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Computer-Aided Bone Graft Process Devised with Stem Cells

Leg in cast

A tissue engineering team developed a process that includes computer-assisted design for personalized grafts derived from a patient’s own stem cells, to repair bone defects caused by trauma or disease. . . . → Read More: Computer-Aided Bone Graft Process Devised with Stem Cells

NSF, Industry Group Fund Bio-Based Semiconductor R&D

Biocircuits illustration

A research consortium in the semiconductor industry and National Science Foundation are supporting a series of projects investigating interactions between biology and circuits for data transfer and storage. . . . → Read More: NSF, Industry Group Fund Bio-Based Semiconductor R&D

New Type of Graphene Circuit Designed for Biosensors

An emerging need is for biosensors that can detect electrical and physiological signals in the human body, which require a high degree of sensitivity. . . . → Read More: New Type of Graphene Circuit Designed for Biosensors

RNA Nanoparticles Designed for Brain Cancer Therapy

Brain cell networks

Medical researchers and material scientists devised a technique for delivering tiny particles of genetic material to the brain, which help lab mice shrink or remove their brain tumors and survive longer. . . . → Read More: RNA Nanoparticles Designed for Brain Cancer Therapy

Nanoparticles Shown to Boost Anti-Cancer Immune Cells

Cytokines and T-cells

A bioengineering lab developed a technique to attach larger quantities of cancer-fighting proteins to immune system cells that in lab mice reduced or eliminated tumors while avoiding harmful side effects. . . . → Read More: Nanoparticles Shown to Boost Anti-Cancer Immune Cells

Smart Bandage Monitors, Provides Drugs to Chronic Wounds

Smart bandage

An engineering team at Tufts University is developing a self-contained bandage with sensors that monitor the status of chronic wounds, and also dispenses medication as needed. . . . → Read More: Smart Bandage Monitors, Provides Drugs to Chronic Wounds

University Tissue, Cell Fabrication Lab Set to Open

3-D bioprinter

A laboratory for producing new types of biomaterials is scheduled to open next year on the University of Illinois campus in Urbana. . . . → Read More: University Tissue, Cell Fabrication Lab Set to Open

Process Devised for Renewable, Biodegradable Plastic

Eugene Chen

A chemistry lab developed a process for economically producing a polymer material from renewable sources that could replace some plastics now derived from petroleum. . . . → Read More: Process Devised for Renewable, Biodegradable Plastic

Electrodes for Implants 3-D Printed on Soft Materials

Electrodes on gummy bears

An engineering team produced with an ink-jet printer working electrodes like those used in medical implants on bio-friendly soft materials rather than metal or silicon. . . . → Read More: Electrodes for Implants 3-D Printed on Soft Materials

Company Claims High Speeds, Resolution in 3-D Printed Tissue

Prellis Biologics founders

A company developing a three-dimensional printing technology to produce human tissue says it can produce tissue with higher resolution, including blood vessels, and higher speeds than before. . . . → Read More: Company Claims High Speeds, Resolution in 3-D Printed Tissue