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Biomimetic materials: New ways to copy nature

In science, we have a predicament of looking for solutions to problems in the most unforeseen ways, thinking that maybe the most complex solution is always the best. Nothing could be further from the truth. Nature, after millions of years of evolution, has always given rise...

source: By Adolfo Benedito
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A team of researchers has developed a soft robot that could help medical implants such as pacemakers, breast implants, neural probes and drug delivery devices adapt to the body. The team involved the National University of Ireland Galway,...

source: Medical Device Network

Molecules found in the essential oils of plants — particularly conifers and fruit trees — that are often used in fragrances, cosmetics and other household products can also be applied to the formulation of...

source: Plastics Today

Researchers in the U.S. and China have developed a method to transform a smartphone into a fluorescence microscope. The handheld smartphone-fluorescence microscope device allows complex biomedical analyses both rapidly and inexpensively. Conventional fluorescence microscopes...

source: Phys.org

MIT engineers have developed a magnetically steerable, thread-like robot that can actively glide through narrow, winding pathways, such as the labrynthine vasculature of the brain. In the future, this robotic thread may be paired with...

source: Science Daily

It's been predicted for some time that individuals would get their entire genome sequenced in order to more personalize treatments and to predict diseases. However, it's been much slower coming, largely because payers are skeptical...

source: BioSpace

Edited by Raj Bawa, János Szebeni, Thomas J. Webster & Gerald F. Audette, ISBN: 978-981-4774-52-9...

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