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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

Students Create Biodegradable Feminine Pad

A group of engineering students in Utah developed a new feminine hygiene pad that, unlike most such products today, is made of fully natural materials and 100 percent biodegradable. . . . → Read More: Students Create Biodegradable Feminine Pad

Trial to Test Spherical Nanotech Brain Cancer Drug

An early-stage clinical trial will soon begin testing spherically-shaped nanoscale particles to treat glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. . . . → Read More: Trial to Test Spherical Nanotech Brain Cancer Drug

Synthetic Retina Developed with Natural Materials

A chemistry lab in the U.K. developed a synthetic retina made of natural materials resembling human tissue that in lab tests detects static, moving, and grey-scale images. . . . → Read More: Synthetic Retina Developed with Natural Materials

Paper-Metal Antimicrobial Layers Designed

A lab at Rutgers University devised a method for sending an electric current through inexpensive paper and metal layered surfaces, which in lab tests kills harmful microbes. . . . → Read More: Paper-Metal Antimicrobial Layers Designed