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Cell Atlas of the Small Intestine

December 12, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Small Intestine Cellular Composition
Quoting directly: “The lining or epithelium of the gut is one of the body’s most diverse and [MORE]

Antibiotics with Light Activated Nanoparticles

December 5, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

CU Boulder Researcher at Boulder at the BioFrontiers Institute
Drug resistance in several pathogenic species have raised alarms and stimulated a [MORE]

Spray Drying for Personalized Drugs

November 28, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Medications
This piece describes work at the Fraunhofer Institute in Stutgart, Germany, where chemical engineers have developed an improved method of [MORE]

A Mitochondrial DNA Sensor

November 7, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Mitochondrial DNA
Quoting directly: “UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report for the first time that tumors stressed by cancer immunotherapy release [MORE]

Novel Dye Illuminates Pituitary Adenomas

October 31, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Pituitary Tumor Surgery
Pituitary tumor surgery is a highly delicate procedure. With endoscopic devices, the surgeon reaches the skull through the [MORE]

RNA Sequencing with a Microfluidics Device

October 17, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Single Cell RNA Sequencing
In order to map a brain, investigators have to show different cells types, and differences in each [MORE]

Engineering a Breathing Lung

October 17, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Bioengineering Using Functional Vascularized Lung Scaffold
Columbia University bioengineers have created the first functional lung (rodent) with perfusable and healthy vasculature.  [MORE]

An Injectable Tissue Patch

October 10, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Injectable Tissue Scaffold
Rather than repair heart damage using open chest surgery, engineers at the University of Toronto have created an [MORE]

Photoplethysmography for Determining Systolic BP

October 3, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Accurate Blood Pressure Measurement with Photoplethysmograph
“White coat effect” is one known factor in mismeasuring blood pressure; driving in traffic to [MORE]

Attacking Brain Tumors with Liquid Polymer Nanoparticles

September 19, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Glioblastoma Cells
In an example of “customized nanomedicine,” cancer researchers at Northwestern University constructed lipid nanoparticles carrying four siRNAs aimed at [MORE]

Highly Accurate 3-D Printed Biopsy Robot

September 5, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

3D Printed Robot
Because the “Stormram 4,” a 3-D printed biopsy robot, is made of plastic, it can be used for [MORE]

Lab Grown Artificial Bile Ducts

September 5, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Artificial Bile Ducts
Several years ago, researchers in Wake Forest University’s Regenerative Medicine Program grew urethras for five boys and successfully [MORE]

A Wearable Diabetes Monitor that Detects Three Compounds in Sweat

August 29, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Diabetes Monitor
Cortisol, glucose and interleukin 6 are diabetes-related compounds found in a diabetic’s sweat. To measure those three levels, researchers [MORE]

Spinal Fluid Diagnostic for ALS

August 15, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Spinal Tap
Researchers in Belgium and Germany have discovered specific biomarkers in lumbar fluid, known as phosphorylated neurofilament heavy and neurofilament [MORE]