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One Vaccine Injection Could Carry Many Doses

September 17, 2017

Microparticles created by new 3-D fabrication method could release drugs or vaccines long after injection (Image Credit : MIT) MIT engineers have invented a new 3-D fabrication method that can generate a novel type of drug-carrying [more...]

Engineers Turn a Laser Beam into a Stream of Liquid

September 4, 2017

Lasers are one of the iconic breakthroughs of 20th century science. They produce coherent photons in tight beams of specific energy. They can transmit data, detect molecules, and burn through metal. The photons they produce also have [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...]

3-D Model of Human Brain Development and Disease

May 13, 2017

After spheroids representing two different brain regions fuse in a dish, neurons from one spheroid (green) migrate into the other and forge connections with the neurons there. (Image Credit: Pasca lab, Stanford University) Brain [more...]

Feeling the Heat in Cells

April 17, 2017

The gallium nitride nanomembrane (GaN NM) is shown attached to a cell. When a pulsed laser is directed onto the nanomembrane, heat is transferred to the cell via a gold microdisc. By monitoring the emitted photoluminescent light (blue [more...]

How to Hack a Cell?

April 9, 2017

The human body is made up of trillions of cells, microscopic computers that carry out complex behaviors according to the signals they receive from each other and their environment. Synthetic biologists engineer living cells to control how [more...]

Multiregional Brain on a Chip

January 22, 2017

Image of the in vitro model showing three distinct regions of the brain connected by axons. (Credit: Disease Biophysics Group/Harvard University) Harvard University researchers have developed a multiregional brain-on-a-chip that models the [more...]

Tumor Gene Test Results Can Differ in Same Patients

December 19, 2016

Research Underway at the University of Washington School of Medicine to improve genetic testing for precision diagnostics and therapeutics (Credit: Clare Mclean) A preliminary study comparing two commercially available, next-generation [more...]

First ‘Water-wave’ Laser Created

December 4, 2016

Artistic illustration of “Water-Wave” Laser. (Image Credit: Technion Spokesperson’s Office) Technion researchers have demonstrated, for the first time, that laser emissions can be created through the interaction of light and [more...]

Micro-Bubbles Make Big Impact

November 27, 2016

The quest to develop a wireless micro-robot for biomedical applications requires a small-scale “motor” that can be wirelessly powered through biological media. While magnetic fields can be used to power small robots wirelessly, [more...]
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