Simulation predicts epidermal responses to compounds
Skin is the body's largest organ. It is a protective barrier, keeping microbes out and moisture in. It also regulates temperature, enables sensation, and makes vitamin D. But researchers don't fully understand ...
ACS chemistry mavens stir up hot sauce science
Wearable display meets blindfold test for sensing danger
Physician, glove thyself: Med Sensation has exam tool (w/ Video)
Perception of effort, not muscle fatigue, limits endurance performance
(PhysOrg.com) -- The physiological theory that underpins all endurance training and coaching for the last 100 years has just been disproved.
Japan scientist makes 'Avatar' robot
A Japanese-developed robot that mimics the movements of its human controller is bringing the Hollywood blockbuster "Avatar" one step closer to reality.
Acid, not bubbles, responsible for distinctive 'bite' of carbonated beverages, researchers reveal
New research from the Monell Center reveals that bubbles are not necessary to experience the unique 'bite' of carbonated beverages. Bubbles do, however, enhance carbonation's bite through the light feel of ...
Adult brain can change within seconds
(PhysOrg.com) -- The human brain can adapt to changing demands even in adulthood, but MIT neuroscientists have now found evidence of it changing with unsuspected speed. Their findings suggest that the brain has a network ...
Researchers in Singapore develop taste simulator
Some HTC Android phones found vulnerable to WiFi password leak
Research shows how the body senses a range of hot temperatures
The winter sun feels welcome, but not so a summer sunburn. Research over the past 20 years has shown that proteins on the surface of nerve cells enable the body to sense several different temperatures. Now scientists have ...
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Blocking protein may help ease painful nerve condition
Scientists have identified the first gene that pulls the plug on ailing nerve cell branches from within the nerve cell, possibly helping to trigger the painful condition known as neuropathy.
Researchers explain how tiny roundworms sense different kinds of touch
(PhysOrg.com) -- Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans) is the very long name of a very small creature, and one of the most commonly used animals in biological research.