Fiber Probes to Investigate Brain-Gut Relationship
July 10, 2023
Engineers at MIT have developed a microelectronic probe that can measure and influence the behavior of neurons involved in the brain-gut axis. Neural communication between...
Surgical Patch Alerts to Intestinal Leaks
July 6, 2023
Scientists at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) have developed an advanced surgical sealant that can alert clinicians to the presence...
Video Capsule Navigates the Stomach
June 9, 2023
Researchers at George Washington University have created a swallowable capsule containing a video camera that can assist in identifying lesions in the stomach. However, unlike...
Investigating Bacterial Motion for New Treatment Strategies
June 1, 2023
Researchers at Florida State University have developed a 3D model that examines how the bacterium Helicobacter pylori moves through viscous fluids. H. pylori can cause...
Smart Sutures Sense Inflammation, Deliver Drugs, Cells
May 30, 2023
Researchers at MIT have developed smart sutures with a hydrogel coating that contains sensing and drug delivery components, and could even be used to implant...
Capsule Delivers Electrical Current to Stomach for Appetite
May 10, 2023
Researchers at MIT have developed an ‘electroceutical’ capsule that is designed to be swallowed and which will deliver a small electrical current to the stomach...
Ingestible Sensor Reveals Gastric Motility
February 16, 2023
Researchers at MIT have developed an ingestible sensor that can reveal gastrointestinal motility issues, such as gastroparesis and gastroesophageal reflux disease. The technology is intended...
Hydrogel Cell Carrier for Fistula Healing
February 8, 2023
Researchers at Johns Hopkins created an injectable hydrogel carrier vehicle for stem cells that is intended to aid in healing a difficult complication of Crohn’s...
Microbial Fuel Cell Powers Ingestible Devices
December 27, 2022
Researchers at Binghamton University have developed a microbial fuel cell that can power ingestible devices, such as cameras, that can detect health issues in the...
Robotic Capsule Drills Intestinal Mucus to Deliver Protein Drugs
October 5, 2022
Engineers at MIT have collaborated to develop a robotic drug delivery capsule that is specially designed to administer delicate protein drugs, such as insulin, through...
Soft Robot Grows Like a Plant to Travel Through Tight Spaces
October 3, 2022
At the University of Minnesota, researchers have developed a soft robotic system that can ‘grow’ like a plant. The mechanism allows it to travel through...
Carbon Monoxide-Loaded Foam as Inflammatory Disease Treatment
July 7, 2022
Researchers at MIT have created a carbon monoxide-loaded foam intended for therapeutic use against inflammatory disease. While the gas is toxic if inhaled in large...
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