Organs on a chip systems could transform the medical drug pipeline as we know it. Biomedical engineer Ali Khademhosseini explains how he and his team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are engineering tissues outside of the human body and connecting different "organs" to solve some pressing challenges.
Medical Sciences advance the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease, but they also help us prevent disease in the first place. Too numerous to name, the medical sciences continuously make miraculous breakthroughs that extend lifetimes and expand our ability to experience life.
What does it take to engineer a smart Band-Aid? Biomedical engineer Ali Khademhosseini walks us through the future of Band-Aids, and how he and his team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are testing them.
Amputees discern familiar sensations across prosthetic hand
Professor Marjorie Skubic from the University of Missouri has created a suite of health care technologies that identify incidents when individuals fall in their homes or when their physical behavior changes over time.
Researchers have made a surprising discovery in worms about the role of calcium in pain signaling. They have built a structural model of the molecule that allows calcium ions to pass into a neuron, triggering a signal of pain. These discoveries may help direct new strategies to treat pain in people.
This imaging technology provides unprecedented 3-D views of an intact brain's neural structure and its vast internal connections.
Tests show that anti-cancer technology is effective against aggressive cancers
An engineer's research to understand how bacteria and antibiotics interact in the environment may one day help reduce the danger of antibiotic-resistant bacteria to the public
Horses and other animals inspire new designs for smarter, faster, more agile robotic legs
Detecting biofilms can better diagnose and treat chronic ear infections
The cure for a serious heart condition could be found with the help of research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Bioengineers create new medical bandage for the sensitive skin of newborns and elderly patients.
Opening up the possibility of eliminating surgery in order to replace batteries
The use of gene therapy to cure diseases like cancer could become reality with the help of a tool developed at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
The Walk Again Project has built an exoskeleton that will allow paraplegics to walk again
This 3-D animation explores the role of the gut mucosa in the immune response
Google Glass adaptation opens the universe to deaf students
StemCellShorts is a series of succinct, animated videos that introduce basic concepts in stem cell research.
Peter Agre is a 2003 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry. He is also the Director of the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute and a professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
A type of stem cell that morphs into fat cells may hold secrets to reducing obesity, a major public health problem.