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
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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
Innovations to Disrupt Blood Glucose Monitoring Market

According to Frost & Sullivan, the diabetes monitoring market is currently valued at $10.71 billion, and is forecasted to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5.4% to reach $14.68 billion in 2022. Read about the latest advances and innovations.

June 19, 2017
Seeing Is More Than Believing with Biosensing Contact Lenses

New biosensing contact lenses are designed to detect glucose levels for diabetics and hold thousands of other possibilities.

Cassie Kelly
May 15, 2017
Visualizing “Whirled” Health

A paper-and-string whirligig that costs 20 cents to make could change the game and help end malaria and other worldwide epidemics.

Michael MacRae
April 10, 2017
An Easier Way to Make Reliable Glucose Sensors

Using semiconductor manufacturing methods could help produce a stable, affordable glucose sensor.

Jeff O'Heir
April 10, 2017
Better Blast Helmets from Fluid Dynamics

Helmets designed using computational fluid dynamics could help dampen shock waves and better protect soldiers from traumatic brain injuries.

Monique Brouillette
April 10, 2017