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Printed electronics, sensors and actuators on a thin flexible finger cuff

Printed electronics, sensors and actuators on a thin flexible finger cuff | Medical Engineering = MEDINEERING | Scoop.it
The intricate properties of the fingertips have been mimicked and recreated using semiconductor devices in what researchers hope will lead to the development of advanced surgical gloves.
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THE RETINA'S NEURAL CODE FOR BRAIN COMMUNICATION is deciphered

Current prosthetics provide blind users with spots and edges of light to help them navigate. This novel device provides the code to restore normal vision. The code is so accurate that it can allow facial features to be discerned and allow animals to track moving images.

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Micron-Scale Swimming Robots: It seems like they're engineering sperm cells

Micron-Scale Swimming Robots: It seems like they're engineering sperm cells | Medical Engineering = MEDINEERING | Scoop.it
Researchers have designed micro-swimmers that could overcome the challenges of swimming at the micron scale. These autonomous micro-robots could carry cargo and navigate in response to stimuli such as light.
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Jennifer Elisseeff

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Jennifer Elisseeff, the director of the new Translational Tissue Engineering Center, is a biomedical engineer who holds an endowed chair in the Department of Ophthalmology, where she is helping to develop an artificial cornea. Tissue engineering, she says, is taking place at the juncture of several scientific disciplines.

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Composite nanofibers to help repair tendons

Composite nanofibers to help repair tendons | Medical Engineering = MEDINEERING | Scoop.it
Scientists have developed and validated a new technology in which composite nanofibrous scaffolds provide a loose enough structure for cells to colonize without impediment, but still can instruct cells how to lay down new tissue.

Not only loose but of controllable looseness

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Invented by Undergrads: the Future of Suture

Invented by Undergrads:  the Future of Suture | Medical Engineering = MEDINEERING | Scoop.it

After a surgeon stitches up a patient’s abdomen, costly complications—some life-threatening—can occur. To cut down on these postoperative problems, Johns Hopkins undergraduates have invented a disposable suturing tool to guide the placement of stitches and guard against the accidental puncture of internal organs.

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Cheap, Pressure-Sensing ‘Electronic Skin

Cheap, Pressure-Sensing ‘Electronic Skin | Medical Engineering = MEDINEERING | Scoop.it
Seoul researchers have developed an easy-to-fabricate, membrane-based strain gauge system that’s as sensitive (and almost as flexible) as human skin...

The full article is available at http://www.nature.com/nmat/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nmat3380.html

 

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Building Tissues From Scratch

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Building Tissues From Scratch
Facing a limited supply of donor tissues and organs, scientists seek to grow their own using stem cells and biodegradable materials.

 

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Success Of Engineered Tissue Depends On Where It\'s Grown

Success Of Engineered Tissue Depends On Where It\'s Grown | Medical Engineering = MEDINEERING | Scoop.it

Another evidence on the importance of 3D engineered Scaffolds to get functional results in tissue engineering.

"Cells grown on different types of scaffolds vary in their ability to help repair damaged blood vesselsTissue implants made of cells grown on a sponge-like scaffold have been shown...."

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