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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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