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Lab Technologies

Image: Researchers have developed microscopic, hydrogel-based muscles that can manipulate and mechanically stimulate biological tissue. These soft, biocompatible robots could be used for targeted therapy and to help diagnose and prevent disease (Photo courtesy of Nebahat Yenihayat, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne).

Researchers Create Menagerie of Biocompatible Micromachines

A team of Swiss biotech engineers has demonstrated possible medical applications for biocompatible micromachines constructed from gold nanorods coated with a thermoresponsive polymer. More...
18 Feb 2019
Image: A three-dimensional printed, two-millimeter implant used as scaffolding to repair spinal cord injuries in rats. The circles surrounding the H-shaped core are hollow portals through which implanted neural stem cells can extend axons into host tissues (Photo courtesy of Jacob Koffler and Wei Zhu, University of California, San Diego).

Synthetic Printed Implants Prompt Spinal Regeneration in Model

The potential use of three-dimensional (3D) printing to produce replacement components for the repair of spinal damage was demonstrated in a rat model system. More...
31 Jan 2019
Image: The Nadia automated single cell Drop-seq RNA sequencing system (Photo courtesy of Dolomite Bio).

RNA Sequencing Offers Greater Capacity for Recovery and Analysis of Molecules

A recent paper described a significant modification that enables Drop-seq single-cell RNA sequencing technology to recover and analyze a more diverse variety of molecules. More...
01 Jan 2019
Image: 5-Methylcytosine is a methylated form of the DNA base cytosine that may be involved in the regulation of gene transcription (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

DNA Methylation Pattern May Be Biomarker for Cancer Detection

A team of Australian researchers has determined that a characteristic pattern of methylated DNA allows for easy detection of the genomes of cancerous cells and may serve as a universal biomarker for rapid diagnosis of many types of cancer. More...
17 Dec 2018
Image: A scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a human T-cell (Photo courtesy of the U.S. National Institutes of Health).

Technology Evaluated for T-cell Receptor Identification and Cloning

A team of cancer researchers developed a tracking and screening system that accurately identifies T-cell receptors from individual tumors within just a few days. More...
21 Nov 2018
Image: A three-dimensional (3D) printed microfluidic probe. Cube-shaped and green-colored, this probe is about the size of a ring box; however, the design can be printed in many sizes (Photo courtesy of NYU Abu Dhabi).

Protocol Published for Manufacture of 3D-Printed Probes for Research

A detailed protocol for producing microfluidic probes (MFPs) by simple three-dimensional (3D) printing was evaluated and made public for the general research community. More...
23 Aug 2018
Image: A scanning electron microscopy (SEM) images confirm the deposition of an extracellular matrix, which embeds cells, presumably of both stromal and blood origins (Photo courtesy of the University of Basel).

Bone Marrow Model Promotes Growth of Blood Cell Progenitors

A recently developed culture technique has enabled researchers to establish conditions that mimic human bone marrow niches and support the maintenance of some hematopoietic stem and progenitor cell lines. More...
14 Jun 2018

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