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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 →
The first computer mouse debuted in the late 1960s, and for years surprisingly little changed in terms of how most people interfaced with computers. Now, Canadian startup Thalmic Labs hopes to disrupt the paradigm of human-computer interaction (HCI) with Myo,… Read more →
A state-of-the-art imaging technique will allow researchers to study the growth and behaviour of individual organs in living animals.
Images showing the development of a human tumour implanted into a mouse, produced using the new device, have been published in… Read more →
On Friday, Boston Scientific announced that FDA has approved the Watchman left atrial appendage closure device, a heart device that while novel was initially rejected. The device is intended for high-risk atrial fibrillation patients who are seeking an alternative to… Read more →
When you cut on your finger or scrape your knee, cells rush to the wound and repair or replace the damaged tissue. But how exactly this works – in particular how certain cells become “leaders” in the process – has… Read more →
MedTech Week 2014 is the fourth of UCL’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME) week-long annual events (18th-20th June) aimed at staff and students wanting to know more about the medical technology and biomedical engineering landscape at UCL. It includes the… Read more »