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Biomedical engineering

Research Field Biomedical engineering

Rise of the Pigoons

| Charlotte Barker

Fiction becomes reality as scientists plan to grow human organs inside pigs

Research Field Genetics

Ghost in the Cell

| William Aryitey

New software couples computer programming with cell function using the ultimate coding language: DNA

Research Field Biomedical engineering

Image of the Month

| Charlotte Barker

Azad Shademan and Ryan Decker during supervised autonomous in vivo bowel anastomosis.

Research Field Biomedical engineering

Bioprinting in the Palm of Your Hand

| William Aryitey

BioPen could allow surgeons to “draw” live cells onto damaged bone

Research Field Biomedical engineering

Mind Over Matter

| William Aryitey

Neural implants and smart software give a paralyzed patient the gift of movement

Disease Area Biomedical engineering

Burn Bandage Breakthrough

| William Aryitey

A new type of dressing can promote healing and fight off infection in burn wounds

Research Field Infectious diseases

Breaking the Back of Breakbone Fever

| Bruno Guy, Marie-José Quentin-Millet

Developing a dengue vaccine has been like a 20-year game of Snakes and Ladders – but in this game, there are four billion winners, as the prize could help protect half the world’s population.

Research Field Neuroscience

Bargain Brains

| Diane Hoffman-Kim

In some ways, we biomedical engineers are really just control freaks. By designing our own small world in a dish, we can stage manage every aspect and push the boundaries in a way that’s not always possible in an animal model.

Disease Area Biomedical engineering

Enter the Matrix

| Cathy Merry

Now I have a lab of my own, I’ve found that the best research comes from finding the right collaborators.

Research Field Animal models

Animal Alternatives

| James Strachan, Charlotte Barker

Could the lab rat be heading for retirement? A new breed of in vitro tissues and organs are being engineered to replace animal models – and the developers aim to make them accessible to all.

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