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Ankle gets top rating for scratching pleasure

American itch boffins have been studying which parts of the body produce the most pleasure when scratched. Their analysis of itch relief at different body sites and related pleasurability has been published in the British Journal of Dermatology. World-renowned itch expert Gil Yosipovitch, who conducted the study, said he wanted to evaluate whether itch intensity […]

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Pressure-sensitive crystalline semiconductor used to create artificial skin

Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, have developed a pressure-sensitive electronic material from semiconductor nanowires that will help overcome a key challenge in robotics: adapting the amount of force needed to hold and manipulate a wide range of objects. The artificial skin has been dubbed “e-skin” and the researchers say it is the first […]

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Skin Samples Rife With Unknown Bacteria

Scientists from the NYU School of Medicine say that the skin, the largest organ in our body, is a kind of zoo of bacterial inhabitants, with nearly ten percent being previously unknown species. Surprisingly, the NYU study, published in theProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is the first to identify the composition of bacterial […]

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