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Are bigger bacteria easier to kill?March 20, 2018

Stanford researchers have discovered a genetic 'tuning knob' that can increase the size of harmful bacteria like E. coli, making them more susceptible to antibiotics
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The complexity of engineering for life in spaceMarch 6, 2018

NUI Galway biomedical engineering PHD student Ilaria Cinelli explains the unique challenges of engineering solutions for space missions, and that it is important because 'life in space is for life on Earth'
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Bacteria play critical role in driving colon cancersFebruary 6, 2018

Patients with an inherited form of colon cancer harbour two bacterial species that collaborate to encourage development of the disease, and the same species have been found in people who develop a sporadic form of colon cancer, a research team has found
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Mechanobiology and the future of medical-device designJanuary 9, 2018

At the interface of biology and engineering, Prof Laoise McNamara uses multidisciplinary approaches to derive understanding of bone mechanobiology and how this contributes to development, physiology and bone disease
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Futureproofing energy solutions for medical devicesNovember 21, 2017

Original-equipment manufacturers are future-proofing medical devices and their energy supply by moving away from nickel- and lead-based chemistries to specialist lithium-ion chemistries that have emerged for high drain applications. Neil Oliver reports
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A war made me realise that the world needs biomedical engineersOctober 24, 2017

A horrific, life-changing experience during the Iran-Iraq War in 1981 inspired Zahra Moussavi to become a biomedical engineer. Now a professor in the US, she has spent her life applying engineering knowledge and skills to challenging medical problems