Neuroscience research has been constrained by the cables required to connect brain sensors to computers for analysis. In the journal Neuron, scientists in a collaboration led by Brown University describe a wireless brain-sensing system to acquire high-fidelity neural data during animal behavior experiments.
PROVIDENCE – Tech Collective, a bioscience and information technology industry association, announced the conclusion of its 2014 graduate fellowship program, noting five out of seven participants were hired by their host company.
Six undergraduate biomedical engineers travelled to the annual meeting of the national Biomedical Engineering Society in San Antonio October 22nd-25th. At the conference, attendees presented research done at Brown to a national audience of academic professionals.
By sorting human fat tissue cells by their expression of a certain gene, Brown University scientists were able to retrieve a high yield of cells that showed an especially strong propensity to make bone tissue. With more refinement, the method could improve the ability of surgeons to speed bone healing.
Scientists have hailed recent demonstrations of chemical technologies for making animal tissues see-through, but a new study is the first to evaluate three such technologies side-by-side for use with engineered 3-D tissue cultures.