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Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

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Wireless sensors help scientists map Staph spread inside hospital

Whatever lands you in the hospital or nursing home also puts you at risk for acquiring an infection, possibly one that’s resistant to antibiotic treatment. Staph infections are common problems in health care facilities, and many Staphylcoccus aureus bacteria are… Read more →


New treatment for scaffold creates healthier engineered bladder tissue

A new technique to create tissue-engineered bladders has been shown to decrease scarring and significantly increase tissue growth. The bladders are produced using scaffolds coated with anti-inflammatory peptides. Tissue-engineered organs such as supplemental bladders, small arteries, skin grafts, cartilage, and… Read more →

Nanoparticles spice up Alzheimer’s diagnosis

MRI and histochemical staining of mice brains showing Cur-MNP labeled plaques (right) but not in the control group (left).Dementia has a devastating effect on the 40 million sufferers worldwide and costs billions in healthcare. Alzheimer’s disease makes up 60-80% of… Read more →

ETH Zurich biotechnologists shine some (blue) light on erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction is a disorder that affects over 150 million males worldwide. Penile erection is a complicated process, involving multiple stages from sexual stimulation to a cascade of chemical messengers, which eventually result in vascular relaxation and erection. One current therapy, sildenafil… Read more →

Nanotechnology platform shows promise for treating pancreatic cancer

Scientists at UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have combined their nanotechnology expertise to create a new treatment that may solve some of the problems of using chemotherapy to treat pancreatic cancer.

The study, published online in… Read more →

Researchers use the latest in nanotechnology and transdermal drug delivery to take on an old problem: acne

Acne, a scourge of adolescence, may be about to meet its ultra high-tech match. By using a combination of ultrasound, gold-covered particles and lasers, researchers from UC Santa Barbara and the private medical device company Sebacia have developed a targeted… Read more →


Team finds key to making neurons from stem cells

A research team at UC San Francisco has discovered an RNA molecule called Pnky that can be manipulated to increase the production of neurons from neural stem cells. The research, led by neurosurgeon Daniel A. Lim, M.D., Ph.D., and published… Read more →

Scientists grow ‘mini-lungs’ to aid study of cystic fibrosis

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have successfully created ‘mini-lungs’ using stem cells derived from skin cells of patients with cystic fibrosis, and have shown that these can be used to test potential new drugs for this debilitating lung disease.

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Bioelectrical signals can stunt or grow brain tissue

The brain is a hotbed of electrical activity. Scientists have long known that brain cells communicate via electrical missives, created by charged atoms and molecules called ions as they travel across the membranes of those cells. But a new study… Read more →

Nanoparticles encapsulate antibiotics to reach well protected bacteria

The same bacterial infection can be just a nuisance or a life threatening condition, depending on where it has found a home. Once bacteria begin to form biofilms, it is often too late to administer antibiotics as they can’t penetrate the… Read more →

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