New artificial skin functions like natural skin

Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR) have developed an improved human-skin equivalent that reproduces traction-force balance in the lateral direction, a property that controls the structure and physiological function of skin.

New tricks for old antibiotics

Sepsis is estimated to cause 11 million deaths every year around the world. Its treatment is based on the use of antibiotics and organ support measures, but many times it fails due to unsuccessful attempts