Girl’s New Best Friend

Diamonds may be losing its reign as girl’s best friend. Four students from North Carolina State University developing a nail polish that will be able to detect common date rape drugs and help prevent sexual assault.

A Center for Disease Control and Prevention study found that 1 in 5 women will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime. Undercover Colors is hoping their product will be able lower that number.

The drug detecting nail polish is simple to use. “Any woman will be empowered to discreetly ensure her safety by simply stirring her drink with her finger. If her polish changes color, she’ll know that something is wrong,” the founders explained on the company Facebook page. The goal of Undercover Colors is to “make potential perpetrators afraid to spike a woman’s drink because there’s now a risk that they can get caught.

The company is still in the developmental and fundraising stages and there is no word on when the product will be publicly available.

Celebrity Beef

Feuds between celebrities are most common. In recent entertainment news, a disagreement between two celebrities has jumped off. Rapper Curtis Jackson, also known as 50 cent, began a rivalry with undefeated Boxer, Floyd Mayweather.

With ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) awareness on the rise, many celebrities have joined the cause of raising money for the foundation. The marketing strategy of ALS is to get people to participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge. This challenge is when a person has ice cold water poured over their head in the name of raising awareness. Each person or organization who completed the Ice Bucket Challenge is expected to donate to  the ALS foundation. In addition, when the challenge is completed, others are nominated to complete the challenge as well.

Rapper 50 cent turned down the Ice Bucket Challenge, however, he called out Floyd Mayweather in a rather rude way. 50 cent stated ” I will donate 750K to a charity of your choice if you can read a page from a Harry Potter book without messing up…”  It is known to the public that Mayweather is not a fluent reader, and struggles with it.  Mayweather responded ” I see your 750K and I will raise you 1 million if you can post a video of your son saying that he loves you.” It is also known to the public that 50 cent and his teenage son are not on good terms.

Nothing further has been reported about the beef between the two.

Cancer Seeking Glasses

The medical world is making a big breakthrough in today’s world of medicine. A team led by Samuel Achilefu, PhD, professor of radiology and biomedical engineering at Washington University have created high-tech glasses that help surgeons visualize cancer cells. These glasses, which are so new that they have yet to be named, use video technology, a head-mounted display and a targeted molecular agent that attaches to cancer cells and make them appear blue when seen through the glasses.

These glasses were used for the first time during surgery by breast surgeon Julie Margenthaler, MD, on February 10, 2014. The glasses are still in the early stages of development and further testing is needed to be done. These were intended to prevent the need of follow up surgeries for patients. Patients with cancer, like breast cancer, often have to have a second surgery to make sure they have removed the entire tumor. After having a first surgery, today’s technology doesn’t adequately show the extent of the disease. With the use of these glasses, the cancer cells will be made visible due to the molecular agent, and will allow the surgeon to see the affected area.

Although these glasses are bringing tumor imaging to the operating room, they are not the only piece of technology that is helping with this discovery. Other researchers have been modifying a surgical knife that uses heat to cut through tissue to determine if the tissue is cancerous or not. With these new advancements in technology, fatalities may be reduced in cancer patients in the future.