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Developing new ways to grow blood vessels
Formation of blood vessels, a process also known as angiogenesis, is one of the major clinical challenges in wound healing and tissue implants. To address this issue, researchers from Texas A&M University have developed a clay-based platform to deliver therapeutic proteins to the body to assist with the formation of blood vessels. The team is led by members of the Inspired Nanomaterials and Tissue Engineering Lab in the Department of Bio...
White cane attachment could help the visually impaired
According to the World Health Organisation, approximately 253 million people across the globe live with visual impairment, and 36 million are blind. Since the 1920s, white canes have been used to navigate surroundings and visually notify others of visual impairments. Four engineering students at Texas A&M University have developed a white cane attachment that can provide object detection and turn-by-turn navigation assistance via ha...
Developing next-gen materials for chronic wound repair
Researchers at Texas A&M University and the Stevens Institute of Technology are laying the groundwork to develop the next generation of biomedical materials used to treat chronic wounds. Research partners Dr. Svetlana Sukhishvili and Dr. Hongjun Wang conceived the project during a meeting regarding their groups’ primary focus of research. Experiments were conducted at both facilities, and the results of each were combined to form o...
Propagating light deeper into the human brain
Dr. Vladislav Yakovlev, professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been developing a more efficient way of propagating light through an opaque medium. Propagation of light refers to the way that light travels from one point to another, in this case, through a medium, such as human tissue.
Interdisciplinary team aims to 4D print metals and alloys
A team of researchers from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University is collaborating to 4D print nickel-titanium shape memory alloys.
Genome sequence of fuel-producing alga discovered
The genome of the fuel-producing green microalga Botryococcus braunii has been sequenced by a team of researchers led by a group at Texas A&M AgriLife Research. The report, in Genome Announcements, comes after almost seven years of research, according to Dr. Tim Devarenne, AgriLife Research biochemist and principal investigator in College Station.
Texas A&M University team chart Germanwings Flight 9525
An international team of researchers, led by mathematician Professor Goong Chen, has used the latest in visualisation technology and their collective scientific expertise to chart the final moments of Germanwings Flight 9525, deliberately crashed in the French Alps on March 24th, 2015.
Nanosystems could be an alternative to delivering drugs
A number of drugs—from insulin to cancer chemotherapy—can be delivered only via injections, which are far more difficult for patients than taking a simple tablet or pill. It can also be more expensive, as this type of drug has to be prepared very carefully and sometimes can only be administered in a clinical setting. Ravikumar Majeti, PhD, a professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmac...
Robot lifeguard helps migrants cross the Mediterranean Sea
A robot assistant lifeguard called EMILY is making waves by helping migrants cross the Mediterranean Sea safely. In the wake of unrest, over 500 refugees have drowned attempting to cross the Mediterranean from Turkey to Greece. Members from the Texas A&M TEES Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR) and Roboticists Without Borders gathered at the Greek island of Lesvos to assist the local Coast Guard and lifeguard organisations to...