Better tissue engineering for better 3D systems

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

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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.

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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Tissue Implantable Insulin Sensors

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A team from MIT explores the dynamics and operation of a hypothetical insulin sensor using a model for glucose, insulin and glucagon circulating in the body.

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RNA-loaded red blood cells to vaccinate against cancer

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Nair and colleagues demonstrate that a tumor vaccine can be formulated by loading RNA into whole blood cells directly after blood draw.

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New strategy for individualized cancer treatment

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Dr. Xian-Zheng Zhang and co-workers have fabricated a biodegradable chimeric peptide for cancer therapy and real-time apoptosis imaging.

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Microscopic switch shines a light on drug delivery

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Researchers in Australia have developed a microscopic on-off light to help investigate how drug delivery systems interact with cells.

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Mimicking inflammation with a biomimetic interface

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An interface that models inflammation and infection will allow researchers to investigate biomolecular dynamics changes in local microenvironments.

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Nanoprobes allow a new kind of cancer detection

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Researchers have reported a new method for detecting cancer cells, using SERS and fluorescence dual-encoded magnetic nanoprobes.

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Recombinant proteins for better hydrogels

Researchers at Nankai University report the design and engineering of a recombinant protein that can be used for drug-delivering hydrogels.

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