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Cell Culture in “Spaghetti”

May 16, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Stem Cells Cultivated in Spaghetti Polymer
Meanwhile, about a 150 miles south of Gothenburg, tissue engineers at Lund University have shown [MORE]

Three-in-One Fiber Offers Options for Brain Devices

April 25, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

MIT Multifunction Fibe
With a new thin-as-a-human-hair flexible fiber, MIT engineers were able to deliver optical, electrical and chemical signaling to [MORE]

Nanoelectronic “Thread” for Brain Probes

April 18, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Neural Network
Biomechanical engineers at the University of Texas-Austin have made nanoelectronic thread for inserting probes into the brain. According to [MORE]

Printing Functional Skin for Transplantation

March 21, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

3D Bioprinter for Skin
Using a 3-D printer to create functional skin, Spanish scientists show (see the video) how they can [MORE]

Nanotube Coating for Implantable Metal

March 21, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Droplets Beading on Superomniphobic Surface
With implantable devices like stents and rods, there is a risk that platelets will stick to [MORE]

Wearable Artificial Muscles

March 14, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Soft Actuator
Many of the exoskeletons that have been designed for people with physical impairments look like Erector sets strapped to [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]

Nanotube Electrodes for Brain Implants

February 7, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube
Most brain implants are made of metal wires, which can work but are not ideal. They can kill [MORE]

Biomaterials: Liquid Silk

January 24, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Pure Liquid Silk – Fibroin
Silk Therapeutics Inc. (Medford, M.A.) is a skin care company at present, using pure fibroin (silk [MORE]

Organosilicon Molecules in Biomedicine?

January 3, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

PDMS Component in Silicon
What chemical reactions might be catalyzed with a silicon-carbon enzyme? The answer is yet to be discovered, [MORE]

Imaging with Particles that Emit Laser Light

December 13, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Lasers
For several years, lead iodide perovskite has been the preferred compound for manufacturing solar panels. It is a hybrid organic-inorganic [MORE]

Injectable Hydrogel for Heart Repairs

November 29, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Heart Attack Damage
Hyaluronic acid exists naturally in many human tissues (extracellular matrix) and comes commercially from recombinant Bacillus subtilis. It [MORE]

A Bioabsorbable Heart Valve

November 15, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Heart Valves
Children born with defective pulmonary heart valve disease had to rely on animal or human cadaver tissue for repairs, [MORE]