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Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

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Placenta-on-a-Chip to Study Pregnancy, Develop New Drugs Safe for the Fetus

Researchers from NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the University of Pennsylvania, Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center, Seoul National University, and Asan Medical Center in South Korea combined their expertise in different fields to… Read more →

Biomedical breakthrough: Carbon nanoparticles you can make at home

Researchers have found an easy way to produce carbon nanoparticles that are small enough to evade the body’s immune system, reflect light in the near-infrared range for easy detection, and carry payloads of pharmaceutical drugs to targeted tissues. Unlike other… Read more →

Nanorobots wade through blood to deliver drugs

Nanorobots hold great potential in the field of medicine. This is largely due to the possibility of highly-targeted delivery of medical payloads, an outcome that could lessen side effects and negate the need for invasive procedures. But how these microscopic… Read more →

New tissue ‘scaffold’ technology could one day help produce large organs

Scientists have developed a new tissue ‘scaffold’ technology that could one day enable the engineering of large organs.

Research led by the Universities of Bristol and Liverpool has shown that it is possible to combine cells with a special scaffold… Read more →

Scientists grow artificial vessels using collagen, human muscle cells

A team of researchers in Canada has developed a technique for growing new blood vessels in a laboratory setting, pointing toward a not too distant future where vascular grafts can be produced outside the body specifically for individual patients using… Read more →

Inkjet inks made of silk could yield smart bandages

Silk inks containing enzymes, antibiotics, antibodies, nanoparticles and growth factors could turn inkjet printing into a new, more effective tool for therapeutics, regenerative medicine and biosensing, according to new research led by Tufts Univ.  biomedical engineers and published in Advanced… Read more →


Boob tubes: Breast grown in lab will test cancer treatments

It’s not quite a lab-grown boob, but it’s close. Mammary glands have been created using cells donated after breast reduction operations.

During puberty the mammary gland forms a network of milk-ducts that are repeatedly reshaped through a woman’s… Read more →

Flexible Sensor Patches Detect Dangerous Gases, High Levels of UV

At the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia (RMIT), scientists are working on flexible body-worn patches that can detect the presence of different chemicals. They’ve developed a prototype device that’s transparent and conforms to the skin, while being able to detect the presence of… Read more →

Scientists create 3D synthetic immune organoids

At Cornell University, scientists managed to create fully synthetic immune organoids capable of generating antibodies on their own. These work very much like the immune systems of animal, but are completely external and do not depend on being part of… Read more →

Energy harnessed from humidity can power small devices

Researchers have built devices that harness changes in atmospheric humidity to generate small amounts of electricity, lift tiny weights, and even power a toy car. In the grand scheme of things, that captured energy is not free, but it’s pretty… Read more →

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