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Cyborg heart could help scientists better understand the human organ

August 23, 2019

In The Wizard of Oz, the Tin Man famously sang, “If I only had a heart . . .…
A wearable artificial graphene throat, abbreviated here as “WAGT,” can transform human throat movements into different sounds with training of the wearer. Image credit: Adapted from ACS Nano 2019, 10.1021/acsnano.9b03218 (cropped image)
Artificial throat could someday help mute people ‘speak’

July 26, 2019

Most people take speech for granted, but it’s actually a complex process that involves both motions of the…
Organ bioprinting gets a breath of fresh air

May 6, 2019

Bioengineers have cleared a major hurdle on the path to 3D printing replacement organs with a breakthrough technique…
Researchers grow cells in ‘paper organs’

May 3, 2019

Long before scientists test new medicines in animals or people, they study the effects of the substances on…
Scientists Print First 3D Heart Using Patient’s Own Cells and Materials

April 18, 2019

In a major medical breakthrough, Tel Aviv University researchers have “printed” the world’s first 3D vascularised engineered heart using a…
Lab grown “brains” successfully model disease

March 28, 2019

The human brain is one of the most complex organs. Its complexity challenges our ability to study its…
Researchers from Cambridge Grow a ‘Mini-Brain’ Capable of Contracting Muscle

March 19, 2019

A group of researchers from the University of Cambridge have grown a miniature (roughly pea-sized) brain in a…
Artificial bug eyes

January 10, 2019

Single lens eyes, like those in humans and many other animals, can create sharp images, but the compound…
3-D Printed Heart Valve Models Honored in International Competition

December 27, 2018

A Georgia Institute of Technology and Piedmont Heart Institute project to create tissue-mimicking heart valve models using advanced…
3D ‘organ on a chip’ could accelerate search for new disease treatments

October 29, 2018

Researchers have developed a three-dimensional ‘organ on a chip’ which enables real-time continuous monitoring of cells, and could…
‘Lung Backpack’ Could Give Young Patients Mobility and Time to Heal

October 26, 2018

On any given day in the pediatric and neonatal intensive care units at University of Michigan C.S. Mott…
The Kidney Project and the bioartificial pancreas: When inspiration strikes twice

October 9, 2018

Inspiration can be a hard thing to find. The history of science is filled with elusive “eureka moments”…
3D-Printed Tracheal Splints Used in Groundbreaking Pediatric Surgery

September 20, 2018

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has performed Georgia’s first-ever procedure to place 3D-printed tracheal splints in a pediatric patient.…
Scientists found a better way to grow a 3D liver tissue from stem cells

August 29, 2018

It is a terrible situation when your life depends on others. But that is how a lot of…
Top New Biomedical Developments You Need to Know About

April 11, 2018

Biomedicine has been going ahead in leaps and bounds over recent years. Whether you’re interested in getting into…
“Body on a chip” could improve drug evaluation

March 15, 2018

MIT engineers have developed new technology that could be used to evaluate new drugs and detect possible side…
3-D printing improves cell adhesion and strength of PDMS polymer

January 23, 2018

Combining two different polymer forms can switch manufacturing of silicone parts from molding, casting and spin coating of…
‘Brain-on-a-chip’ tests effects of biological and chemical agents, develop countermeasures

December 19, 2017

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists and engineers have developed a “brain-on-a-chip” device aimed at testing and predicting…
4-D printing could pave way to engineering human organs

December 4, 2017

Researchers in the University of Alberta’s Ingenuity Lab have taken the first step toward 3-D printing a fully functional human…
3-D printed artificial gut creates realistic model for research

October 19, 2017

One challenge for studying intestinal biology is there hasn’t been a realistic model that re-creates the conditions in…
Lab-created mini-brains reveal how growing organ maintains neuronal balance

July 31, 2017

Scientists can now explore in a laboratory dish how the human brain develops by creating organoids — distinct,…
Engineered liver tissue expands after transplant

July 20, 2017

Many diseases, including cirrhosis and hepatitis, can lead to liver failure. More than 17,000 Americans suffering from these…
Kidney-on-a-chip to travel to International Space Station

June 21, 2017

In as early as 2018, a rocket carrying a payload that includes 24 microfluidic chips about the size…
How growing human organs in a lab could be a boon to research

June 21, 2017

It sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie — human organs, grown in a lab. But it’s…
Bioengineered livers mimic natural development

June 16, 2017

An international team of researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, Cincinnati Children’s…
Sowing Stem Cells: Lab-Grown Organoids Hold Promise for Patient Treatments

June 8, 2017

Ophir Klein is growing teeth, which is just slightly less odd than what Jeffrey Bush is growing – tissues…
Creating the “Model Human” to Practice Surgery

April 21, 2017

Physicians at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) have developed a new way to fabricate artificial organs…
Artificial thymus can produce cancer-fighting T cells from blood stem cells

April 4, 2017

UCLA researchers have created a new system to produce human T cells, the white blood cells that fight…
Patient trial validates Wearable Artificial Kidney concept

June 3, 2016

The results of an exploratory clinical trial indicate that a wearable artifical kidney could be developed as a viable, new…
Tissue regeneration: Straight from the pages of science fiction!

April 18, 2016

“Even if it’s published in Nature, I won’t believe it until I check it myself.” So says a…
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