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Novel imaging technique could revolutionise diagnosis of neuroblastoma

CANCER RESEARCH UK’s Centre for Drug Development (CDD), in collaboration with the Rising Tide Foundation, a Swiss-based non-profit organisation which funds innovative cancer trials, today (TUESDAY) announce a new trial at The Royal Marsden and University College London that could revolutionise… Read more →

’Enhancing drug delivery to cancer cells using lasers’

Dr Sandy MacRobert, Professor of Photochemistry and Photobiology at the Research Department of General Surgery, will be speaking on ’Enhancing drug delivery to cancer cells using lasers’, at this month’s IBME monthly seminar.

In his talk he will present recent experimental data… Read more »

3D rendering of a wasp, acquired with Edge Illumination phase contrast imaging.

Developments in 3D x-ray imaging: enhancing detail visibility while reducing the dose

Researchers at UCL Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering and the University of Western Australia have developed a novel method to obtain highly detailed 3D x-ray images with low doses of radiation. The results, published in the July edition of Medical… Read more »

Eye implant turns smartphone into a glaucoma monitor

It’s a selfie that might save your sight. An implanted sensor could help people with glaucoma monitor the pressure in their eyes using a smartphone camera. The second biggest cause of blindness after cataracts, glaucoma occurs when fluid builds up… Read more →

Growing ears and noses in a lab

Ears and noses could be grown in a laboratory and transplanted into humans using a technique developed by British scientists.

Researchers from the Great Ormond Street Hospital and University College, London using tissue engineering are the first to turn stem… Read more →

Simplified x-ray phase contrast shows potential for clinical imaging applications

Using a laboratory source with unprecedented brightness, scientists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Germany, the Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm, Sweden), and University College London (UCL) in England have demonstrated a new approach to get reliable phase contrast with… Read more →


Do salamanders hold the key to limb regeneration?


The secret of how salamanders successfully regrow body parts is being unravelled by University College London researchers in a bid to apply it to humans.

For the first time, researchers have found that the ‘ERK pathway’ must be constantly… Read more →

Surgery in the womb to be improved by research into new tools and imaging techniques

Surgeons will be able to use better tools, imaging techniques and therapies in future operations on unborn babies due to a £10 million award from the Wellcome Trust and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to develop these… Read more →

Tiny £10m robot hand could transform spina bifida surgery in the womb

Scientists have launched a £10m project to create a tiny surgical robot hand that could transform the treatment of children with spina bifida and other congenital conditions. The aim of the research, which is being carried out by engineers at… Read more →


IBME MedTech Week 2014: 16-20 June

A series of free talks and events around medical technology and biomedical engineering innovation at UCL.

MedTech Week 2014 is the third of UCL’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME) week-long annual events (18th-20th June) aimed at staff and students wanting… Read more →

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