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The Biomedical engineering division is a group for Engineers Ireland members working in the MedTech sector. It provides opportunities for networking and knowledge-sharing in this fascinating, diverse and life-changing division of engineering.

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Engineers first to grow living bone that replicates original anatomical structure

A new technique developed by Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, the Mikati Foundation Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia Engineering and professor of medical sciences (in Medicine) at Columbia University, repairs large bone defects in the head and face by using lab-grown living bone, tailored to the patient and the defect being treated. This is the first time researchers have grown living bone that precisely replicates the original anatomical structure, using autologous stem cells ...

Engineers program cells to remember and respond to series of stimuli

Synthetic biology allows researchers to program cells to perform novel functions such as fluorescing in response to a particular chemical or producing drugs in response to disease markers. In a step toward devising much more complex cellular circuits, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) engineers have now programmed cells to remember and respond to a series of events. These cells can remember, in the correct order, up to three different inputs, but this approach should be scalable ...

Engineering the microstructure of tissues: introducing melt electrospinning writing

There are a wide range of cases where the human body is unable to heal naturally as a result of serious trauma or disease. Cases such as second- and third-degree burns, damaged blood vessels and large bone defects may require grafting procedures to complement and facilitate the complete healing of the damaged tissue. Repair of large bone defects, which are unable to heal naturally, are typically achieved by transplanting bone from one part of a patient’s body, such as the pelvis, to the ...

Cartilage-repair technology helps injured thoroughbred return to showjumping

New research from the Tissue Engineering Research Group (TERG) in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) has found that a novel biomaterial that can repair damaged knee cartilage has led to an injured thoroughbred filly, Beyoncé, returning to competitive show jumping following implantation of this biomaterial. Articular cartilage is found covering the end of bones within a synovial joint, where it serves as a cushion and shock absorber in the joint. When damaged as a result of ...

Artificial intelligence achieves near-human performance in breast cancer diagnosis

Pathologists have been largely diagnosing disease the same way for the past 100 years, by manually reviewing images under a microscope. But new work suggests that computers can help doctors improve accuracy and significantly change the way that cancer and other diseases are diagnosed. A research team from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, both in Boston, Massachusetts, recently developed artificial intelligence (AI) methods aimed at training computers to ...

Photosynthetic bacteria give biologists a cool new tool

Photosynthetic bacteria that have lived on Earth for 2.7 billion years are the source of a new and valuable biological regulatory tool being developed by Rice University bioengineers. Synechocystis bacteria produce a protein pathway that senses the presence of UV-violet light and activates a motor protein that moves the single-cell organism into safer surroundings. The pathway responds quickly to UV-violet light, a narrow band in the spectrum that includes long ultraviolet and short ...
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