An Eye On The Tongue

To allow blind people to "see with their tongue" appears strangely effective.

Duke engineers develop new 3-D cardiac imaging probe

A three-dimensional ultrasound cardiac imaging probe was created that can be inserted inside the esophagus. The probe creates a picture of the whole heart in the time it takes for current ultrasound technology to image a single heart cross section.

New 'implanted contacts' designed to fix nearsightedness

UT Southwestern Medical Center ophthalmologists will be the first in the area to insert a new type of implanted lens to fix nearsightedness.

Artificial Muscles To Be Used On Robotic Space Explorers

Artificial muscles that should give space robots animal-like flexibility and manipulation ability will get their first test on a small NASA rover destined to explore an asteroid.

UC Berkeley researchers create a biologically-inspired artificial compound eye

Using the eyes of insects such as dragonflies and houseflies as models, a team of bioengineers has created a series of artificial compound eyes.

Noninvasive Approach To Salvaging Limbs Helps Young Bone Cancer Patients

The latest collaboration of doctors and mechanical engineers has produced a new type of prosthesis that stretches and lengthens damaged legs without the need for painful surgery and long periods of rehabilitation.

University Of Utah To Help Build Realistic Bionic Arm

University of Utah researchers will receive up to $10.3 million to help develop a new prosthetic arm that would work, feel and look like a real arm.

UCSD researchers develop 'smart petri dish'

Researchers have developed what they call a "Smart Petri Dish" that could be used to rapidly screen new drugs for toxic interactions or identify cells in the early stages of cancer circulating through a patient's blood.

MRIs Better At Diagnosing Needs For 'Bionic Ear' Implants

Magnetic resonance imaging is a better diagnostic tool for cochlear ear implants than the more commonly used high-resolution computed tomography, a UT Southwestern study shows.

Life cycle of operons yields new look at bacterial genetics

News: Researchers has determined the life cycle of operons. Their findings could also in the future have bearing on the advancement of the emerging field of synthetic biology...

Robot wheelchair may give patients more independence

Engineers are developing a robotic system that may offer wheelchair-dependent people independent, powered mobility and the ability, depending on patient status, to move to and from beds, chairs and toilets without assistance

Next-Generation Biomaterials To Help Body Heal Itself

The next generation of biomaterials will help the body heal itself by prompting cells to repair their own tissues, scientists report.

Coming soon: 3-D imaging that flies 'through' and 'around' cancer

News: Researchers demonstrated for the first time the ability to create 3-D positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) images for "fly-through" and "fly-around viewing" of cancer in the lungs and colon...

Diabetes Research Yielding Breakthrough Success: Bioengineering Team Successfully Growing Insulin-producing Cells In Lab

Researchers are developing the first bioreactor procedures that grow pancreatic cells in vitro.

Researchers Combine Electronics With Living Cell To Create Potential Toxicity Sensor

Researchers have found a way to tap into the telltale electrical signals that mark cell death, opening the door to the creation of a "canary on a chip"...

World's First 'Bionic Woman' Unveiled By Rehabilitation Institute Of Chicago

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago has introduced Claudia Mitchell, the first woman to be successfully fit with RIC's original Bionic Arm technology.

Nanotubes used for first time to send signals to nerve cells

Texas scientists have added one more trick to the amazing repertoire of carbon nanotubes -- the ability to carry electrical signals to nerve cells.

UCSF Begins Clinical Trials For New Bionic Ear For Profoundly Deaf Adults

UCSF researchers will begin clinical trials this month of the Clarion CII Bionic Ear cochlearimplant to help adults with profound hearing loss to hear again.

New Method Joins Human Cells with Plastic

Biomedical engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have identified a protein that helps human cells attach to plastic molecules, an advance that could have applications in tissue engineering, nerve regeneration, drug delivery, implants and medical

"Bionic Ear" Implanted By Penn Surgeons To Give Hearing To The Deaf: FDA-Approved Device Provides The World's Fastest Hearing Technology

PA Doctors at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center's Department of Otorhinolaryngology are now surgically implanting the recently FDA-approved "bionic ear," bringing hearing to once-deaf adults throughout the Delaware Valley.