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Hybrid Crawling Robot Made with Living issue

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have combined a muscle from a sea slug’s mouth as well as bundles of its neurons and nerves with flexible 3D printed components to build biohybrid robots that inches forward.

Jean Thilmany
July 24, 2017
Forcing the Immune System to Attack Cancer

A common virus may hold the key for the nearly 50 percent of patients who do not respond to immunotherapy cancer treatment.

Cassie Kelly
July 24, 2017
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AABME is a new site offering a range of professional and networking resources to bridge the gap between basic research and applied research. Join the alliance to connect with other practitioners and gain access to premium content – at no cost.

Genome Editing White Paper Coming in July

We are almost ready to share the next AABME white paper, Genome Editing and Biomanufacturing, by Gang Bao, a pioneer in nanomedicine, molecular imaging, and the emerging area of genome editing.

July 20, 2017
AABME Coverage of the 2017 Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering & Biotransport Conference (SB3C)

SB3C 2017 featured four days of technical sessions, workshops, and lectures wrapped around the theme of “Growth, Development, Remodeling, and Repair.” Held in scorching Tucson, AZ, from June 21-24, the event attracted more than 700 undergraduate and graduate students, post-docs, professors, and industry professionals.

July 17, 2017
Prosthetic Ovaries Move Closer to Reality

New research offers hope for young women who have lost the ability to have children, as prosthetic, 3D printed ovaries are being developed

Stephanie Stephens
July 17, 2017
Video: Generative Design in Bioengineering

Francis Bitonti, Studio Bitonti, talks about the ways advanced design software has enabled generative design to flourish in the field of bioengineering in recent years. This algorithm-based method of design quickly allows engineers to explore a multitude of possibilities and provide customized solutions for end users.

July 17, 2017
Technology Breakthroughs in Spinal Implants

Frost & Sullivan valued the overall orthopedic implant market at $34 billion and projected it to be worth $38 billion this year. Of the 2015 total, spinal implants contributed an estimated $7.5 billion, or 22.3%, of the revenue. What is the road ahead for future innovations in spinal implants?

July 14, 2017
Human Microbiomics: Harnessing Microbiome Science for Therapeutic Development

In the era of personalized medicine, the microbiome industry’s growth trajectory parallels that of genomics in the early 2000s. According to Frost & Sullivan, the global demand for more effective medicines and healthier nutrition will continue to drive the development of microbiomic products. Here are the latest trends.

July 12, 2017
Enhancing Human Health Through Material Science

By manipulating the physical characteristics of matter at its smallest sizes, researchers can create materials that are stronger, more flexible, and more durable at the macro scale. We look at two labs doing just that: one creating biomaterials for stem cell transplants and tissue regeneration, and the second manufacturing customized medical devices and implants for newborns.

Mark Crawford
July 10, 2017
Needle Curves a Path Through the Brain

A curved robotic needle that weaves its way through the brain in a needle-sized path may help combat one of the most lethal kinds of stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage.

John Kosowatz
July 10, 2017
AABME Biomanufacturing Whitepaper Now Available

Regenerative medicine offers the possibility that someday physicians may be able to replace damaged or diseased organs and tissues with new ones grown from a patient’s own cells. Sign up for free to access this AABME whitepaper.

July 03, 2017
Video: Curative Research for Spinal Cord Injuries

When it comes to spinal cord injuries, Get Up Stand Up to Cure Paralysis (GUSU2cure.org) isn't simply looking for effective treatments, they are looking for cures. Rob Wudlick, Chair of GUSU2Cure, describes the work being done and the many technological advances they are making.

June 30, 2017
Spongier Tissue, Stronger Bones

Researchers who study treatments for osteoporosis-related fractures have discovered that the spongy tissue found at the end of long bones and vertebrae could help engineers design materials that bounce back and continue to perform after they are damaged.

Jeff O'Heir
June 30, 2017
Wearables Enable Remote Physical Therapy

A new cloud-based platform utilizes wearable sensors to enable a patient to do physical therapy at home while a physical therapist remotely monitors their progress.

John Kosowatz
June 27, 2017