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Device Captures Vesicles Shed by Brain Tumors, Offering Patient-Specific Diagnosis and Treatment

Bioengineers have developed micro-technologies that capture extracellular vesicles (EVs) released by brain tumors. The vesicles carry samples of the mutated genetic material and proteins causing malignancy that researchers can analyze to optimize...
8-May-2018 11:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Better Together: Merged Microscope Offers Unprecedented Look at Biological Processes in Living Cells

Scientists at the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) have combined two different microscope technologies to create sharper images of rapidly moving processes inside a cell.
4-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Turning the Light Switch on to Treat Chronic Pain

Chronic bladder pain affects millions with abdominal discomfort that increases as their bladder fills, causing excessive urinary urgency and frequency. Neuroscientists used optogenetics in experiments with mice to switch on and off the neurons that...
18-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Early Stimulation Improves Performance of Bioengineered Human Heart Cells

Researchers are now able to use induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) to form a model of human adult-like cardiac muscle by introducing electric and mechanical stimulation at an early stage.
2-Apr-2018 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Tissue-Engineering Advance Grows Superior Cartilage for Joint Repairs

Tissue-engineering technique based on a novel cylindrical scaffolding design seeded with collagen-secreting cells yields grafts for articular cartilage repair with superior mechanical strength and durability.
19-Mar-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Carbon Yarn Taps Nerves for Electroceutical Treatments and Diagnostics

Yarn weaved from carbon nanotubes monitors brain control of organ functions in rats, paves way for disease diagnosis and treatment at single nerve level.
26-Feb-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Biology, Geometry Unite to Thwart Common Cardiovascular Diseases

To treat cardiovascular disease, surgery can remove blockages in large vessels in the heart or legs but is not possible in small vessels. To address this problem, researchers designed 3D-printed patches seeded with vessel-inducing endothelial cells....
22-Feb-2018 9:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Alternative MRI Contrast Agent Performs Well in NIH Study

NIH-supported researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital are studying an alternative to current contrast agents used for magnetic resonance imaging. In a recent study, they showed that the experimental alternative, which is a manganese-based...
14-Feb-2018 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


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