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Organ-on-chip senses electrical activity and cell resistance

Organ-on-chip senses electrical activity and cell resistance
Organ-on-chip technology promises to help speed up and improve research on how potential new drugs will interact with the body’s own organs. Additionally, it may alleviate the need for in-animal studies that can be difficult to perform and that too often produce misleading results. Organs-on-chip are essentially specialised microfluidic devices within which living cells are grown, supported, and experimented on.
16th June 2017

Next-gen heart valve regenerates into heart-like tissue

Next-gen heart valve regenerates into heart-like tissue
A team lead by Kevin Kit Parker, Ph.D. at Harvard University's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering recently developed a nanofibre fabrication technique to rapidly manufacture heart valves with regenerative and growth potential. In a paper published in Biomaterials, Andrew Capulli, Ph.D. and colleagues fabricated a valve-shaped nanofibre network that mimics the mechanical and chemical properties of the native valve extracellular matrix (ECM).
19th May 2017


Brain-computer interface allows locked-in people to communicate

Brain-computer interface allows locked-in people to communicate
A brain-computer interface that can decipher the thoughts of people who are unable to communicate could revolutionise the lives of those living with completely locked-in syndrome, according to a paper publishing in PLOS Biology. Counter to expectations, the participants in the study reported being "happy", despite their extreme condition. The research was conducted by a multinational team, led by Professor Niels Birbaumer, at the Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering in Geneva, Switzerland.
1st February 2017


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