Biotechnologies & Health Enhancement
Biotech promises to boost understanding of our bodies, unravelling the marvels of our brains. Marrying up new knowledge with new technologies could see cutting-edge therapies for cardiorespiratory and neurological diseases, amputees recovering the sense of touch and bionic hands that think for themselves. We could also see new ways of manufacturing biopharmaceuticals.
Stories in Biotech & Health
The bionic hand: how a crazy idea has become a medical breakthrough
When we did the first implantation in 2008, the real question was: can we give back sensations to an amputee using electrodes implanted in peripheral nerves?
Changing the paradigm of heart transplants
At a certain point we looked at each other and said: "Do we realise that we are trying to make Iron Man?" He is a superhero who uses a special technology to help him stay alive because his heart has suffered some damage.
Next-generation drug targeting using natural extracellular vesicles
International Women’s Day: Female scientists share their thoughts on gender balance in modern research
Can nanotechnology rewire an injured spinal cord?
Saving lives during cancer surgery by separating the good from the bad
Research projects in this field
Seeks to treat Parkinson’s disease by actuating the cells in our body with magnetic nanoparticles