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Transparent bones enable observation of inner stem cells

Transparent bones enable observation of inner stem cells
Ten years ago, the bones currently in your body did not actually exist. Like skin, bone is constantly renewing itself, shedding old tissue and growing it anew from stem cells in the bone marrow. Now, a technique developed at Caltech can render intact bones transparent, allowing researchers to observe these stem cells within their environment. The method is a breakthrough for testing new drugs to combat diseases like osteoporosis.
27th April 2017

Artificial womb could reduce mortality for premature babies

Artificial womb could reduce mortality for premature babies
  A unique womb-like environment designed by paediatric researchers could transform care for extremely premature babies, by mimicking the prenatal fluid-filled environment to give the tiniest newborns a precious few weeks to develop their lungs and other organs.
26th April 2017

Graphene changes stem cells for nerve regrowth

Graphene changes stem cells for nerve regrowth
Researchers looking for ways to regenerate nerves can have a hard time obtaining key tools of their trade. Schwann cells are an example. They form sheaths around axons, the tail-like parts of nerve cells that carry electrical impulses. They promote regeneration of those axons. And they secrete substances that promote the health of nerve cells. In other words, they’re very useful to researchers hoping to regenerate nerve cells, specifically peripheral nerve cells, those cells outside the brain and spinal cord.
26th April 2017


3D-printed patch helps mend a broken heart

3D-printed patch helps mend a broken heart
A team of biomedical engineering researchers, led by the University of Minnesota, has created a revolutionary 3D-bioprinted patch that can help heal scarred heart tissue after a heart attack. The discovery is a major step forward in treating patients with tissue damage after a heart attack. The research study is published in Circulation Research, a journal published by the American Heart Association. Researchers have filed a patent on the discovery.
25th April 2017

3D printed cartilage mimics features of knee’s meniscus

3D printed cartilage mimics features of knee’s meniscus
Worn out cartilage in the knees is a major cause of disability and once it’s worn out there’s nothing ideally suited to replace it. Osteoarthritis develops,and eventually much of the entire knee is often replaced, with variable success. Researchers at Duke University have been working on creating a material that can serve as a cartilage replacement and they have already developed something at least as strong and pliable as the cartilage making up the knee’s meniscus.
24th April 2017

Software could 3D print organ replicas on demand

Software could 3D print organ replicas on demand
Erica Endicott was pregnant with her son, Kaden, when cardiologists at Phoenix Children’s Heart Center discovered that the left side of the boy’s heart was not growing properly. Kaden, who is healthy now, was treated by a team of doctors in Boston for the life-threatening condition. Following the procedure, they used data from an ultrasound system to create and print 3D models of Kaden’s heart before and after his surgery.
19th April 2017

Stretching the limits of neural implants

Stretching the limits of neural implants
Implantable fibres have been an enormous boon to brain research, allowing scientists to stimulate specific targets in the brain and monitor electrical responses. But similar studies in the nerves of the spinal cord, which might ultimately lead to treatments to alleviate spinal cord injuries, have been more difficult to carry out. That’s because the spine flexes and stretches as the body moves, and the relatively stiff, brittle fibres used today could damage the delicate spinal cord tissue.
3rd April 2017

Text-mining tool turbocharges biomedical pursuits

Text-mining tool turbocharges biomedical pursuits
With about 100 lines of code, a Morgridge Institute for Research team has unleashed a fast, simple and predictive text-mining tool that may turbocharge big biomedical pursuits such as drug repurposing and stem cell treatments. The algorithm, named “KinderMiner” by its inventors, has been put to use exploring one of the largest single archives of research journal papers, Europe PubMed Central.
30th March 2017

3D printing produces model blood vessels

3D printing produces model blood vessels
Creating model blood vessels to aid in the study of diseases, such as strokes, can be complicated, costly and time-consuming. And the results may not always be truly representative of a human vessel. Assistant Professor Pranav Soman and his research team have engineered a new method to create model blood vessels that is more efficient, less expensive and more exact.
27th March 2017

'Synthetic skin' could lead to advanced prosthetic limbs

'Synthetic skin' could lead to advanced prosthetic limbs
Engineers from the University of Glasgow, who have previously developed an 'electronic skin' covering for prosthetic hands made from graphene, have found a way to use some of graphene's remarkable physical properties to use energy from the sun to power the skin. Graphene is a highly flexible form of graphite which, despite being just a single atom thick, is stronger than steel, electrically conductive, and transparent.
23rd March 2017


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