The Cleaning Power of Mushrooms? + Other Stories
Every week, we corral the best wellness stories from around the internet—just in time for your weekend bookmarking. This week: Britain’s latest efforts to reduce plastic debris; how a drug for diabetics could treat memory loss; and why a Danish company is looking at mushrooms to create environmentally friendly detergents.
The New York Times
Can you make laundry detergent from mushrooms? A Danish biotechnology company is trying to do just that: create new and more environmentally friendly detergents from natural fungi.
Facing the growing plastic pollution issue, the U.K. has recently banned microbeads—the destructive tiny plastic orbs commonly found in face wash, body scrub, and even toothpaste.
An old drug used to treat diabetes is offering new hope to Alzheimer’s patients. Early studies on mice show that the drug reduces plaque build-up in the brain, and significantly improves memory.