bioengineering
Next-Generation Exoskeletons Help Patients Move
Next-Generation Exoskeletons Help Patients Move
Karen Weintraub | Feb 1, 2018
A robot’s gentle nudge could add just the right amount of force to improve walking for patients with mobility-impairing ailments such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and stroke.
 
Children Receive Bespoke, Lab-Grown Ears
Children Receive Bespoke, Lab-Grown Ears
Kerry Grens | Jan 30, 2018
The tissue, grown on a 3-D scaffold and seeded from the kids’ own cells, was transplanted to correct deformities in their cartilage.
To Give Cancer Survivors a Chance to Conceive, Scientists are Designing Artificial Ovaries
To Give Cancer Survivors a Chance to Conceive, Scientists are Designing Artificial Ovaries
Ashley Yeager | Jan 1, 2018
The goal is to house patients’ follicles in a specially designed tissue matrix and reinsert them after treatment.
The Biggest DNA Origami Structures Yet
The Biggest DNA Origami Structures Yet
Abby Olena | Dec 6, 2017
Three new strategies for using DNA to generate large, self-assembling shapes create everything from a nanoscale teddy bear to a nanoscale Mona Lisa.
Artificial Tissues Implanted Without Regulatory Approval, Investigation Reports
Artificial Tissues Implanted Without Regulatory Approval, Investigation Reports
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 3, 2017
Tissue recipients were treated as “guinea pigs,” says investigation leader.
Bioengineering Professor, Students Accused of Fraud
Bioengineering Professor, Students Accused of Fraud
Kerry Grens | Sep 30, 2017
Virginia Tech’s Yiheng Percival Zhang was arrested for misusing grant funds from the federal government.
Cargo-Sorting DNA Robots
Cargo-Sorting DNA Robots
Ruth Williams | Sep 14, 2017
Autonomous molecules that collect, carry, and sort different genetic packages usher in a new era for nucleic-acid robotics. 
Living Fabric
Living Fabric
The Scientist Staff | Aug 31, 2017
See the bacteria-powered, breathable clothing made by former MIT researcher Wen Wang and colleagues.
So You’ve Been Mistaken as a White Nationalist
So You’ve Been Mistaken as a White Nationalist
Kerry Grens | Aug 18, 2017
Biomedical engineer Kyle Quinn fends off a frenzied Internet mob after being wrongly identified as a Charlottesville protester.
First Organ-Specific Tissue Sheets
First Organ-Specific Tissue Sheets
Ashley Yeager | Aug 9, 2017
The material is durable, flexible, and can serve as a scaffold for cell growth, a study shows.