Researchers at MIT have developed a computer model that simulates the dynamics of blood flowing around a drug-eluting stent. This allows them to evaluate how the drug is released and distributed over time in the arterial wall.
Shown here are heart-muscle cells grown in a dish. Sodium rushing into the cells coincides with contraction (as happens during a normal heartbeat) and modulates the sensors’ fluorescence.
This video illustrates Geron’s, a California based cell therapy company, embryonic stem cell therapy for spinal cord injury in rats. The company has received clearance from the US FDA to begin clinical trials.
A prototype electronic musical instrument called “BeatBearing” makes drum patterns using ball bearings.
A tiny bioinspired boat is powered by the surface tension of water as seen in this video. The second half of the video shows the rudder capability.
Researchers have bigger plans for multi-touch screens than the novel interface on Apple's iPhone.
New visualization software makes viewing and interacting with enormous data sets more practical.
A modified 3-D game controller helps improve fine motor control.
Donor hearts could make good scaffolding for new organs.
An MRI imager that is 100 million times more powerful could create 3-D images of viruses.