Malaria has a new type of bed net to help protect millions

A new type of bed net could prevent millions of cases of malaria, according to new research published in The Lancet. The two-year clinical trial in Burkina Faso, West Africa involving 2,000 children showed that the number of cases of clinical malaria was reduced by 12 per cent with the new type of mosquito net compared to

Malaria has a new type of bed net to help protect millions

New smart skin give robots more sensitive tactile feeling than humans

The University of Texas at Arlington has patented a smart skin, created by a UTA researcher, that will give robots more sensitive tactile feeling than humans. “The idea is to have robots work better alongside people,” said Zeynep Çelik-Butler, a UTA electrical engineering professor. “The smart skin is actually made up of millions of flexible

New smart skin give robots more sensitive tactile feeling than humans

A simple method to maintain water in a liquid state at temperatures far below the usual freezing point

Mass.-General-developed technique could extend preservation times for blood cells, tissues and organs Investigators from the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Engineering in Medicine (MGH-CEM) have developed a simple method to maintain water and water-based solutions in a liquid state at temperatures far below the usual “freezing point” for greatly extended periods of time. While they currently have

A simple method to maintain water in a liquid state at temperatures far below the usual freezing point

New 3D printed flexible auxetic materials can store and release energy

What do a flea and an eagle have in common? They can store energy in their feet without having to continuously contract their muscles to then jump high or hold on to prey. Now scientists at Queen Mary University of London and University of Cambridge have created materials that can store energy this way, be

New 3D printed flexible auxetic materials can store and release energy

Neuroscientists have now pinpointed a brain region that can generate a pessimistic mood

Stimulating the brain’s caudate nucleus generates a negative outlook that clouds decision-making. Many patients with neuropsychiatric disorders such as anxiety or depression experience negative moods that lead them to focus on the possible downside of a given situation more than the potential benefit. MIT neuroscientists have now pinpointed a brain region that can generate this

Neuroscientists have now pinpointed a brain region that can generate a pessimistic mood

3D-printed device could someday help patients with long-term spinal cord injuries regain some function

Engineers and medical researchers at the University of Minnesota have teamed up to create a groundbreaking 3D-printed device that could someday help patients with long-term spinal cord injuries regain some function. A 3D-printed guide, made of silicone, serves as a platform for specialized cells that are then 3D printed on top of it. The guide

3D-printed device could someday help patients with long-term spinal cord injuries regain some function

Oil rigs and wind turbines may end their days as valuable artificial reefs

A large group of international researchers have just published a scientific article in which they encourage environmental authorities across the globe to rethink the idea of removing oil rigs, wind turbines and other installations in the sea when they are worn out. A submerged camera at an old worn out oil rig shows an extensive

Oil rigs and wind turbines may end their days as valuable artificial reefs

Could ultrasound treatment be as effective as surgery or radiotherapy for prostate cancer?

Using high energy ultrasound beams to destroy prostate cancer tumours may be as effective as surgery or radiotherapy, but with fewer side effects. A new study, carried out at six hospitals across the UK, tracked 625 men with prostate cancer who received a type of treatment called high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU). The research, published in the

Could ultrasound treatment be as effective as surgery or radiotherapy for prostate cancer?

Neuroscientists have identified a brain mechanism that is linked to aggression and violent behavior

EPFL neuroscientists have identified a brain mechanism that is linked to aggression and violent behavior, potentially forming the basis for treating aggression in several psychiatric disorders. A number of psychiatric disorders present with aggression and violence, which, needless to say, are destructive to both individuals and societies worldwide: death, disease, disability, and numerous socioeconomic problems

Neuroscientists have identified a brain mechanism that is linked to aggression and violent behavior

A drug-delivery system that allows rapid response to heart attacks without surgical intervention

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a drug-delivery system that allows rapid response to heart attacks without surgical intervention. In laboratory and animal testing, the system proved to be effective at dissolving clots, limiting long-term scarring to heart tissue and preserving more of the

A drug-delivery system that allows rapid response to heart attacks without surgical intervention

Could glaucoma be an autoimmune disease?

Unexpected findings show that the body’s own immune system destroys retinal cells. Glaucoma, a disease that afflicts nearly 70 million people worldwide, is something of a mystery despite its prevalence. Little is known about the origins of the disease, which damages the retina and optic nerve and can lead to blindness. A new study from

Could glaucoma be an autoimmune disease?

How to defend against our susceptibility to fake news

Thinking developed in childhood makes people vulnerable, researchers say Thought processes and belief systems that people develop early in life to help protect against the anxiety and stress of an uncertain world may help explain why some individuals fall victim to what has come to be known as fake news, but psychologists can offer some

How to defend against our susceptibility to fake news

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