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A microfluidic device developed at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) may help study key steps in the process by which cancer cells break off from a primary tumor to invade other tissues and form metastases.
NIH announces winners of 2014 Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering Competition
Four undergraduate teams design creative new solutions to longstanding healthcare problems
The New York Times reports on a recent report by NIBIB-funded bioengineers at Tufts Univesrity about the creation of 3D functional, brain-like tissue that resembles the structural and functional features of rat brain tissue. Read the full story at www.nytimes.com.
NBC News reports on a new kind of brain-like tissue created by NIBIB-funded bioengineers at Tufts University that can sustain lab-grown neurons for weeks on end, so well that the neurons respond to hard knocks the way an actual brain would. Read the full story at www.nbcnews.com.
NIBIB-funded Bioengineers at Tufts University have constructed 3D brain-like tissue that can live for more than two months and allows real-time research on brain trauma, disease and recovery. Read the full story at www.abc.net.au.
Building upon previous research, scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Veteran’s Affairs San Diego Healthcare System report that neurons derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) and grafted into rats after a spinal cord injury produced cells with tens of thousands of axons extending virtually the entire length of the animals’ central nervous system. Read more at UC San Diego