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Reproducing a Retinal Disease on a Chip

June 24, 2017

Approximately 80% of all sensory input is received via the eyes, so suffering from chronic retinal diseases that lead to blindness causes a significant decrease in the quality of life (QOL). And because retinal diseases are most common [more...]

Instrument Development Enables Planetary Exploration

June 24, 2017

This laser-interrogated microfluidic chip (10 centimeters in diameter) is one of the new planetary instrument technologies that NASA and other space agencies are developing to search for chemical indicators of life on other worlds. In this [more...]

10 things You Should Know About How 3D Bioprinting

June 24, 2017

The healthcare industry is trying to capitalize on 3D printing, and fast. From prosthetic limbs and various surgical devices made with plastics and metals, to using cells to print human organs, experiments in this industry are progressing [more...]

Adding Depth to Cell Culture

June 18, 2017

As a postdoc studying human brain development and what goes wrong in conditions such as microencephaly, Madeline Lancaster faced the same familiar problems as her fellow lab researchers. For example, mice brains don’t behave or develop [more...]

The Making of a Medical Microchip

June 18, 2017

This chip, developed by Fluidigm, can be used in a microfluidics system to analyse genomic information from samples as small as a single cell (Image credit: Fluidigm) The bioengineers in Dino Di Carlo’s lab at the University of [more...]

Different Types of Clinical Research

June 18, 2017

Different types of clinical research are used depending on what the researchers are studying. Below are descriptions of some different kinds of clinical research. Treatment Research generally involves an intervention such as medication, [more...]

Premarket Notification 510(k)

June 18, 2017

Each person who wants to market in the U.S., a Class I, II, and III device intended for human use, for which a Premarket Approval (PMA) is not required, must submit a 510(k) to FDA unless the device is exempt from 510(k) requirements of [more...]

Sorting out HIV

June 14, 2017

Image Credit: EMBL/Merten Group Around 1% of patients with HIV – known as elite controllers – are able to survive without antiviral treatment, because their immune systems produce certain kinds of HIV-specific antibodies: proteins that [more...]
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