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Significant step forward for biohybrid machines


6/30/2017 11:09:14 AM

The latest bio-bot research from Professor Rashid Bashir's group was featured on the cover of Advanced Healthcare Materials on June 21, 2017. According to the journal, "Damaging, Healing, and Remodeling in Optogenetic Skeletal Muscle Bioactuators," presents a significant step forward in developing robust, resilient, and dynamically responsive biohybrid machines.

Bashir's team has developed a skeletal muscle-powered bio-bot that can adapt to loss-of-function damage stimuli, and can completely heal and recover functionality within two days.

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