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Researchers translate a bird's brain activity into song

June 16, 2021

Researchers translate a bird's brain activity into song

It is possible to re-create a bird’s song by reading only its brain activity, shows a first proof-of-concept study from the University of California San Diego. The study is an early step toward building vocal prostheses for humans who have lost the ability to speak.  Full Story


Genetically engineered nanoparticle delivers dexamethasone directly to inflamed lungs

June 16, 2021

Genetically engineered nanoparticle delivers dexamethasone directly to inflamed lungs

Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego have developed immune cell-mimicking nanoparticles that target inflammation in the lungs and deliver drugs directly where they’re needed. As a proof of concept, the researchers filled the nanoparticles with the drug dexamethasone and administered them to mice with inflamed lung tissue.  Full Story


Titans of industry, academia team up to advance engineering in medicine

June 10, 2021

Titans of industry, academia team up to advance engineering in medicine

As the silos that once separated engineering and medicine continue to dissolve, there is a growing need on campus for facilities where engineers, physicians and medical researchers can work in the same physical research ecosystems. Pioneering bioengineer, professor Shu Chien, and his wife K.C., joined forces with Peter Farrell, founder of medical device company ResMed, to support this vision. Full Story