Cell-infused Gloves and Bandages light up when in contact with certain Chemicals

Engineers and biologists at MIT have teamed up to design a new “living material” — a tough, stretchy, biocompatible sheet of hydrogel injected with live cells that are genetically programmed to light up in the presence of certain chemicals. In a paper published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the … Continue reading “Cell-infused Gloves and Bandages light up when in contact with certain Chemicals”

Researchers develop ‘living diode’ using cardiac muscle cells

Scientists are one step closer to mimicking the way biological systems interact and process information in the body – a vital step toward developing new forms of biorobotics and novel treatment approaches for several muscle-related health problems such as muscular degenerative disorders, arrhythmia and limb loss. Using cardiac muscle cells and cardiac fibroblasts – cells … Continue reading “Researchers develop ‘living diode’ using cardiac muscle cells”

Smart Glasses can automatically adjust the focus on what a person is seeing

The days of wearing bifocals or constantly swapping out reading glasses might soon come to an end. A team led by University of Utah electrical and computer engineering professor Carlos Mastrangelo and doctoral student Nazmul Hasan has created “smart glasses” with liquid-based lenses that can automatically adjust the focus on what a person is seeing, … Continue reading “Smart Glasses can automatically adjust the focus on what a person is seeing”

This new material self-heals like Wolverine’s skin

Scientists from the University of California, Riverside, have developed a transparent, self-healing, highly stretchable conductive material that can be electrically activated to power artificial muscles and could be used to improve batteries, electronic devices, and robots. The findings, which were published in the journal Advanced Material, represent the first time scientists have created an ionic … Continue reading “This new material self-heals like Wolverine’s skin”

TURNING BACK TIME: SALK SCIENTISTS REVERSE SIGNS OF AGING

Scientists at the Salk Institute have found that intermittent expression of genes normally associated with an embryonic state can reverse the hallmarks of old age. This approach, which not only prompted human skin cells in a dish to look and behave young again, also resulted in the rejuvenation of mice with a premature aging disease, … Continue reading “TURNING BACK TIME: SALK SCIENTISTS REVERSE SIGNS OF AGING”