New nanoneedle technique probes inner workings of human skin

Researchers in the U.K. say that by combining a nanoneedle with atomic force microscopy, they can now perform a mechanical scan of the thin top layer of our skin to better understand its biomechanics. Source: CNET How does our top layer of skin — the thin stratum corneum — manage to keep water inside our bodies and microbes out, all while maintaining…

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