NEWS & EVENTS
Researchers have invented a proof-of-concept blood pressure app that can give accurate readings using an iPhone -- with no special equipment. Read more from Newsweek.
A new program to train graduate students interested in specializing in “immuno-engineering,” an emerging hybrid field that combines engineering and immunology, is being offered at Cornell through a grant from NIBIB at NIH. Read more at Cornell Chronicle.
Stanford researchers are redefining the effort to catch osteoarthritis early with a combination of MRI and PET imaging, opening the field up to more noninvasive options for evaluating bone health, according to a study published online in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. The work, funded by the NIH’s National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, studied bone remodeling— the process where new bone tissue forms in the place of old or damaged tissue. Read more at Radiology Business.
Researchers bioprint complex tubular tissues to replace dysfunctional vessels and ducts in the body. Read more at Phys.Org.
Formation of new blood vessels, a process also known as angiogenesis, is one of the major clinical challenges in wound healing and tissue implants. To address this issue, researchers have developed a clay-based platform to deliver therapeutic proteins to the body to assist with the formation of blood vessels. Read more at Interesting Engineering.