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Though technically advanced, modern cardiac monitoring, pacing, and defibrillating devices obtain a pretty simple picture of the heart’s electrical activity. To truly map out the electrophysiology of the heart you’d need to wrap it in a mesh of electrodes that… Read more →
Gastric bypass surgery can be beneficial to a lot of overweight people, but surgery is always risky and there is always potential for side effects. A new product from Obalon Therapeutics is now being made available in Europe and it… Read more →
Google unveiled a contact lens that monitors glucose levels in tears, a potential reprieve for millions of diabetics who have to jab their fingers to draw their own blood as many as 10 times a day.
The prototype, which Google… 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 →
Our cells don’t live in a vacuum. They are surrounded by a complex, nurturing matrix that is essential for many biological functions, including growth and healing.
In all multicellular organisms, including people, cells make their own extracellular matrix. But in… Read more →
It is assumed that diagnostic ultrasound as used for imaging the fetus in utero is harmless for the baby, despite the fact that only 20-40% of the energy transmitted through the maternal skin is used to form the image. The… Read more →