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UCL INSTITUTE OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

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3D engineered bone marrow-like material produces functioning human platelets

Researchers at Tufts University School of Engineering and the University of Pavia (Italy) have developed a three-dimensional tissue made from porous silk, that’s capable of producing platelets for clinical use. The development is expected to have a significant impact on… Read more →

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Tiny robotic hand-like grippers dissolve in the body after performing task

Creating swarms of soft, robotic hands that can safely dissolve within a living body once they’ve performed surgical procedures or delivered drugs just got a step closer thanks to work done by John Hopkins University scientists. They’ve created minute biodegradable… Read more →

Magnetic nanoparticles significantly speed up destruction of blood clots

Endovascular clot retrieval might become the standard future treatment for ischemic strokes, thanks to recent research published in the New England Journal of Medicine. While this option may be better than existing clot busting drugs, researchers at the Houston Methodist Research… Read more →

Coating of gold nanoparticles keeps bugs off medical devices

At the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences researchers have developed a new highly effective antibacterial coating that should work well on medical devices. The material is initially a liquid combination of a boron compound blended with colloids… Read more →

Precision nano ‘drones’ deliver healing drug to subdue atherosclerosis

Nanometer-sized “drones” that deliver a special type of healing molecule to fat deposits in arteries could become a new way to prevent heart attacks caused by atherosclerosis, if a recent study in mice by scientists at Columbia and Harvard universities… Read more →

World’s strongest material found in limpet teeth

Researchers have found that limpet teeth possess biological structures so strong they could be copied and used in the structure of cars, boats and planes of the future.

The study from Portsmouth University examined the small-scale mechanical behaviour of teeth… Read more →

Researchers report development of first 3D tissue-engineered system

A team led by researchers at Tufts University School of Engineering and the University of Pavia has reported development of the first three-dimensional tissue system that reproduces the complex structure and physiology of human bone marrow and successfully generates functional… Read more →

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Fish Skin Bandages Helps Heal Wounds

It might not sound terribly appealing, but the best way to heal skin wounds could be to apply some fish skin protein. That, at least, is the claim of a group of researchers in China who were able to speed up… Read more →

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New nanogel for drug delivery

Scientists are interested in using gels to deliver drugs because they can be molded into specific shapes and designed to release their payload over a specified time period. However, current versions aren’t always practical because must be implanted surgically.

To… Read more →

Researchers develop durable antibacterial coatings of nanocomposites

Ruthless with bacteria, harmless to human cells. New, durable antibacterial coatings of nanocomposites, developed at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, will in future help to improve the hygiene of sportswear, and used… Read more →

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