Robot finger with human-like skin in collagen Source: Shoji Takeuchi, University of Tokyo

It may sound like science fiction, but it isn’t. Researchers at the University of Tokyo have, for the first time, made “living” skin for robots out of human cells. While this may sound creepy, it is actually a technological advance that will have serious implications for both how robots work and how humans interact with […]

How can you improve your immune system to better resist diseases and infection? Follow this effective, simple and evidence-based advice: Look after your skin. The epidermis, the outermost layer of skin, contains a network of Langerhans cells that provide a physical barrier against infection. Because skin serves as the interface with the external environment, one […]

This person is making a difference, yet those whom he is helping are not even aware of the immense benefits they are receiving. He is giving the gift of the human touch. He’s a baby buddy. As The Good Times reported in our article on the benefits of skin-to-skin contact for child development, the human touch, […]

Skin-to-skin Contact Helps Child Development The human touch, in this case skin-to-skin contact, sometimes called “kangaroo care”, is essential for healthy physical and psychological development. Holding a newborn, and even more so a premature baby, against skin on the chest of an adult, usually a parent, increases the probability that the baby will grow healthier across the board.  Many studies […]