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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
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How close are we to a real Star Trek-style medical tricorder?August 29, 2017

Two teams were recently awarded the Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize for developing handheld devices that can diagnose a range of diseases and check vital signs without invasive tests – inspired by Star Trek’s medical ‘tricorder’ device. Despina Moschou reports