Cockroaches can efficiently eat and process food waste, before they themselves are used as animal feed and in medicine when they reach the end of their life span.
Researchers in Singapore have developed a contact lens-like patch covered with microneedles that deliver drugs to treat eye diseases.
The new test exploits a unique DNA signature found only in cancer cells.
The prosthetic arm reads signals the brain tries to send to 'phantom limbs' and can respond in a way a real arm would.
A brain-computer interface allows users with paralysis to connect with and use a tablet device, just by thinking about moving the cursor.
Inspired by glowing jellyfish, young Spanish scientist Rubén Costa has developed BioLEDs that could help save the planet – as well as sufferers of Seasonal Affective Disorder.
We asked 660 experts to tell us which corners of scientific research make them most excited and which most concerned. We think their answers will surprise you.
Scientists can now change our genes in ways that will be inherited by our children. We should discuss the implications before national authorities start making decisions on our behalf.
In the growing field of venomics, scientists are using deadly venoms from frogs, snakes and centipedes to block pain, fight disease and even map the human mind.
From conquering death to automatic insulin deliveries, we will be able to finetune our biology to a once-unthinkable degree.
A material designed by MIT chemical engineers can react with carbon dioxide from the air, to grow, strengthen, and even repair itself.
The late physicist Stephen Hawking’s last writings predict that a breed of superhumans could take over, having used genetic engineering to surpass their fellow beings.
Stem cells and gene editing were used to produce over two dozen healthy mice from female parents. Some of the engineered offspring even went on to have babies of their own.
Using a simple 3D printer and a special gel, a company has found a way to produce tissues and organs.
Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics for their work with light manipulation.