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Ultra-Sensitive Nanotech Robot Skin Receives Patent

ultra-sensitive robot skin

Inventors of a system of sensors packaged in a thin film received a patent for their work that enables robotic devices to better sense conditions in the nearby environment. . . . → Read More: Ultra-Sensitive Nanotech Robot Skin Receives Patent

Graphene Tested in Space Launch

Graphene samples

The material graphene, studied for more than a decade on earth, is the subject of tests for its ability to withstand the rigors of space travel. . . . → Read More: Graphene Tested in Space Launch

Precision Medicine Technique Devised for Brain Tumors

Brain tumor graphic

A process for quickly determining genetic mutations behind brain tumors and delivering a treatment addressing those mutations is shown to extend the survival of lab mice induced with those tumors. . . . → Read More: Precision Medicine Technique Devised for Brain Tumors

Tiny Soft Robots Designed for Surgery, Diagnostics

Morph device

Tiny robots resembling spiders, barely larger than a U.S. penny, are being designed with soft materials and microscale channels to aid in medical diagnostics and surgery in small, confined spaces. . . . → Read More: Tiny Soft Robots Designed for Surgery, Diagnostics

Tissue-Engineered Heart Chamber Model Developed

Left-ventricle heart model

A university bioengineering group developed a model of a left ventricle, the heart chamber that pumps blood to the body, made with engineered heart muscle tissue to replace animals for drug testing. . . . → Read More: Tissue-Engineered Heart Chamber Model Developed

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