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Researchers found a way to direct stem cells by magnets

By Maja Bosanac
16 July 2013

iron-in-cellsCollaboration between researchers at Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) resulted in the development of stem cells that can be directed by magnetic fields. Stem cells could soon be intravenous injected into the patient to treat heart diseases and vascular problems. By loading stem cells with superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIOs), scientists… »

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Regeneration of hair cells in an adult mammalian ear achieved

By Damir Beciri
2 Comments22 January 2013

meei-hearingSensorineural hearing loss is the most common form and it is caused by the loss of sensory hair cells in the cochlea.¬†Unlike birds and fish, mammals do not regenerate these auditory hair cells, so we relied on hearing aids and cochlear implants to aid in these situations. Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School… »

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Injectable shape-memory sponge delivers drugs, cells, and structure

By Damir Beciri
25 November 2012

seas-injectable-sponge-1Harvard University researchers have developed a biocompatible sponge made out of a gel-based material that can be molded into any shape and compressed to a small fraction of its size. This ability allows it to be delivered via injection and restore its original shape and size while gradually releases its cargo. Since it is biocompatible… »