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).
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.
In episode 76, Jordan and Charlie explore research that packs a punch.
Novel approach to creating fibers the size of capillaries could be the next advance in tissue regeneration
In episode 74, Jordan and Charlie investigate interscatter communications, a new way of wireless communications developed by researchers at the University of Washington.
In this Ask a Scientist Nano Edition, we join nano expert Will Hughes from Boise State University.
In episode 73, Jordan and Charlie investigate a new procedure for identifying individuals exposed to uranium within the past year. Scientists and homeland security experts believe these procedures could identify individuals who may be smuggling nuclear materials for criminal purposes.
The exploration experiences that children have at an early age play an important role in cognitive development. A research team from the University of Delaware, led by physical therapy professor Cole Galloway, is working on ways to help infants with walking and crawling issues have those kinds of experiences.
Almost all vaccines on the market require refrigeration to remain viable, including during transport. Continuous cooling is expensive and especially challenging in developing countries. To solve this problem, Vaxess Technologies Inc. has developed a technology that uses silk proteins to create more stable biological platform that keeps vaccines from degrading when exposed to higher temperatures.
Two billion people worldwide have iron deficiency anemia, a condition in which blood lacks adequate healthy red blood cells needed to carry oxygen to tissues. Left untreated, anemia can lead to severe health problems. To help people monitor their blood-iron levels more easily, Sanguina LLC, a small business funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), has developed a color-based anemia test.
In episode 70, Jordan and Charlie discuss 3-D printable ink that produces a synthetic bone implant that rapidly induces bone regeneration and growth.
Researchers are applying augmented reality to improve ultrasounds for both patient and physician
In this week's episode, we learn about new tools to protect against malicious websites, restoring the sense of touch to amputees and those with paralysis and examine how older adults really hear.
Before you stuff your face with candy until you max out this Halloween, ask yourself how much is too much.
In this week's episode, we test a shark's bite, examine the test question and discover how new computational tools can help better detect recurring brain cancer.
In episode 66, Charlie and Jordan talk about a new sensor that could help anesthesiologists better place needles for epidurals and other medical procedures.
In episode 61, Jordan sends Charlie on a scavenger hunt for "clues" on how National Science Foundation-funded researchers at Kansas State are studying the way muscle diseases affect humans.
In this Super Science Rewind, Charlie and Jordan demonstrate how the cells responsible for relaying information from the ear to the brain adapt to noise levels in an environment
University of California, Berkeley engineers have built the first dust-sized, wireless sensors that can be implanted in the body, bringing closer the day when a Fitbit-like device could monitor internal nerves, muscles or organs in real time.
In this Super Science Rewind, Charlie and Jordan talk about a molecule that can inhibit an enzyme linked with the onset of stroke.
In this episode, we tested out a computational design tool that transforms flat materials into 3-D shapes, a virtual reality environment that is helping autistic teens learn to drive, a new novel underwater microscope and, finally, "smart thread" for wirelessly monitoring the health of a wound.