Lung-on-a-chip simulates pulmonary fibrosis

Developing new medicines to treat pulmonary fibrosis, one of the most common and serious forms of lung disease, is not easy. One reason: it’s difficult...

Exercise helps treat addiction by altering brain’s dopamine system

New research by the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions has identified a key mechanism in how aerobic exercise can help impact the...

Study suggests obese children who meet milk guidelines have less risk of metabolic syndrome

Obese children who consume at least two servings of any type of cow's milk daily are more likely to have lower fasting insulin, indicating...

Bumblebees confused by iridescent colors

Iridescence is a form of structural colour which uses regular repeating nanostructures to reflect light at slightly different angles, causing a colour-change effect. It is...

An elastic fiber filled with electrodes set to revolutionize smart clothes

It's a whole new way of thinking about sensors. The tiny fibers developed at EPFL are made of elastomer and can incorporate materials like...

Indigenous communities moving away from government utilities

Indigenous communities are rejecting non-indigenous energy projects in favour of community-led sustainable energy infrastructure. The switch has led to some improvements in economic and social...

Origami inspires new tech for tissue regeneration

Origami - the Japanese art of folding paper into shapes and figures - dates back to the sixth century. At UMass Lowell, it is...

Tiny particles could help fight brain cancer

Glioblastoma multiforme, a type of brain tumor, is one of the most difficult-to-treat cancers. Only a handful of drugs are approved to treat glioblastoma,...

Short bursts of intense exercise are a HIIT, even with less active people

While we know high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is time-efficient and good for our health, researchers are still curious to determine if less active users...

Whey protein supplements and exercise help women improve body composition

It's known that men benefit from whey protein supplements and exercise, and for what is believed to be the first time, the same can...