Spiral galaxy spills blood and guts

This new Hubble image shows spiral galaxy ESO 137-001, framed against a bright background as it moves through the heart of galaxy cluster Abell 3627. This cluster is violently ripping the spiral’s entrails out into space, leaving bright blue streaks as telltale clues to this cosmic crime.

Medical science investigates a spleen-on-a-chip

Harvard scientists are developing a new device that could help replace the good old spleen. The spleen’s job is to filter our blood and prevent potentially fatal sepsis.

Step toward fountain of youth?

Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, say they've been able to turn back the molecular clock by infusing the blood stem cells of old mice with a longevity gene - bringing back the stem cells' ability to regenerate.

Carrie remake - there will be blood

Carrie was the first movie adaptation of a Stephen King story, and it’s still one of the best.

Self-propelled device swims through bloodstream

Stanford University electrical engineers have demonstrated a Fantastic Voyage-style wireless chip, driven by magnetic currents, that can travel around inside the human body.

Mammoth blood proteins could be used in major surgery

The blood from woolly mammoths is helping scientists develop new blood products for medical procedures such as heart and brain surgery.

Blood analysis chip detects diseases in minutes

A big step forward in microfluidics has helped researchers develop stand-alone, self-powered chips that can diagnose diseases within minutes.

Test can tell suspect's age from one drop of dried blood

A new test has made it possible to tell a person's age to within nine years using a just one drop of blood, in what could potentially be an important tool to catch criminals.

Canadian team turns skin into blood

Scientists at Canada's McMaster University have discovered how to make human blood directly from a patient's own skin.

Snowblind Ozzy declared a medical miracle

Have you ever wondered why and how the Prince of Darkness is still alive? 

Japanese scientists design mind-reading robots

Japanese scientists are preparing to develop "mind-reading" robots and consumer electronics that can be controlled by thought.