The New Wonder Drug: Synthetic Cannabis

It’s a prognosis patients never want to hear: “No successful treatment regimens have been devised.” That’s the American Migraine Foundation’s summary of an ailment known as New Daily Persistent Headache (NDPH). Since Jonathan Zaid was diagnosed with the rare condition in 2007 at age 14, he’s been prescribed more than 40 different drugs in a […]

A Stunt That Resin-ates: Mercedes-Benz Encases an Original G-class in Synthetic Resin

– Mercedes-Benz will display an original Geländewagen encased in 44.4 tons of synthetic resin at the Detroit auto show. The stunt coincides with the reveal of the all-new 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-class. – The amber block measures 18.0 feet long, 8.4 feet wide, and 10.2 feet tall and took 90 days to create. Holed up within the […]

There’s a $100 million plan to end paralysis with a synthetic spinal cord

Istockphoto/S.Kaulitzki Some say experience is the best teacher, and for Hugh Herr, that has definitely been the case. His experience with disability and subsequent need for prosthetics compelled him to develop what could be the world’s most advanced type of bionics. Now, the researcher and bionics expert is the co-director of the Center for Extreme […]

AAA study shows that synthetic oil is, indeed, better than conventional

Quick: synthetic or conventional, which is the better oil? Many gearheads will swear by synthetic oil, while more frugal car owners may opt for conventional due to its lower price and the fact it still meets minimum standards. Such opinions aren’t really backed by much independent scientific research, and that’s why AAA did a study […]

Man cut off own nose after smoking synthetic cannabis ‘Black Mamba’

Published time: 20 May, 2017 16:44 Six police officers were required to subdue a man who sliced off his own nose while high on a synthetic cannabis known ‘Black Mamba’. Officers from West Midlands Police said they encountered a “bloodbath” after arriving at the scene in Newtown, Birmingham, in October last year. The man had […]

This Synthetic Bone Implant Could Replace Painful Marrow Transplants

Lab-engineered bone (the outer layer) with functional bone marrow (the inner layer). Image: Varghese Lab at UC San Diego Thanks to advances in medicine, bone marrow transplants are no longer the last resorts they one were. Every year, thousands of marrow transplants are performed, a common treatment for ailments from bone marrow disease to leukemia. […]