A hydra patch may be especially helpful when you are exercising. Exercise often causes sweating as a way to release heat from the body and this new patch could replenish the electrolytes and essential nutrients necessary to manage your body's hydration.
Australian scientists are attempting to make a pill containing many of the benefits of exercise.
But it won’t be medicine for lazy couch potatoes.
The futuristic therapy is designed to help immobile patients unable to exert themselves at an intensity that delivers the rewards of physical activity.
Australian National University researchers could have already discovered the key to making it a reality.
They’ve identified unique molecular messages that travel to our brains and potentially our eyes immediately after exercise.
The team believes it may be possible to hijack these and bundle them into a vitamin-like supplement that delivers some of the benefits of physical activity.
Researchers based at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute found that by gradually reducing an enzyme in the brain called BACE1, they reversed the formation of amyloid plaques in the brains of mice with Alzheimer’s disease, improving their cognitive function. The scientists hope that this research will eventually produce drugs aimed at this enzyme in human brains. This discovery edges science closer to both a vaccine and a treatment for Alzheimer's Disease which, in an ageing population, is sorely needed.