Live Science: Technology for restoring vision is still at an early stage, but a new kind of retinal prosthesis allows blind rats to sense light, a study shows. The new device was implanted in the eyes of visually impaired rats. Exposing the… Read more »
Photo: Palanker Lab, Stanford University, CA
Bioscience Technology: What would you do with a camera that can take a picture of something and tell you how new it is? If you’re Berkeley Lab scientists Katherine Louie, Ben Bowen, Jian-Hua Mao and Trent Northen, you use it to gain… Read more »
Photo: Berkeley Lab
Medgadget: Bone regenerates pretty slowly, but because it is hard tissue it is a good candidate for using scaffolds to guide its growth. All sorts of materials are being researched, and some already in use that can help orthopedic surgeons speed… Read more »
Photo: Department of Civil Engineering, North Dakota State University
Amazing work is being done by John Rogers and his team at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. They’ve created remote controlled electronic implants, bio-absorbable electronic circuits, that are designed to attack microbes, provide pain relieve, stimulate bone growth, and then… Read more »
BioOptics World: BioOptics World: Two separate teams of researchers have developed new optical methods for determining the exact viral load of a sample by counting individual virus particles. These new methods are faster and cheaper than standard tests and they offer the… Read more »
The Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME) provides a focus for UCL’s wide-ranging expertise in medical technologies.
The IBME aims to be the world’s fastest and most cost-effective deliverer of patient benefit by harnessing the power of university-based innovation and experimental medicine in the UK.