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  • An article in Nature Biomedical Engineering reports an intravenously injectable extracellular matrix biomaterial that can target and seal injured tissue by binding to leaky microvasculature.

    • Christine-Maria Horejs
    Research Highlight
  • An article in Nature Biotechnology reports an expansion microscopy technique that does not require a separate anchoring step, achieving a resolution comparable to super-resolution imaging techniques.

    • Christine-Maria Horejs
    Research Highlight
  • Metabolomics is on the precipice of transforming from a research tool into a powerful clinical platform to improve precision medicine. However, metabolomics methods need to be validated in clinical research to enable rapid translation of research results into clinical tests.

    • Jennifer A. Kirwan
    Comment
  • A paper in Science Robotics reports living microrobots made of magnetically responsive bacteria for targeted drug delivery in cancer therapy. A magnetic torque-driven control scheme enhances the transport of the microrobots through the endothelial barrier to the tumour site.

    • Nesma El-Sayed Ibrahim
    Research Highlight
  • A paper in Nature Materials reports an effective and safe polymeric nanoparticle for the functional delivery of RNA into the lungs of various animal species.

    • Christine-Maria Horejs
    Research Highlight
  • Welcome to the very first issue of Nature Reviews Bioengineering, a new Nature Reviews journal covering all areas of bioengineering, with a particular focus on translation, inclusivity and accessibility.

    Editorial
  • The Gx Sweat Patch is a wearable microfluidic sweat sensor that can be worn by athletes to monitor their sweating rate and sweat chloride concentration. Here, we highlight the commercialization of the Gx Sweat Patch, from developing and optimizing prototypes of a wearable sweat-sensing platform, to validation in competitive individual and team-sport athletes, and the challenges of commercial launch.

    • Roozbeh Ghaffari
    • Alexander J. Aranyosi
    • Lindsay B. Baker
    Down to Business
  • Engineers need to meaningfully engage in global health by developing solutions that work in the low-resource environments that are a reality for many health-care professionals and patients around the world. Engineering World Health, founded in 2001, aims to inspire, educate and empower the biomedical engineering community to improve health-care delivery around the world. 

    • Tojan B. Rahhal
    • Rachel N. Goforth
    Comment