Diagnostic

Making Labs-on-a-Chip Even Better

Engineers fix problems with today's lab-on-a-chip devices by protecting crucial blood cells from electrical damage.

Poornima Apte
December 03, 2018
Microfluidics and Microscopy Deliver a Better Blood Clot Diagnostic

A new method using advanced microfluidics and miscroscopy could offer clinicians a better way of detecting blood clots to prevent strokes and heart attacks. 

Menaka Wilhelm
November 05, 2018
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Device Quickly Detects Live Bacteria for Life-Saving Diagnosis

A new device from scientists at McGill University’s Department of Bioengineering allows early and quick detection of life-threatening bacteria.

John Tibbetts
September 10, 2018
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
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
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: Microchips Spur Atherosclerosis Research

Tony Kim of Georgia Tech discusses his use of microchips and nanomaterials in atherosclerosis research.

December 12, 2017
Graphene Hits a Nerve in Neuroscience

Graphene-based neural sensors are showing promise in the treatment of brain disorders and injuries.

Michael MacRae
November 27, 2017
Podcast: Computational Modeling and Cardiovascular Biomechanics

A manufacturer would never dream of creating a new airliner or vehicle part without first going through rigorous computational modeling. Prof. Alison Marsden, Stanford University, says this is how bioengineers should think and work as well, specifically when operating on our most vital organ, the heart.

October 02, 2017
Early Warning System May Prevent Brain Damage

Being able to sense a change in pressure on the brain after a traumatic brain injury would allow for swifter treatment that could stave off debilitating or fatal complications.

Theresa Sullivan ...
September 18, 2017
Tapeworms Inspire Biosensor Design

Researchers seeking to implant a biosensor within the small intestine are developing an implantation capsule robot that can be swallowed.

September 11, 2017
Revolutionary Liquid Biopsies Can Find the Cells that Matter Most

A cancer research company's "No Cell Left Behind" technology can identify just five cells in a sample of 30 million.

Cassie Kelly
August 28, 2017
Harnessing Microbiome Science for Therapeutic Development

In the era of personalized medicine, the microbiome industry’s growth trajectory parallels that of genomics in the early 2000s. According to Frost & Sullivan, the global demand for more effective medicines and healthier nutrition will continue to drive the development of microbiomic products. Here are the latest trends.

July 12, 2017
Using Strain to Read DNA

Geneticists may soon use a new type of strain sensor to sequence DNA faster and cheaper than anything they now have in their labs.

Alan Brown
June 26, 2017