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A tiny mechanical wrist can make surgical incisions the diameter of a sewing needle and then bend inside your body by as much as 90 degrees, opening new doors in needlescopic surgery.
Some of the most difficult types of surgery… Read more →
A research team funded by the National Institutes of Health has generated a novel system for growing cardiac tissue from undifferentiated stem cells on a culture plate. This heart on a chip is a miniature physiologic system that could be… Read more →
Respiratory diseases such as bronchitis, emphysema and asthma are extremely prevalent, with more than 35 million sufferers in the US alone. Now, a team from the Weizmann Institute of Science has worked to create a new treatment
for repairing damaged… Read more →
We have drugs to treat nasty conditions like irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn’s disease, but unfortunately their effects are often blunted by little stumbling blocks known as the stomach and the small intestine. These body parts are prone to absorbing… Read more →
Significant growth in biofabrication research over the past decade has been accompanied by the development of innovative patterning methods to manipulate molecules or groups of cells to create, for example, organized constructs and reactive biological systems. These engineered biomaterials can… Read more →