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Europium-Doped Gadolinium Oxide Nanorods for Imaging and Therapy

August 15, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Imaging Cancer
Reporting in the journal NANO, Indian chemists describe how they made silica-coated europium-doped gadolinium oxide nanorods for dual imaging [MORE]

Artificial Eardrum from Silk

July 25, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Clear Drum
The eardrum has two main roles: it transmits sound to the sensory cells in the inner ear, and it [MORE]

The Future of Biomedical Fabrics

July 25, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Muscle Cells Growing on Fleece
According to the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, “Textiles can also be used [MORE]

Synthetic Retinas

July 18, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Fundus Photograph Normal Retina
Ever wonder how to make an artificial retina? If so, Oxford University scientists say how it’s done: [MORE]

Injectable Biopolymer for Diabetes Control

July 18, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Diabetes
Duke University chemists have developed, at least experimentally, an extended release compound for treating Type 2 diabetes with a once [MORE]

3-D Printed Menisci

July 11, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

3D Printed Knee Implants
Natural menisci in the knee have firmer cartilage in the center and softer, on the outside, making [MORE]

Some Finer Points of a Head Transplant

July 11, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Heads
It’s called cephalosomatic anastomosis, or in science fiction, a head transplant. Such an idea may always remain the stuff of [MORE]

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]