July 2013

Growing Bone with Clay | at Brigham & Women's Hospital

Growing Bone with Clay, Dr. Khademhosseini, Tissue Growth, www.thelabworldgroup.com

For centuries, clay has helped us build both beautiful and practical things. French sculptor Auguste Rodin focused on beauty, using clay models to help him shape impressive bronze sculptures of the human form, including “The Thinker.” Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) biomedical engineer Ali Khademhosseini, PhD, Division of Biomedical Engineering and his team, however, specialize in practicality, working with clay and human bone.

New Sniffing Instrument Detects Cancer In Patients Urine

Urine Sniffing Instrument Detects Bladder Cancer, Cancer Detection Instrument, Ordoreader, TheLabWorldGroup

A new kind of electronic nose could make diagnosing bladder cancer a whole lot easier, according to a new study published this week in PLOS ONE. Doctors typically diagnose bladder cancer through cytoscopy, a "costly, invasive and undignified procedure," as the researchers put it, which basically involves shoving a little rod up a patient's urethra to look around for tumors in their bladder.