Human skin

Scientists create new brain cells from human skin

Scientists create new brain cells from human skin

The study, led by researchers at University of California, Irvine (UCI) in the US, used a genetic process to reprogramme these cells into a pluripotent state capable of developing into any type of cell or tissue of the body.

Apr 26, 2017, 18:49 PM IST
Spanish team creates proper human skin with 3D printing

Spanish team creates proper human skin with 3D printing

Using the 3D-printing technology, a team of Spanish scientists has for the first time created proper human skin that can be used in transplants on burn patients and those with other skin problems and also in chemical tests.

Jan 24, 2017, 21:39 PM IST
Do you know diabetes can severely affect your skin? Read

Do you know diabetes can severely affect your skin? Read

Diabetes is a very common problem these days.Though people think excessive intake of sugar and sweetened food lead to diabetes, the reality is our unbalanced lifestyle also play a significant role in contributing to the condition of diabetes.

Nov 13, 2016, 11:59 AM IST
Common bacteria protein may help to keep skin disease at bay

Common bacteria protein may help to keep skin disease at bay

The protein has an equally strong effect on dangerous oxygen species as known antioxidants such as vitamin C and vitamin E.

Nov 12, 2016, 15:09 PM IST

Human skin cells hold promise to treat glaucoma

 Using stem cells derived from human skin cells, US researchers have revealed that these can be turned into retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) -- the neurons that conduct visual information from the eye to the brain -- to prevent or cure glaucoma.

Mar 21, 2016, 14:32 PM IST

Human skin detection technology for improved security

Researchers have developed a novel 2D technology which uses the absorption characteristics of melanin, haemoglobin and water to better characterise human skin for improved security, search and rescue.

Dec 11, 2015, 16:58 PM IST

Needle-free vaccination: Now a medical reality

A team of scientists has introduced needle-free vaccination that can stimulate the immune response of the human skin.

Feb 19, 2015, 14:53 PM IST

Google making artificial human skin

Search giant Google is developing artificial human skin to test cancer-detecting nanoparticles that will work with a smart wristband.

Feb 01, 2015, 18:58 PM IST

Soon, `human-like-skin` for aircraft that will help `feel` damage

A British defense contractor is developing a system that allows the exterior of aircraft to "feel" damage or injury in a way similar to human skin.

Aug 22, 2014, 21:30 PM IST

Your sunscreen is threat to marine life

Sunscreens give protection to the human skin from ultraviolet (UV) radiation and are almost a necessity among the beach goers - but at the cost to the environment.

Aug 21, 2014, 13:27 PM IST

Beat winters with smart gloves that mimic human touch

AEON Attire is offering a range of gloves to beat the dropping temperatures this winters.

Dec 03, 2013, 15:10 PM IST

Mosquito `invisibility cloak` discovered on human skin

Scientists have discovered a naturally occurring ‘invisibility cloak’ on human skin that can block mosquitoes` ability to smell and target their victims.

Sep 10, 2013, 10:52 AM IST

How skin is maintained throughout life

Researchers have tried to explain how the skin, which is our largest organ and forms a shield against the environment, is maintained throughout its life.

Aug 16, 2013, 11:11 AM IST

Sweat glands help heal wounds

Don`t be too surprised if the glands that make you sweat could also help heal skin wounds, such as scrapes, burns and ulcers, says a new study.

Nov 21, 2012, 14:08 PM IST

Soon, bulletproof human skin!

The most famous example is Superman, or the Man of Steel - bullets simply ricochet off of him.

Aug 17, 2011, 19:26 PM IST

Soon, bulletproof human skin!

The most famous example is Superman, or the Man of Steel - bullets simply ricochet off of him.

Aug 17, 2011, 19:26 PM IST

Human skin grown from stem cells can help burns victims

A new method of using human embryonic stem cells to create new skin could help serious burns victims, according to French researchers.

Nov 20, 2009, 12:35 PM IST

Human skin grown from stem cells can help burns victims

A new method of using human embryonic stem cells to create new skin could help serious burns victims, according to French researchers.

Nov 20, 2009, 00:00 AM IST

Soon, metals might heal just like human skin

Scientists are working on transferring the self-healing effect of human skin to materials, in the form of evenly distributed fluid-filled capsules into the electroplated layer of metals.

Aug 04, 2009, 16:06 PM IST

Soon, metals might heal just like human skin

Scientists are working on transferring the self-healing effect of human skin to materials, in the form of evenly distributed fluid-filled capsules into the electroplated layer of metals.

Aug 04, 2009, 16:06 PM IST