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24/02/2017Germany's BMBF will be funding the new "PancChip" consortium for the next three years. This group will be coordinated at the Helmholtz Zentrum München. The objective is further development of the culture and differentiation of stem cells into functional beta cells on a chip, and consequently the resolution of issues regarding the formation and treatment of diabetes and other pancreatic disorders.
23/02/2017The human heart beats more than 2.5 billion times in an average lifetime. Now scientists at Vanderbilt University have created a three-dimensional organ-on-a-chip that can mimic the heart's amazing biomechanical properties.
22/02/2017For all the improvements in computer technology over the years, we still struggle to recreate the low-energy, elegant processing of the human brain. Now, researchers at Stanford University and Sandia National Laboratories have made an advance that could help computers mimic one piece of the brain's efficient design - an artificial version of the space over which neurons communicate, a synapse.
21/02/2017Much like flipping your light switch at home - only on a scale 1,000 times smaller than a human hair - an ASU-led team has now developed the first controllable DNA switch to regulate the flow of electricity within a single, atomic-sized molecule.
17/02/2017Engineering researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have designed ultra-flexible, nanoelectronic thread (NET) brain probes that can achieve more reliable long-term neural recording than existing probes and don't elicit scar formation when implanted. The researchers described their findings in a research article published in "Science Advances".
16/02/2017University of British Columbia researchers have developed a magnetic drug implant - the first of its kind in Canada - that could offer an alternative for patients struggling with numerous pills or intravenous injections.
15/02/2017A new nanofiber-on-microfiber matrix could help produce more and better quality stem cells for disease treatment and regenerative therapies.
14/02/2017Researchers of the Center for Advanced Studies of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) in collaboration with LLC "Company Neo" industrial partner developed new technology of varicose veins obliteration (elimination of varicose veins from blood circulation) by the means of focused high intensity ultrasound.
10/02/2017A research team led by scientists from Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed a set of ingestible devices that draw energy from fluids in the stomach and the small intestine, and can provide power for nearly a week.
09/02/2017The use of nanoparticles - small, virus-sized elements developed under laboratory conditions - is increasingly widespread in the world of biomedicine. This rapidly-evolving technology offers hope for many medical applications, whether for diagnosis or therapies.