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Gel, Crispr Help Defeat Cancer Drug Obstacles

Crispr-Cas9 illustration

A high-powered binding protein, formulated as a gel and targeted by Crispr gene editing is shown in lab mice to precisely deliver drugs and kill cancer cells. . . . → Read More: Gel, Crispr Help Defeat Cancer Drug Obstacles

Hydrogel Shown Safe to Repair Heart Damage

Karen Christman

Results of a small-scale clinical trial show an experimental treatment using an injectable gel to repair damage from a heart attack is safe for patients. . . . → Read More: Hydrogel Shown Safe to Repair Heart Damage

Urine Test Shows Promise for Cancer Screening

Mouse urine samples

Biomedical engineers and materials scientists developed a simple urine test that in samples from lab mice show they can screen for colon cancer. . . . → Read More: Urine Test Shows Promise for Cancer Screening

Chip Device Simulates Islet Cell Functions

Islet cell chip

A new device testing the functions of insulin-producing islet cells in the pancreas is designed on a plastic chip made with common materials and manufacturing methods. . . . → Read More: Chip Device Simulates Islet Cell Functions

Robotic Device Navigates Brain Blood Vessels

Robotic wire

Engineers and materials scientists designed a robotic device thin and flexible enough to thread through blood vessels in a model brain under remote control. . . . → Read More: Robotic Device Navigates Brain Blood Vessels

Patch Designed for Vaccines, Cancer Treatments

Microneedle patch

An engineering team designed a small skin patch with tiny needles that in lab mice quickly delivers vaccines and possibly treatments for melanoma. . . . → Read More: Patch Designed for Vaccines, Cancer Treatments

Crispr Deployed for Programmable Smart Hydrogels

Crispr hydrogel

Bio-engineers developed a process using the gene editing technique Crispr to design gel materials with properties added for drug delivery, diagnostics, and electronic circuits. . . . → Read More: Crispr Deployed for Programmable Smart Hydrogels

Skin Sensor Network Tracks Health Functions

Printed sensor

An engineering team designed sensors that stick on the skin and form a network with radio-frequency signals to track physiological functions. . . . → Read More: Skin Sensor Network Tracks Health Functions

Nanotube Fibers Configured for Heart Repair

Inspecting a fiber

Medical and engineering researchers developed fibers made with nanoscale carbon tubes that in lab animals conducted electrical signals and repaired heart damage. . . . → Read More: Nanotube Fibers Configured for Heart Repair

Engineered Bacteria Hydrogels Designed for Gut Repair

Nanofibers from engineered E. coli

Biomedical engineers genetically altered bacteria that when added to gel materials can be applied like a spray or ointment to help heal intestinal surfaces. . . . → Read More: Engineered Bacteria Hydrogels Designed for Gut Repair