Physically healthy humans often take for granted the amazing mechanisms at work that allow their bodies to function. The fact that we can keep track of where our limbs are without visible confirmation is something we probably never marvel at, but it’s actually the result of … [Read more...] about New amputation technique gives amputees more control over prostheses
3D printing technology has raised the possibility for scientists to produce biological tissue that could be used to replace organs or other body parts. Until now though, one of the problems with 3D printing biological tissue is that the cells may die before oxygen-delivering … [Read more...] about Algae is being used to give bioprinted tissue the oxygen it needs
Drawing inspiration from Origami, researchers have created a surgical robot that is around the size of a tennis ball and weighs about the same as a penny. The tiny robot was built by engineers from Harvard’s Wyss Institute and Sony and was created to assist surgeons with … [Read more...] about This tiny robot could help surgeons with precise procedures
A team at Harvard is creating therapeutic wearables using robotic fabrics. While robotic fabrics are far from new, they’re usually attached to bulky external machines that can modulate air pressure inside them to make them move or change their shape. Since that could limit their … [Read more...] about Scientists create robotic fabric that could lead to therapeutic wearables.
While optimizing immunity is no easy feat, there is a scientifically-backed way to set the stage: firing up the vagus nerve. Because this nerve runs from the base of the brain through the neck and branches out in the chest all the way down to the abdomen, it touches almost all of … [Read more...] about 3 ways to fire up the vagus nerve and boost your immune system