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Next Generation: Personalized Probiotic Skin Care

By Joshua A. Krisch | February 27, 2017

Scientists treat Staphylococcus aureus skin infections using lotions made with bacteria from atopic dermatitis patients’ own microbiomes.

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An ingestible, electronic capsule can harvest energy from stomach acid for up to a week in a pig model system.

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A cell phone–based microscope can identify mutations in tumor tissue and image products of DNA sequencing reactions.

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Next Generation: Biocompatible Microdevices

By Abby Olena | January 6, 2017

A new fabrication strategy enables scientists to manufacture fully biocompatible, implantable medical devices. 

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Next Generation: Toward Synthetic Neural Tissue

By Catherine Offord | April 1, 2016

Scientists produce a tissue-like material containing hundreds of light-activated compartments that transmits an electrical signal when illuminated.

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Next Generation: Designer Cells Treat Psoriasis

By Karen Zusi | December 16, 2015

Engineered cells detect early biomarkers of a psoriasis flare-up in mice and release compounds to soothe or prevent the skin reaction.

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Next Generation: Nano Sunblock

By Anna Azvolinsky | September 28, 2015

A new nanoparticle-based sunblock is effective, long-lasting, and may eliminate absorption of potentially harmful chemicals into the skin and bloodstream, a mouse study shows.

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Next Generation: Smart Insulin Patch

By Amanda B. Keener | June 22, 2015

A microneedle patch automatically releases insulin in response to high glucose levels.

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image: Next Generation: Precision Blood Rinsing

Next Generation: Precision Blood Rinsing

By Molly Sharlach | November 25, 2014

A microfluidic device can safely remove glycerol from thawed red blood cells in minutes, potentially making frozen blood more feasible for routine transfusions.

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image: Next Generation: Freeze-Dried Gene Networks

Next Generation: Freeze-Dried Gene Networks

By Jef Akst | October 23, 2014

Researchers devise a way to preserve bits of paper containing synthetic gene networks, which can be easily stored and widely distributed. Rehydrated, transcription and translation “come to life.”

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