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How to Detect a Troubled Heart

How to Detect a Troubled Heart

🕔23:08, 5.Mar 2015

Despite current knowledge of genetics, identifying patients at risk for genetic forms of heart disease remains difficult. Assistant professor of biomedical engineering Stuart Campbell has developed a method of growing realistic heart tissues from patients’ cells in order to diagnose a family of inherited heart diseases.

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A Genome-Based Attack on the Tsetse Fly

A Genome-Based Attack on the Tsetse Fly

🕔16:29, 18.Jan 2015

Recently, a team of 146 scientists unraveled the genome of the tsetse fly, the vector of a lethal disease called sleeping sickness. With this new genetic information, many scientists have proposed innovative solutions to protect the 70 million people in sub-Saharan Africa who are affected by this disease.

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Biomedical Engineering Pioneer Robert Langer Speaks at Yale

Biomedical Engineering Pioneer Robert Langer Speaks at Yale

🕔14:08, 18.Jan 2015

Robert Langer’s speech at the Yale Medical School drew a crowd eager to hear about his discoveries in drug delivery, and his role in Mark Saltzman and Laura Niklason’s budding careers.

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Australian Surgeons Transplant a “Dead” Heart

Australian Surgeons Transplant a “Dead” Heart

🕔13:55, 18.Jan 2015

Surgeons in Australia have successfully performed heart transplants using “dead” hearts. The surgeons have been able to revive these hearts using a “heart-in-the-box” device.

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Tackling Transplant Transportation

Tackling Transplant Transportation

🕔13:43, 18.Jan 2015

From ideas to reality, students at Yale are changing the way small intestine transplant procedures are performed.

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Unsolved Mysteries: The Enigmatic Mechanism of Age-old Antibiotics

Unsolved Mysteries: The Enigmatic Mechanism of Age-old Antibiotics

🕔13:39, 18.Jan 2015

Recent studies in the field of microbiology have overturned prior beliefs on the mechanism of action of antibiotics. These findings hold promise for the future development of antibiotic drugs for combatting the rise in superbugs worldwide. But first, the mystery surrounding antibiotics must be solved.

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Mind-Controlled Prosthetics

Mind-Controlled Prosthetics

🕔13:16, 18.Jan 2015

Amputees have reported that mind-controlled prosthetics allow them to “feel” their hands for the first time since their amputation. These prosthetics use sophisticated algorithms to relay sensory information to the brain, as well as implanted electrodes in the arm to provide refined, natural movement actuated by the mind of the wearer.

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How Really Tiny Particles Fix Really Big Diseases

How Really Tiny Particles Fix Really Big Diseases

🕔14:20, 5.Oct 2014

Researchers in the Saltzman Lab have manufactured nanoparticles capable of carrying drugs that edit the genome and correct mutations responsible for diseases like cystic fibrosis.

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Face Lifts for Skin Cells: Fast Cell Cycles Lead to Efficient Reprogramming

Face Lifts for Skin Cells: Fast Cell Cycles Lead to Efficient Reprogramming

🕔21:56, 1.Jul 2014

Yale Researcher Shangqin Guo finds that speeding up cells’ cycles increases the rate at which they reprogram to stem cells.

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Redesigning Inflammation

Redesigning Inflammation

🕔21:12, 1.Jul 2014

Biomedical engineers at Yale have created a new, more human-like model for studying inflammation with the goal that discoveries in a petri dish can actually translate to cures for diseases in the human body.

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