A new center is opening today for the study of healthy minds; that's a change from the study of addicted, obsessed, and psychopathic minds. It may seem odd that a deeply religious and spiritual person, in fact a spiritual leader, would be the inspiration for this new center, but the Dalai Lama did lay the seeds for this endeavor by the Unversity of Wisconson's Waisman Center - about 20 years ago.
Do diet foods ever taste like the real thing? I've always thought that if something tastes like it's fattening, it usually is... or the brand is really messing with you by cutting your portion size - like the bag of 100 calorie snacks that eaten all together may not make a mouthful! But when I heard about a 'diet' chocolate pasta, I had to look into the company that makes it; then I learned that FiberGourmet makes almost all of my favorite comfort foods in a way that's filling, low-calorie, and full of fiber. Who can pass this up?<
Three PhD students from Stanford University's chemical engineering program took $200,000 back to their new California business yesterday, after winning MIT's Clean Energy Prize. C3Nano, a spin-off of Stanford's chemical engineering department, was started to commercialize their invention, and it could use the prize money to get things going!
New findings by researchers from the Heart Institute at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah, reveal that a treatment of the most common heart rhythm disorder, affecting more than two million Americans, significantly reduces the risk of stroke, mortality, Alzheimer's disease, and other forms of dementia.
Swedish research and experimental design studio, the Interactive Institute, is focused on the use of 'new media,' the emerging digital and communication technologies of tomorrow. From its research, the Institute often embodies its findings in designs that not only implement new technologies, but have lifestyle implications embedded into its crisp, modern functional products. To illustrate, here are five Institute designs purposed with modifying your home energy use.
A compound called Dichloroacetate (DCA) has been tested at the University of Alberta (U of A) as a potential treatment for glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer, since before 2007. At that time, the research evidence showed that DCA reverses cancer growth in non-human models and in test tubes. This time, the research team studied the effects of DCA on human glioblastomas....