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New technology developed at Texas A&M could improve diabetes management

A newly developed method for detecting glucose based on how it absorbs a specific type of light could spell the end of the painful, invasive finger-prick tests diabetics rely on to monitor their condition, says a Texas A&M University biomedical engineer who is developing the technology.

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New method for strengthening hydrogels could direct stem cell growth

A new method for manipulating the gel-like environments that house stem cells could help researchers direct the growth of these versatile cells into bone, tendon, tissue or other specific lineages, says a Texas A&M University biomedical engineer who has developed the approach.

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Newly developed model of DNA shedding light on molecule's flexibility

Knowledge of how DNA folds and bends could offer new perspective on how it is handled within cells while also aiding in the design of DNA-based nano-scale devices, says a biomedical engineer at Texas A&M University whose new motion-based analysis of DNA is providing an accurate representation of the molecule’s flexibility.

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New material could advance bone-grafting treatments for cancer patients

A new synthetic material that’s strong enough to fill gaps in bone while stimulating new bone growth could advance the grafting treatments needed by people suffering from bone cancer and other bone defects, says a biomedical engineer at Texas A&M University who is developing the technology.

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New imaging technology helping detect oral cancer more accurately

A noninvasive device that enables doctors to quickly and accurately identify cancerous tissue in a person’s mouth could result in more effective diagnosis and treatment of the disease, says a biomedical engineer at Texas A&M University who is developing the instrument.

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New technology could mean better chemical analysis on earth and in space

A new lightweight, energy-efficient tool for analyzing a material’s chemical makeup could improve the detection abilities of various technologies, ranging from bomb-detecting drones to space rovers searching for signs of life.

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Texas A&M technology transforms cell phone into high-powered microscope

New technology that transforms a cell phone into a powerful, mobile microscope could significantly improve malaria diagnoses and treatment in developing countries that often lack the resources to address the life-threatening disease.

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New technology at Texas A&M could enable smart devices to recognize, interpret sign language

A smart device that translates sign language while being worn on the wrist could bridge the communications gap between the deaf and those who don’t know sign language, says a Texas A&M University biomedical engineering researcher who is developing the technology.

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Texas A&M Biomedical Engineer Developing Material for Healing Broken Bones

A new material that triggers stem cells to begin forming bone could enable a more effective treatment for hard-to-heal bone breaks and defects, says a Texas A&M University biomedical engineer who is part of the team developing the biomaterial.

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Texas A&M-MIT Team Developing Injectable Treatment for Soldiers Wounded in Battle

Internal bleeding is a leading cause of death on the battlefield, but a new, injectable material developed by a team of researchers from Texas A&M University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology  could buy wounded soldiers the time they need to survive by preventing blood loss from serious internal injuries.

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Texas A&M Researcher Creating Shape-Shifting Material Geared for Correcting Facial Defects

A newly developed material that molds itself to fill gaps in bone while promoting bone growth could more effectively treat defects in the facial region, says Biomedical Engineer Melissa Grunlan, who leads a team that is creating the shape-shifting material.

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New Texas A&M Research Exploring Collagen Growth

Research by Texas A&M University Biomedical Engineer Wonmuk Hwang is shedding light on how collagen grows at the molecular level and helps form a diverse set of structures in the body, ranging from bone, tendon, blood vessels, skin, heart and even corneas.

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Technology Developed at Texas A&M Helps Probe Explosives from Afar

Antiterrorism efforts could receive a major boost from technology developed at Texas A&M University that enables the identification of explosives, biological agents or hazardous chemicals from distances of a half mile and farther.

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High-res Images of Inner Ear Could Lead to New Hearing Loss Therapies

Technology being developed by a team of researchers that includes Texas A&M University Biomedical Engineer Brian Applegate is generating some of the most detailed images of the inner ear to date while offering new insight into the mechanics of hearing that could lead to new therapies for hearing loss.

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Texas A&M Developing Technology Capable of Detecting Previously Undetectable Fecal Contamination in Water

Technology capable of sampling water systems to find indicators of fecal matter contamination that are thousandths and even millionths of times smaller than those found by conventional methods is being developed by a team of researchers at Texas A&M University that includes Professor Vladislav Yakovlev.

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New Injectable Material Could Enable Targeted Drug Delivery, Embedded Sensor Tech

A new injectable material designed to deliver drug therapies and sensor technology to targeted areas within the human body is being developed by a Texas A&M University researcher who says the system can lock its payload in place and control how it is released.

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Stem Cell Research Aboard International Space Station Could Lead to New Cancer Therapies

Stem-cell research scheduled to take place aboard the International Space Station could lead to new cancer therapies, says a researcher from Texas A&M University’s Department of Biomedical Engineering who is part of a team preparing the cell culture for space travel.

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Texas A&M Research Using Special Foams to Treat Aneurysms

An innovative method for treating potentially fatal brain aneurysms by filling them with foam-like plastics is a step closer to clinical trials after demonstrating an ability to promote healing at unprecedented levels, says a Texas A&M University researcher who is developing the treatment.

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Texas A&M Imaging Research Advancing Detection, Diagnosis of Oral Cancer

More effective detection and diagnosis of oral cancer could result from an advance in noninvasive imaging of epithelial tissue by a Texas A&M University researcher who says her research has the potential to change the way doctors initially look for precancerous and cancerous areas in a patient’s mouth.


Texas A&M Research Contributes to Improved Ultrasound Imaging

Ultrasound technology could soon experience a significant upgrade that would enable it to produce high-quality, high-resolution images thanks to the development of a new key material by a team of researchers that includes a professor in Texas A&M University’s Department of Biomedical Engineering.


Diabetics Have Prospects for Better Self-Monitoring, Thanks to Texas A&M Research

An implantable sensor that allows diabetics to more effectively monitor their blood-sugar levels is a step closer to reality, thanks to a researcher at Texas A&M University who is developing technology aimed at enabling these sensors to remain functional in the body for an extended period of time.