Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Homeless need accommodation to prevent COVID-19 taking hold

While Australians are being urged to stay home and self-isolate, more than 100,000 Australians experiencing homelessness are at high risk of COVID-19 because of chronic health conditions and no home in which to isolate.

Neuroscience

The mystery of touch and how we feel about it

The mechanism of tactile sensation has not yet been solved, though it is a fundamental sense for humans. NITech scientists investigated its mechanism and found the important cues in touch could be different for each person. ...

Neuroscience

Watch your step: How vision leads locomotion

Using new technologies to track how vision guides foot placement, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin come one step closer in determining what is going on in the brain while we walk, paving the way for better ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ascorbic acid patch reduces wrinkles due to photoaging

(HealthDay)—An ascorbic acid (AA)-loaded dissolving microneedle (DMN) patch is feasible and has anti-wrinkle effect, according to a study published online Dec. 9 in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science.

Health

Innovative, off-road wheelchairs hit the US market

The rugged, low-cost wheelchairs designed by SF State's Whirlwind Wheelchair program have helped thousands of people in developing countries. Now they're available in the U.S., where they are opening up new territory for ...