Scientists and doctors are developing tiny robots that can find targets, deliver drugs, and monitor the body.
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Dr. Jonathan M. Rothberg, the founder and CEO of Ion Torrent division of Life Technology, spearheaded technological advances in human genome sequencing as an entrepreneur and a scientist.
The Yale iGEM team has advanced to the iGEM World Championships with their project using naturally-competent bacteria to improve artificial selection methods.
The past decade has seen several advances in the technique and speed of regenerative medicine, the use of living cells to grow new organs for transplant.
Most consumer products currently contain some components from genetically-modified organisms, but the health and environmental risks of these products are still unknown.
Professor Todd Constable has designed a new way of encoding spatial information in magnetic resonance imaging devices, using a radial magnetic field gradient instead of a linear one to drastically decrease the amount of time and data necessary to build a complete MRI image.
The Yale iGEM team, founded only two years ago, has characterized a novel antifreeze protein produced by the Siberian beetle, research which won them first place in the “Food and Energy” category at the 2011 iGEM World Championships.
A team of Yale researchers led by Lisa Suter, Assistant Professor of Medicine, investigated a method which models the population outcomes and costs of devices used for total knee replacement, a method which could potentially supplement traditional device testing.
John S. Reach, Jr. has developed a number of new orthopedic products, including “foam metal” implants that can integrate with tendons and a new system for targeted medication delivery.
Elizabeth Asai MC ’13, Nickolas Demas MC ’13, and Elliot Swart MC ’13 won the $100,000 prize awarded by the Center for Innovative Medicine and Integrative Technology (CIMIT) this past summer for their novel skin mole scanner.