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Sound Idea Could Help Cancer Detection, Diagnosis

A new process of running sound waves through blood samples could make cancer diagnosis and treatment quicker and easier.

Agam Shah
August 13, 2018
Blood Stem Cells Grown in Bioreactor May Change Cancer Treatment

For the first time in medical history, a team of researchers has grown and sustained blood stem cells in a bioreactor. The resulting cells could replace painful bone marrow transplants used to produce hematopoietic cells in patients suffering from leukemia and other blood cancers.

Lina Zeldovich
August 13, 2018
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Butterfly Wings Could Help Glaucoma Patients Retain Sight

Researchers looking through the transparent wings of a longtail glasswing butterfly found inspiration to create nanostructures coatings for an implantable eye pressure sensor that could help patients with glaucoma retain their sight.

Melissa Lutz Blouin
August 03, 2018
Islet Transplants Offer Hope for Diabetics Who Can’t Manage Disease

A new approach to transplanting insulin-producing islet cells offers new hope for diabetics who cannot manage their disease with regular insulin injections.

Kayt Sukel
August 03, 2018
Replicating the Ideal Gait Guides Design of New Prosthetic Foot

MIT researchers developed a quantitative framework that enables them to replicate biomechanical performance of prosthetic feet, a new approach that could lead to inexpensive mass-production of the prosthesis.

Poornima Apte
July 30, 2018
Smart Stents Detect Narrowing Arteries

Researchers at the University of British Columbia created a ‘smart stent’ empowered with sensors that can monitor and provide real-time feedback on blood flow to help decrease restenosis or the narrowing of arteries.

Agam Shah
July 30, 2018
How to Hack a 3D Printer to Print a Human Heart

Engineers convert a regular desktop 3D printer into a bioprinter for a fraction of the cost

Lina Zeldovich
July 20, 2018
Adaptor Cell Could Reverse Fatal Side Effects of CAR T-cell Therapy

Using an intermediate adaptor cell gives clinicians more control over dosage and reverses a potentially fatal side effect of CAR T-cell therapy.

Melissae Fellet
July 20, 2018
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
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