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Using a microchip to build a first-ever artificial kidney

A researcher is making major progress on a first-of-its kind device to free kidney patients from dialysis. He is building an implantable artificial kidney with microchip filters and living kidney cells that will be powered by a patient's own heart.

Feb 15th, 2016

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Biosensors on demand

Researchers leveraged combination of computational protein design, in vitro synthesis and in vivo testing to establish a first-of-its-kind strategy for identifying custom-tailored biosensors.

Feb 9th, 2016

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Muscles on-a-chip provide insight into cardiac stem cell therapies

Stem cell-derived heart muscle cells may fail to effectively replace damaged cardiac tissue because they don't contract strongly enough, according to a new study. This study may help explain why stem cell-based therapies have so far shown limited benefits for heart attack patients in clinical trials.

Feb 8th, 2016

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Microreactor replaces animal testing

A microreactor developed as part of a collaborative research project enables cultured liver cells to be used as test samples. Unlike animal testing, this novel method enables the assessment of potentially toxic substances on tissue in real time.

Feb 2nd, 2016

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