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
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 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).
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.