Researchers use nanoparticles to fight cancer
Researchers at the University of Georgia are developing a new treatment technique that uses nanoparticles to reprogram immune cells so they are able to recognize and attack cancer. The findings were published ...
WABIAN robot from Japan steps closer to human walk
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.
Generator uses the human body as an electrode to power portable electronics
MIT lab designs workload-sharing robotic limbs (w/ Video)
Researchers shed light on how 'microbial dark matter' might cause disease
One of the great recent discoveries in modern biology was that the human body contains 10 times more bacterial cells than human cells. But much of that bacteria is still a puzzle to scientists.
Scientists unlock tangled mysteries of DNA
Chromosomal proteins hold the key to our DNA and they are changing, according to Jose Eirin-Lopez, marine sciences professor in the Florida International University Department of Biological Sciences.
First contracting human muscle grown in laboratory
In a laboratory first, Duke researchers have grown human skeletal muscle that contracts and responds just like native tissue to external stimuli such as electrical pulses, biochemical signals and pharmaceuticals.
Earliest humans had diverse range of body types, just as we do today
One of the dominant theories of our evolution is that our genus, Homo, evolved from small-bodied early humans to become the taller, heavier and longer legged Homo erectus that was able to migrate beyond Africa ...
Body motion energy harvester may power medical and consumer wearable devices
A body motion energy harvester, with the flexibility and elasticity to be applied to high-flexion joints and suitable for integration with fabrics, is being developed by researchers at Sogang University in ...
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 ...
'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, ...
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.
Virtual women reveal more skin, regardless of body proportions
In the virtual world of Second Life, female avatars expose substantially more skin than males, independent of their virtual body proportions, according to research published December 26 in the open access journal PLOS ON ...