The brain is a difficult organ to treat with drugs. Doses need to be high enough to penetrate the tissue, but low enough to be safe. Bioengineers at Johns Hopkins Medicine have developed nanoparticles that can infiltrate the brain safely.
A new robot from Rethink Robots can be easily reprogrammed to learn different types of manufacturing tasks.
Baxter The Worker Robot Puts In The Hours So You Don’t Have To (TechChrunch)
At the Evolution of Advanced IVDs conference in San Diego last week, the disconnect between the pharmaceutical and IVD industry in companion diagnostics was a common theme.
The Awkward Dance of Pharma and IVD on the CoDx Floor (IVD Technology)
Social networks for engineers encourage networking, partnerships and the sharing of expertise. This article profiles some of the niche social network and how they can help engineers.
Niche Social Networks: Do Engineers Need Them? (IEEE Spectrum)
A study at the University of Iowa indicates that hip implants are more likely to fail in patients with larger thighs. Because of soft tissue impingement in the thighs, patients with a BMI of 40 or higher have greater risk of dislocation, the study found.
Big Thighs = Hip Implant Failure? (OrthoTec)