Ordinarily, when patients require a total or partial replacement of their esophagus, tissue from their own stomach or intestine is used. This doesn’t always result in a fully-functioning organ, plus…
Photo: Karolinska Institutet, Texas Heart Institute
Synthetic collagen invented at Rice Univ. may help wounds heal by directing the natural clotting of blood.
The material, KOD, mimics natural collagen, a fibrous protein that binds cells…
Photo: Hartgerink Group/Rice Univ.
In a north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears and blood vessels in a bold attempt to make body parts in the laboratory.
It’s far from the only lab…
While implantable electronic devices that monitor and treat a variety of diseases is nothing new, they all have the downside that a second procedure is required to remove them from…
Photo: Bob Elbert, Iowa State University
When we last heard about the modular snake robot designed by Carnegie Mellon University robotics professor Howie Choset, it had been used to explore an abandoned nuclear power plant. Now,…
Photo: Carnegie Mellon University, Medrobotics Corp
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.