New lung model raises hopes for more realistic modeling of new drugs and therapies.
Laser-assisted 4D printing could open new avenues in science and technology
4D printing of metallic shape-morphing systems can be applied in many fields, including aerospace, smart manufacturing, naval equipment, and biomedical engineering.
Machines can impersonate humans, but the subconscious brain is not fooled
People cannot reliably tell whether a text is produced by a human or a machine — but subconscious neural activity reveals the true identity.
Dormant cancer cells camouflage to resist radiotherapy
Some tumor cells were found to survive a bout of radiotherapy, eluding researchers by camouflaging as normal cells.
How “wavy” whiskers help seals detect faraway prey
Recreating the bead-like structure of seal whiskers grants scientists insight into new underwater technologies.
Scientists create cyborg bacteria
Incorporating polymer skeletons inside bacteria stops them from replicating and results in cyborg cells that are half living, half artificial.
Heart attack treatment uses reprogrammed cells
Scientists explore whether macrophages — key players in trauma repair — can sense and respond to damage caused by a heart attack.
What shapes the lung microbiome?
It is generally accepted that a community of beneficial bacteria make up the lung microbiome, but their origin and formation have remained unclear — until now.
Blood-curdling inspiration for mixed-size porous materials
Blood coagulation is a common but delicate physiological behavior and is inspiring new porous materials.
Molecular dye plays “tag” with chemotherapy drugs
A new hydrogel platform helps monitor chemotherapies in the body in real-time, allowing their side effects and potency to be better understood.