Heart Imaging without Contrast Agents

November 16, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Virtual late gadolinium enhancement heart imaging
From University of Virginia researchers:  “Virtual native enhancement (VNE) is a new deep learning–driven cardiovascular [MORE]

Embryonic Protein Hormone Expression in Forming Heart Tissue

November 2, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Human IPS-derived pre-epicardial cells direct cardiomyocytes
Tweaking stem cells to expand is relatively “simple” compared to causing structural development in the [MORE]

Heart Organoids Screen for SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Inhibiting Drugs

October 19, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Human embryonic stem cells derived cardiomyocytes screen SAR-CoV-2
“We [University of Cambridge] outline a screening platform using human embryonic stem cell-derived [MORE]

Nanoparticles that Control Neurons

October 12, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Nanoparticles create heat from light to manipulate electrical activity in neurons
Engineers at “Washington University in St. Louis [are] using nanoparticles [MORE]

Cultured Tissue: Mimicking a Beating Heart

September 21, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Heart Model Simulates Mechanical Load on Cardiac Tissues
“Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, along with collaborators in the Netherlands, have developed [MORE]

A Dissolvable Pacemaker

September 14, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Transient pacemaker dissolves in the body after use
“In a breakthrough that could greatly ease the burden for patients recovering from [MORE]

Spray-On Hydrogel to Protect Organs after Surgery

September 14, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Spray-On Hydrogel to Prevent Post-Surgery Adhesions
“Researchers at University of California San Diego have developed a spray-on hydrogel that forms a [MORE]

Stretchable Biosensors for Surgery and Imaging

August 31, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Poroelastic biosensor for epicardial recording and imaging
“[We; material scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory and Purdue University] report sponge-like poroelastic [MORE]

AI Outperforms Doctors in Predicting Heart Conditions

July 27, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

“In a human versus AI study, researchers found that the technology was much more effective at predicting which coronavirus patients [MORE]

mRNA Therapy for Neuronal Death

June 15, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

mRNA to treat neuronal death
“Ischemic neuronal death causes serious lifelong neurological deficits; however, there is no proven effective treatment that [MORE]

Exome-eluting Stent

June 15, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Smart Stent coatings release drugs to help healing
Stent engineers at North Carolina State University have “ made a new kind [MORE]

Heart Patch for Therapeutic Angiogenesis

June 8, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

To address oxygen deprivation in the heart, chemical engineers in South Korea “. . .  developed a bioengineered mussel adhesive [MORE]

Artificial Pediatric Heart Valves that Grow

May 25, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Lab-created heart valves can grow with the recipient
University of Minnesota Twin Cities researchers show “for the first time that lab-created [MORE]

AI Assessment of Heart Function Based on QT Rate

April 20, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Mayo ECG monitoring lab
Lub-dub goes the heart—72 beats per minute, 103,680 per day, or 2.5 billion times over a 70 [MORE]