Do you suffer from sinusitis? Like, really bad sinusitis? Sinusitis that you would describe as "nightmarish" or... well, you get the point. No matter how badly your cavities are clogged, a team at Newcastle University may have hope for you yet. They're reporting in the journal PLOS ONE that a microbe-derived spray initially developed to clean the hulls of ships could be just the thing to break up the brick-like mucus found in folks suffering from chronic sinusitis.
A scientist from the Indiana University School of Medicine has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Army to design a nasal spray that should suppress thoughts of suicide. Unfortunately, it makes perfect sense that the military would be looking into alternative methods to keep soldiers from killing themselves. According to RT, 116 U.S. soldiers have died of suspected suicide in 2012, and the army currently has the highest recorded rate of suicide in its history.
If there's one thing that every bad stand up routine ever has taught us, it's that men and women are different. Men like sports and violence while women like shoes and watching Sarah Jessica Parker buy shoes. Thanks to that damn reproduction thing though, we incredibly different genders have to occasionally hang out with each other. But isn't there some way to make male Martians more like female Venusians?
Don't fret, because the BBC is reporting that there is! A team of German and British researchers have invented a nasal spray that makes men more "empathetic." Let the nose-based emasculation begin!