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Eyes-On Glasses System – vein detection eyewear

By Maja Bosanac
10 Comments1 December 2013

eyes-on-glasses-system-1Evena Medical, a company developing innovative imaging technologies, has introduced Eyes-On Glasses System – a novel vascular imaging system which provides augmented reality information on a set of smart glasses. This vein detection device uses multi-spectral 3D imaging and wireless connectivity to detect patients’ veins through the skin. With Eyes-On Glasses System, even hard-to-locate veins… »

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Growing artificial skin using umbilical cord stem cells

By Maja Bosanac
23 November 2013

granada-stem-cell-skin-1Scientists at the University of Granada have grown artificial skin from human umbilical cord Wharton’s jelly stem cells (HWJSCs). This artificial skin can be stored in tissue banks and made available when needed. This is an important advance in treatment of patients with major burn injuries, since artificially-grown skin can be used immediately after the… »

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“Made in Cluj” could serve as emergency artificial blood

By Damir Beciri
2 Comments12 November 2013

artificial-blood-mediafax-foto-raul-stef-1A team of researchers at the Babes-Bolyai University (UBB), Cluj, Romania, took six years of laboratory research to find a way to create artificial blood that could be useful during sudden crisis scenarios when a lot of donor blood is needed. Although preliminary tests on mice were successful, it might take some time before we actually use… »

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Novel gene-encoding bio-patch that can regrow bone

By Maja Bosanac
One Comment10 November 2013

metacarpal-fracturesA group of researchers at the University of Iowa (UI) have developed an implantable bio-patch to regenerate missing or damaged bone in a living body, using existing cells. They put DNA into a nano-sized particle that delivers bone-producing instructions directly into cells. The bio-patch could have several potential uses in dentistry and could also be… »

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An imaging system helps in tumors detection during surgery

By Maja Bosanac
6 November 2013

surgeryA group of researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute have developed a multispectral fluorescence camera system – a new surgical aid that makes hidden tumors visible during an operation. In near future, this special camera could be integrated into various medical imaging systems, such as surgical microscopes and endoscopes, in order to assist surgeons during tumor… »

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New hair regeneration method allows follicles growth on bald spots

By Damir Beciri
22 October 2013

christiano-follicle-xsectionResearchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) came up with a hair restoration method that can generate new human hair growth, rather than simply redistribute hair from one part of the scalp to another. The approach could significantly expand the use of hair transplantation to women with hair loss, who tend to have insufficient donor… »

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Novel approach can sort cells up to 38 times faster

By Maja Bosanac
21 October 2013

ucsd-cytometry-1A group of researchers led by computer scientists at the Jacobs School of Engineering at University of California San Diego (UC San Diego) has developed a new method that optimizes the sorting of cells up to 38 times faster compared to other currently available methods. It utilizes computer vision and hardware optimization and could be… »

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Novel bio-inks can be used to print various types of tissue

By Maja Bosanac
17 October 2013

fraunhofer-gellatine-tissue-printingA group of researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute have succeeded in developing bio-inks for tissue printing technology. The transparent liquids consist of components from the natural tissue matrix and living cells, such as a well known biological material – gelatin. By controlling the chemical modification of this biomolecule, researchers can imitate the properties of various… »