Ingested nanoparticles may damage liver
(Phys.org) —Nanoparticles in food, sunscreen and other everyday products have many benefits. But Cornell biomedical scientists are finding that at certain doses, the particles might cause human organ damage.
MIT lab designs workload-sharing robotic limbs (w/ Video)
WABIAN robot from Japan steps closer to human walk
Extensive cataloging of human proteins uncovers 193 never known to exist
Striving for the protein equivalent of the Human Genome Project, an international team of researchers has created an initial catalog of the human "proteome," or all of the proteins in the human body. In total, ...
Sweet job: England seeks 'choc doc' to study candy
Is there a doctor of chocolate in the house?
Divide and define: Clues to understanding how stem cells produce different kinds of cells
The human body contains trillions of cells, all derived from a single cell, or zygote, made by the fusion of an egg and a sperm. That single cell contains all the genetic information needed to develop into ...
Unique structure of fist-like club of mantis shrimp could tranform body armor materials
(Phys.org) -- Military body armor and vehicle and aircraft frames could be transformed by incorporating the unique structure of the club-like arm of a crustacean that looks like an armored caterpillar, according ...
World's smallest propeller could be used for microscopic medicine
If you thought that the most impressive news in shrinking technology these days was smart watches, think again. Scientists are quietly toiling in their laboratories to create robots that are only nanometers—billionths of ...
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.
Antibodies from the desert as guides to diseased cells
Nanoparticles are considered a promising approach in detecting and fighting tumour cells. The method has, however, often failed because the human immune system recognizes and rejects them before they can ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.