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Prevagen: How Jellyfish Improve Memory Loss

In the vast sea of dietary supplements promising cognitive enhancement, Prevagen stands out as a unique contender, harnessing the power of a protein derived from an unexpected source: jellyfish. Marketed as a brain health supplement, Prevagen boasts apoaequorin as its key ingredient, a protein originating from glow-in-the-dark

The Science of Awe

Awe, often described as an intense emotional response to experiences that transcend one’s perceived understanding of the world around them has intrigued scholars throughout history. Defined by a deep sense of wonder and amazement, awe has captivated the curiosity of scholars, scientists, and thinkers across

How Our Environment Shapes Our Genes

A product of the interplay between environmental factors and genetics, the emerging field of epigenetics has unveiled fascinating layers of complexity in the inheritance of traits and the evolutionary process. Epigenetics, the study of heritable traits and changes in cell function that occur without altering

Ozempic: The Wonder Weight-loss Drug

Ozempic is a pharmaceutical developed by Novo Nordisk in 2017 in order to treat type 2 diabetes. One of the most commonly prescribed medications for diabetes patients, Ozempic has established itself as a cornerstone of diabetes treatment. However, in recent years, Ozempic has become a

CRISPR-Cas9: The Most Effective Method of Gene Editing

Written by: Aditya Hansoty Gene editing is a form of genetic engineering in which DNA can be inserted into or deleted from the genome of a living organism. In 2012, George Church, Jennifer Doudna, Emmanuelle Charpentier, and Feng Zhang, were successful in complexing the CRISPR-Cas9

Earth’s Population has Reached 8 Billion

Written by: Aditya Hansoty   On November 15, 2022, the global population officially reached 8 billion according to a projection from the United Nations.  While it is unsure if November 15 is really the exact date the earth’s population reached 8 billion, as Patrick Gerland,