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Detecting infection with a microchip


Invention by Pitt chemists could improve postoperative care for patients with knee replacements, other surgical implants.

Moving their legs


Epidural electrical stimulation of the spinal cord has four men paralyzed in their lower extremities moving their legs.

‘Mini heart’ invented to help return venous blood


“We are suggesting, for the first time, to use stem cells to create, rather than just repair damaged organs,” says Narine Sarvazyan, PhD.

Electric 'thinking cap' controls learning speed


Cram sessions are routine occurrences on any college campus. But what if there was a better, safer way to learn new or difficult material?

Let the sparks fly


The 4th annual AWT Robobots Competition is set for Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Lakeland Community College, Kirtland, Ohio.

Free entry for long-distance runners benefiting from med-tech


Global Heroes selected entries will receive entry and travel to the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon or Medtronic TC 10 Mile in October.

3D Systems teams up with the White House


Participating in new digital lab for manufacturing headed by UI Labs; Providing access to advanced design to manufacturing digital thread.

Silk-based implants – a better way to repair broken bones


Study shows that fixation devices derived from silkworm silk are potentially attractive alternatives to metal and synthetic-based systems.

STEM-learning opportunities get help with 3-year grant


FIRST sponsors and individual donors pledge $1.3 million, spanning three years, to nearly 200 high-school robotics teams.

Complete medical check-up on a chip


About the size of a stapler, this new handheld device developed at EFPL tests large numbers of proteins all at one.

Artificial muscles do the twist


Researchers develop a bioinspired, actuated material that mimics the complex motion of heart muscle.

Guiding surgeons


A catheter-based chip device looks to provide 3D images from inside heart and blood vessels.

Improving glaucoma treatment


Pairing nanodiamond-embedded contact lenses with existing drugs shows promise as a new therapy for glaucoma.

An essential step toward printing living tissues


A new bioprinting method creates intricately patterned 3D tissue constructs with multiple types of cells and tiny blood vessels.

Nanomotors controlled inside living cells


Penn State researchers place tiny synthetic motors inside live human cells, propel them with ultrasonic waves, and steered them magnetically.

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