Surgical Dressing Promotes Regeneration without Cancer

November 8, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Surgical dressing kills cancer cells, promotes healing
“A surgical dressing synthesized by an international research team enhances photothermal therapy following melanoma [MORE]

A Bioengineered Cornea

October 25, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Bioengineered corneal tissue for minimally invasive vision restoration in advanced keratoconus
“We [ophthalmology and materials researchers at Linkoping University in Sweden] [MORE]

Harvard’s Robotic Arm for Endoscopic Surgery

September 6, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Pop-up Soft Robotic Arm for Endoscopic Procedures
Quoting directly: “We were able to design a device that can lie flat when [MORE]

A Wound Monitoring Bandage

September 6, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Sensor areas on the Flusitex bandage will glow when exposed to UV if wound is chronic
Swiss engineers have designed a [MORE]

Soft and Stretchy Wearable Monitors

September 6, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Soft and stretchy fabric-based sensors for wearable robots
Lots of wearable sensors now exist, but this piece describes the advantages of [MORE]

Wearable Muscles

August 30, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Wearable muscles offer an impressive upper-body endurance boost
“This “Myoshirt” from ETH Zurich is designed as a vest, with cuffs for [MORE]

Printing a “Metabot”

August 22, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

3D printed Metabot
“A breakthrough development enabled the entire mechanical and electronic systems needed to operate a robot to be manufactured [MORE]

Inhibiting Hospital Acquired Infections without Antibiotics

July 26, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Coating on catheter (left) inhibits bacterial growth
UCLA engineers have created a material that inhibits bacterial growth on catheters, stents, heart [MORE]

Low Cost Wearable Nitrogen Dioxide Sensor

July 26, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Intrinsically breathable and flexible NO2 Gas sensors
“The surge in air pollution and respiratory diseases across the globe has spurred significant [MORE]

A Microgel that Induces Immune Acceptance of Implanted Islet Cells

July 26, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Microgel that Induces Immune Acceptance of Implanted Islet Cells
Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and collaborators report “. . . a [MORE]

New Polymer for Drug Delivery in the GI Tract

July 5, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

A new polymer system to revolutionize the delivery of therapeutics
“Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently announced that they [MORE]

Heart on a Chip

July 5, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

New miniature heart could help speed heart disease cures
Boston University engineers “demonstrate how high-precision fabrication can enable scaled-down modeling of [MORE]

Hydrogel for Removing Kidney Stone Fragments

June 21, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Hydrogel with small fragments of kidney stones
“Kidney stones are often removed via an endoscopic procedure. If a stone is too [MORE]

Wireless, Wearable ECG Device

June 14, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Folding Design Leads to Heart Sensor with Smaller Profile
“This study develops a breathable, stretchable sensor sheet by employing a kirigami [MORE]