euroscientists at Indiana University have reported the first evidence that non-human animals can mentally replay past events from memory
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.
Gelsy Torres-Oviedo leads a research team that uses rehabilitation robotics and motion capture cameras to study "locomotor learning."
By treating living cells like tiny absorbent sponges, researchers have developed a potentially new way to introduce molecules and therapeutic genes into human cells
With support from the National Science Foundation, developmental biologist Arnaud Martin and his team at George Washington University are using cutting-edge genomic techniques, such as CRISPR, to better understand how the rich stripes and swirls of a butterfly's wing take their shape
University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have devised a new approach for noninvasively measuring tendon tension while a person is engaging in activities like walking or running
National Science Foundation-funded researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Washington University in St. Louis have developed a surgical camera inspired by the eye of the Morpho butterfly to more accurately find lurking cancer
For many in sub-saharan Africa, finding out if a fever is due to Malaria often means trekking long miles to a clinic for a relatively pricey blood test, and anxious hours of waiting before the results come in -- the Urine Malaria Test kit developed by Fyodor Biotechnologies has begun to change all that
With support from the National Science Foundation, computer scientist Shwetak Patel and his team at the University of Washington are developing new sensing systems to empower people to make better-informed decisions for themselves and their homes
Researchers at the University of Washington and the Allen Institute for Brain Science have developed a new method to classify and track the multitude of cells in a tissue sample
Bioengineer Jeff Jacot is working on an idea that could transform the medical approach to infants with complex and sometimes fatal heart defects
Larry Smarr and Rob Knight hope to help make the three P's of modern medicine - precision, predictive and personalized -- a reality with the aid of advanced computers to create high-resolution mapping and simulations like never before
In this video, Rommie Amaro of the University of California, San Diego, describes her lab's research on the p53 protein, which mutates in a wide variety of cancers and is known as the "Guardian of the Genome"
Led by health economist Rigoberto Delgado of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, a team of researchers wants to help Texas Children's Hospital and other providers target their limited resources where they can do the most good
This research explores the development of a new class of MEMS-scale piezoelectric energy harvesters that have the potential to be monolithically integrated with CMOS circuits
David Cappelleri and his Purdue team have developed micro-robots millionths of a meter in size -- smaller than the head of a pin -- to aid drug delivery in the body
The Duke Lemur Center's non-invasive research on mouse lemurs, our tiny primate cousins, could help explain the initial stages of Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases
The Museum of Science's Megan Litwhiler tells the story of Jessica Winter's invention of a powerful nanotech cancer diagnostic tool, her struggle to scale-up production with help from key allies and her introduction to entrepreneurship through the National Science Foundation's iCorps program
By helping rubber and plastic stick together under pressure, University of Nebraska-Lincoln chemists have simplified the production of small fluid-carrying channels that can drive movement in soft robotics and enable chemical analyses on microscopic scales.
Tiny electronic devices, sometimes called electroceuticals, could be placed alongside vital organs in the human body to take sensor readings, deliver tiny amounts of drugs, provide remedial jolts of electricity or combinations of the above
Researchers have developed a novel design approach for origami-inspired artificial muscles, capable of lifting one thousand times their own weight