Mark Kelly, twin brother enlisted for NASA study
Astronaut Mark Kelly and his twin brother will help NASA study the effects of spaceflight on the human body.
Split-second snapshots of protein development
The birth of a protein is one of the most fundamental aspects of life as we know it, yet, surprisingly, there is still a lot that scientists do not know about them.
Microgravity and radiation exposure add up to serious health risks for astronauts
Astronauts floating weightlessly in the International Space Station may appear carefree, but years of research have shown that microgravity causes changes to the human body. Spaceflight also means exposure ...
Making nanoelectronics last longer for medical devices, 'cyborgs'
The debut of cyborgs who are part human and part machine may be a long way off, but researchers say they now may be getting closer. In a study published in ACS' journal Nano Letters, they report development of a c ...
3D virtual birth simulator may help avoid complicated births
Sorting good germs from bad, in the bacterial world
(Phys.org) —Arizona State University scientists have developed a microfluidic chip, which can sort good germs from bad.
'Smart' medical material aims to unfurl at 98.6 degrees
(Phys.org) —Mechanical Engineering Professor Lih-Sheng (Tom) Turng has a simple office demonstration of how shape-memory polymers work. He takes the material, which is formed into a compact flower bud, ...
New study explains why men's noses are bigger than women's
Human noses come in all shapes and sizes. But one feature seems to hold true: Men's noses are bigger than women's.
Supramolecular polymers—a possible biomaterial for artificial human parts
EU researchers are on the way to making parts of a bioartificial kidney out of a novel polymer - which could reduce the risk of transplants being rejected by the human body.
Rutgers forensic scientist shares zombie survival guide
Kimberlee Sue Moran recalls that she was living in London in 2002 when she and her friend went to see the new zombie flick, 28 Days Later. The film turned everything that she thought about zombies on its ...
Researchers 'fish new pond' for antibiotics
Researchers at McMaster University are addressing the crisis in drug resistance with a novel approach to find new antibiotics.
Spider's super-thin ribbons key to silk tech
(Phys.org) —The silk of a spider feared for its venomous bite could be the key to creating new super-sticky films and wafer-thin electronics and sensors for medical implants that are highly compatible with ...
Squeezing in the micro-domain
While the air pressure in a wheel and the blood pressure inside a human body can precisely be measured, it is still a challenge to measure the pressure inside microscopic objects such as cells in our bodies.
Direct 'writing' of artificial cell membranes on graphene
Graphene emerges as a versatile new surface to assemble model cell membranes mimicking those in the human body, with potential for applications in sensors for understanding biological processes, disease detection ...