A decades-long raging epidemic, obesity has been shown to increase the risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)in at least 30% of obese children, leading to liver failure requiring a … Continue Reading Alterations in infant microbiota linked to childhood obesity and liver disease.
Approximately half the adult population in the United States is suffering from back or neck pain whose treatment and care costs result in an estimated 195 billion USD a year. … Continue Reading Spinal discs made of engineered living tissue implanted in large animal model.
The world’s greatest supercomputer, also known as the human brain is composed of neurons with tail-like extensions known as axons. Axons are wrapped in layers of myelin, serving as insulation … Continue Reading Astrocytes shown to regulate signal speeds of neurons.
In synthetic biology, an artificial cell or minimal cell is an engineered particle capable of biomimicking one or many functions of a biological cell. A living artificial cell has been … Continue Reading Most lifelike synthetic eukaryotic cells manufactured yet.
A smart home is a home automation system capable of controlling lighting, climate, entertainment systems, and appliances, it may also include home security such as access control and alarm systems. … Continue Reading Proof-of-concept for nextgen smart home capable of ‘listening’ to and evaluating its inhabitants.
The immune system connects the gut microbiome to aging. Thoughts health innovators?
In the film, Jurassic Park scientists revive dinosaurs by extracting DNA from drops of blood fossilized within insects trapped in amber. They then decode the genetic sequence, fill in gaps … Continue Reading Synthetic biology used to de-extinct plants to manufacture perfume.
The origins of life on earth have been a fascination for researchers and the public alike for many years. To date, researchers have traced the arc of life back several … Continue Reading Synthetic microorganisms allow researchers to study billion-year-old evolutionary mysteries.
According to human anatomy, the ligaments in the ankle are grouped by two ligament complexes, namely the lateral collateral ligament and the medial collateral ligament. The ankle lateral collateral ligament … Continue Reading Researchers discover a new anatomic structure in the ankle.