A nontoxic glue modeled after adhesive proteins produced by mussels and other creatures has been found to outperform commercially available products, pointing toward potential surgical glues to replace sutures and staples
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.
A team of researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) at Harvard University has created battery-free folding robots that are capable of complex, repeatable movements powered and controlled through a wireless magnetic field
A National Science Foundation-funded study led by Kent State University found that the brains of aged chimpanzees, our closest living relatives, show similarities to brains effected by the human Alzheimer's disease
Scientists have developed a 3-D rehabilitation therapy to allow users to physically interact using pressure-operated devices
Single-component biosensor leverages live cells for cost-effective, low-maintenance, modular tool to aid in global pathogen surveillance
These cotton candy machines at Harvard and Vanderbilt universities have a higher calling than satisfying sweet tooths
Many of us shovel ground coffee into the coffeemaker to get its caffeine stimulation. But who would expect to get "inspiration" from those coffee beans?
Engineering researchers funded by the National Science Foundation have developed a technique that could help improve mobility for millions of people who use prosthetic limbs and exoskeletons to walk
In this week's episode, we discover why freshwater lakes are becoming saltier and the role temperature plays in the spread of mosquito-borne diseases, explore a new device for combatting Parkinson's disease, and finally, learn how to excite girls about STEM
National Science Foundation-funded engineers at Harvard use light-scattering spectroscopy to detect malignant pancreatic cysts during early, treatable stages
Engineers working to add "muscle sense" to prosthetic limbs found that tactile feedback on the skin allowed blindfolded test subjects to more than double their ability to discern the size of objects grasped with a prosthetic hand
Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by unpredictable, recurrent seizures that can pose a risk to a patient's safety
Deprived of oxygen, naked mole rats can survive by metabolizing fructose just as plants do, researchers report
This research explores the development of a lab-on-a-chip platform that integrates novel electronic, acoustic and magnetic components for comprehensive biophysical studies through cell interrogation
Wolbachia is the most successful parasite the world has ever known, except you've never heard of it because it only infects bugs
NSF-funded research aiming to making it easier for humans to work directly with a robotic partner in applications such as physical therapy
Researchers develop a range of new sensors and other tools to gauge emotional responses and behavior of children with developmental disorders.
Novel process uses a plant virus and may ultimately make Ebola testing more accurate
New, multifunctional fibers to help repair nerve damage or deliver treatment for mental, neurological disorders
Surgeons can now use a new type of mechanical instrument to perform complex, minimally invasive procedures, also known as laparoscopic surgery, thanks to researchers and small business entrepreneurs funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).