Dysphonia is speech impairment due to any physical disorder of the mouth, tongue, throat, or vocal cords, and affects 20 million people in the United States alone. For decades, scientists searched for ways to fix dysphonia– but from Botox injections to acupuncture therapy, none of the solutions have been ideal. In recent years, scientists have turned to bioengineering as a more high-tech solution, but vocal cords in particular are difficult to replicate since they must be pliable yet sturdy in order to achieve the necessary vibration rate and performance.
In November of 2015, scientists from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health successfully grew fully-functional vocal cord tissue... READ MORE
It is often found that the most unexpected things can help fight an illness. Scientists have gone to astonishing measures to prevent and cure numerous diseases, from creating vaccines using the actual antigen of the infection to, more recently, killing brain tumors with the herpes virus.
The most common brain tumor in adults is glioblastoma multiforme. It is also the hardest to treat. In 2014, scientists from the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) set their minds to finding a cure for the tumor, and what they discovered was startling.
Glioblastoma multiforme is a fastgrowing... READ MORE