The human brain makes a striking deviation from the normal building plan.
MIT researchers design glue that mimics the sticky substance barnacles use to cling to rocks.
Reconnecting muscle pairs allows for better sensory feedback from the limb.
Reading code activates a general-purpose brain network, but not language-processing centers.
Textual analysis of social media posts finds users' anxiety and suicide-risk levels are rising, among other negative trends.
Research suggests that aging affects a brain circuit critical for learning and decision-making.
DNA molecules are highly programmable.
Using magnetic nanoparticles, scientists stimulate the adrenal gland in rodents to control release of hormones linked to stress.
Carbon nanotubes embedded in leaves detect chemical signals that are produced when a plant is damaged.
Neurons that store abstract representations of past experiences are activated when a new, similar event takes place.
Chemical engineers have developed a way to protect transplanted drug-producing cells from immune system rejection.
An immune molecule sometimes produced during infection can influence the social behavior of mice.
Long-lasting capsule can remain in the stomach and release contraceptive drugs over several weeks.
Could this be the beginning of the end of insulin injections?
Is the way we hear music biological or cultural?
Antibiotics or anti-inflammatory drugs may help combat lung cancer.
Patients with lung disease could find relief by breathing in messenger RNA molecules.
When you slow down after exiting the highway, or hush your voice in the library, you’re using this brain mechanism.
In a study that might enable earlier diagnosis, neuroscientists find abnormal brain connections that can predict onset of psychotic episodes.
Delivered together, the two join forces to eradicate drug-resistant bacteria.