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Shark skin saves naval industry money
The growth of marine organisms such as barnacles on ship hulls is a major cause of increased energy costs in the naval industry. Shark skin offers a structural design that prevents this so called ´bio-fouling´. Ralph Liedert from the University of Applied Sciences, Bremen, Germany, is presenting his work on the application of artificial shark skin in a new anti-fouling strategy at the Society for Experimental Biology Annual Main Meeting in Barcelona [session A7.66]. (2005-07-15)

Scientists develope a new model of artificial canine skin
Researchers at UNIVET, a spin-off of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, in cooperation with the animal nutrition company Affinity Petcare, have developed an artificial cellular model which faithfully reproduces the characteristics of dog's skin and which will allow, therefore, the carrying out of various lines of research related to skin biology and pathology without the need to use live animals. (2007-05-10)

Smart skin made of recyclable materials may transform medicine and robotics
Smart skin that can respond to external stimuli could have important applications in medicine and robotics. (2016-02-19)

Magnetic skin ensures the force is with you
A magnetic skin that is safe and comfortable to wear could open the door to a wide range of wireless, remotely controlled applications. (2019-11-12)

Artificial scents have no place in hospitals
Artificial scents such as perfumes and after-shave have no place in our hospitals because they can aggravate asthma and other allergies, argues an editorial in Canadian Medical Association Journal. (2015-10-05)

Building a better electronic touch
Two new studies introduce materials that improve the capabilities of electronic 'touch,' boosting the multimodality of artificial skin so that it more resembles the capabilities of human skin. (2020-11-19)

Squid inspires camouflaging smart materials
Researchers from the University of Bristol have shown it is possible to create artificial skin that can be transformed at the flick of a switch to mimic one of nature's masters of camouflage, the squid. (2015-06-15)

Production line for artificial skin
A fully automated process is set to improve the production of artificial tissue: medical scientists can perform transplants with skin produced in the laboratory. This tissue is also suitable for testing chemicals at a low cost without requiring animal experiments. (2008-12-09)

'Octopus-like' skin can stretch, sense touch, and emit light
Researchers have developed an artificial skin that can stretch, sense pressure, and emit light, demonstrating a level of multi-functionality seen in the skin of cephalopods like octopuses. (2016-03-03)

Artificial skin creates first ticklish devices
A new interface developed by researchers in Bristol and Paris takes touch technology to the next level by providing an artificial skin-like membrane for augmenting interactive devices such as phones, wearables or computers. (2019-10-19)

An artificial skin that can help rehabilitation and enhance virtual reality
EPFL scientists have developed a soft artificial skin that provides haptic feedback and -- thanks to a sophisticated self-sensing mechanism -- has the potential to instantaneously adapt to a wearer's movements. Applications for the new technology range from medical rehabilitation to virtual reality. (2019-09-27)

Artificial 'skin' could provide prosthetics with sensation
Using flexible organic circuits and specialized pressure sensors, researchers have created an artificial 'skin' that can sense the force of static objects. (2015-10-15)

Material mimics 3-D camouflage abilities of an octopus
Scientists have created a 2-D material that can morph into a 3-D structure and camouflage with its environment, similar to the camouflage abilities of an octopus and other cephalopods. (2017-10-12)

New artificial skin functions like natural skin
Researchers at RIKEN in Japan have developed an improved human-skin equivalent that reproduces a property that controls the structure and physiological function of skin. This artificial skin will enhance in-depth analyses of physiological skin functions, provide solutions to skin problems caused by diseases or ageing, and reduce the need for animal testing. (2020-10-30)

Soft skin-like robots you can put in your pocket
Stretchable skin-like robots that can be rolled up and put in your pocket have been developed by a University of Bristol team using a new way of embedding artificial muscles and electrical adhesion into soft materials. (2019-11-20)

Scientists create artificial human skin with biomechanical properties using tissue engineering
A biomaterial fibrin-agarose complex was used to generate the artificial skin that was later grafted onto athymic nude mice. Optimal skin development, maturation and functionality results were obtained. This finding could be useful in developing new treatment approaches for dermatological pathologies. (2010-04-20)

Genetically engineered skin substitute is designed to promote wound healing
Bioengineers at the University at Buffalo and Shriners Burns Hospital-Boston have created a genetically engineered skin that expresses a protein that promotes wound healing. It is believed to be the only artificial tissue designed to express keratinocyte growth factor, KGF. (2001-03-31)

Skin-to skin contact with fathers may help newborns after caesarean delivery
Separating infants and their mothers after a Caesarean section delivery is common. A new study published in Acta Paediatrica has found that providing skin-to-skin contact with the father may provide benefits to a newborn. (2021-01-06)

Engineers create bone that blends into tendons
Engineers at Georgia Tech have used skin cells to create artificial bones that mimic the ability of natural bone to blend into other tissues such as tendons or ligaments. The artificial bones provide for better integration with the body and handle weight more successfully. (2008-08-29)

Study uses bone marrow stem cells to regenerate skin
A new study suggests that adult bone marrow stem cells can be used in the construction of artificial skin. The findings mark an advancement in wound healing and may be used to pioneer a method of organ reconstruction. The study is published in Artificial Organs, official journal of the International Federation for Artificial Organs, the International Faculty for Artificial Organs and the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps. (2009-01-14)

Scientists have been able to grow artificial skin using stem cells from the umbilical cord
This important scientific breakthrough, developed by the University of Granada, will aid the immediate use of artificially-grown skin for major burn patients, since the skin could be stored in tissue banks and made available when needed. (2013-11-22)

Artificial intelligence helps with earlier detection of skin cancer
New technology being developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo and the Sunnybrook Research Institute is using artificial intelligence (AI) to help detect melanoma skin cancer earlier. (2017-08-23)

Stain every nerve
Scientists can now explore nerves in mice in much greater detail than ever before, thanks to an approach developed by scientists at EMBL Monterotondo. The work, published online today in Nature Methods, enables researchers to easily use artificial tags, broadening the range of what they can study and vastly increasing image resolution. (2014-12-09)

Development of flexible sensors mimicking human finger skin by DGIST
Senior Researcher Changsoon Choi's team at DGIST and Dr. Sungwoo Chun at SKKU developed a new tactile sensor mimicking human skin. Can recognize more sensitive tactile than the existing sensors... Expected to contribute greatly to the development of artificial skin. (2019-08-06)

Langerhans cells regulate immune reactions in the skin
Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have demonstrated that Langerhans cells in the skin, which had been thought to alert the immune system to pathogens, instead dampen the skin's reaction to infection and inflammation. (2005-12-14)

An artificial nerve system gives prosthetic devices and robots a sense of touch
Stanford and Seoul National University researchers have developed an artificial nervous system that could give prosthetic limbs or robots reflexes and the ability to sense touch. (2018-05-31)

How does a frog heal wounded skin without scarring?
When a Xenopus frog is deeply wounded, its skin can regenerate without scarring. Researchers have found that cells under the skin contribute to this regeneration after an excision injury. (2017-06-15)

Study examines skin diseases in older adults
In a study of 552 adults aged 70 to 93 years old, 80% of participants had at least one skin disease that required treatment, and the most common conditions were fungal skin infections, rosacea, actinic keratosis, and eczema. (2020-08-05)

Study finds no greater injury risk on artificial playing surfaces
New research presented today at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons found no greater injury risk for athletes playing on artificial playing surfaces. (2014-03-11)

How solvents affect the skin
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have developed a method that makes it possible to see how individual molecules from solvents in skin creams, medicated ointments and cleaning products affect and interact with the skin's own molecules. (2017-01-17)

Fine water particle sprays improve facial skin moisture
In a Skin Research & Technology study, spraying fine water particles onto the facial skin of adult women in winter, when skin is dry, improved skin hydration and softening. In addition, water retention remained constant at 360 minutes after spraying. (2018-11-07)

Scientists develop sensitive skin for robots
Robots will soon be able to feel heat or gentle touching on their surfaces. Researchers at Technische Universitaet Muenchen are now producing small hexagonal plates which when joined together form a sensitive skin for (2011-06-29)

More skin-like, electronic skin that can feel
POSTECH-Stanford joint research team develops multimodal ion-electronic skin that distinguishes temperature from mechanical stimuli. This skin can detect various movements and is applicable in fields including humanoid skin and temperature sensors. (2020-11-24)

Soft or firm touch? Study reveals how amputee patients tell the difference
A new study uncovers how two men with amputations, who had electrodes implanted in their residual limbs, discern between soft and firm touch. (2016-10-26)

Artificial 'skin' gives robotic hand a sense of touch
A team of researchers from the University of Houston has reported a breakthrough in stretchable electronics that can serve as an artificial skin, allowing a robotic hand to sense the difference between hot and cold, while also offering advantages for a wide range of biomedical devices. (2017-09-13)

Research may improve artificial joints used in hip replacement surgery
A new Journal of Orthopaedic Research study that examined artificial joints used for total hip replacement found that ceramic components may experience less corrosion than cobalt-chromium components. (2018-01-10)

Electronic skin has a strong future stretching ahead
Soft, stretchy, slimline and strong electronics could accelerate the arrival of artificial skin. (2020-11-27)

New electronic skin can react to pain like human skin
New pain-sensing prototype mimics the body's near-instant feedback response and reacts to painful sensations with the same lighting speed that nerve signals travel to the brain. It's a significant advance towards next-generation biomedical technologies, smart prosthetics and intelligent robotics. (2020-09-01)

Skin injuries to patients can be avoided when radiation dose is monitored
Maximum radiation skin dose during coronary angioplasty can be accurately determined by monitoring the total entrance skin radiation dose as the patient is being examined and dividing that number in half according to a recent study conducted by researchers at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan. By knowing the maximum radiation skin dose, radiologists can avoid skin injury to the patient, the researchers said. (2007-11-20)

Reversing DNA damage caused by the sun before it becomes skin cancer may be possible
Scientists have synthesized an artificial enzyme they believe can repair sun-damaged DNA, the cause of many skin cancers. The scientists are hopeful the research may someday lead to a protective after-the-fact sunscreen or other product. The research was presented at the 221st national meeting of the American Chemical Society. (2001-04-05)

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