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    “SUTD collaborated with Keio University to design and fabricate a versatile platform to replicate the pulsatile blood flow in blood vessels, which allows for in-depth investigation into pathological conditions.” Source: SINGAPORE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN The blood circulatory system serves as critical infrastructure for mass transportation of nutrients and [..]

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    “Technology could help diagnose and monitor patients with COVID-19” Source: UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA In groundbreaking new research, mechanical engineers and computer scientists at the University of Minnesota have developed a 3D printing technique that uses motion capture technology, similar to that used in Hollywood movies, to print electronic sensors directly [..]

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  • Newly synthesized fungal compound can switch on a self-destruct button for cancer

    “Leading organic chemists synthesize fungal molecule capable of reactivating the self-destruct gene in aggressive cancer cells” Source: TOKYO UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE Cancers cells use a special technique to propagate; they delete their “programmed death” gene through mutation, “forget” to die when their lifetime is over, and continue to grow instead. [..]

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    “New smart fabrics can provide a high resolution color-coded map of body response and the environment.” Source: TUFTS UNIVERSITY MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (June 5, 2020)–Researchers at Tufts University’s School of Engineering have developed biomaterial-based inks that respond to and quantify chemicals released from the body (e.g. in sweat and potentially other [..]

  • MIT startup wraps food in silk for better shelf life

    “Cambridge Crops develops an edible, imperceptible coating that might replace plastic packaging to preserve meats and produce.” Source: Archana Apte | Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab Benedetto Marelli, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at MIT, was a postdoc at Tufts University’s Omenetto Lab when he [..]

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    “Material inspired by Japanese paper-cutting art could help to prevent falls in icy or slippery conditions.” Source: Anne Trafton | MIT News Office Inspired by the Japanese art of paper cutting, MIT engineers have designed a friction-boosting material that could be used to coat the bottom of your shoes, giving [..]

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