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The application of engineering principles and design concepts to medicine and biology for healthcare purposes (e.g. diagnostic or therapeutic). This field seeks to close the gap between engineering and medicine: It combines the design and problem solving skills of engineering with medical and biological sciences to advance health care treatment, including diagnosis, monitoring, and therapy.

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Absorbable stents

Stents are tubular scaffoldings, which are used to expand blocked arteries. Absorbable stents dissolve after few years. Shouldn't the blood vessel become narrow again once the stent has dissolved?
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Mosquito vs Human: Swapping the roles

Is there a known mosquito-specific lethal (for some relevant species of mosquitos) virus that you could safely (for the humans) put into the blood of living humans? Is it technically possible to ...
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Recent developments in the diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease

I was reading a research paper titled - "Discovery of Volatile Biomarkers of Parkinson’s Disease from Sebum" by Drupad K. Trivedi. I am Providing a short summary of it. Discovery of ...
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Single wire pacemakers

There are single wire pacemakers used for regulating heart beat. The wire will conduct pulse to the heart. How can one wire be enough? Where is the reference wire for the stimulation of heart?
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Techniques of molecular medicine/biology for aesthetic medicine?

Are there scientifically valid methods (possibly in the developmental stage) that can be used for aesthetic medicine. Usually surgical of physical therapies are used for aesthetic medicine, but ...
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How is the Guide RNA created for Crispr?

It seems that to modify DNA a guide RNA and Cripr are introduced. But I'm unable to understand how the Guide RNA is made or created. Is it a simple method which can be done with simple lab equipment ...
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In Vitro Meat Initial Production

I've gotten interested in the science behind in vitro meat, and I was wondering what would be necessary to create it. Would you initially need a primary culture, or an immortalized cell line? And how ...
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Large set of semen microscope images needed

As a course project I have to write an algorithm whose purpose is to analyze a sperm sample (total number, motility etc). In order to do that though, I need to have a sufficient number of images to ...
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What is a good expression vector for Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar typhimurium

I am interested in expressing custom proteins in a Salmonella strain, however I am facing difficulties in finding the appropriate expression vector for it. It seems that most of the resources provide ...
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Have the potential therapeutic applications of cell fusion between cancer cells and neural cells been investigated?

Studies have appeared on the possible role that cell fusion plays in the formation of certain cancers. For instance, Sitar et al. (2019) have looked into the process of cell fusion in the formation of ...
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What could be the components of the ddPCR mix here, and what is the meaning of VIC FAM HEX?

Can someone please explain me the procedure shown in this diagram?
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