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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 in the world that is pursuing the futuristic idea of… Read more →
Cell electrospinning is an unrivalled technology for building 3D structures that mimic native tissue.
Functional synthetic tissues are used for repair, replacement and rejuvenation of damaged or ageing tissues and organs. Historically, scaffolds have been used as substrates on which cells are seeded… Read more »
Interactive medical devices, including those for monitoring vital signs and treatment administration, are essential in modern health care. Such instruments have transformed clinical practice and the patient experience. For example, programmable infusion devices (see Figure 1) can deliver drugs and… Read more »
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 together into organs and tissues. It could improve upon commercial… Read more →
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 the body. Dissolvable electronics may one day overcome this, breaking… Read more →
Everything is affected by the digital revolution. The opportunities for improving healthcare could be extraordinary. Interdisciplinary research is key to this. The UCL Festival for Digital Health will connect UCL’s world-class research in computer science, engineering, medicine and health service… Read more »
Obesity is a major risk factor in many non-communicable diseases – and it’s a global problem. The world’s girths are spreading: thirty five per-cent of the world’s adults were defined as overweight by the World Health Organisation in 2008, with… Read more »
Depression is one of the world’s leading causes of disability, but according to the World Health Organisation, only a small proportion of those affected have access to treatment, while stigma and misunderstanding are problems everywhere. In this panel discussion, hear… Read more »
As part of its mission to promote access to the arts and sciences, the Royal Albert Hall is playing host venue to a historic event on Monday 21 April 2014, celebrating the future of medicine and healthcare, and hosted by… Read more »