Figuring out how blank slate stem cells decide which kind of cell they want to be when they grow up — a muscle cell, a bone cell, a neuron — has been no small task for science.
Human pluripotent stem… Read more →
As we age, stem cells throughout our bodies gradually lose their capacity to repair damage, even from normal wear and tear. Researchers from the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and University of Ottawa have discovered the reason why this decline occurs… Read more →
The technology that built (and continues to maintain) the International Space Station can now be used to help heal sick children. KidsArm, a robotic arm designed for delicate pediatric surgery, was built by the same companies that are behind the… Read more →
Finger-prick tests to monitor blood glucose levels can be the bane of a diabetic’s life. In a move that could put an end to such tests in the future, researchers at Princeton University have developed a non-invasive way to test… Read more →
Oxford Performance Materials (OPM) has won a first-of-its-kind FDA approval for its 3-D printed facial implant.Every human face is unique. So why shouldn’t facial implants be as well? It’s a question South Windsor, CN-based OEM Oxford Performance Materials (OPM)… Read more →
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 »
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 »
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 »