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2017

Manmade ‘bioartificial organs’ on horizon

Prof. Dr. Dimitrios Stamatialis

Prof. Dr. Dimitrios Stamatialis

Manmade ‘bioartificial organs’ in development could transform life for patients whose kidneys, pancreas or lungs are failing. Prof. Dr. Dimities Stamatialis from the Univer...

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Radiofrequency temporary tattoos: hiding sensors in plain sight

Prof. John C. Batchelor

Prof. John C. Batchelor

A UK research team in Kent is developing “temporary tattoos„ to detect vital signs, movement and sweat of wearers. The temporary tattoos will offer a discrete, forgettable ...

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Silicone Robotic Heart Sleeve Offers Tailored Support

Ellen Roche

Ellen Roche

A silicone robotic heart sleeve may offer a compact solution for end-stage heart failure patients, bypassing the need for anticoagulants.

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New tissue-engineered heart valve can adapt and modify with the body

Dr Costantino Del Gaudio

Dr Costantino Del Gaudio

In an effort to add to current biological and mechanical heart valve options, researchers from Italy have used a tissue-engineering technique called electrospinning to desi...

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Innovative device to treat mitral regurgitation

Dr Georg Daniel Duerr

Dr Georg Daniel Duerr

Cardiac surgeons have developed an experimental device which will lead to improved treatment for recurrent mitral regurgitation.

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Getting implants close to the bone using magnets

Dr Athina Markaki

Dr Athina Markaki

A University of Cambridge engineer has married material science and biology to develop a coating for implants that promotes integration into bone when a magnetic field is a...

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Miniaturised Sensor Array Collects Ischemic Data in Real-time

Professor Josep Samitier

Professor Josep Samitier

This month we look at how miniaturised sensor array collects ischemic data in real-time.

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