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Quick and Cheap, Brain-in-a-Dish

November 6, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

UCSD Slice of human brain organoid
In addition to animal models and single cells, drug researchers have organoids derived from reprogrammed [MORE]

Proof-of-Concept for Nanobot “Fantastic Voyage”

October 16, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

In the 1966 film “Fantastic Voyage,” scientists inside a micro-submarine swam through the blood steam aiming to break up a [MORE]

Nanobots for Treating MRSA

August 21, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Nanobots grab MRSA bacteria
Using gold nanowires coated with platelets and red blood cells, bioengineers at the University of California in [MORE]

The American Gut Project

July 31, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Digestive system
In 2012, the University of California at San Diego’s internal review board approved a crowd funded microbiome project that [MORE]

Color Blindness and Blood Vessel Formation

July 31, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Cone cell
Achromatopsia (aka cone rod dystrophy) is a form of colorblindness that can be partial or total. In studying the [MORE]

Artificial Intelligence for Wellness

December 19, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Human Microbiome
The interaction of some three billion bacterial genes and twenty thousand human genes in the human microbiome is the [MORE]

Regenerating Insulin-Producing Cells

July 4, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Pancreas Insulin Beta Cells
As bodies age, the regenerative capacity of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas diminishes. This partly explains [MORE]

A Physician’s E-Glove for Physical Exams

June 27, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Sensor Glove
Many things in a physical exam are based on the physician’s subjective judgements. Muscle stiffness is one of those [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]

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]

Finding Small Chromosome Abnormalities with DNA Sequencing

December 1, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

DNA Sequencing
In July 2012, researchers at Stanford University announced that they had sequenced the entire genome of a fetus using [MORE]

Bioink for Drawing Electrical Circuits on Skin

May 12, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Bio-Ink that Senses Glucose
There’s nothing particularly new about pens with conductive ink for drawing electrical circuits. But applying that idea [MORE]

Maintaining Pluripotency in hESC’s

March 4, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Since 2001, when the USFDA approved “Gleevec” for clinical use, scientists, oncologists and cancer patients alike have understood “signal induction [MORE]

Nanosponges for Blood Cleansing

July 2, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

Engineers at the University of California at San Diego have fabricated “nanosponges,” made of a biocompatible polymer wrapped in [MORE]