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Researchers at IIT-Hyderabad produce collagen from waste eel skin

The researchers at the IIT-Hyderabad have derived collagen from discarded skin of eel (a snake like fish) by treating it with acetic acid, common salt and pepsin. It then combined the collagen with alginate hydrogel and used a 3D printing process to obtain scaffolds. They shown that tissue scaffolds built using such collagen allow growth ..

The scientists at Stanford University develops a new prosthetic foot to help tackle tough terrain

The scientists at the Stanford University in the US have developed a more stable prosthetic foot which they say could make challenging terrain more manageable for people who have lost a lower leg. The new design has a kind of tripod foot that responds to rough terrain by actively shifting pressure between three different contact ..

The researchers of US develops world’s first bio-electronic medicine

Researchers at the Washington University in the US have developed the world’s first bio-electronic medicine — an implantable, biodegradable wireless device that speeds nerve regeneration and improves the healing of a damaged nerve. According to the study published in the journal Nature Medicine, the device is the size of a dime and the thickness of ..

IIT Guwahati develops an implantable bioartificial pancreas

The researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati have successfully created an implantable bioartificial pancreas model grown within a 3D silk scaffold. The bioartificial pancreas, which encapsulates insulin-producing cells, is capable of naturally producing insulin in a sustained manner. If successful in animal and human trials, it can be used for treating people ..

Scientists develop water soluble electronic devices

Scientists from University of Illinois have developed such electronic devices which are water soluble. In their experiment they devised an implantable electronic thermal therapy device which lasts inside a rat’s body for a few weeks before it gets dissolved. To design such a electro thermal device scientist used Magnesium or Mg as the electrical conductor, ..