Some nerve cells in the inner ear can signal tissue damage in a way similar to pain-sensing nerve cells in the body, according to new research. If the finding, discovered in rats, is confirmed in humans, it may lead to new insights into hyperacusis, an increased sensitivity to loud noises that can lead to severe and long-lasting ear pain.
People could soon be using their smartphones to combat a deadly form of air pollution, thanks to a potentially life-saving breakthrough by researchers.
Terra Universal introduces its new Static Sensing Ionizing bar from Keyence. Positive and negative ions are uniformly dispensed across a wide area to neutralize electro-static discharge (ESD), protecting static-sensitive parts from damage.
For decades, biologists have been trying to find the crucial sensor protein in nerve endings that translates muscle and tendon stretching into proprioceptive nerve signals. Now a team of scientists has identified this sensor protein in mice.
In studies, young children usually default to splitting up resources equally. However, as children get older, they shift toward a merit-based approach, in which people who work harder on a task are rewarded with a bigger portion. New research from neuroscientists suggests that this shift is heavily influenced by children’s ability to count.
Scientists have created a general tool to probe the activity of orphan receptors, illuminating their roles in behavior and making them accessible for drug discovery.
Building on wireless technology that has the potential to interfere with pain, scientists have developed flexible, implantable devices that can activate — and, in theory, block — pain signals in the body and spinal cord before those signals reach the brain.
A pot belly can be a bad thing - even if you're not considered overweight. New research suggests normal-weight people who carry their fat at their waistlines may be at higher risk of death over the years than overweight or obese people whose fat is more concentrated on the hips and thighs.
Five scientists, working in the area of life sciences, each received a $3 million award on Sunday night as winners of the Breakthrough Prize.
A variety of ancient tetrapods—four-limbed ancestors of man, and modern amphibians, reptiles, and other mammals —could regenerate limbs and tails, says a startling paper in Nature.
LabStrong Corporation, a leader in designing and manufacturing innovative laboratory products, has collaborated with North Central Laboratories (NCL) to create the next generation laboratory gravity oven. The NCL LabStrong Gravity Oven offers significant improvements in performance over existing technology. The oven offers industry leading temperature uniformity performance at an exceptional price point.
A team reports culturing cells to make extracellular matrix (ECM) of two types and five different alignments with the strength found in natural tissue and without using any artificial chemicals that could make it incompatible to implant.
Combining the investigative tools of genetics, transcriptomics, epigenetics and metabolomics, a research team has identified a new molecular pathway involved in heart attacks and death from heart disease.
A new study has pinpointed thousands of genetic pathways an internal body clock takes to dictate how and when our pancreas must produce insulin and control blood sugar, findings that could eventually lead to new therapies for children and adults with diabetes.
Three engineering students work to create a disease breathalyzer. It would be a gadget straight out of Star Trek - a quick, noninvasive way to detect everything from diabetes to cancer.