19 Mar 2021
Lab-Created Heart Valves Can Grow With The Recipient
A groundbreaking new study shows for the first time that lab-created heart valves implanted in young lambs for a year were capable of growth within the recipient. The valves also showed reduced calcification and improved blood flow function compared to animal-derived valves currently used when tested in the same growing lamb model.
25 Jan 2021
Possibilities for new Transparent Materials that Conduct Electricity
In groundbreaking materials research, a team has made a discovery that blends the best of two sought-after qualities for touchscreens and smart windows—transparency and conductivity.
28 Oct 2020
Treating Tinnitus with Electrical Stimulation
In the largest clinical trial of its kind, researchers show that combining sound and electrical stimulation of the tongue can significantly reduce tinnitus, commonly described as "ringing in the ears." They also found that therapeutic effects can be sustained for up to 12 months post-treatment.
23 Jun 2020
3D Printing of Sensors Directly on Expanding Organs
In groundbreaking new research, mechanical engineers and computer scientists have developed a 3D printing technique that uses motion capture technology, similar to that used in Hollywood movies, to print electronic sensors directly on organs that are expanding and contracting. The new 3D printing technique could have future applications in diagnosing and monitoring the lungs of patients with COVID-19.
10 Jan 2020
Plant Based Pork From Impossible Foods
The food tech startup is providing an exclusive first taste of Impossible Pork -- a plant-based upgrade to the world's most ubiquitous meat. Impossible Foods is also launching Impossible Sausage, which debuts in late January at 139 Burger King restaurants in a limited-time test of the Impossible Croissan'wich.
28 Mar 2019
Restoring hearing loss
A team of worldwide researchers have received a $9.7-million grant to design and develop a new implantable device and surgical procedure for the deaf that hopefully will cut through the noise and produce much more detailed sound than traditional hearing-loss treatments.
15 Mar 2019
New graphene-based device first step toward ultrasensitive biosensors
Researchers have developed a unique new device using the wonder material graphene that provides the first step toward ultrasensitive biosensors to detect diseases at the molecular level with near perfect efficiency.
30 Jan 2019
Transparent electronics research gains momentum
Intensive research is being carried out on transparent electronics, a new area of study that represents the merging of electronic and optical devices. Researchers have used computer simulations on the "Piz Daint" supercomputer to identify chemical elements that could drive forward research in this field.