Researchers have made a surprising discovery in worms about the role of calcium in pain signaling. They have built a structural model of the molecule that allows calcium ions to pass into a neuron, triggering a signal of pain. These discoveries may help direct new strategies to treat pain in people.
Medical Sciences advance the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease, but they also help us prevent disease in the first place. Too numerous to name, the medical sciences continuously make miraculous breakthroughs that extend lifetimes and expand our ability to experience life.
This imaging technology provides unprecedented 3-D views of an intact brain's neural structure and its vast internal connections.
Tests show that anti-cancer technology is effective against aggressive cancers
An engineer's research to understand how bacteria and antibiotics interact in the environment may one day help reduce the danger of antibiotic-resistant bacteria to the public
Horses and other animals inspire new designs for smarter, faster, more agile robotic legs
Detecting biofilms can better diagnose and treat chronic ear infections
The cure for a serious heart condition could be found with the help of research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Bioengineers create new medical bandage for the sensitive skin of newborns and elderly patients.
Opening up the possibility of eliminating surgery in order to replace batteries
The use of gene therapy to cure diseases like cancer could become reality with the help of a tool developed at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
The Walk Again Project has built an exoskeleton that will allow paraplegics to walk again
This 3-D animation explores the role of the gut mucosa in the immune response
Google Glass adaptation opens the universe to deaf students
StemCellShorts is a series of succinct, animated videos that introduce basic concepts in stem cell research.
Peter Agre is a 2003 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry. He is also the Director of the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute and a professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
A type of stem cell that morphs into fat cells may hold secrets to reducing obesity, a major public health problem.
In this week's episode we discover the earliest and most primitive pterodactyloid. We learn about a new device for diagnosing pancreatic cancer. We study the cougars' diet and finally we explore a science & engineering festival.
How two unlikely microbes (that don't even have brains) led to the development of one of today's most promising brain research techniques--which is being used to study many diseases including schizophrenia and Parkinson's.
Researchers are developing this infusion micropump prototype into a manufacturable device
A good disguise enables the nanosponge to soak up toxins from drug-resistant infections or poisons