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Implanted biomaterials

Strategies that increase the functional durability of implanted biomaterials suggest that retention of function might be more important than retention of the biomaterial itself.

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This Review discusses advances in implantable biomaterials that mimic the pre-metastatic niche and regulate the behaviour of tumour cells at the implant site, and their prospects for the detection of metastasis and for therapeutic interventions.

Review Article | | Nature Biomedical Engineering

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Needle-sized photonic devices that slowly dissolve in the body can spectroscopically characterize cerebral temperature, blood oxygenation and neural activity for weeks in unconstrained mice.

News & Views | | Nature Biomedical Engineering

A viscoelastic adhesive cardiac patch with optimal mechanical behaviour, determined using a computational model, restores heart function and slows down pathological remodelling following myocardial infarction in rodents.

News & Views | | Nature Biomedical Engineering