When Aiden, who has type-1 diabetes, was 8 years old, he heard about service dogs who can monitor glucose levels.  Incredibly, these dogs can sense low glucose levels 30 minutes before a blood meter can pick this up.  These dogs cost $15,000, but Aiden wasn’t deterred and started saving oneContinue Reading

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New research published on nature.com shows promising evidence for a future vaccine for HIV.  In the study, monkeys were given a vaccine developed from the cytomegalovirus (CMV).  Later, they were infected with the Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV) which is a more deadly form of HIV found in monkeys.  The vaccineContinue Reading

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Moctar Dembele from Burkina Faso, and Gerard Niyondiko from Burundi, have invented a soap that repels mosquitos!  Their invention, titled “Fasoaop” is made from shea butter, lemongrass oil, and other secret ingredients. “After using the soap, it leaves on the skin a scent that repels mosquitoes,” said Niyondiko. “In addition,Continue Reading

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Doctors at Brigham and Women’s Hospital say it is too soon to call it a “cure”, but they have seemingly eradicated two patients of HIV. How did they do it?  With bone marrow transplants.  The two patients had the virus for roughly 30 years.  They both developed a type ofContinue Reading

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Most of us could guess that meditation improves relaxation and lowers blood pressure, but to change DNA?!  Woaah, now that’s wild! “Researchers at Harvard found that meditating for just eight weeks dramatically alters gene expression, “turning off” hundreds of genes conducive to the onset of disease while “turning on” hundredsContinue Reading

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Kids at WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh, NC got a surprise visit from superheroes!  Batman, Spiderman, and Ironman scaled the walls, washed the windows, and brought smiles all around.  Additional superheroes visited children inside the hospital.  The superheroes came to the rescue in place of the usual workers at Scottie’s BuildingContinue Reading

Teachers have been and always will be superheroes who help shape the future for their students.  This is especially true for Nicole Miller, an 8 year old at Mansfield Christian School who recently received a kidney donation from her former teacher, Wendy Killian. Wendy learned about Nicole’s condition in aContinue Reading