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

The Animated Work Environment (AWE) is a robotic work environment users program to accommodate work styles.

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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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