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Self-Healing Engineered Muscle Grown in the Laboratory

Biomedical engineers have grown living skeletal muscle that looks a lot like the real thing. It contracts powerfully and rapidly, integrates into mice quickly,...

Researchers hijack cancer migration mechanism to move brain tumors

One factor that makes glioblastoma cancers so difficult to treat is that malignant cells from the tumors spread throughout the brain by following nerve...

Neurosurgeon writes thriller based on his research

Neurosurgeon Eric Leuthardt’s research often has been described as science fiction brought to life. But in his latest project, his experiences in the laboratory...

Education, surgery try “speed dating” for research

Ambitious surgeon seeks educator who longs for a research partner. Let’s get together and chat about issues of mutual interest to consenting scientists. Okay, so...

Researchers Develop a Dynamic Model of Tissue Failure

The idea of growing replacement tissue to repair an organ, or to swap it out for an entirely new one, is rapidly transitioning from...

Using sound and stickers to ‘smuggle’ drugs at the cellular level

Medicated adhesive patches have become a preferred method of delivery for everything from nicotine to hormones to motion sickness medication. Drexel University researchers are trying...

Natural Compound Good for 3D Printing Medical Implants

Researchers from North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Laser Zentrum Hannover have discovered that a naturally-occurring compound...

Football-shaped particles bolster the body’s defense against cancer

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have succeeded in making flattened, football-shaped artificial particles that impersonate immune cells. These football-shaped particles seem to be better than...

Eye injections may be needed less often

Johns Hopkins biomedical engineers have teamed up with clinicians to create a new drug-delivery strategy for a type of central vision loss caused by...

Researchers develop a steerable, robotic brain needle for busting clots

Surgery to relieve the damaging pressure caused by hemorrhaging in the brain is a perfect job for a robot. That is the basic premise of...

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