on 2.1 million dogs and 450,000 cats. The report lists the trends in dog and cat health, or more appropriate, disease, observed within the last five years. Should we be surprised that among other trends, obesity and diabetes is rising in our precious pets?
There have been several recent studies about the health benefits of tomatoes and tomato products. That bright red pigment called lycopene has been found to lower blood pressure and cholesterol. But a comprehensive report by researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia delves deep into 14 of those studies to find clinical evidence of the exact amounts required in our daily diets. (That includes Bloody Mary's, no?)
Researchers at the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, Spain have uncovered a sad truth about early onset Alzheimer's disease - that more than half of those who develop it are misdiagnosed because they exhibit symptoms not customarily associated with Alzheimer's.
Researchers from King's College London and Oxford University have identified a gene that they call a master switch because it controls other genes found in body fat. The master switch... just call it KLF14.
If you're having trouble remembering where you parked your car or put your keys and refer to these occasions as 'senior moments,' you're not wrong - because, as we age, we lose the ability to form new memories. This is not news; but what is new is that memory formation can now be observed through three different kinds of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). And this ability may lead to better memory drugs and faster proof of their efficacy.
Chain handle bags are back in fashion, but the old Coco Chanel chain handle bag has taken on new twists in Mary Kolber and Courtney Theese's industrial design project, titled Pound It. The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) seniors just may have a career ahead of them with their sexy, fashionable handbags that pack a whack and a mean arm or neck burn.
Angry Birds is probably one of the most successful gaming franchises to date. Since its release, its developer Rovio has gone from small-time developer to being a company that is now worth millions of dollars. The latest game in the franchise is Angry Birds Rio, which collaborated and was released to highlight the release of the animated film Rio.