Melanin from Jurassic-era mollusk could lead to new tool for cancer diagnosis
Touch-sensitive plastic skin heals itself
(Phys.org)—A team of Stanford chemists and engineers has created the first synthetic material that is both sensitive to touch and capable of healing itself quickly and repeatedly at room temperature. The ...
Researchers turn skin cells into neural precusors, bypassing stem-cell stage
Mouse skin cells can be converted directly into cells that become the three main parts of the nervous system, according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The finding is an extension of a previous ...
Polymer coating allows nanoparticles to diffuse through the brain
Engineers create ultra-sensitive artificial skin
Spandex manufacturer makes elastic electrical cable (w/ video)
Eat your greens to improve your looks
Getting your five a day will do more for your looks than a sun tan according to scientists who have found that our appearances really do prove that you are what you eat.
Scientists turn skin into blood (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- In an important breakthrough, scientists at McMaster University have discovered how to make human blood from adult human skin.
Could viruses be used to treat acne?
Watch out, acne. Doctors soon may have a new weapon against zits: a harmless virus living on our skin that naturally seeks out and kills the bacteria that cause pimples.
Zeno "boy" robot: Let me introduce myself (w/ Video)
Evolution helped turn hairless skin into a canvas for self-expression
(Phys.org)—Hairless skin first evolved in humans as a way to keep cool—and then turned into a canvas to help them look cool, according to a Penn State anthropologist.
Non-wetting fabric drains sweat
(Phys.org) —Waterproof fabrics that whisk away sweat could be the latest application of microfluidic technology developed by bioengineers at the University of California, Davis.
New study says nanoparticles don't penetrate the skin
(Phys.org)—Research by scientists at the University of Bath is challenging claims that nanoparticles in medicated and cosmetic creams are able to transport and deliver active ingredients deep inside the ...