In vivo bioprinting might also help repair hernias and treat infertility
His start-up Neuralink is not the first to develop a wireless brain implant. But the considerable resources behind the effort could help commercialize the technology faster
Using electronic ink and stencils, researchers created a cheap heart monitor and other health-detecting devices
The assay looks for stomach, esophageal, colorectal, lung and liver malignancies
Camouflaged nanoparticles can soak up toxins like red bloods cells do
Zapping copper with lasers enhances its antimicrobial properties
Three studies showing large DNA deletions and reshuffling heighten safety concerns about heritable genome editing
New materials and coatings could make fabric inactivate or repel viral particles
Originally published in January 1898
RNA — the molecule best known for its part in translating genetic code into protein-making instructions — is finding a new role in medicine. Key to this is that microRNA, once thought to exist only in cells, has been shown to travel outside cells to tissues all over the body through the blood, under the protection of ‘extracellular vesicles’...
Vesicles secreted by stem cells might give clinicians a safer and simpler alternative to cell therapy, but researchers are still grappling with how best to prepare and study these tiny particles...
Tests that detect extracellular RNA to spot cancer, heart disease and other conditions are in development
Doctors can triage and monitor patients faster—and sometimes more accurately—with the aid of the pocket-size machines
The device prevents oxygen deprivation in coronavirus-blocking respirators
Researchers have crafted a device that replicates the shape of the eye’s sensory membrane
Scientists stimulated the brain using electrodes implanted on its surface
Dehydrated blood that could be kept at room temperature for years may be possible thanks to a sugar used to preserve donuts—and made by tardigrades and brine shrimp so they can dry out and spring back with water...
Originally published in February 1967
With a few dollars, researchers replicated an instrument that typically costs thousands
A supersensitive detector system can also glean clues about health