August 29, 2015
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Fortune – Bringing the Fire: A Q&A with Bioinspirationalist Jeff Karp

Source: Fortune

Jeff Karp, a leading biomedical engineer, discusses where, why, and how academic-business ventures can be most successful.

The biomedical industry is driven by scientific innovation. Yet, as anyone who has worked in R&D can tell you, harnessing the kind of creativity necessary for innovation is easier said than done. But there’s a new methodology in play that is making fascinating strides in the development of new medical technologies. And it’s a process that often starts not in the lab but at the zoo.

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August 13, 2015
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BBC – Gel ‘eases inflammatory bowel problems’

Source: BBC

A gel that “sticks” to affected tissue and delivers medicine gradually over time could help treat some inflammatory bowel problems, researchers say.

Patients with ulcerative colitis often have to rely on medicine given by enema, but this can be uncomfortable, messy and inconvenient.

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March 30, 2015
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Bloomberg – The Glue That Could Literally Fix a Broken Heart

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February 26, 2015
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The Scientist – Stem Cells Phone Home

Source: The Scientist – Stem Cells Phone Home

Stem Cells Phone Home

A screen of 9,000 small molecules identifies a treatment that improves the targeting of mesenchymal stem cells to sites of damaged tissue.

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