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Device Could Allow Chemo Patients to Test Blood Cell Levels at Home

MIT scientists have developed a prototype device that allows chemotherapy patients to test their white blood cell levels without pricking a finger or taking a blood sample.

John Tibbetts
July 16, 2018
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Fiberscope Lets Scientists Look Deeper Into the Brain

A new device called Fiberscope could help scientists with their searches by giving them a less-invasive look into the brain’s depths.

Menaka Wilhelm
July 16, 2018
Precisely Targeting Tumors with Cancer-Fighting T Cells

Georgia Tech researchers have developed a way to remotely activate the modified T cells from outside the body using a near-infrared laser that very precisely targets cancerous tumors.

Nancy S. Giges
July 09, 2018
New Funding Increases Access to Hot Cryo-EM Microscopy Technology

Scientists and bioengineers are warming up to cryogenic electron microscopy (cryo-EM), an ultra-low-temperature technique for visualizing the atomic-level inner workings of human cells and other applications.

Michael MacRae
July 09, 2018
Fixing Bones with Spider Silk Composite

Researchers from the University of Connecticut have fabricated a new biodegradable composite from strands of silk fibroin, the foundational element of spider and moth silk, to replace the metal plates and screws currently used by orthopedists to help repair broken load-bearing bones.

Kayt Sukel
July 02, 2018
Building Better Livers with "Buds"

An international team has grown up to 20,000 vascularized liver buds at a time and reversed liver failure in 60 percent of mice that received the implants.

Melissa Lutz Blouin
July 02, 2018
“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
AABME CONNECT: Industry Looks 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