Better tissue engineering for better 3D systems

Japanese researchers have reported a unique method for structural organization of engineered tissue construct.

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Printing 3D medical implants

Jeffery Weisman, a doctoral student in Louisiana Tech University’s biomedical engineering program, uses a consumer-grade 3D printer and materials to create custom medical implant ‘beads’ that contain antibiotic and drug delivery properties.

Researchers develop an innovative method for using affordable, consumer-grade 3D printers and materials to fabricate custom medical implants.

A sense-act-treat system for chemotherapy

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A smart nanomedicine that combines a pH-activated ratiometric probe with a therapeutic gold nanocage for combined cancer diagnostics and treatment.

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John Rogers on board with Advanced Electronic Materials

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Interview with John Rogers as he joins the Executive Advisory Board of the new journal Advanced Electronic Materials.

Ali Khademhosseini at the 2014 ACS National Meeting

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Professor Ali Khademhosseini spoke to us about his research into regenerative medicine at the 2014 ACS National Meeting in San Francisco.

Multifunctional nanocarriers for therapeutic immunology and diagnostics

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A new class of iron oxide nanocarrier activates the immune system and serves as a contrast agent for multiple imaging techniques.

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Crosslinking hydrogels for better micrometer cell manipulation

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International researchers have reported reported a crosslinker – an activated-ester-type photocleavable crosslinker – to prepare photodegradable hydrogels.

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Gold nanoparticles kill aggressive brain cancer cells

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A collaboration between nano- and neuroscientists has resulted in a system that kills the most aggressive, and most common, form of adult brain cancer.

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Overcoming clinical complications of vascular prostheses

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Electrospinning and plasma polymerization are combined to provide vascular graft scaffolds that are mechanically compliant and biocompatible.

Polyhydroxylated metallofullerenols play dual roles to activate macrophages

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Prof. Chunying Chen and her colleagues from the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, China demonstrate that polyhydroxylated metallofullerenol can activate primary mouse macrophages to produce pro-inflammatory cytokines.

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