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Monitoring Macular Degeneration with a Contact Lens

March 28, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Detect Ultrasound with Light
Optical ultrasound detection is a new aspect of photoacoustic imaging, and comes from engineers at Northwestern University. [MORE]

DNA Methylation in Pediatric Bone Cancer

March 14, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Ewing Sarcoma
A prevailing theory in cancers’ origins is that, over time, cells accumulate enough DNA damage that result in uncontrolled [MORE]

Growing Functional Stomach Tissue in the Lab

February 28, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Tissue-Engineered Human Stomach Tissues
Quoting directly: “Scientists [at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital] have used pluripotent stem cells to generate human stomach tissues [MORE]

Light Activated Drugs in Red Blood Cells

February 28, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Model of Vit B12
A central aim of precision medicine is getting the right amount of drug to the right location, [MORE]

Multiregional Brain-on-a-Chip

February 21, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Brain on a Chip
A bioengineering group at Harvard has built a brain-on-a-chip that models the neural connectome. This microfluidics device [MORE]

Regenerating Vision

February 14, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Transplanted Stem Cells in Rodent
Degeneration of photoreceptor cells in the eye is a major cause of age-related blindness, which is [MORE]

Growing Liver Organoids in a Microfluidic Device

January 31, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Microfluidics
Being able to grow liver organoids in a microfluidic device for drug testing in advance of animal or human experiments [MORE]

Detecting Infections in Prostheses

January 24, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Hip Prosthesis
Last summer, D. A. Henderson, who led WHO’s Smallpox Eradication Campaign, died from a MRSA infection following a prosthetic [MORE]

A Brain Implant that Works with a Speech Computer

January 17, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

ALS Patient with Computer
It has now been nearly five years since a Brown University spinout, Brain Gate, demonstrated how its [MORE]

Reprogramming Heart Cells

January 10, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Heart
Biomedical scientists at the Gladstone Institutes (affiliated with the University of California at San Francisco) have found that adding two [MORE]

Lab Grown Lungs Successfully Transplanted in Mice

January 3, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Mice
Using a biodegradable scaffold, bioengineers at the University of Michigan have successfully grown miniature lung tissue from human stem cells [MORE]

Prosthetics that Feel via Brain-Computer Interface

December 20, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Brain Computer Interface
You will remember, four years ago, when a Brown University start up, “BrainGate,” showed that its brain-computer interface [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]

Optical Sensor for Vitamin B-12 Deficiency in Blood

December 13, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Georgios Tsiminis in Photonics Laboratory
“University of Adelaide researchers have developed a world-first optical sensor that can detect vitamin B12 in [MORE]