Biomedical technology

Inflatable robotic hand gives amputees real-time tactile control

For the more than 5 million people in the world who have undergone an upper-limb amputation, prosthetics have come a long way. Beyond traditional mannequin-like appendages, there is a growing number of commercial neuroprosthetics—highly ...

Inflammatory disorders

'Super melanin' heals skin injuries from sunburn, chemical burns

Imagine a skin cream that heals damage occurring throughout the day when your skin is exposed to sunlight or environmental toxins. That's the potential of a synthetic, biomimetic melanin developed by scientists at Northwestern ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

A new method for treating Alzheimer's disease

One in six Norwegians over 80 is affected by Alzheimer's disease. Numbers are even higher worldwide, and there is still no cure available.

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