Bringing neuromodulation therapies to drug-resistant epilepsy patients
Despite medical and surgical advances to treat epilepsy, between 15 and 40 percent of patients continue to suffer from seizures. A significant service gap exists to bring new therapies -- called neuromodulation -- that could help many of these patients.
Ultrasound aligns living cells in bioprinted tissues
Researchers have developed a technique to improve the characteristics of engineered tissues by using ultrasound to align living cells during the biofabrication process.
Heart-muscle patches created from human cells
Large, human cardiac-muscle patches created in the lab have been tested, for the first time, on large animals in a heart attack model. This clinically relevant approach showed that the patches significantly improved recovery from heart attack injury.
A nanophenomenon that triggers the bone-repair process
Researchers have discovered that bone is flexoelectric. They posit the possible role of flexoelectricity in the regeneration of bone tissue in and around the kind of microfractures incurred in bones on a daily basis.
Wearable cloud for mobile computing
Researchers are exploring the concept of a wearable personal cloud — a fully functioning, yet compact and lightweight cloud computing system embedded into clothing.
Electronics on paper, plastic and textiles
The PEC4 cluster has been created to bring together the actors involved in printed electronics and promote research, development and specialised training.