True Strange Library

The curious collection of a slightly mad scientist

Cheap World War I antisceptc may save your life

Acriflavine, an antiseptic used in WWI hospitals could be the key to fighting antibiotic resistance – one of the current biggest threats to global health. Seven decades ago this simple antiseptic … Continue reading

December 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Good news: type 2 diabetes is generally reversible

A new study from Newcastle University has shown that people who reverse their diabetes and then keep their weight down remain free of diabetes. … A growing body of evidence … Continue reading

December 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

That time Fluoride killed 47 people in a hospital

I wasn’t around, but the Internet remembers. Tomorrow is the 74th anniversary of the publication of the following Time magazine article: Assistant Cook A. M. McKillop was short-handed and in … Continue reading

November 30, 2016 · 5 Comments

Fighting superbug bacteria with other bacteria

Want to save 10 million people? Find a solution to superbugs. … If things keep going as they are, antibiotic-resistant superbugs are expected to kill 10 million people by 2050, … Continue reading

November 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Invention eats air pollution

Is there a room sized version ? U-Earth Biotechnologies, is one of a handful of companies worldwide seeking to combat smog by, essentially, digesting it. The 10-foot tall cylinder, part … Continue reading

November 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Type 2 Diabetes cure: Lose a gram of fat from the pancreas

Type 2 diabetes is caused by fat accumulating in the pancreas – and losing less than one gram of fat through weight loss reverses the diabetes, researchers from Newcastle University, … Continue reading

November 21, 2016 · 2 Comments

A pill that dissolves steadily over 2 weeks

The end of daily medication is on the horizon after scientists invented a pill which steadily releases drugs over two weeks. Experts are hopeful it could help people stick to … Continue reading

November 17, 2016 · Leave a comment