Injectable, flexible electrode could replace rigid nerve-stimulating implants

Injectable, flexible electrode could replace rigid nerve-stimulating implants Grantee News thomas.johnson Tue, 11/12/2019 - 10:07 Electrically stimulating nerves can reduce epileptic seizures, soothe chronic pain, and treat depression. Now, biomedical engineers have made a significant advance that could dramatically reduce the cost of neuromodulation therapy, increase its reliability and make it much less invasive. Source: … Continue reading Injectable, flexible electrode could replace rigid nerve-stimulating implants

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To monitor cancer therapy, researchers tag CAR T cells with imaging markers

To monitor cancer therapy, researchers tag CAR T cells with imaging markers Grantee News thomas.johnson Tue, 11/12/2019 - 09:58 The researchers genetically engineered CAR T cells with molecular tags, which they were able to monitor in an animal model using position emission tomography (PET) imaging. Source: National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Biomedical Engineering- News

Effects of treadmill with different intensities on bone quality and muscle properties in adult rats

Bone is a dynamically hierarchical material that can be divided into length scales of several orders of magnitude. Exercise can cause bone deformation, which in turn affects bone mass and structure. This study... Source: Biomedical Engineering Online

Hair-loss reversal achieved with low-profile, wearable device powered by small body movements

Hair-loss reversal achieved with low-profile, wearable device powered by small body movements Science Highlights raymond.macdougall Fri, 11/08/2019 - 13:45 Low-frequency electric stimulation shows promise as a possible alternative to medications for restoring hair growth in people whose hair has begun to thin. Source: National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Biomedical Engineering- News

3D brain tissue system aids study of deadly tumor progression

3D brain tissue system aids study of deadly tumor progression Science Highlights thomas.johnson Mon, 11/04/2019 - 12:50 The novel approach better mimics the tumor environment in patients. Made with extracellular matrix (ECM) from pig brains and seeded with tumors from patients, the system is revealing tumor/ECM interactions that aid tumor growth, providing potential targets for … Continue reading 3D brain tissue system aids study of deadly tumor progression