Northwestern scientists and engineers use nanotechnology to attack some of the world’s biggest challenges with some of the smallest machines imaginable. From imagine techniques that can detect cancer at its earliest stage to printable biomaterials that can take the place of traditional organ transplants, the possibilities for nanotechnology are almost limitless. Northwestern Medicine investigators are leading the way in developing new tools, diagnostics and treatments using nanotechnology to fight disease.
The Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Biomedical Research Center – the largest new building dedicated to biomedical research at a US medical school – has officially opened.
According to a recent study, a novel nanoparticle-based drug repaired neurons and improved microvasculature in a mouse model of spinocerebellar ataxia 1, a degenerative disease that affects the cerebellum.
An interdisciplinary Northwestern University team has developed a pair of soft, flexible wireless sensors that replace the tangle of wire-based sensors that currently monitor babies in hospitals’ neonatal intensive care units and pose a barrier to parent-baby cuddling and physical bonding.
Northwestern neuroscientists and engineers have developed a tiny, implantable device that has potential to help people with bladder problems.
A new wireless, Band-Aid-like sensor developed at Northwestern University could revolutionize the way patients manage hydrocephalus — a potentially life-threatening condition in which excess fluid builds up in the brain.
Scientists have developed soft materials that assemble and disassemble on demand, opening the door for applications including robotics, drug delivery and tissue regeneration.
New stretchable electronic patches could transform rehabilitation and long-term care. Read the story in Northwestern Medicine magazine.
A new device called a regenerative bandage, developed by Northwestern scientists, quickly heals hard-to-treat diabetic wounds and sores without using drugs.
A groundbreaking new wearable device developed by Northwestern scientists and designed to be worn on the throat could be a game-changer in the field of stroke rehabilitation.
A Northwestern research team has developed a first-of-its-kind flexible microfluidic device that adheres to the skin and measures the wearer’s sweat.