Fluorescence microscopy image of the newly formed blood vessels after injection of our seaweed-derived hydrogel in a muscle. In green are the blood vessels and in blue the cell nuclei.
Aurelien Forget, Roberto Gianni-Barrera, Andrea Banfi and Prasad Shastri
Small wounds can usually heal by themselves, but larger wounds can be a problem. With a little help from a seaweed we can help the body regenerate new blood vessels.
Tapping into ancient knowledge can help us feel connected to our ancestors – but that doesn't mean we should take their advice.
Donated breast milk.
AP Photo/Matt Rourke
The ability to help save other babies’ lives can make recovering from a big loss easier.
How do survivors find healing? Chum Mey, a survivor of the Khmer Rouge regime, walks past a portrait of Nuon Chea, a former Khmer Rouge leader.
AP Photo/Heng Sinith
The accounts of survivors of Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge show how they were able to find justice and healing by breaking their silence and speaking on behalf of those who were killed.
Could a secret ingredient make crumbling concrete a thing of the past?
Adding a bit of fungus to the initial ingredient list might be one way to endow concrete with the ability to fill in any bits of damage that occur, without the need for human intervention.
A new model for trauma-informed schools can help teachers support children who have experienced war, terror, and maltreatment.
A new model shows how the Canadian school system can play a healing role - for children traumatized by war, displacement and abuse.
Not so bad…
Healing is hungry work – so watch what you eat.
People need spaces in which they can speak honestly about their pain and anger.
Universities are so busy trying to make ends meet that there's no time to listen to their communities' stories. It's crucial to develop safe spaces where tough conversations can happen.
We’ll soon have you fighting those Klingons again.
A handheld ultrasound device could cut wound recovery times by 30% by reawakening the body's natural healing powers.
Like something straight out of a biofilm.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Biofilms have developed to let nutrients in but keep antimicrobials out.
A newborn baby undergoes music therapy at a hospital in Slovakia. The hospital uses music therapy to treat infants who have been separated from their mothers.
Petr Josek Snr/Reuters
From serving newborns to treating hospice patients, music can be used in medical and psychological treatment with surprising – and real – results.
Sandalwood: something in it?
Humans have about 350 different types of olfactory receptors in the nose, which detect odours and start a signalling process that then messages the brain. These receptors work together to give us a sense…
Expressing grief is an essential part of human nature.
Sasha Wolf/Wikimedia Commons.
The need for grief expression is apparent across history and cultures. But how do we know what works? Since the first empirical study into acute grief by Erich Lindemann in 1944, the modern study of grief…