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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]

Automating Molecular Structure Analysis

August 1, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

2D and 3D Structures
Determining the interaction between a molecule and its cellular receptor often is likened to a key and [MORE]

Using Stem Cells to Grow Inner Ear Organs

July 18, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Human Inner Ear Organoid
Stem cell-derived tissue from any organ offers a way to test therapeutic drugs. In this piece, Indiana [MORE]

Inhaled Insulin for Treating Alzheimer’s

June 20, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Nasal Spray
For several years, diabetes researchers and Alzheimer’s researcher have suspected that AD may actually be a fourth kind of [MORE]

Urine Test for Ovarian Tumors

June 13, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

MIT Nanoparticles Detect Ovarian Cancer in Urine
By the best methods currently, the smallest detectable ovarian tumor has already reached 1 [MORE]

Growing Heart Cells on Spinach Leaves

May 30, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Growing Heart Cells in Spinach
“Crossing kingdoms” is the term a group of tissue culture scientists use to describe how they [MORE]