Archive for 2014

Defending implants from diabetes

It is difficult enough to engineer a matrix populated with stem cells, and use it to replace a body part.

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Putting new parts to the test

In a way, a bioreactor is a kind of test kitchen for tissues designed to help people heal.

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Repairing a stroke-damaged brain

So far, stroke is catastrophic. It torches a part of the brain, kills the tissue, and leaves nothing but a gap, an empty hole.

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Surgeons help guide the research

Lots of research programs show promise, but not many are so promising that ten busy surgeons volunteer their time to contribute.

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Making Magic

For today’s blockbusters, the real wizards work their magic behind the scenes, with computers.

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Traveling through time

Channeling a childhood love of dinosaurs, Richard Blob analyzes the movements of living animals to understand shifts in evolution and their consequences in the present.

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Your next desk could be AWEsome

Image courtesy of Keith Green The Information Age is transforming the work of architects and designers, expanding collaboration, and changing the tools of the trade. Keith Evan Green and his

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Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Fugitive

She sheltered a runaway slave. Did he help inspire a novel that shook the world?

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Seeding the Future

A bumper crop of genetic data will help boost yields and equip plants to cope with pests, diseases, and weather extremes.

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Vital Robotics

In this vision, the biological and computational worlds have merged on every level, the physical world of humanity joined to digital reality.

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