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“Sticking It” to Disease with Sugar-Coated Nanosheets

Ronald Zuckermann, director of the Molecular Foundry at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and his colleagues have created a two-dimensional sugar-coated nanosheet that mimics the surface of cells and, in doing so, can selectively target pathogens like viruses and bacteria.

Kayt Sukel
June 25, 2018
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AABME CONNECT: Industry's Need to Take Modeling to Next Level

It’s no secret that most biomedical firms today use modeling to make research and development decisions. What remains to be seen is how to take modeling, within companies and among regulatory agencies, to the next level.

Alan Brown
June 25, 2018
Podcast: Robotics and Heart Therapy

Researchers are bringing together the fields of robotics, mechatronics, and medicine to create heart therapies such as a pacemaker powered by kinematic energy.

June 21, 2018
A New Sentinel Against Cancer and Other Diseases

Scientists at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have transformed CRISPR into a powerful mutation surveillance and disease prevention tool.

Michael MacRae
June 18, 2018
AABME CONNECT: Building Trust in Computer Modeling and Simulation

Medical device makers lag other industries in their use of computer models. One of the big issues discussed at AABME CONNECT is how much can researchers, regulators, and engineers trust their models and simulation?

Alan Brown
June 11, 2018
Microscope Reveals Subcellular Activity in 3D Living Color

After a decade of work in his lab at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Eric Betzig has developed a microscope that presents an unprecedented picture of subcellular activity in 3D living color.

Nancy S. Giges
June 11, 2018
Device Improves Early Detection and Treatment of Cancer

A new device captures circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in the blood stream, providing a new avenue for early detection of metastatic cancer, as well as opportunities to test the source of the cells or the effectiveness of ongoing treatment.

Kayt Sukel
June 04, 2018
Podcast: Designing Autism-Friendly Clothing

Fashion and engineering combine in the work of Molly Fuller, Molly Fuller Design, to create comforting compression clothing to alleviate the symptoms of autism.

David Walsh
June 04, 2018
New Endoscope Helps Reduce Dangers of Colonoscopies

Longstanding issues with traditional colonoscopies have led a medical device company to engineer a better solution—a simpler, single-use endoscope that is more flexible, more controllable, and less likely to result in injury or infection.

Kayt Sukel
May 29, 2018
Butterfly Eye Inspires Camera for Better Cancer Detection

Engineers and physicians have developed a camera inspired by a butterfly’s eye to distinguish between tumors and healthy tissue in breast cancer patients. The system could help surgeons detect and remove cancerous tissue more effectively than current technologies.

Melissa Lutz Blouin
May 29, 2018
Soft Wearable Exoskeletons Challenge Status Quo

Dr. Conor Walsh, professor of engineering at the John A. Paulson Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and a member at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, discusses his work with soft, wearable robotics.

May 21, 2018
Heart-On-A-Chip Achieves Faster Delivery Time

Columbia University researchers recently generated beating cardiac tissue from induced pluripotent stem cells, human cells that are able to differentiate into nearly any cell type. Using physical conditioning, the researchers produced samples with the hallmarks of mature heart tissue with just four weeks of cell culture. The work paves a concrete pathway to functional heart-on-a-chip platforms.

Menaka Wilhelm
May 21, 2018
Simple Solution Supercharges T-Cell Production

Columbia University engineers use a soft mesh scaffold to produce a dramatically higher amount of functional T cells from blood taken from leukemia patients.

Cassie Kelly
May 14, 2018