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Novel Delivery of Antibodies Fights HIV

DNA delivered to cells via electrical pulses was first explored for creating new vaccines and is now being tested in the lab to produce disease-fighting proteins.

Melissae Fellet
October 15, 2018
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Man-Made Platelets May Revolutionize Cancer Treatment

Platelet BioGenesis built a device that makes platelets. The process could revolutionize blood transfusions and cancer treatment.

Lina Zeldovich
October 15, 2018
How Clear Communications Create the Best Product Designs

Entrepreneurial engineer Robert Giasolli discusses the strategies he uses to successfully communicate with non-engineers on product design.

Jeff O'Heir
October 09, 2018
Smallest Robot Could Make Big Strides in Fighting Cancer

The world's smallest medical robot can help fight cancer and serve other functions that conventional surgical methods can’t.

Agam Shah
October 04, 2018
Researchers Learn How to Regenerate Body Tissue with Electric Shocks

A team of researchers at Ohio State University has built a nanochip that successfully reprogrammed skin cells into muscle and nerve cells, which could help to regenerate worn-out heart muscles, damaged nerves, deteriorated retina, or severely burnt skin.

Lina Zeldovich
October 04, 2018
Novel Treatment Offers Hope for Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferers

Bioengineers from the University of California, San Diego have developed a nanosponge cloaked in white blood cells that can absorb inflammatory proteins, a new approach to treatment that may help patients better manage rheumatoid arthritis and ease their suffering.

Kayt Sukel
October 01, 2018
ASME TechCast: #2: How to Close the Engineering Communication Gap

In episode 2 of ASME TechCast, we explore the communication gap that often exists between engineers and their colleagues, especially clinicians and others in the biomedical industry. We also discuss the new lexicon that members of the Alliance of Advanced Biomedical Engineering (AABME.org) are rolling out to help solve that problem. 

Jeff O'Heir
October 01, 2018
Creation of Beating Heart Parts Could Lead to New Treatments

Researchers moved closer to solving problems with treating heart disease by developing ways to build tissues and parts of a human heart using human stem cells.

Melissa Lutz Blouin
September 24, 2018
Cancer "Trap" Kills Rogue Cells

A new “cancer trap,” featuring a protein “bait” and a chemotherapeutic drug lying in wait, promises to catch and kill rogue cancer cells.

Poornima Apte
September 24, 2018
Nanoparticles Bring the Cancer Fight Directly to Tumors

Nanoparticles designed with complementary chemical and mechanical forces improve the targeting of tumors with cancer-fighting drugs.

Kayt Sukel
September 17, 2018
Artificial Pancreas Improves Glucose Control for Diabetics

An artificial pancreas that releases both insulin and pramlintide, an analog of amylin, might offer better control during the after-meal period.

Kayt Sukel
September 17, 2018
3D Bioprinting Improves Speed and Quality of Tissue Engineering

Engineers have developed a new process of 3D bioprinting tissues that uses multiple cell-based inks to create more realistic structures in less time than previous methods.

Melissae Fellet
September 10, 2018
Device Quickly Detects Live Bacteria for Life-Saving Diagnosis

A new device from scientists at McGill University’s Department of Bioengineering allows early and quick detection of life-threatening bacteria.

John Tibbetts
September 10, 2018