Juggling may sound like mere entertainment, but a study led by Johns Hopkins engineers has used this circus skill to gather critical clues about how vision and the sense of touch help control the way humans and animals move their limbs in a repetitive way, such as in running.
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.
Explore the latest discoveries in neuroscience, including those resulting from the BRAIN Initiative
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.
Scientists: The connectivity of the brain exhibits a more grid-like structure
In this week's episode we discover hidden dangers in crib mattresses. We learn about a new stretchable antenna for wearable health monitoring devices. We study the dynamics of deep Earth and finally we explore Antarctic ice sheets from above.
The floating golden sphere, bristling with corkscrew strands of RNA, drifts majestically toward the jostling lipid bilayer that surrounds a cell
Engineers think out of the box to help solve motor control issues for Parkinson's patients, and others
In this week's episode we discover the oldest fossil evidence of modern, venomous snakes in Africa. We discover what was going on in the earliest moments of our universe just after the Big Bang, and finally we learn about a new weather radar network in Texas.
Scientists explain how love truly is a chemical reaction
Caffeine has a positive effect on long-term memory in humans
Developing a novel materials treatment method for persons with brain cancer
We learn about materials with self-healing properties and we explore Greenland's fastest moving glacier
Computational models enable doctors to assess biomarkers more quickly and cheaply
Stanford University researchers set out to understand how movement planning relates to movement execution
In this week's episode we learn how our smart phone can be used to check our cholesterol and that great white sharks actually live longer than previously thought! Check it out!
New technique for protein capture could widen bottleneck for pharmaceutical, other industries
Rehabtek is shaking up the medical rehab industry with robotics like their ankle model designed to help children with it's interactive games
New 3-D structures mimic human tissue, allowing researchers to culture cancer cells and test various treatments
A biomedical engineer describes his pioneering work in tissue regeneration
First-ever study aims to help in developing improved child helmets