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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]

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]

3-D Printing for Complex Blood Vessel Formations

May 9, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

3D Printing Blood Vessels
“Nanoengineers have 3-D printed a lifelike, functional blood vessel network that could pave the way toward artificial [MORE]

Speeding Up Peptide Synthesis

May 2, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

MIT Peptide Synthesizer
One of the Smithsonian’s icons of molecular medicine is Bruce Merrifield’s original peptide synthesizer of 1963. By attaching [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]