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Self-Powered Sun Exposure Chip, App Developed

UV sensor chip

A tiny wireless sensor chip measuring exposure to ultraviolet or UV rays from the sun, developed by a university lab, is now offered by a cosmetics company with an accompanying smartphone app. . . . → Read More: Self-Powered Sun Exposure Chip, App Developed

Immune Cell Chips to Launch into Space for Microgravity Tests

Astronaut with tissue chip

Chip devices with human immune system and stem cells are among the cargo set for launch today to the International Space Station. . . . → Read More: Immune Cell Chips to Launch into Space for Microgravity Tests

Electrode in Brain Blood Vessel Shown to Stimulate Body Muscles

Stentrode device

Electrodes sent into a blood vessel in the brain with a catheter and stent are shown in tests with sheep to stimulate muscles in the animals’ faces and limbs. . . . → Read More: Electrode in Brain Blood Vessel Shown to Stimulate Body Muscles

Nanotech Polymers Deliver More Effective Arthritis Therapy

Knee joint X-ray

A chemical engineering lab developed a process to help proteins combined with nanoscale polymers penetrate the cartilage in lab rodents and boost treatment for damage caused by osteoarthritis. . . . → Read More: Nanotech Polymers Deliver More Effective Arthritis Therapy

Prosthetic Joint Provides More Natural Wrist Movements

Wrist joint

An academic-industry engineering team in Sweden developed and tested a prosthetic wrist joint that provides more natural movement and control than most current devices. . . . → Read More: Prosthetic Joint Provides More Natural Wrist Movements

Personalized Computer Models Developed for Heart Disease

Heart check

Researchers in the U.K. are developing computer models of heart functions that enable physicians to simulate recommended treatments for individual patients to gauge and optimize their outcomes. . . . → Read More: Personalized Computer Models Developed for Heart Disease

3-D Printed Scaffolds with Stem Cells, Sensors Studied to Repair Bones

3-D printed bone scaffold

A bioengineering lab at University of Arizona is researching new techniques with three-dimensional printing, stem cells, and sensors to repair severe bone fractures. . . . → Read More: 3-D Printed Scaffolds with Stem Cells, Sensors Studied to Repair Bones

Infographic – Greatest Human Health Risks

It turns out the greatest current risk to the world’s health may be in the air we breathe. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Greatest Human Health Risks

Engineered Tissue-Polymer Replacement Spinal Discs Developed

Spine model

Vertebrae discs made with engineered tissue from stem cells and biocompatible polymer hydrogels were shown in test with lab animals to have comparable properties to natural spinal discs. . . . → Read More: Engineered Tissue-Polymer Replacement Spinal Discs Developed

Hydrogel Developed for Lower-Cost Wound Healing

Porous hydrogel

An engineering lab develop a new hydrogel with readily available materials that in lab tests promotes healing of wounds similar to those encountered by people with diabetes. . . . → Read More: Hydrogel Developed for Lower-Cost Wound Healing