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Life Science

Hand-picked, positive examples related to health and a life style

Powerful breakthrough

Vibrations could help us learn, while sound waves stimulate bone cell growth. Now, a research team from Michigan University has developed a strong, microsecond-length...

Stable connection

Dopamine makes us happy. A deficiency can lead to Parkinson’s. Molecule pairs and nasal spray should, in future, spur production of the hormone. Now,...

Bridging the gap

We can limit our time on social media. Time spent at the laundromat, not so much. Which is why a Philadelphia-based startup is providing...

Healthy bind

Shower water can launder clothes. This pump rids drinking water of pathogens. As part of a recent American Chemical Society meeting, meanwhile, high school...

Combined strength

The ideal prosthetic limb is both stiff and flexible. The human protein P53 helps the body to fight cancer, preventing damaged cells from turning...

Protective packaging

Urine can be made into fertiliser. Like beer waste mixed with cow dung which also reduces parasite infestation. Potatoes discharge a substance into the...

Targeted removal

Special sponges could remove oil slicks from the ocean. If only treating cancer was as simple. A bioengineering research team from Houston has developed...

Sound speedup

Plasters can heal chronic wounds and magnets strengthen weak muscles. But bones can’t regrow by themselves. Typically, new bone cells are made using stem cells...

Influential discovery

Synthetic DNA could replace data centres. Where human information is concerned, however, the placenta is a veritable treasure trove. A research team from the...

Logical looks

Damaged retinal cells can be replaced. But there’s more than meets the eye. A university research team from Bonn has been using images photographed...

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