Breakthroughs

Speeding Up Skin-Healing Using Stem Cells

RenovaCare has developed the Skin-Gun, a device that uses stem cells to help heal burns and wounds quicker than traditional methods. Globalive …

Business

Scientists are testing out a device that could heal organs and brain injuries in seconds

Ohio State University created a non-invasive chip that uses Tissue Nanotransfection to alter skin cells into cells of any kind according to their study. Researchers say it may be able to heal anything from nerve damage to brain injuries. It's only been tested on mice and pigs, but researchers hope …

Ohio State University

New Stamp-Sized Tissue Patch Could Be Used to Regenerate Damaged Organs

No Surgery Required<p>A team of engineers at the University of Toronto have created a way to fix damaged organ tissue without surgery. The method …

The Future

Injectable gel holds promise as wound-healing material for strokes

A research team led by UCLA biomolecular engineers and doctors has demonstrated a therapeutic material that could one day promote better tissue …

Biology

A cotton candy machine could be used to help heal human tissue

Don’t eat this “cotton candy.”<p>Labs at Vanderbilt University and Harvard University, working with the National Science Foundation, are spinning cotton candy-like fibers for doctors and the military. Instead of sugar, researchers pour polymers into a cotton candy machine to make a heap of wispy …

Cotton Candy

A Better Way to Amputate

Today’s state-of-the-art prosthetic limbs are scientific marvels, designed with robotics and sensors that respond to neural and muscular signals, to …

Harvard

A patch of tissue smaller than a postage stamp can mend broken hearts, research claims

Broken hearts can be mended using an injectable tissue repair patch smaller than a postage stamp, research has shown.<p>The AngioChip consists of a …

News (Ireland)

A new method for the 3-D printing of living tissues

Scientists at the University of Oxford have developed a new method to 3D-print laboratory- grown cells to form living structures.<p>The approach could …

Biology

The best place to treat type 1 diabetes might be just under your skin

University of Toronto researchers transplanted healthy pancreatic cells under the skin to produce insulin for blood glucose regulation<p>A group of U of …

Diabetes

Vancouver’s St. Paul’s Hospital research team makes medical breakthrough

A research team at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver has made a breakthrough in diagnosing a rare disease.

Canadian News

Hologram technology could lead to improved diagnoses of chronic diseases in remote areas

A new system developed by UCLA researchers could make it easier and less expensive to diagnose chronic diseases, particularly in remote areas without …

Chronic Disease

Amazing 'biochip' reprograms your skin cells to do whatever your body needs

Why it matters to you<p>Smart biochip can help repair injuries and restore the function of aging tissues, including organs, blood vessels, and nerve …

Ohio State University

Gene-editing breakthrough raises hopes of transplanting pig organs into humans

Print<p><b>By Sarah Knapton</b><p>Pig organs could soon be transplanted into patients after Harvard University genetically removed a virus inherent in the …

Canadian News

Why does scar tissue persist when cells renew?

This week's Quirks Question comes to us from Sandra Pilgrim, who asks:<p><b>"If all of our cells are constantly renewing themselves, why does scar tissue</b> …

University of Toronto

Hopes high for a bioengineered liver breakthrough

MINNEAPOLIS — Every year, at least 1,500 people die on the waiting list for a new liver because of a donor shortage.It would be convenient to just …

Medicine

This "Tissue" Paper Is Made From Real Tissue

When Adam Jakus was a postdoc at Northwestern University he accidentally spilled some “ink” he'd created from powdered ovaries intended for 3-D …

A New Gene Editing Breakthrough Could Allow Us to Transplant Pig Organs Into Humans

Organ Farming<p>Researchers have made a significant breakthrough in the area of organ transplants, and it brings us remarkably close to being able to …

Genetics

Is that Possible to Trick Body into Accepting Organ Transplants?

While the organ transplant research and technology is consistently improving, organ rejection, both in the long and short term, continues to be a …

Medicine

Australia’s ‘greatest’ breakthrough yet

Vegemite, the cure for birth defects?0:59<p>Vegemite has been flagged as a possible cure for birth defects due to its high levels of B3 vitamins and …

Australian News

Regenerative medicine method turns skin cells into any other cell type

Why it matters to you<p>This small device could help repair and restore injured or aging body tissue.<p>With a small electrical charge, a new device has …

Regenerative Medicine

Scientists Have Made Implantable Batteries That Run on Body-Friendly Fluids

This is going to change wearable electronics.<p>Scientists have developed a thin flexible battery suited to implantable devices that does away with …

Batteries

Artificial intelligence is helping researchers to find new drugs for ALS, a motor neurone disease

Artificial intelligence robots are turbocharging the race to find new drugs for the crippling nerve disorder ALS, or motor neurone …

Artificial Intelligence

Scientists blend organs, add strong soap, and create new bioactive material

Why it matters to you<p>These unique biomaterials may help wounds heal more effectively.<p>Bioactive “tissue papers” have been invented by scientists and …

Northwestern University

Ultrasound-triggered liposomes for on-demand, local anesthesia

Novel system triggers release of nerve-blocking agents when and where pain relief is needed most<p>Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital have found …

Medicine

Miscarriage and birth defect discovery will see ‘significant reduction in human misery’: surgeon

Millions of pregnant women could be spared the trauma of miscarriage and birth defects thanks to the Australian medical discovery which has found …

Medicine

This Insane Nanochip Device Can Heal Tissue Just by Touching The Skin Once

Wait, are we in Star Trek now?<p>Imagine buzzing the skin over an internal wound with an electrical device and having it heal over just a few days – …

Ohio State University

‘Origami organs’ could be the future of regenerative medicine

Scientists are making use of discarded animal organs by turning them into origami – but it’s more than just an art project.<p>A team of researchers at …

Lifestyle

Researchers Designed a Graphene-Based Electronic Tattoo That Can Monitor Your Health

Graphene Tattoo Wearables<p>Researchers have designed a temporary tattoo created from graphene that can be applied to the skin with water. But, unlike a …

Engineering

Scientists unveil a possible new way of healing wounds in the future

Scientists at Ohio State University have developed a new method that has the capability of changing the body's existing cells into new cells to …

Ohio State University

We're One Step Closer to Curing Type 1 Diabetes With This First-Ever Stem Cell Implant

Help is on its way!<p>Clinical trials have begun for ViaCyte's PEC-Direct, an implant that grows insulin-producing cells from stem cells to treat type 1 …

Diabetes