The new platform should allow researchers to measure the effects of experimental drugs on different parts of the body before testing them in humans.
Bio Tribology

“Body on a chip” could improve drug evaluation

04.04.2018 tribonet 39 Views
Human tissue samples linked by microfluidic channels replicate interactions of multiple organs. MIT engineers have developed new technology that could be used to evaluate new drugs and detect possible side effects before the drugs are […]
cartilage
Bio Tribology

Cartilage tribology: Slip sliding away

22.01.2018 tribonet 348 Views
Research sheds light on friction, lubrication and wear in cartilage 11:25 a.m., Aug. 24, 2015–Osteoarthritis, which affects some 27 million people in the U.S. alone, occurs when the protective cartilage on the ends of bones […]
3D printed lungs
Advanced Materials

Replicate body parts with 3D printing

18.01.2018 tribonet 143 Views
A new 3D printing technique allows researchers to replicate biological structures, which could be used for tissue regeneration and replica organs. Imperial College London researchers have developed a new method for creating 3D structures using […]
hairy inside
Bio Tribology

Our hairy insides

15.12.2017 tribonet 119 Views
Engineers predict how flowing fluid will bend tiny hairs that line blood vessels and intestines. Our bodies are lined on the inside with soft, microscopic carpets of hair, from the grassy extensions on our tastebuds, […]