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Novel Delivery of Antibodies Fights HIV

DNA delivered to cells via electrical pulses was first explored for creating new vaccines and is now being tested in the lab to produce disease-fighting proteins.

Melissae Fellet
October 15, 2018
Man-Made Platelets May Revolutionize Cancer Treatment

Platelet BioGenesis built a device that makes platelets. The process could revolutionize blood transfusions and cancer treatment.

Lina Zeldovich
October 15, 2018
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Smallest Robot Could Make Big Strides in Fighting Cancer

The world's smallest medical robot can help fight cancer and serve other functions that conventional surgical methods can’t.

Agam Shah
October 04, 2018
ASME TechCast: #2: How to Close the Engineering Communication Gap

In episode 2 of ASME TechCast, we explore the communication gap that often exists between engineers and their colleagues, especially clinicians and others in the biomedical industry. We also discuss the new lexicon that members of the Alliance of Advanced Biomedical Engineering (AABME.org) are rolling out to help solve that problem. 

Jeff O'Heir
October 01, 2018
Creation of Beating Heart Parts Could Lead to New Treatments

Researchers moved closer to solving problems with treating heart disease by developing ways to build tissues and parts of a human heart using human stem cells.

Melissa Lutz Blouin
September 24, 2018
3D Bioprinting Improves Speed and Quality of Tissue Engineering

Engineers have developed a new process of 3D bioprinting tissues that uses multiple cell-based inks to create more realistic structures in less time than previous methods.

Melissae Fellet
September 10, 2018
3D Bioprinting Improves Speed and Quality of Tissue Engineering

Engineers have developed a new process of 3D bioprinting tissues that uses multiple cell-based inks to create more realistic structures in less time than previous methods.

Melissae Fellet
September 10, 2018
WEBINAR: Biomanufacturing of Pluripotent Stem Cells and Their Differentiated Progenies in Integrated Bioprocesses

Cell therapy manufacturing is a new discipline where production of adult and pluripotent stem cell types are required for cell therapies. Several hundreds of clinical trials with adult mesenchymal stem cells for therapies such as auto-immune diseases, bone, cartilage repair and stroke are looking promising. For the pluripotent stem cell therapies, retinal pigment epithelial cells, pancreatic islet progenitors and neurons are being applied for treating blindness, diabetes and Parkinson’s disease in early stage clinical trials.

September 10, 2018
Artificial Lungs Could Offer Real Hope to Future Transplant Patients

The first viable prototype of an artificial lung offers new hope for the more than one thousand people awaiting lung transplants across the United States.

Kayt Sukel
September 04, 2018
Low-Cost Haptic Needle Punctures Need for Expensive Training Gear

A low-cost haptic needle simulator aims to train young minds without expensive equipment.

Cassie Kelly
September 04, 2018
New Chapter for DNA-Encoded Chemical Libraries

A new approach to finding drug candidates for fighting cancers can drastically cut the time and money needed to evaluate millions of them.

Poornima Apte
August 27, 2018
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
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
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