Printing Electronics Directly on Delicate Surfaces—Like the Back of Your Hand

Nick Williams didn’t ask permission. The graduate student just stuck his pinky finger under the printer and watched it paint two silver lines on his skin. When printing was complete, Williams put a small LED light at one end of the lines and applied voltage to the other. He smiled as the light glowed. Williams showed … Continue reading Printing Electronics Directly on Delicate Surfaces—Like the Back of Your Hand

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New capsule can orally deliver drugs that usually have to be injected

New capsule can orally deliver drugs that usually have to be injected Grantee News thomas.johnson Wed, 10/09/2019 - 12:15 MIT engineers designed a drug capsule that can carry insulin or other protein drugs and protect them from the harsh environment of the gastrointestinal tract. When the capsule reaches the small intestine, it breaks down to … Continue reading New capsule can orally deliver drugs that usually have to be injected

4D Bioprinting Smart Constructs for the Heart

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality worldwide, accounting for nearly 18 million deaths each year, according to the World Health Organization. In recent years, scientists have looked to regenerative therapies – including those that use 3D-printed tissue – to repair damage done to the heart and restore cardiac function. Thanks to advancements in … Continue reading 4D Bioprinting Smart Constructs for the Heart

Scientists create brain-mimicking environment to grow 3D tissue models of brain tumors

Scientists create brain-mimicking environment to grow 3D tissue models of brain tumors Grantee News thomas.johnson Tue, 10/08/2019 - 11:06 Researchers have developed 3-dimensional human tissue culture models of pediatric and adult brain cancers in a brain-mimicking microenvironment, that includes brain-derived extracellular matrix (ECM) -- the complex network of proteins and amino acids with bound sugars … Continue reading Scientists create brain-mimicking environment to grow 3D tissue models of brain tumors

Engineered viruses could fight drug resistance

Engineered viruses could fight drug resistance Grantee News thomas.johnson Tue, 10/08/2019 - 11:01 Biological engineers can program bacteriophages to kill different strains of E. coli by making mutations in the protein that the viruses use to bind to host cells. These engineered phages are less likely to provoke resistance in bacteria, and could help to … Continue reading Engineered viruses could fight drug resistance