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Multiregional Brain-on-a-Chip

February 21, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Brain on a Chip
A bioengineering group at Harvard has built a brain-on-a-chip that models the neural connectome. This microfluidics device [MORE]

Regenerating the Epicardium of the Human Heart

February 21, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Heart Cells from Stem Cells Lance Lian
Researchers at Penn State University have discovered that by chemically manipulating the Wnt signaling [MORE]

How Neural Organization Develops in an Infant

February 21, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

fMRI
Infants, younger than four months, have multipurpose brains that have not yet specialized in processing information such as facial recognition. [MORE]

Implantable Micromachines

February 21, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Implantable Microrobots
Hydrogels have come a long way since Dutch chemist and physician Jacob Maarten van Bemmelen first described their nature [MORE]

Continuous Glucose and Lactate Monitoring

February 21, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

OptiScanner 6000
OptiScan Medical (Hayward, CA) has received the EU’s approval for a medical device that measures glucose and lactate levels [MORE]

Micromolding in Making Medical Equipment

February 21, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Micro Molding Medical Device
Size matters in making minimally invasive surgical devices, and generally, the smaller the better. This piece describes [MORE]

Synthetic Anti-Venom Nanoparticle

February 21, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Snake Milking
With pains-taking trial and error methods (aka “directed evolution”) researchers at the University of California-Irvine have made nanoparticles that [MORE]

High Resolution pH Imaging

February 14, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Energy Transduction
This piece describes how researchers at Osaka University have used a fluorescent probe and microscopy to image the complex [MORE]

Regenerating Vision

February 14, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Transplanted Stem Cells in Rodent
Degeneration of photoreceptor cells in the eye is a major cause of age-related blindness, which is [MORE]

Can Smartwatches Really Alert to Oncoming Sickness?

February 14, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Smart Watch
The worried-well can now use a smartwatch to say “I told you I was sick.” This piece describes how [MORE]

3-D Printed Meniscus

February 14, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Aspect’s 3-D Bioprinting Platform
With someone in the US undergoing knee replacement surgery every 45 seconds, its little wonder that much [MORE]

Genetic “Fingerprint” of Prostate Cancer

February 14, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

DNA
About a third of men who are successfully treated (surgery and radiation) for localized prostate cancer still go on to [MORE]

Storing Vaccines at Room Temperature

February 14, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Vaccination
“Supramolecular nanomaterials and interfaces” is the name of the lab at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology at Lausanne (EPFL) [MORE]

Targeting Disease-Causing RNAs in Precision Medicine

February 14, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

L-RNA3D
“With the precision of a surgeon’s scalpel, we have shown that small molecules can be designed to seek out and [MORE]