Biomedical technology

FRESH 3-D-printing platform paves way for tissues, organs

Research into 3-D bioprinting has grown rapidly in recent years as scientists seek to re-create the structure and function of complex biological systems from human tissues to entire organs.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Do you miss hugging? Psychology can tell you why

After nearly 11 months with no physical contact because of the pandemic, I stopped by a friend's home on a January afternoon. It was a dreary Friday and we stood six feet away from one another in her back yard, wearing our ...

Medical research

Temperature scanners of limited value in detecting COVID-19

Making people stand in front of a scanner to have their body temperature read can result in a large number of false negatives, allowing people with COVID-19 to pass through airports and hospitals undetected.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

How the contraceptive pill could help female athletes stay cool

If all goes to plan, athletes will compete in hot conditions at the rescheduled 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympics. Indeed, summers in Japan can be quite intense—with hot and humid weather and temperatures reaching up to 35°C.

Health

Do sweet tastes reduce appetite?

The sweet taste of sugar is very popular worldwide. In Austria and Germany, the yearly intake per person adds up to about 33 and 34 kilograms, respectively. Thus, sugar plays an increasing role in the nutrition and health ...

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