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Biomedical Videos 

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Biomedical in the Engineers Journal

How cutting-edge brain implants are restoring sight to the blind

European researchers are striving to improve the technology that could one day help blind people see again.

University of Galway researchers team up with MIT colleagues to pioneer ‘breakthrough’ AI robotics device for personalised drug treatment

Research at University of Galway and MIT pioneers intelligent device to sense its environment and adapt to release drugs as required, despite surrounding scar tissue.

Better than people: How artificial intelligence is proving its effectiveness in intensive care units

An artificial intelligence developed at TU Wien (Vienna) can suggest appropriate treatment steps in cases of blood poisoning. The computer has already surpassed humans in this respect.

Engineers create 'smart sutures' that can release medication or sense inflammation

The bioderived 'smart sutures' could help patients heal after bowel resection or other types of surgery.

Researchers develop patient-friendly hydrogel platform for administering life-saving biologics

New work from an MIT team in collaboration with Merck suggests a practical solution for surmounting the difficulty of administering biologics. In a recent paper, the researchers describe a hydrogel platform for delivering monoclonal antibodies – one type of biologic – through subcutaneous injection.

Researchers create software and hardware for 4D printer with applications in biomedical field

In addition to 3D printing, the machine allows for controlling extra functions: programming the material's response so that shape-changing occurs under an external magnetic field, or changes in its electric properties develops under mechanical deformation. This opens the door to the design of soft robots or smart sensors and substrates that transmit signals to different cellular systems, among other applications.


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