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Stanford bioengineers make it easier to see inner workings of the brain

Stanford bioengineers make it easier to see inner workings of the brain

Stanford bioengineers have announced improvements on a technique, which they had pioneered previously, that allows researchers to view intact brain structures. This technique produces spectacular "fly-through" views of the brain's neural connections.

View a fly-through, and read the news report here.

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'Organs-on-a-chip' Technology Licensed to Start-Up Company

"Organs-on-a-chip" Technology Licensed to Start-Up Company

The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University today announced that its human 'Organs-on-Chips' technology will be commercialized by a newly formed private company to accelerate development of pharmaceutical, chemical, cosmetic, and personalized medicine products.

Read the Wyss Institute's Press Release describing the technology transfer. The website of the new company, Emulate, Inc., provides more information, along with related videos.

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Life sciences is a wide and dynamic field that is being energized by other disciplines. The boom that has been already observed in the bio-medical domain is extending to other areas of life sciences, accompanied by many career opportunities and more exciting challenges for educational institutions.


2014 GEM Awards Honor Two Physician-Engineer Teams from UC San Diego

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