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
The supersensitive system can also glean clues about health
A new device could ultimately increase the number of usable livers for transplants and could perhaps preserve other types of organs
Dressing material uses carbon nanofibers to aid healing
An inexpensive assay based on the technique can provide yes or no answers in under an hour—perhaps even in the home soon
A scaly sea creature called a chiton sparks an idea for new protective gear
The jury-rigged breathing aid, invented to deal with ventilator shortages, is now being tested as a kinder, gentler alternative to a tube in the trachea
RNA sequencing has shown a previously unknown dimension to the way malignant cells work—which could lead to novel treatments
As hospitals beg for protective gear and ventilators, some individuals are taking a creative approach to the problem
In mice, a test for lung cancer involves nanoprobes that recognize tumors and send reporter molecules into the urine for simple analysis.
The new method may be faster and easier than other genetic storage attempts
As the first clinical trial results trickle in, researchers look ahead to more sophisticated medical applications for genome editing
Coronavirus research requires high-containment labs. Journalist Elisabeth Eaves talks with Scientific American contributing editor W. Wayt Gibbs about her article “The Risks of Building Too Many Bio Labs,” a joint project of the New Yorker and the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists ...
In mice, these white blood cells tamp down inflammation in the lungs
Life’s master molecule has been transformed into therapies that tackle the roots of human illness
Testing kits delivered by courier and digital tools combine to battle the COVID-19 outbreak