Back to homepage

Tag "Biomedical Engineering"

Battling Cancer with Our Body’s Own Trojan Horse: The Exosome

Battling Cancer with Our Body’s Own Trojan Horse: The Exosome

🕔23:59, 2.Apr 2016

You may have never heard of the anti-cancer drug paclitaxel, but it is indispensable to our modern healthcare system. It sits on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines, and its annual sales surpassed one billion dollars in 2000.

Read Full Article
A Brainy Vanishing Act: New bioresorbable technology improves brain monitoring

A Brainy Vanishing Act: New bioresorbable technology improves brain monitoring

🕔21:51, 23.Mar 2016

Parts that can be found in cell phones can be used to make biodegradable devices that can monitor brain conditions. Led by teams from the University of Illinois and Washington University in St. Louis, researchers have produced such devices that may be able treat the brain, too.

Read Full Article
Halting Hemorrhage: Self-propelled microparticles offer new solution for extreme bleeding

Halting Hemorrhage: Self-propelled microparticles offer new solution for extreme bleeding

🕔12:29, 5.Feb 2016

Recently, researchers at the University of British Columbia designed a new method for stopping hemorrhaging. The system relies on microparticles that propel themselves upstream through blood, delivering coagulants to hard-to-reach wounds.

Read Full Article
Revai Startup Prolongs Viability of Intestines for Transplant

Revai Startup Prolongs Viability of Intestines for Transplant

🕔19:39, 10.Nov 2015

An organ transplant comes with a slew of complications, but perhaps the problem most overlooked is preserving the tissue once it is removed from the donor. Current means of storing intestines before they are transplanted involve simply a container filled

Read Full Article
Diagnosis at Your Fingertips: Using smartphones to screen for syphilis and HIV

Diagnosis at Your Fingertips: Using smartphones to screen for syphilis and HIV

🕔23:35, 8.May 2015

Biomedical researchers at Columbia University have developed a convenient, easy-to-use, and relatively inexpensive smartphone attachment that could revolutionize HIV and syphilis detection for previously unscreened populations.

Read Full Article
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.

Read Full Article
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.

Read Full Article
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.

Read Full Article
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.

Read Full Article
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.

Read Full Article