Using mussels and silkworm cocoons to stop organ bleeding

A recent study by a team from Pohang University of Science and Technology and other institutions has developed a new hemostatic agent using proteins from mussels and silkworm cocoons, showing promising results in preventing infection and promoting rapid wound healing.

Fish skin speeds up healing in burns patients

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Bionic hand successfully integrates with user’s body, functions for years.

From Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna 26/10/23 Karin’s life took a dramatic turn when a farming accident claimed her right arm over 20 years ago. Since then, she endured excruciating phantom limb pain. “It felt like I constantly had my hand in a meat grinder, which created a high level of stress and I had to take […]

New heart simulator to improve treatment of cardiac diseases

From Politecnico di Milano 19/09/23 A mathematical and computational model of the human heart entirely developed at Politecnico di Milano and designed for studying coronary artery disease. This is the focus of research published in the prestigious journal Nature Scientific Reports, entitled ‘A comprehensive mathematical model for cardiac perfusion’. The project was born from collaboration […]

Implantable insulin mini-factory with living cells promises injection-free control of diabetes

From Massachusetts Institute of Technology 19/09/23 One promising approach to treating Type 1 diabetes is implanting pancreatic islet cells that can produce insulin when needed, which can free patients from giving themselves frequent insulin injections. However, one major obstacle to this approach is that once the cells are implanted, they eventually run out of oxygen […]

Plastic peril: The chemical in your tupperware disrupts pregnancy in mice

From University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 05/09/23 We are constantly exposed to phthalates in our environment through plastic products such as storage containers, medical devices, packages, fabrics, and toys. Specifically, di-isononyl phthalate is inevitably becoming a part of our lives. Unfortunately, the impact of DiNP on the establishment and maintenance of pregnancy is largely unknown. […]

Mindfulness gets spherical: The shape-shifting ball that mimics your breath

From University of Bath 01/09/23 A soft ball that ‘personifies’ breath, expanding and contracting in synchronicity with a person’s inhalations and exhalations, has been invented by a PhD student at the University of Bath in the UK. The ball is designed to support mental health, giving users a tangible representation of their breath to keep […]

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