Self-Healing Engineered Muscle Grown in the Laboratory

Self-Healing Engineered Muscle Grown in the Laboratory

Biomedical engineers have grown living skeletal muscle that looks a lot like the real thing. It contracts powerfully and rapidly, integrates into mice quickly, and for the first time, demonstrates the ability to heal itself both inside the laboratory and inside an...
Female Fertility: What’s Testosterone Got To Do With It?

Female Fertility: What’s Testosterone Got To Do With It?

New Study Shows Male Hormones Play an Important Role; May Enhance IVF Therapy Several fertility clinics across the country are beginning to administer testosterone, either through a patch or a gel on the skin, to increase the number of eggs produced by certain women...
A Micro-Muscular Break Through

A Micro-Muscular Break Through

Vanadium dioxide is poised to join the pantheon of superstars in the materials world. Already prized for its extraordinary ability to change size, shape and physical identity, vanadium dioxide can now add muscle power to its attributes. A team of researchers with the...
Why men’s noses are bigger than women’s

Why men’s noses are bigger than women’s

Human noses come in all shapes and sizes. But one feature seems to hold true: Men’s noses are bigger than women’s. A new study from the University of Iowa concludes that men’s noses are about 10 percent larger than female noses, on average, in populations of European...

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