Atlanta, GA (Scicasts) – Researchers have made a significant first step with newly engineered biomaterials for cell transplantation that could help lead to a possible cure for Type 1 diabetes, which affects about 3 million Americans.
East Lansing, MI (Scicasts) – Researchers at Michigan State University have identified a test that can determine which children with malaria are likely to develop cerebral malaria, a much more life-threatening form of the disease.
Durham, NC (Scicasts) – Duke University biomedical engineers have grown three-dimensional human heart muscle that acts just like natural tissue.
Raleigh, NC (Scicasts) – In a promising development for diabetes treatment, researchers have developed a network of nanoscale particles that can be injected into the body and release insulin when blood-sugar levels rise, maintaining normal blood sugar levels for more than a week in animal-based laboratory tests.
Norwich, UK (Scicasts) – Scientists from the Institute of Food Research (IFR) on the Norwich Research Park have been test-driving a prototype instrument that promises to revolutionize access to a potent laboratory analysis technique called NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance).
Japan (Scicasts) – Metal elements and molecules interact in the body but visualizing them together has always been a challenge.
Princeton, NJ (Scicasts) – Scientists at Princeton University used off-the-shelf printing tools to create a functional ear that can "hear" radio frequencies far beyond the range of normal human capability.
Houghton, MI (Scicasts) – In 2012, more than 3 million people had stents inserted in their coronary arteries. These tiny mesh tubes prop open blood vessels healing from procedures like a balloon angioplasty, which widens arteries blocked by clots or plaque deposits.
Boston, MA – A team of bioengineers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) has reported creating artificial heart tissue that closely mimics the functions of natural heart tissue through the use of human-based materials.
West Lafayette, IN (Scicasts) – Researchers have found a way to see synthetic nanostructures and molecules using a new type of super-resolution optical microscopy that does not require fluorescent dyes, representing a practical tool for biomedical and nanotechnology research.
Berkeley, CA (Scicasts) – A dramatic leap forward in the ability of scientists to study the structural states of macromolecules such as proteins and nanoparticles in solution has been achieved by a pair of researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab).
West Lafayette, IN (Scicasts) – Researchers have married two biological imaging technologies, creating a new way to learn how good cells go bad.
Roanoke, VA (Scicasts) – The macroscopic effects of certain nanoparticles on human health have long been clear to the naked eye. What scientists have lacked is the ability to see the detailed movements of individual particles that give rise to those effects. [Video]
Singapore (Scicasts) – The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and Veredus Laboratories, a supplier of molecular diagnostic tools, announced the launch of VereTrop, a biochip that can identify 13 different major tropical diseases from a single blood sample.
Heidelberg, Germany (Scicasts) – Resistive memory cells (ReRAM) are regarded as a promising solution for future generations of computer memories. They will dramatically reduce the energy consumption of modern IT systems while significantly increasing their performance.
London, UK (Scicasts) – Microwave imaging can be used to monitor how well treatment for breast cancer is working, finds new research. Microwave tomography was able to distinguish between breast cancer, benign growths, and normal tissue.
Baltimore, MD (Scicasts) – By using swarms of untethered grippers, each as small as a speck of dust, Johns Hopkins engineers and physicians say they have devised a new way to perform biopsies that could provide a more effective way to access narrow conduits in the body as well as find early signs of cancer or other diseases.