The Rice Haptic Rocker uses a rotating arm to brush a soft rubber pad over the skin of the arm. The more a prosthetic hand closes, the more the pad brushes the skin. Credit: Brandon Martin/Rice University Engineers working to add...
This is a schematic diagram of the europium doped gadolinium oxide nanorods and the silica coating to improve the biocompatibility. Invitro cytotoxicity analysis, invitro magnetic resonance imaging and optical imaging of the prepared samples were carried out. Credit: NANO Journal Researchers...
Spanking is defined as using physical force with the intention of causing a child to experience pain, but not injury, to correct or control the youth's behavior. Credit: © vkara / Fotolia Getting spanked as a child can lead to a...
Hypodermic needle (stock image). Credit: © Nicola De Mitri / Fotolia Results from the first phase 1 trial of an Ebola vaccine based on the current (2014) strain of the virus are today published in The Lancet. Until now, all tested...
Nine out of 10 people globally are breathing poor quality air, the World Health Organization says.Credit: Flickr/vtpoly Nine out of 10 people globally are breathing poor quality air, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, calling for dramatic action against pollution...
This is Kafuli Agbemenu, PhD, assistant professor in the UB School of Nursing. Credit: University at Buffalo For years, research has shown that female Somali Bantu refugees may be hesitant to use hormonal birth control and other methods of family planning. ...
This map shows the concentration of fine particulate matter due to excess NOx emissions from diesel cars, vans and light commercial vehicles across Europe. Blue colors indicate low concentrations, orange and red indicates high extra pollution. Unit: microgram PM2.5...
Common cold. Credit: © kmiragaya / Fotolia According to a meta-analysis of three randomized controlled trials zinc acetate lozenges may increase the rate of recovery from the common cold three fold. On the fifth day, 70% of the zinc lozenge patients...
More than 18 million Americans got their drinking water from systems with lead violations in 2015, according to a groundbreaking Natural Resources Defense Council report. The problem could be significantly more pervasive because many more water systems known to...
William Wimley is the George A. Adrouny Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Tulane University School of Medicine. Credit: Guillermo Cabrera-Rojo The world may be closer to knowing why Ebola spreads so easily thanks to a team of researchers from...
In the fall of 2015, hazardous levels of smoke from agricultural fires blanketed much of Equatorial Asia. Schools and businesses closed, planes were grounded and tens of thousands sought medical treatment for respiratory illness. In a new study, Harvard University...