Category: Health Sciences & Medicine

Second skin

Wearable technology is an emerging interdisciplinary field that brings together artists, designers, scientists and humanists from various fields and perspectives. Clothing acts as a textile interface and creates new possibilities for sensing, processing, performance, displaying and the merging of body and environment.

New tools to study ancient drugs

Chinese medicinal substances have piqued the world’s imagination in recent years, making major inroads into the global health marketplace as traditional medicines and as inspiration for drugs such as Sildenafil (Viagra) and antimalarial artemisinin. The latter, discovered by Tu Youyou, led her to become the first Chinese woman to win a Nobel Prize.