Biomedical engineering articles from across Nature Portfolio

Biomedical engineering is a branch of engineering that applies principles and design concepts of engineering to healthcare. Biomedical engineers deal with medical devices such as imaging equipment, biocompatible materials such as prostheses or therapeutic biologicals, or processes such as regenerative tissue growth, for example.

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    An article in Science Robotics reports an in situ deployable electrode system, actuated with a soft robotic mechanism, that can be surgically implanted and cover large areas of the cortex.

    • Sadra Bakhshandeh
  • Comments & Opinion |

    The translation of soft biomedical devices from academia to commercialization remains limited despite the substantial growth of the field over the past decade. To drive the next stage of innovation, it is crucial to identify applications that can be uniquely addressed by soft devices. Neurological surgery presents numerous opportunities for harnessing the potential of soft devices in medical applications.

    • Sabrina Smith
    • , Rosalie Ogborne
    •  & Firat Güder
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    An article in Science Advances reports a biohybrid neural interface device that integrates a cell layer on a microelectrode array, achieving high-resolution mapping of neuronal inputs and restoration of nerve function.

    • Christine-Maria Horejs
  • Comments & Opinion |

    Scientific bias originates from both researchers and techniques. Evidence-based strategies to mitigate this bias include the assembly of diverse teams, development of rigorous experimental designs, and use of unbiased analytical techniques. Here, we highlight potential starting points to decrease bias in bioengineering research.

    • Christopher M. Jewell
    • , Miloš D. Miljković
    •  & Robert S. Oakes