At some point in their evolution, hummingbirds transformed a taste receptor that's typically used to detect savory or umami flavors into one that's used to taste sweets instead, according to a new study.
An optical blood oxygen sensor attached to an endoscope is able to identify pancreatic cancer in patients through a simple endoscopic procedure, according to researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida.
A team of researchers have reportedly developed a "lab-on-a-chip" platform capable of detecting protein cancer markers in the blood with the help of latest advances in plasmonics, nano-fabrication, micro fluids and surface chemistry.
Sinkholes are not as unpredictable as it used to be. Taking one step further in the development of sinkholes detection, NASA announced this week that the images from routine radar could hint the possibility when and where a sinkhole will form.
A team of scientists have created a tactile sensors made from composite films of carbon nanotubes and silver nano-particles that can feel as small as a single Pascal of pressure. A single Pascal is equivalent to the pressure that is exerted on a table surface by a dollar bill.
A new fluid biopsy’ technique has been developed to help those who exhibit symptoms but are yet to experience heart attack.
CALS researchers created a breath biomarker technology that could potentially detect septic shock 12 to 48 hours earlier than standard methods.
An 'intelligent knife' was invented with the ability to inform surgeons which tissues are healthy and which ones are not.
Labrador retriever Maisie is able to detect when 6-year-old diabetic Alena Hughes' blood sugar levels and inform her parents if her condition becomes life threatening.