Image of the Day: Biomimetic Arteries
Image of the Day: Biomimetic Arteries
A newly engineered synthetic blood vessel offers a novel platform for developing drugs that treat high blood pressure.
Image of the Day: Biomimetic Arteries
Image of the Day: Biomimetic Arteries

A newly engineered synthetic blood vessel offers a novel platform for developing drugs that treat high blood pressure.

A newly engineered synthetic blood vessel offers a novel platform for developing drugs that treat high blood pressure.

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Clinical Trial of COVID-19 Vaccine Begins in Seattle
Clinical Trial of COVID-19 Vaccine Begins in Seattle
Amy Schleunes | Mar 16, 2020
The first volunteer will receive a shot of the synthetic RNA vaccine today.
Designer Protein Acts as a Switch for Cellular Circuitry
Designer Protein Acts as a Switch for Cellular Circuitry
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 25, 2019
Unlike biotech tools adapted from nature, the invention was entirely conceived by humans and represents one of the few proteins made from scratch in the lab.
Image of the Day: Imitation Fish
Image of the Day: Imitation Fish
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 20, 2019
Scientists create a soft-bodied robotic fish that pumps synthetic blood and swims on its own.
How K2 and Other Synthetic Cannabinoids Got Their Start in the Lab
How K2 and Other Synthetic Cannabinoids Got Their Start in the Lab
Ashley Yeager | Nov 27, 2018
Originally intended for basic neuroscience research, the drugs were ultimately hijacked for illicit recreational use.
Image of the Day: Artificial Cell
Image of the Day: Artificial Cell
Sukanya Charuchandra | May 31, 2018
Researchers made a synthetic cell that can photosynthesize and make proteins crucial for cellular structure. 
Next Generation: Bactericidal Surface
Next Generation: Bactericidal Surface
Jef Akst | Nov 26, 2013
A synthetic material covered in nano-spikes resembling those found on insect wings is an effective killer of diverse microbes.
Bed Bug-Trapping Plants
Bed Bug-Trapping Plants
Kate Yandell | Apr 11, 2013
Scientists are trying to create pest control devices inspired by tiny hooks on bean plant leaves.
Capsule Reviews
Annie Gottlieb | Sep 30, 2012
Regenesis and The Half-Life of Facts