How doctors can find the source of seizures before they occur
Research published in the Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology monitored overall brain activity to gather data points. These points may help locate the source of future epilepsy seizures. The current methods involve electrode implants that only work once a person is having a seizure. Scientists hope this new approach will offer a non-invasive option for patients.
A new powder could protect your lungs from viruses
Scientists have created an inhalable powder, called SHIELD (spherical hydrogel inhalation for enhanced lung defence), that reduced infections in mouse and primate models. The compound combines with the mucus in your lungs to strengthen that natural barrier. SHIELD can be taken multiple times without harming your normal lung functioning. The study is published in Nature Materials (NC State University).
Babies remember all faces – even when we wear masks
A study in the journal Infancy researched children who are six to nine months old. They discovered that babies who see a masked face can later identify the same face without the mask. Researchers hope this reassures parents who have worried about the pandemic’s impact on their child’s cognitive development (UC Davis).