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Advance in Metabolic Engineering: Easier Way to Find Right Bacteria

Korean researchers find simpler way to discover which bacteria can produce the highest concentration of a valuable chemical intermediate.

Menaka Wilhelm
February 11, 2019
Nano DNA Origami Could Prevent Kidney Failure

Biomedical engineers experiment with nano DNA origami on mice to eventually prevent acute kidney failure in humans.

Melissae Fellet
February 01, 2019
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Self-cleaning Glaucoma Implant Could Improve Eye Treatment

Biomedical engineers develop self-cleaning glaucoma implant that could prevent blockage, improve eye treatment.

Menaka Wilhelm
February 01, 2019
Ovipositor Inspires New Needle for Surgery

The ovipositor of a parasitic wasp inspires a mechanical engineer and zoologist to design a new steerable needle for surgery.

Cassie Kelly
January 25, 2019
Nano Tweezers Take Molecules from Cells without Destroying Them

Scientists have created nano tweezers that extract single molecules from cells without destroying them. The device should help researchers study the inner workings of cells in real-time.

Lina Zeldovich
January 25, 2019
Synthetic Vein Graft Could Prevent Blood Clotting, Thrombosis

Engineers have tested a design for synthetic grafts that mimics the active wrinkling of natural arteries, a movement that helps to reduce the risk of thrombosis.

Kayt Sukel
January 23, 2019
A Step Toward Regenerating Amputated Limbs

Wearable device helps frogs regrow amputated limbs.

Dan Ferber
January 22, 2019
Material Resists Bacteria, Prevents Infection, Saves Lives

Engineers at Virginia Tech have created a new methodology for building bacteria-resistant surfaces for medical devices and other applications that prevent infection and could save lives.

Lina Zeldovich
January 14, 2019
Capsule Delivers Week of Alzheimer’s Drug in One Dose

Lyndra Therapeutics released its first clinical results based on a single capsule that delivers a steady, week-long supply of Alzheimer's medication.

Menaka Wilhelm
January 10, 2019
Engineered Spinal Disc Replacement Works as Well as Native Disc

Researchers used cells to build and test a disc replacement with the strength and flex of a native disc, paving the way for human use.

John Tibbetts
January 08, 2019
3D Bioprinting Pen Grows Bone, Cartilage

Handheld BioPen filled with stem cells grows bone and cartilage to heal failing joints

Michael MacRae
January 07, 2019
Organ-on-a-Chip Gives Insight into Crohn's and Other Diseases

A new organ-on-a-chip device confirms that damage to the intestinal barrier triggers gut inflammation, which could lead to Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.   

John Tibbetts
January 02, 2019
Embedded Device Stimulates Nerve Recovery, Then Absorbed by Body

Engineers develop the first bioelectronic medicine—an implantable device that stimulates nerve regeneration with electrical pulses. Once the nerve heals, the device disintegrates and the body absorbs it without toxic side effects.

Lina Zeldovich
January 02, 2019
Advanced Metamaterial Reshapes Hip Replacement Surgery

Mechanical metamaterials offer new hope to orthopedic patients and their doctors by nearly eliminating degradation and damage to the hip socket.

Dan Ferber
December 10, 2018