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This Is Your Brain on Zoom

The use of online video conferencing skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic, likely changing the course of business meetings permanently. But the convenience of online meetings may come at a cost, according to scientists with Yale School of Medicine.1 While you may be able to share the same information in-person or virtually, your brain isn’t fooled… Read More »

Study Shows How This Type of Exercise Can Slow Parkinson’s

Engaging in the gentle exercise of tai chi may be a simple way to manage the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and slow disease progression over time. While drug treatments are typical first-line treatments, nondrug options, including physical exercise, may improve quality of life while resulting in less need for prescription drugs.1 Not only is tai… Read More »

Can This Ancient Soil-Dwelling Bacteria Kill Superbugs?

A 2023 paper1 published in PLOS Biology extolled the virtues of streptothricin F, a long-forgotten antibiotic researchers believe is effective against gram-negative bacteria. Gram-negative bacteria are behind the growth of antibiotic resistance, which has become a major public health threat worldwide. The primary cause for this man-made epidemic is the misuse of antibiotics.2 Antibiotic-resistant bacteria… Read More »

Can This Get Rid of Fruit Flies in Your Kitchen?

Fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) look like small flies or gnats. They can be a problem year-round, but are especially common in the summer and fall months. These pesky little flies seem to appear out of nowhere and multiply at a rapid pace. Fruit flies are attracted to the scent of ripened or fermenting produce. Adults… Read More »