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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]

Cartilage Regeneration

November 29, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Anatomy of TMJ
Quoting directly from this piece: “Researchers [Columbia University, College of Dental Medicine] have identified stem cells in the [MORE]

Graphene-Stabilized Lipid Biosensor

November 15, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Graphene
Quoting directly: “For the first time researchers succeeded to place a layer of graphene on top of a stable fatty [MORE]

World’s First Ciliary Microrobots

October 11, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Screen-Motion-of-Ciliary-Microrobots
You may recall from elementary school science how paramecia swim in a jar of stagnant pond water. That form of [MORE]

Growing a Midbrain Organoid

October 4, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

A Midbrain Organoid
The 18th century French neuroanatomist, Felix Vicq-d’Azyr ought to be remembered more often than he is, as he [MORE]