Mice who got nanosponge injections survived lethal doses of toxins. A newly invented "nanosponge," sheathed in armor made of red blood cells, can safely remove a wide range of toxins from the bloodstream.
The big news in bioengineering this week is all about a tiny pool of rat pee. Your kidneys may be the hardest body parts to duplicate, but maybe doctors just need a template to fill out. Scientists at
It's a phobia, but other phobias don't give you that same woozy feeling. Getting dizzy and fainting at the sight of someone else's blood doesn't seem to be the most, uh, evolutionarily appropriate response.