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3-D Printing Process Developed for Living Tissue

Researchers in the U.K. devised 3-D printing techniques for human and animal cells to produce functioning tissue with multiple types of cells. . . . → Read More: 3-D Printing Process Developed for Living Tissue

Injectable Patch Designed to Repair Heart Tissue

An injectable soft mesh patch seeded with cardiac cells is shown to fix damaged heart tissue in tests with lab animals, as an alternative to open-heart surgery. . . . → Read More: Injectable Patch Designed to Repair Heart Tissue

Synthetic Beating Heart Repair Tissue Being Developed

A bioengineering team is developing a synthetic patch that contracts and sends electrical signals to repair heart muscle tissue after a heart attack. . . . → Read More: Synthetic Beating Heart Repair Tissue Being Developed

Tough Ingested Hydrogels Designed for Long-Term Drugs

A medical engineering team developed and tested in animals a new water-based polymer material to deliver drugs for long-term release in the stomach. . . . → Read More: Tough Ingested Hydrogels Designed for Long-Term Drugs

Takeda, Biosurfaces Partner on Nanofiber Devices

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company is joining with a developer of medical devices from nanoscale bioactive fibers to design new devices for gastrointestinal, or GI, disorders. . . . → Read More: Takeda, Biosurfaces Partner on Nanofiber Devices

Students Design Prototype Soft Artificial Heart

Two graduate students in materials science and engineering designed and tested an artificial heart made with soft plastics for eventual use as an implanted device. . . . → Read More: Students Design Prototype Soft Artificial Heart

Nanotech Treatment Studied for Brain Tumors

Medical researchers and engineers designed and tested in mice a way to deliver gene-silencing therapies in nanoscale particles to treat glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. . . . → Read More: Nanotech Treatment Studied for Brain Tumors

Flu Vaccine Patch Shown Safe, Responsive

A patch to deliver flu vaccine with tiny painless needles worn like a band-aid was shown in a clinical trial to be safe and produce an immune response. . . . → Read More: Flu Vaccine Patch Shown Safe, Responsive

High-Resolution Surgical Brain Monitor Demonstrated

Biomedical engineers demonstrated a higher-resolution device for mapping the brain during surgery to highlight healthy and diseased tissue. . . . → Read More: High-Resolution Surgical Brain Monitor Demonstrated

Laser-Produced Graphene Kills Resistant Bacteria

A materials science and engineering team found a form of graphene produced by lasers can kill films of bacteria resistant to treatment, aided by a weak electric current. . . . → Read More: Laser-Produced Graphene Kills Resistant Bacteria