Flexible Heart Catheters

November 10, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Electronic- cardiac catheter
“[R]esearchers [at George Washington and Northwestern Universities] have developed a new type of catheter that conforms well with [MORE]

Laser Pulsing Propels Micro-Robot through GIT

November 3, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Micro-robot uses laser pulses to move thru the body
Fantastic Voyage, the 1966 film about a miniature submarine swimming through the [MORE]

Better Anchoring of Hip Prosthetics

September 29, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Polymer coating for metal prosthetics
Steel prosthetics for the hip, jaw, knee and tooth can fail if they do not promote [MORE]

Atomic Imaging of Tooth Enamel

September 1, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Finding tiny chemical flaws in tooth enamel
Materials scientists as Northwestern University had experience with atom probe tomography, while those at [MORE]

Electrochemical Face Masks

August 18, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Electrical anti-viral face mask
Indiana University engineers have shown how a new material can provide superior control of viral particles.  “The [MORE]

Regenerating Tendon and Ligament Tissue

June 23, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Muscles and tendons of the arm and leg:
Ligaments and tendons are complicated tissues, with blood vessels, nerves, and lymphatic vessels [MORE]

Nanosheet in Creating Artificial Antibodies

June 23, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

A molecular model of the artificial antibody system.
On a hill overlooking the University of California campus in Berkeley, the Lawrence [MORE]

Artificial Human Tissues

June 23, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Nanostructured material could replace human tissue
It would be useful, indeed, if a synthetic material could function in worn out knees, [MORE]

Vortex Hydroporation Delivers Nanomaterials into Cells

May 19, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Spiral hydroporation
Korean and Japanese engineers have shown how spiral hydroporation (i.e. cells in a liquid vortex) can have their membranes [MORE]

3D Printing of Bioactive Devices

May 19, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

3D Printed hyperelastic bone
It’s a good thing a picture is worth a thousand words, as this first piece about 3D [MORE]

Implantable Sensor for Early Detection of Infections

May 19, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Subcutaneous sensor detects infections before symptoms
Combining a hydrogel “string” with molecules that can change color and a light-transmitting electronic device, [MORE]

Artificial Lungs

May 19, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Polymer membrane for more efficient ECMO
“. . . researchers at Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research (IAP) in Germany have [MORE]

Tactile Enhancement

May 12, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Tactile enhancement
Chinese engineers have shown how a silvery material used to make an ultra-thin sensor can enhance the sense of [MORE]

A Bandage that Delivers Drugs for Diabetic Wound Healing

May 12, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Smart bandage can deliver drug independently
“The smart bandage,” from University of Connecticut engineers,  “is equipped with wirelessly controlled mini needles. [MORE]