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Robotic Exoskeleton Helps Children with Scoliosis

A new exoskeleton spine brace promises to offer children and teens with scoliosis more mobility and comfort than traditional braces.

John Tibbetts
February 20, 2018
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Video: Electromyographically Actuated Bionic Limbs

Albert Manero, President of Limbitless Solutions, describes the groundbreaking work he and his team are doing in the fields of prosthetics and bionics, work that includes a brush with fame in the form of a certain Marvel superhero.

February 20, 2018
Printing Organs That Give

To a surgeon, a useful model organ needs to be more than a rigid plastic curio. It needs the feel of the real thing if it’s to be any good for practice. Now researchers have created a 3D printed organ with the elasticity of flesh and blood.

Michael Abrams
February 12, 2018
Scaffold-Grown Tumor Cells to Personalize Cancer Treatments

Testing drugs against patients’ cancer cells—without subjecting patients to chemotherapy—could lead to better, faster treatment.

Menaka Wilhelm
February 12, 2018
Cell Research Taps into Fountain of Youth

A new breakthrough in anti-aging research could lead to gene and stem cell therapies that turn back the hands of time.

Michael MacRae
February 05, 2018
A Surgical Robot with Big Ambitions

Based on the mechanism that manipulates professional flight simulators, a new robot could help surgeons realign the largest bone in the body.

Menaka Wilhelm
February 05, 2018
A More Natural Approach to Passive Ankle Prostheses

A research lab has found an innovative way to close the gap between low-tech passive ankle prostheses and high-tech robotics.

Cassie Kelly
January 29, 2018
Single-Chamber Bioreactor Grows Both Bone and Cartilage

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Cellular and Molecular Engineering have developed a small bioreactor that grows constructs of bone and cartilage in a single chamber.

Alan Brown
January 29, 2018
Regenerative Medicine Takes Giant Leaps

Regenerative medicine searches for ways to move into larger tests and commercial products.

Alan Brown
January 22, 2018
System Automates Cell Culture Optimization

A combined bioreactor and cell culture analyzer automatically monitors and adjusts growing conditions on 48 different cell cultures.

Melissae Fellet
January 22, 2018
Putting Skin in the Game

This “skin on a chip” bioreactor can help researchers study and treat keloid disease and other forms of extreme scarring.

John Kosowatz
January 16, 2018
Industry Confronts Challenge of Shipping Cells for Therapy

A new system may help solve the problem of shipping cells between laboratories and hospitals and clinics by developing an alternative to cryopreservation.

Alan Brown
January 16, 2018
Virus Shortage for Cell Therapies Creates Engineering Opportunity

Engineering and manufacturing expertise could ease the shortage of viral vectors used for drug delivery in the booming gene therapy market.

Michael MacRae
January 08, 2018