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

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]

“The Window to the Brain” Project

November 8, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Transparent Skull Implant
A collaboration between bioengineers in California and Mexico has brought forward an intriguing concept—a window in the skull [MORE]

Bone Ink for 3-D Printers

November 8, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Ramille Shah Created Hyper-Elastic 3D Printed Bone
In 3-D bioprinting, it’s more a matter of the ink than of the printer [MORE]

Tetraspanin Proteins to Prevent Antibiotic Resistance

October 18, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Tetraspanins Spin Web
Tetraspanins are a family of membrane proteins that function in cell adhesion and motility, as well as proliferation. [MORE]

Ceramic-Based Laser Scalpel

October 4, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Laser Scalpel
Laser scalpels were invented in 1964, and mostly rely on a single crystal, such as sapphire or garnet, doped [MORE]

A Patch of Nanorods and Spheres to Treat Tumors

September 27, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Triple Attack Hydrogel Cancer Patch
MIT bioengineers have developed a patch of nanoparticles that can be attached to a tumor or [MORE]

Local Activation of Chemotherapy

September 6, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Tetrazine Explosion Diagram for DAinv
Anti-cancer drugs that only activate at a tumor site has been an area of pharmacology interest [MORE]