Harvard professor George Church talks with David Walsh, editor in chief of ASME.org and AABME.org, about advances in portable genome monitoring as well as recent developments in the anti-aging therapies.
Columbia University researchers recently generated beating cardiac tissue from induced pluripotent stem cells, human cells that are able to differentiate into nearly any cell type. Using physical conditioning, the researchers produced samples with the hallmarks of mature heart tissue with just four weeks of cell culture. The work paves a concrete pathway to functional heart-on-a-chip platforms.
Columbia University engineers use a soft mesh scaffold to produce a dramatically higher amount of functional T cells from blood taken from leukemia patients.
A medical device company has developed a portable visor system that uses volumetric impedance phase-shift spectroscopy (VIPS) technology to detect severe strokes within seconds.