Casting light on the brain's inner workings

Casting light on the brain's inner workings Grantee News thomas.johnson Wed, 02/12/2020 - 12:17 A team of engineers has created an ultra-small, wireless, battery-free device that uses light to record individual neurons so neuroscientists can see how the brain is working. Source: National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Biomedical Engineering- News

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New Platform for Composing Genetic Programs in Mammalian Cells

New Platform for Composing Genetic Programs in Mammalian Cells Grantee News raymond.macdougall Tue, 02/11/2020 - 13:35 A new synthetic biology toolkit developed at Northwestern Engineering will help researchers design mammalian cells with new functionalities. The toolkit, called the Composable Mammalian Elements of Transcription (COMET), could result in new therapies for difficult-to-treat diseases, like cancer. Source: … Continue reading New Platform for Composing Genetic Programs in Mammalian Cells

Bioengineers 3D-print implants to seed multiple layers of tissue

Bioengineers 3D-print implants to seed multiple layers of tissue Grantee News thomas.johnson Mon, 02/10/2020 - 09:39 Bioengineers print 3D implants with layered cells destined to become distinct combinations of tissue, like bone and cartilage. The scaffolds degrade over time to leave the natural tissues in place. Source: National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Biomedical Engineering- … Continue reading Bioengineers 3D-print implants to seed multiple layers of tissue

New robot does superior job sampling blood

New robot does superior job sampling blood Grantee News thomas.johnson Mon, 02/10/2020 - 09:31 In the future, robots could take blood samples, benefiting patients and healthcare workers alike. A team has created a blood-sampling robot that performed as well or better than people, according to the first human clinical trial of an automated blood drawing … Continue reading New robot does superior job sampling blood