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Sorting T-cells using biomolecular tension

A microfluidic device sorts T-cells based on the mechanical strength of their bonds with pathogens.

Rectal muscle recordings could treat overactive bladders

A probe that detects surface muscle signals within the rectum could help treat urinary incontinence.

Liquid biopsies can advance cancer treatment

Analysis of circulating tumour DNA enables precision medicine.

Networked microwells grow healthier cell spheroids

A networked microwell array enables effective construction of 3D multicellular spheroids.

After the steel hip, the magnetic tendon

A magnetic cellular patch that acts as an innovative delivery method for stem cell therapy could improve tendon regeneration.

Evaluating bioinks for vascular tissue engineering

Screening scheme identifies suitable hydrogels for bioprinting vascularized tissue.

Breath test could detect drugs and disease

Flash physics: sampling exhaled breath could make testing for drug use and disease in humans far simpler.

Controlling cell polarity could create diabetes treatment

Encouraging stem cells to evolve into insulin-producing cells could provide new treatments for diabetes.

Alzheimer's patients exhibit altered gut microbial composition

Bacterial gene sequencing reveals differences in gut microbial composition between individuals with Alzheimer's disease and healthy subjects.

Towards a vaccine for Alzheimer's disease

A virus-like-particle is able to generate antibodies that bind to beta-amyloid plaques in mice.

WNT proteins heal dying bone

Amplified WNT signalling promotes bone healing in osteonecrotic lesions.

Hydrogel degradation enables stem cell growth

The maintenance and expansion of neural stem cells relies upon cell-mediated hydrogel remodelling.

Magnesium-containing hydrogel supports bone regeneration

A novel hydrogel, engineered to incorporate and release magnesium ions at a controlled rate, could aid bone healing.

Hand movements preserved in the brains of amputees

Machine learning decodes brain activity resulting from attempted hand movements of amputees.

Smart bandage boosts healing

A multi-purpose bandage enables customizable and more efficient treatment of chronic wounds and battlefield injuries.

Will it print? A checklist for bioinks

A set of physical characteristics can be used to predict bioink printability.

Making cells 'work out' modifies their behaviour

Inducing strain in cell-loaded scaffolds modifies cell behaviour and improves scaffold properties.

Targeting the immune system delays tumour progression

Inhibiting regulatory T cells leads to an increased response of killer T cells that delays tumour progression.

Injectable hydrogel treats brain injury

Self-assembling hydrogel aids neurovascular regeneration following brain injury.

Targeted therapies tackle resistant tumours

A study of non-responsive breast tumours reveals changes in vasculature that may help scientists develop therapies for evasive tumours.