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Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

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Formulating Adhesives for Balloon Catheter Applications

The adhesives used in balloon catheter assembly operations must display a range of properties, including, durability and expandability.

Adhesives and glues are such common fixtures of everyday life that we tend to take them for granted. But in the medical… Read more →

Micromotors Powered by Zinc and Stomach Juice for Targeted Drug Delivery

The latest advancements in the field of targeted drug delivery has mostly involved various nanostructures, typically having antibodies attached to their surface, that are injected into the bloodstream to seek out their targets. While such nanoparticles have a great affinity… Read more →

Rice researchers develop new version of hydrogel to promote wound healing

Rice University scientists have found the balance necessary to aid healing with high-tech hydrogel.

Rice chemist Jeffrey Hartgerink, lead author Vivek Kumar and their colleagues have created a new version of the hydrogel that can be injected into an internal… Read more →

Targeting drugs using ‘triggered release’ via nanoparticles

Nanotechnology allows us to manipulate matter in new ways at the scale of atoms and molecules. In a new study, researchers show how they are using it to develop a drug delivery system that could precisely trigger drug release –… Read more →

ETH Zurich researchers demonstrate promising method to fabricate cellulose-sheaths for implants

Artificial implants such as pacemakers often cause complications because the body identifies them as foreign objects. Researchers at ETH Zurich have now demonstrated a simple method to fabricate cellulose-sheaths for implants, whose micro-structured surface makes them especially biocompatible.

The human… Read more →

DNA ‘glue’ could hold 3D printed organs together

A team of biochemists has proposed using DNA scaffolds to grow human cells, creating a potentially cost-efficient way of “gluing” together 3D printed tissues and organs in the future.The method, described in the ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering journal, relies on… Read more →

Duke researchers grow contracting human skeletal muscle in lab

In a laboratory first, Duke researchers have grown human skeletal muscle that contracts and responds just like native tissue to external stimuli such as electrical pulses, biochemical signals and pharmaceuticals.

The lab-grown tissue should soon allow researchers to test new… Read more →

Scientists find that exposure to nanoparticles could impact cardiovascular health

Due to its huge potential in applications ranging from cheaper vaccinations to energy-storing car panels, there’s plenty of excitement surrounding the emergence of nanotechnology. But a team of scientists are urging caution, with a study conducted at the Technion-Israel Institute… Read more →

Weavers turn silk into diabetes test strips

It’s a new way to do silk screening, that’s for sure.

Bangalore-based Achira Labs has figured out a way to hand weave diabetes test strips from silk. That sounds pretty luxurious compared to the standard materials of plastic or… Read more →

Cellular backpacks ferry drugs to inflamed tissues

Inflammation is a common response to many underlying medical conditions, often hiding deep within the body and difficult to reach in a targeted way. Being able to deliver pharmaceutical cargo to inflamed sites can allow for imaging and treatment of the underlying… Read more →

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