Amid yet more claims of illegal drug-taking by high-profile athletes, scientists in Switzerland say they may have found a foolproof way to prevent the use of banned substances in sports. They say their chip implant, designed to monitor naturally-occurring substances in the blood, could also be used to detect illegal substances.
FORA.tv (May 30, 2013) Throughout the history of Homo sapiens, skin pigmentation has been a highly labile trait, and similar skin tones have evolved independently numerous times. Skin pigmentation results from an ... watch video
AFP (Feb. 12, 2016) From jawbones to skin... three-dimensional printing continues to revolutionise the medical world. Scientists in Bordeaux have created a technology capable of printing human skin, an innovation which ... watch video
CBC (June 5, 2013) Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers, but it's also the easiest to cure if diagnosed and treated early. As we mark Sun Awareness Week, we take a look at the warning signs of skin ... watch video
AP (June 3, 2013) A new skin study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine confirms what doctors have long preached. Daily, year-round sunscreen use can significantly slow the skin's aging process by as much as ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Dec. 30, 2014) The first prosthetic skin to simulate the sense of touch is being developed by researchers at Seoul National University. The smart artificial skin can even tell if a baby's diaper is wet. Amy Pollock ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Mar. 31, 2015) The Solitair device aims to take the confusion out of how much sunlight we should expose our skin to. Small enough to be worn as a tie or hair clip, it monitors the user's sun exposure by taking into ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (June 23, 2016) UK-based lab XCellR8 is developing animal-free versions of cosmetics tests, using cells from human skin donated by plastic surgery patients. Matthew Stock reports.
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AP (Apr. 8, 2014) Scientists in a London hospital are growing noses, ears and blood vessels in a bold attempt to make body parts using stem cells. The lab is among several around the world working on the futuristic ... watch video
Aug. 25, 2016 A previously unknown way that stress hormones (glucocorticoids) shut off genes in the liver to help the body adapt to the fasting state has now been identified byresearchers. The study describes an ... read more
Aug. 24, 2016 A researcher has discovered a way to kill spreading breast cancer cells and her new technology has generated a licensing agreement that will accelerate the therapy's path to ... read more
July 28, 2014 Newly published research reports on the current trends of substance use by high school student athletes and notes an increase in the use of prescription pain medications. In the U.S., alcohol and ... read more
Jan. 13, 2014 Physical doping and brain doping apparently often go hand in hand. A new study has revealed that people who engage in physical doping often also take drugs for brain doping. The study was the first ... read more