Electrical approach triggers new treatments for chronic disease
Known variously as bioelectronics or electroceuticals, emerging therapies that use the electronics or electrical stimulation of the nervous system to treat chronic disease offer exciting potential for improved human health and wellbeing.
Fluid modelling helps predict heart disease outcomes
Using the equations of fluid dynamics to create models of blood flow that are based on the real state of a person’s arteries, including disturbances due to the presence of blockages.
Hydrodynamic forces tapped for therapeutic purposes
Tackling the life-threatening clumping of human proteins that can trigger type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer›s disease and Parkinson’s disease.
New joint design unlocks improvements for jaw repairs
A collaboration resulting in the world’s first customisable design for a prosthetic jaw joint that offers greater movement of the jaw, improved facial balance and improved medical outcomes.
Nano engineered peptide polymers clean up resistant ‘superbugs’
Realising the potential of nanomaterials that can kill disease-causing bacteria, including superbugs that have evolved resistance to multiple antibiotics.
Patients see light as first sign of restored vision from bionic eye prototype
Professor Anthony Burkitt and his team in Bionic Vision Australia have turned their attention to the challenge of a bionic eye that can translate information from a camera into electrical signals the optic nerve can read.
Polymer implants provide next-generation medical treatments
Making polymer-based skull implants more bone-like to improve outcomes for patients requiring cranial injuries repaired.
Regeneration chamber provides space for natural tissue regrowth
Biomolecular engineers are developing new techniques to help patients recovering from breast cancer regenerate their own tissue after surgery, to improve their long-term recovery.
Tissue engineering generates advances in health care
A recent tissue regeneration trial for patients recovering from breast cancer.